NOTES: This church was commissioned in 1937 but not begun until after Samuelsson's death. It was completed over the following 36 years by Horour Bjarnason and Garoar Halldorsson. The structure is in concrete, designed to resemble columnar basalt formations. The statue of the Viking Leifur Eir+¡ksson (said to be the first European to stumble across America 500 years before Columbus) was designed by the American artist Alexander Stirling Calder. It was a present from the US to commemorate the 1000 year anniversary of Al+¥ingi, the parliament of Iceland, which was first convened at Pingvellir in the year 930 AD.
NOTES: The church was founded in the 9th century, its apse partly built into the ruins of Hadrian's Temple of Venus and Rome to the east. The campanile was built in the 12th century when the church was enlarged. The late Renaissance facade dates from 1615 by Carlo Lambardi.
NOTES: This image is from an album of postcards of views of Rome, entitled 'Roma', probably dating from the late 1890s or early 1900s. The Palazzo Senatorio (seat of the Mayor of Rome) is 1592 by della Porta. The Palazzo Nuovo (on the left), which houses part of the Capitoline Museum, was built 1603-1654 by Girolamo Rainaldi and his son Carlo Rainaldi to Michelangelo's design of 1536. It is a mirror-image of the Palazzo dei Conservatori on the right, built 1564-1575 by Giacomo della Porta, also to Michelangelo's design.