history

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Michelangelo’s tomb, Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence

Michelangelo’s tomb, Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence

Florence, Italy — The tomb of Michelangelo Buonarroti in the Basilica of Santa Croce, designed by Giorgio Vasari. Above the tomb are three sculptures representing the personifications of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, saddened by the death of the great master....

Dante Alighieri cenotaph, Santa Croce, Florence

Dante Alighieri cenotaph, Santa Croce, Florence

Florence, Italy — The cenotaph (empty tomb) for Dante Alighieri in the Basilica of Santa Croce, erected in 1829. The Italian poet was exiled from Florence (that sentence was rescinded in 2008) and residing in Ravenna when he died in 1321 on a return trip from Venice....

Torre del Mangia and Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy

Torre del Mangia and Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy — The Torre del Mangia ("Tower of the Eater," left) and the Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) on the Piazza del Campo. Built between 1338 and 1348, the 289-foot tower was designed to be of equal height with Siena Cathedral. The Palazzo Pubblico is older, with...

Ronald Reagan house side yard, Dixon, Illinois

Ronald Reagan house side yard, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — President Ronald Reagan spent hours during his boyhood playing football with his brother Neil and their friends in this yard on the north side of the Reagan family's 2-story, Queen Anne-style house at 816 S. Hennepin Ave. Reagan's parents, Jack and...

Reagan Way sign, Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon

Reagan Way sign, Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon

Dixon, Illinois — The brass historical marker sign at Reagan Memorial Park describing "Reagan Way." It reads: REAGAN WAY Hennepin Avenue was often walked by a young Ronald Reagan from home to downtown and back. The street has four landmark institutions that played a...

Ronald Reagan statue, Boyhood Home, Dixon, Illinois

Ronald Reagan statue, Boyhood Home, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue, adjoins this small park, centered around a bronze statue of Ronald Reagan holding corn kernels in his hand. The sculpture was a gift from Dwayne Andreas, chief executive officer of Archer...

Ronald Reagan boyhood kitchen, Dixon, Illinois

Ronald Reagan boyhood kitchen, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — The kitchen of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave., with kitchen cabinets, Detroit Jewel ("They bake better") gas stove and oven, tea kettle and coffee pot. The Reagan family moved here in 1920, when Ronald Reagan was 9 years old,...

Ronald Reagan boyhood fireplace, loose tile

Ronald Reagan boyhood fireplace, loose tile

Dixon, Illinois — The fireplace in the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave. The Reagan family moved here in 1920, when Ronald Reagan was 9 years old. The Reagans moved from here to anther Dixon home in 1923. Following decades of neglect, the house was...

Ronald Reagan boyhood fireplace, hidden pennies

Ronald Reagan boyhood fireplace, hidden pennies

Dixon, Illinois — The fireplace in the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave. The Reagan family lived here for about 2 years beginning in 1920, when Ronald Reagan was 9 years old. After decades of neglect, the house was virtually gutted in the early 1980s...

Ronald Reagan boyhood bedroom, Dixon, Illinois

Ronald Reagan boyhood bedroom, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — Boys' bedroom at the boyhood home of President Ronald Reagan. Neil Reagan and his younger brother Ronald shared the smallest bedroom in this house at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue from late 1920, when Ronald was 9 years old, until 1923. In addition to their...

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon, Illinois

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — This 2-story, Queen Anne style house at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue was the boyhood home of President Ronald Reagan. Reagan's parents, Jack and Nelle, moved to Dixon in 1920 when Ronald was 9 years old. The home has been restored to its 1920 condition and...

Makawao Union Church, Maui, Hawaii

Makawao Union Church, Maui, Hawaii

Paia, Maui, Hawaii — Makawao Union Church, at 1445 Baldwin Ave., designed by architect Charles William Dickey and dedicated September 2, 1917 on the site of the former Paliuli Sugar Mill, donated by Maui businessman and politician Henry Perrine Baldwin. Baldwin became...

Father Damien of Molokai, Holy Rosary Parish, Maui

Father Damien of Molokai, Holy Rosary Parish, Maui

Paia, Maui, Hawaii — Statue at the shrine honoring Father Damien of Molokai, who spent over 16 years ministering to victims of leprosy (Hansen's disease) at the leper colony on Molokaʻi, and ultimately contracted and died from the disease himself. This shine is...

‘Iao Valley State Monument: Hawaii state park on Maui

‘Iao Valley State Monument: Hawaii state park on Maui

Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii — Parking area at ‘Iao Valley State Monument, a Hawaii State Park. The ‘Iao Valley was the site of the battle of Kepaniwai where the forces of Kamehameha I conquered the Maui army in 1790. At bottom is the park restroom and the beginning of the...

