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Edificio La Adriática – Sevilla by neobit

El Edificio de La Adriática se levantó en Sevilla entre los años 1914 y 1922 en la calle Cánovas del Castillo, actual Avenida de la Constitución.
Proyectado por el arquitecto José Espiau y Muñoz, en 1914, para la importante Compañía de seguros La Adriática, constituye un bello ejemplo de arquitectura ecléctica, donde se combinan elementos de ascendencia islámica con otros de estilo plateresco y otros claramente regionalistas. El edificio se construye en pleno auge constructivo de la ciudad de Sevilla con motivo de la apertura y el ensanche de la Avenida, y próximo al gran evento de la Exposición Iberoamericana de 1929.
La particularidad de su situación sobre un solar de planta triangular con ángulo muy acusado sobre una manzana muy bien ubicada en la confluencia de la Avenida con las plazas Nueva y de San Francisco, fue aprovechada por la creatividad de su autor para diseñar un edificio único, con unas perspectivas poco comunes en la ciudad, y con unas formas en las que predomina el estilo neomudéjar, tan presente en la ciudad de Sevilla en esa época.
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Built in 1915 for the insurance company la Adriática, its namesake building is a beautiful example of neo-mudéjar architecture in Seville. Its location on a triangular piece of land where avenida de la Constitución meets calle Fernández y González gave the building its unusually thin shape and strategic location. The tip of the triangle is crowned with a dome over Islamic style windows and azulejos tiles. The building was designed by one of Seville’s most renowned neo-mudéjar architects, José Espiau y Muñoz, whose notable works include the legendary Hotel Alfonso XIII.

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Alte Nationalgalerie by photovojac

The Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) in Berlin during the blue hour. I almost went crazy as tons of tourists were passing by, so I was barely able to take pictures without any people in the frame.

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Basilica di San Vitale – Ravenna by PatKofahl

Ravenna was one of the highlights of our fall cycling tour in Italy last year. We rode from Venice to Florence, through some of the most beautiful and verdant areas of the Italian peninsula. Our pace was leisurely. We stayed in everything from simple agriturismo farmhouses to 13th century Palazzos, from the salt air of the Adriatic to the bustle of the heart of Tuscany. On bikes, you experience the countryside from a completely different point of view, and it fosters a much more satisfying interaction with everyone you get to meet along the way.

The Basilica of San Vitale is a church in Ravenna, Italy, and one of the most important examples of early Christian Byzantine art and architecture in western Europe. The building is styled an “ecclesiastical basilica” in the Roman Catholic Church, though it is not of architectural basilica form. It is one of eight Ravenna structures inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. ~ Wikipedia

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