Iron Lion Page 24

Alcatraz Castle / The entrance of the Noordsingel prison in Rotterdam, built in 1872. It is closed now and it will be a public garden Tuin van Noord and probably apartments in the nearby future.

‘…I had to run like […] in Zion.’ / Iron Lion Zion is a song written and recorded by Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley, somewhere in 1973 or 1974.

Via Goethe / A street in Naples named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. / iPhoto

‘See Naples and die!’ / As they say here, ‘Vedi Napoli e poi muori! – See Naples and die!’ / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / journal entry (3 March 1787), published in Italian Journey (1786-1788)

Bob Marley / A coffeeshop named after Bob Marley on the Nieuwe Binnenweg and Ruilstraat in Rotterdam.

Bob Marley T-shirt / Bob Marley Africa
T-shirt and some pirate flags at a store on Via Santa Brigida, Naples. / iPhoto

Metro a Go-Go / At Vanvitelli Metro station in Naples.

Hopeful Lion / The Regentessebrug connects the Posthoornstraat with the Glashaven over the Wijnhaven. This bridge was built in 1899 and named after Her Majesty Queen Emma of the Netherlands, The Queen Regent (1890-1898). The four lions on the bridge were sculpted by artist Simon Miedema.

‘…it is a chain by now…’ is a translation detail from the song Caruso by Lucio Dalla (1986). It is dedicated to Enrico Caruso, a Neapolitan born tenor.