Saturday, June 30, 2012

Santa vs. the Obelisk

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

The New York Times  this evening—

Horacio Coppola, Evocative 
Argentine Photographer,
Dies at 105


Published: June 30, 2012

Horacio Coppola, whose black-and-white photographs of the cafes, side streets and neon-lit boulevards of Buenos Aires in the 1930s, and of ordinary objects like a typewriter and a doll, introduced avant-garde photography to Argentina, died on June 18 in Buenos Aires. He was 105.  more >>

Related story—

Coppola photographed the new Obelisk of Buenos Aires in 1936.

"Where the Obelisco stands, a church dedicated to St. Nicholas
of Bari
 [or of Myra] was previously demolished."

Related images—

IMAGE- St. Nicholas of Bari (or Myra)
Wikipedia image

IMAGE- Obelisk of Buenos Aires, 1936

 "And if you should survive to a hundred and five,
   look at all you'll derive …" —Sinatra

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