Julien Dubuque, Chief Peosta graves, Dubuque, Iowa

Julien Dubuque, Chief Peosta graves, Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa — The Julien Dubuque Monument stands above the Mississippi River at the Mines of Spain Recreation Area. The monument, built in 1897, marks the site where Dubuque was buried by the Meskwaki (or Mesquakie) with tribal honors following his death on March...

Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii

Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — ʻIolani Palace, completed in November 1882. The official residence of King Kalākaua and Queen Liliʻuokalani, it is the only royal palace to have been used by a reigning monarch in the United States. ʻIolani Palace was used as "state police...

Heiau oracle: Pu’u o Mahuka Heiau, Oahu

Heiau oracle: Pu’u o Mahuka Heiau, Oahu

Waimea Bay, Oahu, Hawaii — Offerings including pineapple, apples, and flowers are left on the oracle tower at Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau State Historic Site on Oahu's North Shore overlooking Waimea Bay and Waimea Valley. A heiau is a religious site or temple, and Pu'u o...

Moana Surfrider hotel history display, Honolulu

Moana Surfrider hotel history display, Honolulu

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii — Memorabilia of 1930s and 1940s Hawaii displayed in the historic room on the second floor of the Moana Surfrider hotel. Built in 1901, the Moana Hotel is often called "The First Lady of Waikiki" and hosted the famous "Hawaii Calls"...

Old Hawaii memorabilia at Moana Surfrider hotel

Old Hawaii memorabilia at Moana Surfrider hotel

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii — Memorabilia of old Hawaii displayed in the historic room on the second floor of the Moana Surfrider hotel. Built in 1901, the Moana Hotel is often called "The First Lady of Waikiki" and hosted the famous "Hawaii Calls" radio show, as...

Cannibal fork, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Cannibal fork, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — Cannibal fork displayed at Honolulu's Bishop Museum. The extent of cannibalism in Hawaii and Polynesia in general is a sketchy subject, greatly exaggerated by sensationalistic European and American writers. Contrary to legend, Captain Cook was...

Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, Paris, France

Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, Paris, France

Paris, France — West façade of the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. One of the finest examples of French Gothic church architecture, the cathedral is located on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité, in the fourth arrondissement of Paris.

Louis XVI Salon bleu, Carnavalet Museum, Paris

Louis XVI Salon bleu, Carnavalet Museum, Paris

Paris, France — The Salon bleu Louis XVI at the Carnavalet Museum, with its collection of circa-1780 furnishings — chairs and table, cabinetry, trim, mirrors, rugs, crystal chandelier, and paintings. Furniture in this room was created by famous names like Riesener,...

Victory statue, Carnavalet Museum, Paris

Victory statue, Carnavalet Museum, Paris

Paris, France — Victory statue by sculptor Louis-Simon Boizot in the Victory Courtyard Garden (Cour de la Victoire Jardin) at the Carnavalet Museum. It is his original version of the gilded Victory statue which tops the Fontaine du Palmier in the Place du Châtelet.

Carnavalet Museum, Paris: Garden & Victory statue

Carnavalet Museum, Paris: Garden & Victory statue

Paris, France — The Victory courtyard garden (Cour de la Victoire Jardin) at the Carnavalet Museum. Four beds of patterned boxwoods occupy the courtyard's four corners, and a statue of Victory stands atop a pedestal centered on the terrace. The Victory statue is by...

Place des Vosges, Paris, France

Place des Vosges, Paris, France

Paris, France — Dan Falato stands in the Place des Vosges, the centerpiece of the Marais district built by Henri IV from 1605 to 1612. Originally known as the Place Royale, it was the exclusive residence of the rich and powerful of France until the Revolution. In...

Place de la Bastille, Paris, France

Place de la Bastille, Paris, France

Paris, France — The Place de la Bastille and its July Column, on the site of the former Bastille prison (Bastille Saint-Antoine), which was stormed on the morning of July 14, 1789. Although revolutionaries discovered only seven prisoners inside, the storming of the...

history

An index of blog posts tagged ‘history’ here at MarkCz.com.

Giotto’s Campanile at dusk, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The west side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen at dusk from street level on the Via de' Pecori. Obscured at left is the Battistero di San Giovanni, and behind that is the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del...

Florence, Italy: Duomo view to Santa Croce, Bargello

Florence, Italy — View from the cupola atop Florence's Duomo toward the southeast. The church at left is the Basilica of Santa Croce. The tower near the lower right edge is the Bargello. Running along the foot of the hills in the distance is the River Arno. Just...

