Filippo Brunelleschi was a goldsmith in a Florentine workshop and was a member of the goldsmiths' guild, although his interest in mathematics led him to architecture. In 1401 Brunelleschi made himself known by winning the competition for the second door of Baptistery "ex aequo" with Lorenzo Ghiberti. Brunelleschi was not happy with the decision and allowed Ghiberti to have the commission.
Winston Churchill, British statesman, World War II, 1939-1945. Churchill (1874-1965), Britain's wartime Prime Minister, smiling and smoking a cigar, shakes hands with a soldier. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
ianference: This is an example of the cast-iron staircases found throughout the brick wards in the Kirkbride Building at Buffalo State Hospital. The holes in the stairs allowed staff to navigate the building without having to carry a lantern or candle in the early days of the asylum’s history. Unlimited print available on SmugMug. Limited edition: contact me.