Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Der Nachtwächter, Karl Martin August Splitgerber. Germany (1844 - 1918)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Condemning in effect a despotic international, Bignon noted that “kings, under this system, constitute a nomadic tribe who go from place to place pitching their tents in different countries.” He added a charge of paranoia: “A free Naples threatens Vienna, a liberated Madrid offends Berlin, a constitutional Lisbon outrages St. Petersburg.”
Baron Louis Pierre Édouard Bignon scathingly summing up the Holy Alliance in 1821. Quoted in The four horsemen. Riding to liberty in post-Napoleonic Europe, by Richard Stites, p. 13.
Karl Bryullov - A Portrait of an Officer with his Servant, 1830s.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Joseph Radetzky von Radetz in a lithography from the 1850s.
BRECCIA DI PORTA PIA
Il 20 settembre del 1870 viene completata l’Unità d’Italia con la presa di Roma: i bersaglieri del re aprono una breccia presso Porta Pia permettendo la presa della città eterna.
Nell’immagine: M. Cammarano, “I bersaglieri di Porta Pia”, Napoli, Museo di Capodimonte.