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If I had a hammer - created by janoogee


If I had a hammer
Favs: 2SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 3/19Score: 68.9% (29)16264 views

A hammer, globe and bell to represent the words of the song (5 years and 1269 days ago)

author says:

Lyrics are in the SBS-

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kyricom says:

Very nice. Might want to reduce your yellows just a touch

author says:

OK. Thanks I did.

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kyricom says:

Looks better. Good luck

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El Ateneo - One of the most beautiful libraries around the world - created by Chrys Rizzo


El Ateneo - One of the most beautiful libraries around the world
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ituated at 1860 Santa Fe Avenue in Barrio Norte, the building was designed by the architects Peró and Torres Armengol for the empresario Max Glucksman (1875-1946), and opened as a theatre named Teatro Gran Splendid in May 1919. The ecleticist building features ceiling frescoes painted by the Italian artist Nazareno Orlandi, and caryatids sculpted by Troiano Troiani (whose work also graces the cornice along the Buenos Aires City Legislature.
The theatre had a seating capacity of 1,050, and staged a variety of performances, including appearances by the tango artists Carlos Gardel, Francisco Canaro, Roberto Firpo and Ignacio Corsini. Glücksman started his own radio station in 1924 (Radio Splendid), which broadcast from the building where his recording company, Nacional Odeón, made some of the early recordings of the great tango singers of the day. In the late twenties the theatre was converted into a cinema, and in 1929 showed the first sound films presented in Argentina.
The ornate former theatre was leased by Grupo Ilhsa in February 2000. Ilhsa, through Tematika, owns El Ateneo and Yenny booksellers (totaling over 40 stores), as well as the El Ateneo publishing house. The building was subsequently renovated and converted into a book and music shop under the direction of the architect Fernando Manzone; the cinema seating was removed and in its place book shelves were installed. Following refurbishment works, the 2,000 m² (21,000 ft²) El Ateneo Grand Splendid became the group's flagship store, and in 2007 sold over 700,000 books; over a million people walk through its doors annually.
Chairs are provided throughout the building, including the still-intact theatre boxes, where customers can dip into books before purchase, and there is now a café on the back of what was once the stage. The ceiling, the ornate carvings, the crimson stage curtains, the auditorium lighting and many architectural details remain. Despite the changes, the building still retains the feeling of the grand theatre it once was. The Guardian, a prominent British periodical, named El Ateneo second in its 2008 list of the World's Ten Best Bookshops. (5 years and 1352 days ago)

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friiskiwi says:

What a stunning looking place, as the photo started to download I was sure there had been a mistake, so I was delimited to see that it really was a library.
If I ever get to Argentina, that is one place I must visit.

author says:

This library is in Buenos Aires - Argentina...it's a great place. You can take a book, a coffee and stay there for a day...tks friiskiwi!

(5 years and 1352 days ago)


author says:

For the reason that the place - at first - does not looks like a library I put the "little history according to Wikipedia", so are no doubts that EL ATENEO is a library! Rgds to all!

(5 years and 1352 days ago)


author says:

I put at SBS two more photos, so all can be sure it's a library!

(5 years and 1352 days ago)


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JannaR says:

Wow! I want to go there...(#3 on my bucket list now). Beautifully captured!

author says:

Tks my friend, nice weekend!

(5 years and 1347 days ago)


author says:

Tks all for votes and for comment, wish a great week full of good energies and great clicks!

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Wow, what a glorious place to have a library! I love theatres and when turned into a library....so much the better! Congrats on 1st place!

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Old World Charm - created by Wayne Cheah


Old World Charm
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(5 years and 1356 days ago)

avatar JannaR
JannaR says:

Beautiful colors, but I would have like to see a tiny bit more of what it is attached to. This way is kind of loses context.

author says:

Sorry...maybe next time? But my intention was to have a close-up view for the intricate details to be seen?

(5 years and 1348 days ago)


JannaR says:

The detail IS exquisite....gotta say.

(5 years and 1343 days ago)


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hop on the world - created by Neese


hop on the world
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(5 years and 1363 days ago)

avatar lincemiope

very original. good idea and photo. bravo

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Eris says:

very nice!

author says:

Thanks a lot for the fav!

(5 years and 1355 days ago)


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BeSea says:

Wonderful.

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World Domination! - created by kyricom


World Domination!
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Empires have fallen in the pursuit of Girl Scout Thin Mints! (5 years and 1379 days ago)

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Funny, I was gonna say they looked like Thin Mints! Nice one.

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Who eats them after the photo?????? GL

author says:

They were the photographer's "tip"

(5 years and 1378 days ago)


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