Rome, Fontana di Trevi, 1961

Rome, Fontana di Trevi, 1961

The late Baroque Trevi Fountain in Rome by Nicola Salvi (1697-1751), completed in 1762 by Giuseppe Panini, became famous for the nocturnal bath that Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg took in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960). One year after La Dolce Vita, the photograph by Comet photographer Hans Krebs was taken. It shows nuns throwing coins. Read more

Desired and despised – the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen

Desired and despised – the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen

In the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the main focus is on the major cultural monuments, such as those on the UNESCO World Heritage List in Europe. In ETHeritage we are honouring the International Year with a series of loose contributions on rather small-format city monuments and sculptures in public space. Read more

The end of a notorious polluter

The end of a notorious polluter

Thirty years ago, on 28 January 1988, the tower chimney built in 1964/65 for the heating centre of ETH Zurich at Hönggerberg was blown up in a spectacular operation. Previously, a strong eccentricity had been measured in the 80-metre high concrete chimney and visible damage had been detected, which led to the decision to demolish. The new, lower chimney system with three steel chimneys Read more

Old Snàporaz. On the 20th anniversary of Marcello Mastroianni’s death

Old Snàporaz. On the 20th anniversary of Marcello Mastroianni’s death

Today is the 20th anniversary of Marcello Mastroianni’s death. On this occasion we present some recently digitised photographs of the shooting of Vie privée (A Very Private Affair, 1962) by Louis Malle in Geneva. Mastroianni embodies a man who travels between Geneva, Paris and Spoleto and has an affair with the model and movie star ‘Jill’ (Brigitte Bardot). Jill is being pursued by the press and the paparazzi and finally Read more