Dante Alighieri cenotaph, Santa Croce, Florence

Florence, Italy — The cenotaph (empty tomb) for Dante Alighieri in the Basilica of Santa Croce, erected in 1829. The Italian poet was exiled from Florence (that sentence was rescinded in 2008) and residing in Ravenna when he died in 1321 on a return trip from Venice....

Torre del Mangia and Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy — The Torre del Mangia ("Tower of the Eater," left) and the Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) on the Piazza del Campo. Built between 1338 and 1348, the 289-foot tower was designed to be of equal height with Siena Cathedral. The Palazzo Pubblico is older, with...

Ronald Reagan house side yard, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — President Ronald Reagan spent hours during his boyhood playing football with his brother Neil and their friends in this yard on the north side of the Reagan family's 2-story, Queen Anne-style house at 816 S. Hennepin Ave. Reagan's parents, Jack and...

Reagan Way sign, Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon

Dixon, Illinois — The brass historical marker sign at Reagan Memorial Park describing "Reagan Way." It reads: REAGAN WAY Hennepin Avenue was often walked by a young Ronald Reagan from home to downtown and back. The street has four landmark institutions that played a...

Ronald Reagan statue, Boyhood Home, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue, adjoins this small park, centered around a bronze statue of Ronald Reagan holding corn kernels in his hand. The sculpture was a gift from Dwayne Andreas, chief executive officer of Archer...

Ronald Reagan boyhood kitchen, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — The kitchen of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave., with kitchen cabinets, Detroit Jewel ("They bake better") gas stove and oven, tea kettle and coffee pot. The Reagan family moved here in 1920, when Ronald Reagan was 9 years old,...

Ronald Reagan boyhood fireplace, loose tile

Dixon, Illinois — The fireplace in the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave. The Reagan family moved here in 1920, when Ronald Reagan was 9 years old. The Reagans moved from here to anther Dixon home in 1923. Following decades of neglect, the house was...

Ronald Reagan boyhood fireplace, hidden pennies

Dixon, Illinois — The fireplace in the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave. The Reagan family lived here for about 2 years beginning in 1920, when Ronald Reagan was 9 years old. After decades of neglect, the house was virtually gutted in the early 1980s...

Ronald Reagan boyhood bedroom, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — Boys' bedroom at the boyhood home of President Ronald Reagan. Neil Reagan and his younger brother Ronald shared the smallest bedroom in this house at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue from late 1920, when Ronald was 9 years old, until 1923. In addition to their...

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — This 2-story, Queen Anne style house at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue was the boyhood home of President Ronald Reagan. Reagan's parents, Jack and Nelle, moved to Dixon in 1920 when Ronald was 9 years old. The home has been restored to its 1920 condition and...

Makawao Union Church, Maui, Hawaii

Paia, Maui, Hawaii — Makawao Union Church, at 1445 Baldwin Ave., designed by architect Charles William Dickey and dedicated September 2, 1917 on the site of the former Paliuli Sugar Mill, donated by Maui businessman and politician Henry Perrine Baldwin. Baldwin became...

Father Damien of Molokai, Holy Rosary Parish, Maui

Paia, Maui, Hawaii — Statue at the shrine honoring Father Damien of Molokai, who spent over 16 years ministering to victims of leprosy (Hansen's disease) at the leper colony on Molokaʻi, and ultimately contracted and died from the disease himself. This shine is...

‘Iao Valley State Monument: Hawaii state park on Maui

Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii — Parking area at ‘Iao Valley State Monument, a Hawaii State Park. The ‘Iao Valley was the site of the battle of Kepaniwai where the forces of Kamehameha I conquered the Maui army in 1790. At bottom is the park restroom and the beginning of the...

Julien Dubuque, Chief Peosta graves, Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa — The Julien Dubuque Monument stands above the Mississippi River at the Mines of Spain Recreation Area. The monument, built in 1897, marks the site where Dubuque was buried by the Meskwaki (or Mesquakie) with tribal honors following his death on March...

Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — ʻIolani Palace, completed in November 1882. The official residence of King Kalākaua and Queen Liliʻuokalani, it is the only royal palace to have been used by a reigning monarch in the United States. ʻIolani Palace was used as "state police...

Heiau oracle: Pu’u o Mahuka Heiau, Oahu

Waimea Bay, Oahu, Hawaii — Offerings including pineapple, apples, and flowers are left on the oracle tower at Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau State Historic Site on Oahu's North Shore overlooking Waimea Bay and Waimea Valley. A heiau is a religious site or temple, and Pu'u o...

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