Thursday, January 5, 2023

Street Lamps

To give you an idea of the size of the Earth, I will tell you that before the invention of electricity it was necessary to maintain, over the whole of six continents, a veritable army of 462, 511 lamplighters for the street lamps.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I may be packing up the Christmas lights, but we're still keeping the darkness at bay for Art Thursday.

Erik Werenskiold

Die Augustusbrücke zu Dresden im Schnee
Gotthardt Kuehl

Market Square of Warsaw by night
Józef Pankiewicz -

The Coast at Drøbak in December
Edvard Diriks

New Lamp Old Wall

La Place des Vosges sous la neige
Raphaël Toussaint

Obra que integra o acervo do Museu Paulista da USP
Coleção José Wasth Rodrigues

1 comment:

Pop said...

Nice subject today, Tabatha...and a very good quotation.

Hadn't thought of how high some of these lamps were and that the lamplighter would indeed need a ladder!