Category Archives: Architecture

Trying to talk, trying to listen

One reason I hardly ever eat out in London – apart from the cost – is that I can’t remember the last time I sat in a restaurant that wasn’t unbearably noisy.  (Actually, yes I can –  The Gay Hussar … Continue reading

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Before the storm

Trafalgar Square this evening.

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Saving the London skyline

Fresh from taking part in another “whither the capital” debate, Simon Jenkins ponders what is beginning to look like a losing battle: I find debating high buildings with an audience dominated by architects is like debating solar energy with oil … Continue reading

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Into the Pantheon

New faces on a Paris landmark: the latest project by the street artist known simply as JR.

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Christ Church

Peering in, Oxford.    

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Barcelona from above, part of a Buzzfeed feature on aerial views of great cities. “Tout est beau vu d’en haut.”  [Via ArunLeParisien]

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The view from my bike yesterday afternoon. “Stylish buildings are springing up all over London this year.”  Are they? Sometimes I think “irritating and pointlessly trendy” would be closer to the mark.

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