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Paolo Monti

Paolo Monti was an Italian photographer, considered to be one of Italy's greatest. He is known for his architectural photography. In his early period, Monti experimented with abstractionism as well as with effects such as blurring and diffraction. In 1953, he became a professional photographer, he worked with architecture reproductions which were used by magazines and book editors for illustration. Starting from 1966, Monti catalogued historic centers of Italian cities. Monti was born in Novara, his father was a banker and amateur photographer from Val d'Ossola. His family moved several times, he attended Bocconi University in Milan and graduated in Economics in 1930 worked for a few years in the Piedmont region. His father died in 1936 and shortly afterwards Paolo married Maria Binotti. From 1939 to 1945 he lived in Mestre near Venice moved to Venice proper where he worked at the Regional Agricultural Cooperative and continued his hobby of photography, he helped found the club La Gondola in 1947 which shortly became a feature of the international avant-garde photography movement.

In 1953 Monti became a professional photographer, working with magazines in the field of architecture and design. He helped illustrate over 200 volumes on cities and regions and artists. Starting in about 1965 he photographed illustrations for the history of Italian literature and photographed Apennine valleys including the region of Emilia-Romagna, his photography related to Italian art history. After 1980 he concentrated on photographically documenting the heritage of Novara, Lake Orta and Val d'Ossola. For this work, in 1981 he was awarded a national Umberto Zanotti Bianco Prize. Monti died in Milan on 29 November 1982; the Paolo Monti's archive has been declared of notable historical interest by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities in 2004 and was acquired by the BEIC Foundation in 2008, catalogued and opened to the public. Paolo Monti. Milan: Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri, 1983. OCLC 42777603. Text by Antonio Arcari. Paolo Monti: Fotografo di Brunelleschi: le Architetture Fiorentine.

Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna: Grafis, 1986. OCLC 16145381. Edited by Franco Bonilauri. With an essay by Salvatore Di Pasquale, "Filippo Brunelleschi dal mito al mistero". "Catalog of an exhibition held at the Palazzo Strozzi, July 19-Aug. 12, 1986." Fotografie 1950-1980. Milan: F. Motta, 1993. ISBN 9788871790282. Edited by Giovanni Chiaramonte. First Biennial International Photographic Exhibition, Venice, 1957. Monti's work is held in the following permanent collection: Sforza Castle Pinacoteca, Sforza Castle Museums, Milan

Psychiatrist Irabu series

The psychiatrist Irabu series is a series of short stories by Japanese writer Hideo Okuda which feature the fictional psychiatrist Dr. Ichirō Irabu; the stories were published in the literary magazine All Yomimono from August 2000 to January 2006 and collected in three tankōbon: In the Pool, Kūchū Buranko and Chōchō Senkyo. Of these, Kūchū Buranko is acclaimed, having won Okuda the 131st Naoki Prize. However, as of January 2011, only In the Pool has been published in English, though the other collections have been published in other languages, including German and French. Works in other media based on the stories include a feature film, television drama, stage play and animated television series. Ichiro Irabu is a psychiatrist of the Irabu General Hospital, he is pale skinned, with a fetish for administering injections to patients. An unreasonable and rather immature person, in the story "Kūchū Buranko" he ignores Yamashita's plights while challenging him to mid-air trapeze flying due to his self-proclaimed "light-weightedness."

During his student days, he misunderstood his lectures. Treated as a general nuisance at the School of Medicine, he entered pediatrics soon after graduation. However, due to claims of his tantrums and quarrels with child patients, he switched to psychiatry instead. Doubts remain about his actual grades. "Kūchū Buranko" Kōhei Yamashita is a member of circus troupe of seven years and is the leader of a flying trapeze team. Both his parents are fellow members. After suffering repeated failures on the trapeze act, he visits a psychiatrist on his wife's and fellow members' advice. Due to his failure during an act, he believes, he has been played by Masato Sakai in the television drama, Kenji Sakamoto in the stage play and Toshiyuki Morikawa in the animated series. "Harinezumi" Seiji. He suffers from such serious trypanophobia that he cannot use chopsticks and must instead use a spoon at meals, he takes a psychiatric test on his common-law wife's advice. Gifu no Zura (the first publishing "All Yomimono", October, 2003 issue, Tatsuro Ikeyama is a university lecturer and is a doctor of neurology working in a University-affiliated hospital.

His father of law is the Dean of the School of Medicine, which could aid in his future employment prospects. A classmate of Irabu's during their college days, he has a type of obsessive-compulsive neurosis that compels him to force any place of tidiness into disarray. This disorder is so strong, that with just one glance at it, Ikeyama becomes agonized with the impulse of wanting to strip off his father-in-law's wig. Published in the All Yomimono with the title Kyōju no Zura. Hot Corner Shinichi Bando is ten-year veteran third baseman, he suffered from yips, he leaves the first team by pretending to have an injured right shoulder. "Joryū Sakka" Aiko Hoshiyama is a popular novelist known for her stories which "express the subtleties of the hearts of today's urban men and women." While working on her newest story, she becomes ill at ease with writing new material. After relapsing into a continued state of compulsive vomiting from, cured, she consults psychiatry. In the Pool is a 2005 feature film directed by Satoshi Miki, based on three of the stories by Hideo Okuda collected in the book of the same name, which stars Suzuki Matsuo as Irabu, Joe Odagiri as Tetsuya Taguchi and Seiichi Tanabe as Kazuo Ōmori.

