Frescoes of the Ottonian Renaissance

The architectural and artistic history of the cathedral derives from overlapping of countless building works that took place here from Roman times up to the 19th century. Ancient tradition assigned the commissioning of the Romanesque church to Bishop Anselmo, who held the See from 994 to 1026. The archaeological excavations carried out from 1976 up to the present day and tree-ring dating analyses have confirmed this tradition, indicating that the construction works began in the late 10th century and lasted until the second half of the 11th. The edifice was of basilican plan with a central nave and two side aisles without a transept, and the entrance was on the south side. The east side ended in an imposing structure articulated on various levels with five apses; the choir, raised over a crypt with three aisles, terminated in a large semi-circular apse, flanked by the apses of the side aisles and those of the two bell towers. 

Click on the Mountain with Courmayeur

What a week! The weather around Courmayeur and the Mont Blanc changed from deep winter into spring-like conditions in no time - and the teams struggled hard to fulfill the tasks that Click on the Mountain 2017 had imposed on them. A 2 minute video, a short edit for Instagram and 10 pictures had to be delivered after 3 days of production. But this year’s output was beyond any expectations and both the jury and the public during the prize-giving ceremony were amazed by the photographic and filmmaking skills of the 4 teams. Lukas Riedl won the video categories, while Florian Breitenberger won Best Picture. 

CERN. The Art of Science

The discovery of the Higgs Boson on the 4th of July 2012, that explains why atoms and we exist, is an opportunity for science and art to fuse; to speak of a reassessment of our place in the cosmos that has just occurred with the Higgs discovery, to speak of the mysterious and to make it approachable. 

Old Hotel Montenvers and its coming next life

Built in 1880 to accommodate the first mountaineers and travellers who had come to see the Mer de Glace, the Grand Hotel presents a sober granite facade pierced with lots of little windows.

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