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United kingdom – London – The Metropolis: thirty St. Mary Axe and St. Andrew Undershaft Church
Picture by wallyg
30 St Mary Axe is informally recognized as "The Gherkin", or "Erotic Gherkin" or "Towering Inneundo", and often as The Swiss Re Tower, Swiss Re Constructing, Swiss Re Centre, or just Swiss Re, after its owner and principal occupier. Made by Skanska amongst 2001 and 2004, it is 590 ft (180 m) tall creating it the 6th tallest in London (as of 2006). Its unique cone-like shape, reaching a greatest width at the sixteenth ground, was designed to decrease wind turbulence. The harlenquin-patterened surface area conssists of 5500 flat glass panels arranged in a diamond shaped pattern. It was the very first environmentally sustainable skyscraper in London. Its style, by Architect Sir Norman Foster, won the Emporis Skyscraper AWard in 2003, and (unanimously) the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2004. Foster’s distinctive style can be witnessed in his other functions this sort of as The Wonderful Court, London City Hall, and The Hearst Tower.
St Andrew Undershaft, an Anglican church, is a unusual instance of a Metropolis church that has managed to escape each the Fantastic Fireplace of London and the Second Planet War bombing. The 1st church on the web site was created in medieval occasions, becoming recorded in the 12th century. It was rebuilt in the 14th century and once more in 1532, whence the present church dates. It is built in the Perpendicular design with its entrance found at the base of its off-centre tower. The inside is divided into six bays, with a variety of genuine fittings that has thankfully survived Victorian renovation. It employed to have 1 of London’s number of surviving large stained glass windows, installed in the 17th century, but this was destroyed in an IRA bomb assault in 1992. The church’s curious name derives from the shaft of the maypole that was traditionally set up each 12 months reverse the church. The custom continued till 1517, when college student riots put an finish to it, but the maypole alone survived until 1547 when a Puritan mob seized and destroyed it as a "pagan idol".
Bern: Stonemason’s guild statue of an ape wielding an axe
Image by Chris Devers
Almost looked like 1 of the monkeys out of "Wizard of Oz", minus the wings of program.
Quoting from the manual e-book:
"At this eastern end of Kramgasse, and over head top, you may also spot many eighteenth-century oversized figures mounted on pedestals, which indicated the location of Bern’s various craft guilds: the Moor represented the clothworkers, the ape stonemasons and bricklayers, and the axe-wielding carpenter graphically demonstrates his very own trade."
Of program, there are much better pictures of it, but oh properly.
mid 70′s Ovation Breadwinner
Image by Terekhova
Can also be seen in a Component Chimp radio session gallery right here. According to the designer "My idea was to make it resemble a medieval battle axe simply because musicians at that time typically referred to their instruments as their ‘axe’." (from the Ovation Breadwinner Fansite). Serial number is E2782.