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Taking Flight

The column terminating a vista in front of Furness, County Kildare (see A Gentle Evolution, May 26th last). Originally this column stood in the parkland of Dangan, County Meath, once the property of Richard Colley Wesley, first Baron Mornington (and grandfather of the first Duke of Wellington). 157 more words

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The Fair Place

The name Ballyfin derives from the Irish An Baile Fionn, meaning the fair place, and it’s an apt description for the house and estate in County Laois which now bear that name. 2,158 more words

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Exactly as Intended

From a letter written to Sir John Keane on July 30th 1913 comes this design for a new pedimented porch leading off the drawing room at Cappoquin House, County Waterford. 109 more words

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Architecture of Independence

Scottish independence. Should there be an independent Scotland, or should Scotland remain an integral part of the United Kingdom? As the clock ticks closer to the proposed referendum on 18 September 2014, the debate rages on. 381 more words

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To Walk the Studious Cloisters Pale

‘The further I advanced, the more gloomy did the scene become. Not a human being crossed my path – no herds of cattle – no flocks of sheep were to be found in the rank pastures, and no sound broke in on the almost unnatural stillness save the hoarse croakings of an ill-boding raven. 2,887 more words

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The Surface, Beneath & Beyond

On my one free day from our digital humanities institute at GMU, I did what virtually everyone else in the group did: made haste for Washington to spend the day looking at art (and, for a few of us, the buildings that the art hangs in).   551 more words

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Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave,between 110 and 113th Streets

Heins and LaFarge won the commission in the late 19th century and did the east(rear) the east end of the church. They were replaced by Ralph Adams Cram. 44 more words

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