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Fibonacci / A large blue neon tube by the Italian artist Mario Merz is a geometric representation of the Fibonacci series. Since 2005 this untitled installation can be seen at the Vanvitelli Metro station in Naples.

Skeletor / Skulls (remember that you will die – memento mori) are engraved on the facade of the church Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco on Via Tribunali, Naples.

F***ing gang / The symbols and colours of the cities Liverpool, Naples, Rotterdam and Marseille combined. In other words, New Neapolis. Designed by Gyz La Rivière.

Back in Business Lion / The Lion of Delft that flanked the Rotterdam Coat of Arms on the North side of the Gate of Delft (Delftsche Poort) had been lost for many years since WWII. It was found in a small village called Blaricum. This lion was given back to the Rotterdam community in 1976. / photo: Dolf Straatemeier and George van de Wijngaard / from the book: Kijk op Rotterdam, Koos de Gast, published by Elsevier, 1980

Can you dig it? / A quote from the film The Warriors (1979) and is directed by Walter Hill and based on Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel of the same name. / You’re standing right now with nine delegates from 100 gangs. And there’s over a hundred more. That’s 20.000 hardcore members. Forty-thousand, counting affiliates, and twenty-thousand more, not organized, but ready to fight: 60.000 soldiers! Now, there ain’t but 20.000 police in the whole town. Can you dig it?

Lions / The book is about Henri Martin,
born in 1793 in Marseille who end up in the Kralingen area of Rotterdam. Later he became the first Zoo Keeper of the Rotterdam Zoo. / book cover from: De Leeuw van Kralingen, een panorama over het leven van Henri Martin, Frits van Dixhoorn / published by: U.-M. West-Friesland, 1958

Trademark for New Neapolis. Designed by Marie-Claude Doyon and Gyz La Rivière.