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Details and the Barcelona Pavilion

“God is in the details (Titelman, 53)”

This quote from Mies van der Rohe is reflective of the majority of his works. Works such as Brick Country House do not show much attention to heavenly detail, but when looking at laters works, such as the Barcelona Pavilion, it becomes evident that, at least as far as van der Rohe’s works are concerned, the beauty of architecture is in details. 351 more words


Open plan office designs unpopular with workers, damage productivity

Wow! Does this open a can of worms.  I’ve heard it every way possible.  Some people love open offices.  Some people hate them.  Some people crave their privacy, but complain when their space is nothing more than a carpet-walled cubicle.   69 more words

Egotism or Exhibiting in Transport Heritage

On our travels around the UK, Heather and I usually try to fit in a transport museum here and there and so our tour of Scotland last summer included a visit to the new Riverside Museum in Glasgow which now houses the city’s extensive transport collection. 761 more words

Pretty pink & purple hues of sunset

Pretty pink & purple hues of tonight’s sunset in NYC.

New York City



I got my first digital camera in June when I was in Pocono Manor in Pennsylvania. Then we returned to Queens and walked only in Queens and Manhattan.

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Noosa and Brisbane

I decided to hold off on writing about Noosa when we left as there hadn’t been much to tell. It’s the same for Brisbane so I’ll just give a brief overview of both. 515 more words

Gap Year