Luxembourg’s Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre-Dame Cathedral (Kathedral Notre-Dame in Luxembourgish, Cathédrale Notre-Dame in French and Kathedrale unserer lieben Frau in German) is the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It was originally a Jesuit church, and its cornerstone was laid in 1613. It is the only cathedral in Luxembourg. The church is a noteworthy example of late gothic architecture; however, it also has many Renaissance elements … Continue reading Luxembourg’s Notre-Dame Cathedral

The Statue of Liberty

Back to “regular” programming… On this day — October 28 — in 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. During the dedication, office workers in Manhattan sponteneously threw ticker tape out of their windows, which is recognized New York City’s first ticker-tape parade. Liberty Enlightening the World (La Liberté éclairant le monde). It is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island … Continue reading The Statue of Liberty

Thailand #1290 (1988)

Silpa Bhirasri Day / ศิลป์ พีระศรี

September 15 is commemorated in Thailand as the birthday of an Italian-born sculptor who is considered the father of modern art in the country. Silpa Bhirasri (ศิลป์ พีระศรี) was born Corrado Feroci in Florence, Italy, on September 15, 1892. He attended the Royal Academy of Art in Florence, receiving a certificate of painting and sculpture. Following graduation, he won many competitions for monument design. In 1923, Feroci … Continue reading Silpa Bhirasri Day / ศิลป์ พีระศรี