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Public Square Collection

"Exploring the vibrant public squares across Europe and beyond" Immerse yourself in the rich history of Chania

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Orthodox Cathedral, Chania, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Orthodox Cathedral, Chania, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Trinity College

Trinity College, early evening, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Plaza de Espana de Sevilla (Spain Square), Seville, Andalusia, Spain, Europe

Plaza de Espana de Sevilla (Spain Square), Seville, Andalusia, Spain, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: The Shambles

The Shambles
Pastel skies over the historical architecture of Shambles Square in the middle of the city of Manchester, UK

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Plaza Balcon De Europa at sunrise in Nerja, Costa del Sol, Malaga Province, Andalusia

View of Plaza Balcon De Europa at sunrise in Nerja, Costa del Sol, Malaga Province, Andalusia, Spain, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Castell human tower in front of the City Hall during the Festa Major Festival

Castell human tower in front of the City Hall during the Festa Major Festival, elevated view, Terrassa, Catalonia, Spain, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Fountain in National Heroes Square, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Fountain in National Heroes Square, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Il Santo (Basilica di San Antonio) and the Piazza del Santo, Padua, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Il Santo (Basilica di San Antonio) and the Piazza del Santo, Padua, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Remembrance day at Eldon Square, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. 11th November 1962

Remembrance day at Eldon Square, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. 11th November 1962

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Duomo Square, Pietrasanta, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Duomo Square, Pietrasanta, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus (otherwise known as Vinales Church

Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus (otherwise known as Vinales Church) in Plaza Mayor or Jose Marti Park, Vinales Town, Pinar del Rio Province, Cuba

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Vienna, Austria, Europe. The main staircase in the Natural History Museum

Vienna, Austria, Europe. The main staircase in the Natural History Museum

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Christmas Market stalls in Victoria Square at dusk, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

View of Christmas Market stalls in Victoria Square at dusk, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Christmas Market stalls in Victoria Square at dusk, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

View of Christmas Market stalls in Victoria Square at dusk, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Christmas Market stalls in Victoria Square at dusk, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

View of Christmas Market stalls in Victoria Square at dusk, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Christmas Market stalls in Victoria Square at dusk, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

View of Christmas Market stalls in Victoria Square at dusk, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Christmas Market stalls in Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

View of Christmas Market stalls in Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Christmas Market stalls in Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

View of Christmas Market stalls in Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Christmas Market stalls and Christmas tree in Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands

View of Christmas Market stalls and Christmas tree in Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Christmas Market stalls, fountains and Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham

View of Christmas Market stalls, fountains and Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Christmas Market stalls and The River fountain (The Floozie in the Jacuzzi)

View of Christmas Market stalls and The River fountain (The Floozie in the Jacuzzi), Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Porta Sempione (Simplon Gate) and Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace)

View of Porta Sempione (Simplon Gate) and Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace), 19th century triumphal arch with Roman roots, Milan, Lombardy, Italy, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Piazzetta and San Georgio by moonlight, Venice, Italy, c.1890-1900 (photochrom)

Piazzetta and San Georgio by moonlight, Venice, Italy, c.1890-1900 (photochrom)
8735747 Piazzetta and San Georgio by moonlight, Venice, Italy, c.1890-1900 (photochrom) by Detroit Publishing Co. (1880-1920); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Inquisition in Portugal, 18th century (engraving)

Inquisition in Portugal, 18th century (engraving)
8698471 Inquisition in Portugal, 18th century (engraving); (add.info.: Religion. The Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal. Auto De Fe. Engraving, France, XVIIIth cent.); © Archives Charmet

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Bad Tolz in the Isar Valley in Upper Bavaria (postcard)

Bad Tolz in the Isar Valley in Upper Bavaria (postcard)
7377762 Bad Tolz in the Isar Valley in Upper Bavaria (postcard); (add.info.: market street with Marienbrunnen, children, cars); © Arkivi UG All Rights Reserved

Background imagePublic Square Collection: King Edward Statue, Bombay, India, 1900s (postcard)