It was released in cinemas in Japan on May 14, 2005. Kūchū Buranko is a 2005 one-off television drama based on the story of the same name by Hideo Okuda, which stars Hiroshi Abe as Irabu, it was produced by Fuji Television and broadcast by them on May 27, 2005. CastIchiro Irabu Mayumi Kohei Yamashita Hiromi Yasukawa Seiji Ino Elly Uchida Yoshimatsu StaffPlanning: Akihiro Arai, Kenichiro Yasuhara Script: Hiroshi Hashimoto Producer: Shizuo Sekiguchi, Fumi Hashimoto Direction: Masanori Murakami Production: Fuji Television, Kyodo Television Kūchū Buranko is a 2008 play by Yutaka Kuramochi based on the story of the same name by Hideo Okuda; the original production by theatre company Atelier Duncan was directed by Masahiko Kawahara and ran for 21 performances from April 20 to May 5, 2008 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space toured for the remainder of the month starting in Kōchi, Kōchi on the 8th and ending in Kamisu, Ibaraki on the 29th. The original cast included Hiroyuki Miyasako as Dr. Irabu, Eriko Satō as Mayumi, Kenji Sakamoto as Kōhei Yamashita, Yumiko Takahashi and Takashika Kobayashi, with supporting roles performed by, among others, the male idols Takashi Nagayama as Haruki, Ryūji Kamiyama and Ire Shiozaki and members of the G-Rockets acro troupe.

It was sponsored by Dentsu and TV Asahi. A video recording was made, which premiered on July 11, 2008 on the television station WOWOW and has since been rebroadcast several times and released on DVD-Video on October 24, 2008. Welcome to Ir

Market Harborough railway station

Market Harborough railway station is a Grade II listed station which serves the town of Market Harborough in Leicestershire, England. It is situated to the east of the town centre and lies on the Midland Main Line, 16 miles south-east of Leicester; the original station was opened on 1 May 1850 by the London and North Western Railway on the Rugby to Stamford branch of its main line from London Euston to Birmingham and the north-west. The Midland Railway shared this station from 1857 when it built its extension from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin. On 16 February 1859 the LNWR opened a further branch line, from Northampton to Market Harborough, which used the same station; the station was the scene of a serious accident on 28 August 1862. An excursion train bound for Burton-upon-Trent stopped to pick up water, a second train bound for Leicester collided with the rear of it; the accident seventy were injured. As traffic built up, the Midland opened a new line on 26 June 1885 at a higher elevation, crossing the LNWR and running parallel to a new joint station in the present position.

The new station building was opened on 14 September 1884. It was built by Parnell and Sons of Rugby from designs by John Millbank; the engineer was Hirst of Rugby. Market Harborough was the largest station within the county boundary south of Leicester; such was the volume of traffic, a junction for five different directions at its height, by 1870 plans for an engine shed were released in addition to the provided loco pit and water tank. A shed was never built but this did not stop it becoming a sub-shed of Leicester in years; the service on the original LNWR line was drastically reduced in 1960 and it closed in June 1966. Freight traffic on the line to Northampton continued until closure in August 1981, when the station ceased to be a junction; the Midland line continues, with the platform buildings and canopies replaced with modern designs in the sixties. The main building survived and was restored in 1981. Market Harborough is served by the fast and semi-fast East Midlands Railway Class 222 "Meridian"/HST services.

Trains to London are around every half hour and all off peak trains now start or end at Nottingham. One of these are fast going non-stop to or from London. While the other is a semi-fast service via Kettering, Wellingborough and Luton Airport Parkway. Services north to Nottingham call at Leicester and either Loughborough and Beeston or East Midlands Parkway. In the morning and evening some services are extended to Lincoln via Newark. With a journey time to London of just over one hour, the frequency of trains to the capital in the morning and evening peak is excellent for commuting, with a train running every twenty minutes with the quickest journeys taking fifty-five minutes. Weekend services include trains operating to York and, in the summer, Scarborough. Bus services depart from outside the station and operate throughout the town and to both Lutterworth and Leicester; the initial specification for the East Midlands Trains franchise, which started in 2007, would have seen a big reduction in the number of trains calling at Market Harborough.

These plans were fought against by the Harborough Rail Users' Group, and, as a result, the final specification saw no reduction in services. Stagecoach promised as part of their bid that they would create additional car parking spaces at stations along their route, Market Harborough's new larger car park opened early in 2008. Market Harborough is a Penalty fare station, meaning that as there are facilities to buy tickets at the station, a valid ticket or Permit to travel must be shown when requested, rather than being able to buy tickets on the train. Market Harborough station is located on a large curve on the Midland Main Line and as a result of this line speeds through the station have always been slow, at around 60 mph; the track layout is set to change as Network Rail engineers set about straightening the line as part of their overall plan to increase line speeds. It is planned that both platforms will be extended; this work was scheduled to be complete by no than 2012 but is now due for completion by the end of 2019.

The Market Harborough Line Speed Improvement project will deliver: A straighter line, enabling a line speed increase through Market Harborough and a reduction in journey time for passengers travelling between London and Sheffield A new 265m platform 1 and extended platform 2 to accommodate longer trains with more seats A new footbridge with lifts A new 300 space car park on the east side of the station. Work to increase this in size to 500 spaces will start in the summer of 2019 once the new track has been installed and tied in to the existing lines, freeing up the required space. See Electrification of the Midland Main Line The railway through Leicestershire is not electrified and therefore all services are operated by diesel trains. Plans to electrify this part of the line, announced in 2012 and resumed after a pause in 2015, were cancelled in 2017. However, in February 2019 Andrew Jones, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, announced that electrification would be extended northwards from Kettering up to Market Harborough, enabling the connection of the railway to a new power supply point at Braybrooke.

Train times and station information for Market Harborough railway station from National Rail