New featured picture: The Castello Plan, a redrawn version from 1916 of the original 1660 map of Lower Manhattan; 31 × 40 cm colour wash on paper. The name comes from Villa Medicea di Castello, the building in Florence, Italy, where the original map was found in 1900.
This week's "Features and admins" covers Saturday 29 January – Friday 4 February (UTC)
Acdixon (nom), from Kentucky, is an MSc graduate of Western Kentucky University in Computer Science. He expects to use the tools mainly to move pages over redirects when it makes sense to do so, and to impose short periods of semi-protection in cases of persistent, obvious IP vandalism. Acdixon is active in article creation and content improvement, particularly in Kentucky-related topics.
At the time of publication there are two live RfAs: 5 albert square, due to finish 7 February, and ErikHaugen, due to finish 10 February.
From the new featured article: Psilocybe semilanceata, commonly known as the "liberty cap", is a psychedelic (or "magic") mushroom that contains the psychoactive compounds psilocybin and baeocystin.
M-6 (Michigan highway) (nom), almost 32 years in the making—an on-again off-again project that cost $22M a kilometre; it included the first single-point urban interchange in the state. (Imzadi1979).
Walden–Wallkill Rail Trail (nom), a scenic five-kilometre route between two villages in Upstate New York. A rail-trail has been converted from a disused railway easement into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding (Gyrobo).
Arrangement in gray: portrait of the painter, a self-portrait of the 19th-century American painter, James Abbott McNeill Whistler. His famous signature of a stylised butterfly can be seen in this work.
Five images (three plus one pair) were promoted. Medium-sized images can be viewed by clicking on "nom":
Whistler self-portrait (nom; related article), Arrangement in gray: portrait of the painter, c. 1872, by the notable American painter (1834–1903)—a wit, a dandy, and a shameless self-promoter who influenced the art world and the broader culture of his time with his artistic theories and his friendships with leading artists and writers. The painting is held by the Detroit Institute of Arts. picture at right
The Castello Plan (nom; related article), the redrawn version from 1916 by John Wolcott Adams and Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes of a 1660 map of Lower Manhattan, New York City, created by Jacques Cortelyou, surveyor of New Amsterdam at the time. Around 1667, cartographer Joan Blaeu bound the plan, together with other hand-crafted New Amsterdam depictions, to an atlas, which he sold to Cosimoc III de’ Medici, a transaction that probably occurred in Amsterdam. The plan arrived in Italy, where it was found in Villa di Castello near Florence in 1900. (picture at top)
New featured picture: User:Wladyslaw's's photograph of the public entrance of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau (2009). The 1989 building, which stands directly across the Ottawa River from Canada's Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, was designed by the architect Douglas Cardinal.
Information about new admins at the top is drawn from their user pages and RfA texts, and occasionally from what they tell us directly.