King Edward Statue, Bombay, India, 1900s (postcard)
7379796 King Edward Statue, Bombay, India, 1900s (postcard); Private Collection; (add.info.: now Kala Ghoda); © Ajay Goyal/Dinodia Photo

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Letchworth: The Central Post Office (b/w photo)

Letchworth: The Central Post Office (b/w photo)
8638972 Letchworth: The Central Post Office (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Central Post Office)

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Place de Rennes, Paris, c.1905 (b/w photo)

View of Place de Rennes, Paris, c.1905 (b/w photo)
ELD4939157 View of Place de Rennes, Paris, c.1905 (b/w photo); Private Collection; (add.info.: View of Place de Rennes, near Montparnasse station, and the beginning of Rue de Rennes)

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Place Armand Carrel in Paris, c. 1905 (photo)

View of Place Armand Carrel in Paris, c. 1905 (photo)
ELD4939020 View of Place Armand Carrel in Paris, c. 1905 (photo); Private Collection; (add.info.: View of Place Armand Carrel, entrance to Parc des Buttes Chaumont in Paris 1905 approx)

Background imagePublic Square Collection: The Place de Concorde

The Place de Concorde
3078753 The Place de Concorde; (add.info.: Painting depicting the Place de Concorde, one of the major public squares in Paris. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Flora Fountain, Esplanade Road, Bombay, India, 1900s (postcard)

Flora Fountain, Esplanade Road, Bombay, India, 1900s (postcard)
7379794 Flora Fountain, Esplanade Road, Bombay, India, 1900s (postcard); Private Collection; (add.info.: now Hutatma Chowk); © Ajay Goyal/Dinodia Photo

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Noon, Venice (b/w photo)

Noon, Venice (b/w photo)
8630320 Noon, Venice (b/w photo) by Elliot, Nichol (1873-1917); Private Collection; (add.info.: Noon, Venice. Illustration for Some Memories of a Scottish Photographer (published by Mrs Elliot)

Background imagePublic Square Collection: 1851 and 1862 or You had me to rights in Fifty One, but you don't in Sixty Two

1851 and 1862 or You had me to rights in Fifty One, but you don't in Sixty Two, 1862 (lithograph on paper)
8836230 1851 and 1862 or You had me to rights in Fifty One, but you don't in Sixty Two, 1862 (lithograph on paper) by Wagner, John Joseph (182-1891); 37 x 27 cm; Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
3499699 Richard Wagner (1813-1883); (add.info.: Richard Wagner (1813-1883). German composer. Manifestation in the Square of the Opera in Paris against Wagner

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Notes from Mr Punch's Foreign Sketch-Book (litho)

Notes from Mr Punch's Foreign Sketch-Book (litho)
8663016 Notes from Mr Punch's Foreign Sketch-Book (litho) by May, Phil (1864-1903); Private Collection; (add.info.: Notes from Mr Punch's Foreign Sketch-Book)

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Elphinstone Circle with horse tram, Bombay, India, 1900s (postcard)

Elphinstone Circle with horse tram, Bombay, India, 1900s (postcard)
7379789 Elphinstone Circle with horse tram, Bombay, India, 1900s (postcard); Private Collection; (add.info.: now Horniman Circle); © Ajay Goyal/Dinodia Photo

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Painting depicting the Place de Concorde

Painting depicting the Place de Concorde
3077752 Painting depicting the Place de Concorde; (add.info.: Painting depicting the Place de Concorde, one of the major public squares in Paris. Dated 19th Century); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Empty fountains are seen in Adderley Street in central Cape Town

Empty fountains are seen in Adderley Street in central Cape Town, South Africa, January 28, 2018. Picture taken January 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Aerial photos of Paris: La Concorde (b/w photo)

Aerial photos of Paris: La Concorde (b/w photo)
8673566 Aerial photos of Paris: La Concorde (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: La Concorde)

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Churchgate Station, Bombay, India, 1900s (postcard)

