TARTINI MUSEUM

TARTINI MUSEUM Giuseppe Tartini, the greatest violinist-composer and violin pedagogue of the mid-18th century and pioneer student of acoustics, spent all his working life in Italy. His home was Padua …

SALGINATOBEL BRIDGE MAP

SALGINATOBEL BRIDGE MAP Crossing Salgina Gorge, near Schiers, Switzerland Designer/Engineer Robert Maillart Completed 1930 Span 295 feet (90 meters) Material Reinforced concrete Type Arch By eliminating everything but structure itself, …

TOSTI MUSEUM

TOSTI MUSEUM The title ‘Tosti’s Goodbye’ will have some resonances for older readers of this book. But the name of Sir Francesco Paolo Tosti is less familiar now than it …

PALLADIAN BRIDGE MAP

PALLADIAN BRIDGE MAP Crossing Octagon Lake, Buckinghamshire, England Designer/Engineer Unknown Completed c. 1755 Length 92 feet (28 meters) Material Stone Type Arch A Renaissance design was used to encourage free …

SKRYABIN MUSEUM

SKRYABIN MUSEUM Aleksandr Skryabin was a native Muscovite, and although he travelled widely as a concert pianist and lived abroad for many years – in Italy, France, Switzerland and Belgium …

ZAJC MUSEUM

ZAJC MUSEUM The most important of Croatian Romantic composers, Ivan Zajc was enormously prolific: his opus numbers, going up to 1202, make even Czerny seem a slouch. He was born …

PORUMBESCU MUSEUM

PORUMBESCU MUSEUM Although still often referred to by its former name, Stupca, the little village lying among woods 26 km south-west of Suceava is officially called Ciprian Porumbescu after its …

MACKINAC BRIDGE MAP

MACKINAC BRIDGE MAP More than 42,000 miles (67,600 kilometers) of cable wires support the roadway. The onset of World War II curtailed large-scale bridge construction through the 1940s. Moreover, the …