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National Geographic

Photo by Stephen Wilkes @stephenwilkes | I’ve always been captivated by history, and Venice is one of my favorite cities in the world because it truly remains timeless. I decided I wanted to photograph the Historical Regatta (Regata Storica), an event that’s taken place in Venice every year since the 1500s. The boats and costumes seen in this photograph are exactly as they were back then. The day was beautiful, and although the bridge was crowded and I could barely move, the stunning sunrise and sunset made it a perfect scene for this Day to Night. The Day to Night series began in 2009. From a fixed camera angle, I capture fleeting moments of humanity and nature as light passes in front of the lens. I shoot thousands of images through day and night, then digitally blend a select group to create a seamless composite image. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #daytonight #StephenWilkes #venice #regatta #italy

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Photo by Gabriele Galimberti and Paolo Woods @gabrielegalimbertiphoto and @paolowoods | Sandro Schievenin works for the Opera Santa Maria del Fiore, which runs the complex of monuments and museums, including the Duomo of Florence. He was photographed in the orb that caps the dome during a routine checkup visit. The dome was designed by Brunelleschi. The orb, or the “palla” as it is known in Italy, is a copper hollow sphere—gilded in gold, 2.30 meters in diameter and weighing more than 18 tons—placed atop the dome. It was constructed by the workshop of Verrocchio in 1469, and Leonardo da Vinci, an apprentice of Verrocchio at the time, actively worked at designing and constructing the orb. According to Vasari, the orb “required much care and ingenuity, to make it possible to enter the ball from below, and make it proof against damage from the wind”. Later in life Leonardo recalled the construction, in a note from around 1515: “Remember the solders used for soldering the ball on Santa Maria del Fiore in ’69.” This was a time when he was involved in a scheme to manufacture parabolic mirrors, made of a number of facets soldered together. #leonardo #leonardodavinci #firenze #italy #florence

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Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | The Fantiscritti marble basin in Carrara, Italy. The white marble excavation sites of Carrara are located within the imposing and ecologically-rich Apuan Alps. Millions of years of organic sediments congealed to create this precious stone, forging the core of these severe mountains running along the Italian sea. The white stone of Carrara is reckoned since Roman times as the finest marble. Ancient excavation techniques preserved these mountains for centuries, but the acceleration that new extraction technology offers has violently increased the destruction—here in the last thirty years, more marble has been removed than during the past two millennia. Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to find out more about how we are changing the skin of the earth. #anthropocene #italy #marble #mountains #environment

National Geographic

Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | Marble detritus in Carrara, Italy. The white marble excavation sites of Carrara are located within the imposing and ecologically-rich Apuan Alps. For millions of years, organic sediments congealed to create this precious stone, forging the core of these severe mountains running along the Italian sea. Since Roman times, the white stone of Carrara has been reckoned as the finest marble. Ancient excavation techniques preserved these mountains for centuries, but the acceleration of new extraction technology has violently increased the destruction. Here in the last 30 years, more marble has been removed than during the past two millennia. My work revolves around how our actions shape our planet’s environment. Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to know more about my stories. #anthropocene #italy #marble #mountains #environment

National Geographic

Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | Torano valley’s detritus in Carrara, Italy. The white marble excavation sites of Carrara are located within the imposing and ecologically-rich Apuan Alps. For millions of years, organic sediments congealed to create this precious stone, forging the core of these severe mountains running along the Italian sea. Since Roman times, the white stone of Carrara has been reckoned as the finest marble. Ancient excavation techniques preserved these mountains for centuries, but the acceleration of new extraction technology has violently increased the destruction. Here in the last 30 years, more marble has been removed than during the past two millennia. My work revolves around how our actions shape our planet’s environment. Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to know more about my stories. #anthropocene #italy #marble #mountains #environment

National Geographic

Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | Cervaiole is the most important quarry site of the Versilia district of Serravezza. The minerals of Monte Altissimo were already known to Michelangelo, who explored here around 1518. These white marble excavation sites are located within the imposing and ecologically-rich Apuan Alps. For millions of years, organic sediments congealed to create this precious stone, forging the core of these severe mountains running along the Italian sea. Since Roman times, the white stone of Carrara has been reckoned as the finest marble. Ancient excavation techniques preserved these mountains for centuries, but the acceleration of new extraction technology has radically increased the destruction. Here in the last 30 years, more marble has been removed than during the past two millennia. My work revolves around how our actions shape our planet’s environment. Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to know more about my stories. #anthropocene #italy #marble #mountains #environment

Mercedes-Benz

The #millemiglia 2019 has kicked off and our drivers couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel of the #300SL. This #MBclassic car is an absolute eyecatcher and the special #design of the model always garners lots of attention. The #300SL, in combination with the historical cities of #italy and the #freedom of driving in the #rally, helps to make this particular #adventure special for both the drivers and the spectators alike. Designer and car collector Magnus Walker, who’s driving in the rally on our behalf, stated after the first day: „We gonna make the most out of every moment!”

Mercedes-Benz

Ciao #rome – on day three of the #millemiglia 2019, the journey took our teams out of the heart of #italy back into the countryside. Narrow streets, sharo corners, twisty roads: That’s where the #mercedesbenz #300SL feels at home. The key factor for its sporty handling: Underneath its metal frame, there is a tube chassis, which is not only very light but also very stiff. And that enables our #driver Magnus Walker to get, as he puts it, "Into the rhythm!“