Churchgate Station, Bombay, India, 1900s (postcard)
7379783 Churchgate Station, Bombay, India, 1900s (postcard); Private Collection; © Ajay Goyal/Dinodia Photo

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of the battlefield and Prefecture of Quimper, Brittany, 1906 (photo)

View of the battlefield and Prefecture of Quimper, Brittany, 1906 (photo)
ELD4943192 View of the battlefield and Prefecture of Quimper, Brittany, 1906 (photo); Private Collection; (add.info.: View of the battlefield and Prefecture of Quimper)

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Place Pigalle in Paris, 1904 (b/w photo)

View of Place Pigalle in Paris, 1904 (b/w photo)
ELD4937037 View of Place Pigalle in Paris, 1904 (b/w photo); Private Collection; (add.info.: View of Place Pigalle in Paris - postcard 1904); Photo © The Holbarn Archive

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Rich and Poor in a London Square on a Sunday Morning, 1850

Rich and Poor in a London Square on a Sunday Morning, 1850
3478279 Rich and Poor in a London Square on a Sunday Morning, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration titled Rich and Poor in a London Square on a Sunday Morning by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)

Background imagePublic Square Collection: London by Gaslight, c.1896 (green-toned carbon prints)

London by Gaslight, c.1896 (green-toned carbon prints)
8859351 London by Gaslight, c.1896 (green-toned carbon prints) by Martin, Paul (1864-1942); mount: 61.5x47.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: signed twice)

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Galeries des Machines in the Grenelle District, Paris, 1907 (photo)

Galeries des Machines in the Grenelle District, Paris, 1907 (photo)
ELD4936960 Galeries des Machines in the Grenelle District, Paris, 1907 (photo); (add.info.: View of the Galerie des Machines, a Parisian monument)

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Market Place with St. Benedikti Church and Town Hall in the evening, Quedlinburg, Harz

Market Place with St. Benedikti Church and Town Hall in the evening, Quedlinburg, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: Cafe on Schlossberg with Klopstockhaus, Quedlinburg, Bodetal Valley, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Cafe on Schlossberg with Klopstockhaus, Quedlinburg, Bodetal Valley, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, Europe

Background imagePublic Square Collection: View of Council House (City Hall) and Christmas Market on Old Market Square at dusk, Nottingham

View of Council House (City Hall) and Christmas Market on Old Market Square at dusk, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe




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"Exploring the vibrant public squares across Europe and beyond" Immerse yourself in the rich history of Chania, Crete as you stroll through its Orthodox Cathedral in the heart of the public square. Trinity College offers a picturesque backdrop for an afternoon spent people-watching at their charming public square. Witness a breathtaking sunrise over Plaza Balcon De Europa in Nerja, Costa del Sol, where Mediterranean beauty meets European charm. Lose yourself amidst the medieval architecture and quaint shops along The Shambles, a captivating public square with stories to tell. National Heroes Square's majestic fountain stands tall in Bridgetown, Barbados - a true gem nestled within the Caribbean's West Indies. Remembrance Day at Eldon Square evokes deep emotions as Newcastle commemorates fallen heroes on this poignant date back in 1962. Seville's Plaza de Espana de Sevilla enchants visitors with its grandeur and Andalusian allure - an iconic Spanish square not to be missed. Duomo Square invites you into Pietrasanta's artistic haven in Tuscany, Italy - where creativity thrives amidst stunning architectural wonders. Discover spiritual serenity at Il Santo (Basilica di San Antonio) while relishing Piazza del Santo's tranquil ambiance in Padua, Veneto, Italy. Lourdes med01_01_0369 showcases an iron lung that serves as a reminder of medical advancements within this renowned French pilgrimage site. 11-12: As dusk settles over Eleftherias Central Square in Kos Town or Piazza Matteotti in Olbia respectively; savor delicious cuisine while enjoying enchanting views that epitomize Greek Island or Sardinian charm. From ancient cathedrals to modern fountains and everything else between – these diverse public squares offer glimpses into different cultures and histories across Europe and beyond.