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inaugurated in 1888
architect Albert Galleron
Venice – The Dome of San Simeone Piccolo
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Explore May 18th #150
San Simeone Piccolo (also called San Simeone e Giuda) is a church in the sestiere of Santa Croce of Venice, northern Italy. From across the Grand Canal it faces the railroad terminal serving as entrypoint for most visitors to the city.
Built in 1718-38 by Giovanni Antonio Scalfarotto, the church shows the emerging eclecticism of Neoclassical architecture. It accumulates academic architectural quotations, much like the contemporaneous Karlskirche in Vienna. Wittkower in his monograph, acknowledges San Simeone is modeled on the Pantheon with a temple-front pronaos, on the other hand, the peaked dome recalls Longhena’s more embellished and prominent Santa Maria della Salute church. The centralized circular church design and the metal dome recalls Byzantine models and San Marco, though the numerous centrifugal chapels are characteristic of Post-Tridentine churches.
This was one of the last churches built in Venice, in one of its poorer sestieri.
The pediment of the entrance has a marble relief depicting "The Martyrization of the Saints" by Francesco Penso, known as "il Cabianca". Saint Simon was apparently the martyred cousin of Christ, martyred as a Jew by the Romans.
The mass is celebrated according to the 1962 Roman Missal by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.
For further information please visit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Simeone_Piccolo
Venice is built on an archipelago of 117 islands formed by 177 canals in a shallow lagoon, connected by 409 bridges.
Venice (Italian: Venezia [veˈnɛttsja] ( listen), Venetian: Venexia [veˈnɛsja]) is a city in northeast Italy which is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. It is the capital of the Veneto region. In 2009, there were 270,098 people residing in Venice’s comune (the population estimate of 272,000 inhabitants includes the population of the whole Comune of Venezia; around 60,000 in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico); 176,000 in Terraferma (the Mainland), mostly in the large frazioni of Mestre and Marghera; 31,000 live on other islands in the lagoon). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE) (population 1,600,000).
The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century B.C. The city historically was the capital of the Venetian Republic. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante", "Serenissima", "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals". Luigi Barzini described it in The New York Times as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man". Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe’s most romantic cities.
The city stretches across 117 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po (south) and the Piave (north) Rivers.
The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain, and spice) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century. This made Venice a wealthy city throughout most of its history. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music, and it is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi.
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Noel Coward Theatre – St Martin’s Lane, London – Million Dollar Quartet
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Heading to our theatre on St Martin’s Lane to see Million Dollar Quartet at the Noel Coward Theatre, on our first night in London.
This is the theatre where we went to see Million Dollar Quartet at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Formerly it was the Albery Theatre from 1973 to about 2005 / 06. From 1903 it was the New Theatre.
Grade II listed.
The Albery, Westminster
TQ 3080 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ST. MARTIN’S LANE, WC2
27.6.63 The Albery (Formerly
The New Theatre)
Theatre. 1903 by W.G. Sprague, Frank Matcham’s pupil and collaborator,
Claude Ponsonby consultant for interior decoration. Portland stone front,
with short return to brick side, slate roof. Free Classical eclecticism.
3 and 4 storeys. 9 windows wide, with 5 central bays slightly advanced.
Arcaded entrances beneath iron and glass canopy across ground floor, its
centre part ornamented and probably original. The 1st and 2nd floors,
articulated by giant Ionic order, have central 1st floor windows in 5 bay
arcaded loggia; architraved windows above. Bold crowning entablature and
balustraded parapet with ball finials on dies. The parapet interrupted by
the broad pediment over the advanced centre bays and with carved tympanum.
3 window south return in same style contained by plain flank of auditorium.
The auditorium interior is in restrained French neo-classical taste with
coupled Doric half-columns and pilasters; 3 bombé fronted tiers of
balconies and 3 tier stage boxes within reveal of proscenium arch; main
ceiling with shallow dome; delicate painted decoration and graceful
"Louis XVI" stucco reliefs and mouldings with ormulu tripod lamps to the
1st balcony wall and ormulu and stucco sconces to the balcony fronts and
2nd balcony wall, etc.
The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitchenson.
Million Dollar Quartet is about the evening when four 1950s rock stars recorded an album together for one night only.
Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis
Million Dollar Quartet, Noel Coward Theatre, London
On 4 December 1956 the ultimate jam session took place. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis gathered at the Sun studio of their mentor Sam Phillips to make music and conversation. What is remarkable is that there haven’t been innumerable plays, films and TV documentaries about this seminal moment in pop history.