More specifically concerning: architecture
22 December 2000 – Rome
22 December 2000, around 19.37.
Spent the best part of the day sitting in and ambling through the Pantheon; one wonders what it must have been like before the later Romans came with their god and their saints, tearing out the older deities and the bronze rosettes for the baldacchino at St. Peter’s. The Pantheon is on such a scale, […]
3 July 2001, around 15.59.
20 September 2001, around 20.30.
Williston Library Carrel-choosing at the Library — it seems to be one of the social events of the early fall semester… (Yours truly now the proud resident of of carrel no. 502 – fifth floor, by the window, one shelf away from Greek & Latin poetry, twenty-seven paces from Stendhal.) Up very late reading again.
23 July 2002
23 July 2002, around 20.32.
St. Someone, Kathedrale, Dresden
the false dichotomy
25 March 2003, around 14.00.
26 March 2003, around 7.46.
Something I’ve been thinking about lately, in pictures:1 Frauenkirche, Dresden, early 1945. Frauenkirche, Dresden, February 1945. Frauenkirche, Dresden, 12 September 2002 Amusingly, from the Library of Congress rather than the Sächsische Landesbibliothek. [↩]
A view (12)
30 November 2003, around 18.36.
de aquis urbis Romæ
4 February 2004, around 14.07.
Because everyone is familiar with Frontinus and is eager for more information about aqueducts and Roman water-supply, allow me to recommend A. Trevor Hodge’s charming survey Roman Aqueducts and Water Supply. Hodge eschews incomprehensibility (in so far as possible) and has the virtue, which Ashby lacks, of a modern bibliography. He is, however, rather chatty […]
17 February 2004, around 14.57.
22 March 2004, around 15.15.
15 May 2004, around 18.56.
a Turkish winter
24 June 2004, around 15.20.
city of stone
19 January 2010, around 8.50.
Birds of dark omen wait for you in the city of stone.
7 September 2011, around 15.26.
Design for a chimneypiece (ca. 1762) A few months ago, I was reading Nikolaus Pevsner’s 1968 article on ‘The Architectural Setting of Jane Austen’s Novels’ and it got me to thinking. It must have, for here I am, still muddled by it months after the fact, which is not something that normally happens after my […]
6 August 2014, around 13.56.
the foyer inside
27 September 2021, around 7.00.
This a juxtaposition of two quotations about interior architectures, from Henry James and George Eliot.