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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A monument of the Flamboyant Gothic style, built from the end of the 13th century. The building suffered heavily during World War II, although is was among the only standing buildings after the 1944 bombings.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The current church was built between 1494 and 1657, on the site of two earlier churches. The facade, completed last, was the first example of the French baroque style in Paris.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A church in Paris, France, possibly on or near the Rue Saint-Honoré. The name of this church is possibly associated with Saint Honore.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Baptistere Saint-Jean is the oldest Catholic church in France, dating from the 4th century. The central part of the building was constructed around 360. From the twelfth to fourteenth century, the church was embellished by frescoes which are still visible today. The building was abandoned in 1791 during the revolution, confiscated from the church and sold to a private citizen. It was repurchased in 1834 and underwent restoration in the middle of the 20th century.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A Catholic church in Périgueux, France, a cathedral since 1669. The cathedral was designed on the model of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. The layout is in the form of a Greek cross.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The New Cathedral is the largest Roman Catholic church in Brescia, Italy. Construction was begun in 1604. The original commission was given to Andrea Palladio, but the commission was then granted to Giovanni Battista Lantana. Work continued sporadically but was finally completed in 1825. The present dome was rebuilt after destruction in World War II. Its architectural style is characterized as Italian Baroque, with Baroque elements in the lower portion of the facade and Neoclassical elements…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A Roman Catholic church and minor basilica in Padua, Veneto, Northern Italy, dedicated to St. Anthony. Construction probably began around 1232 and was completed in 1310, with changes made at the end of the 14th century and the mid-15th century. The church is without a precise architectural style.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Orion’s Fountain in the Piazza del Duomo, Messina, Italy is the work of one of Michelangelo’s students, Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli. The Fountain was created to celebrate the completion of the first aqueduct in Messina, in 1547.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A church in Ravenna, Italy, built in the fifth century AD. In the Middle Ages the Benedictines annexed to it an important monastery. In the 14th century both the church and monastery were renovated in the Gothic style. The church was almost totally destroyed in World War II and has since been heavily restored.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    There is no description available of the Baths of Caligula. This picture is possibly of the Baths of Caracalla, or Terme di Caracalla, in Rome. They were the city’s second largest Roman public baths, likely built between AD 212 (or 211) and 216-217. There were in operation until the 530s.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A fountain in the Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy. It was designed in 1651 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X. The base of the fountain is a basin from the center of which travertine rocks rise to support four river gods and above them, a copy of an Egyptian obelisk surmounted with the Pamphili family emblem of a dove with an olive twig. Collectively, they represent four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A titular minor basilica in the Trastevere district of Rome. It is one of the oldest churches of Rome. The basic floor plan and wall structure of the church date back to the 340s, and much of the structure to 1140-43.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01