Can’t get enough of Calatrava, Hertzog and De Meuron

Two articles on the way we live caught my attention… Since my final year project is well and truly rooted in the domain of tall buildings, I was interested by…

God’s architect: Saint Antonio Gaudi?

Thanks for Mary for finding this article about the camapaign to confer sainthood upon architect Antonio Gaudi, creator of my favourite building site in the world: La Sacrada Familia in…

Presidentials

There has been an obvious lack of posts on this site for some time now.  I would like to be able to say that the reason for this is the…

Pigeon sympathy now out of fashion

It is possible that in my previous post I may have shown some sympathy toward pigeonkind.  Well, all that is over with, as this afternoon, one of their number disposed…

Birds of a feather mourn together

I noticed this dead pigeon at the bottom of the Rue de Faubourg St Denis.  It was surrounded by several other pigeons who were just staring at it.  Then, one…

Flying the TGV from Paris to Strasbourg

It’s not just about the trains.  It’s about the track, the gentle curves, the tunnels, the soaring bridges… click this link to fly the route of the TGV Est Européen…

Trainspotting: TGV at 578 kmph

Choose life, choose reducing your carbon footprint, choose highspeed train travel instead of flying Thank you SNCF, for making trainspotting cool, at least for a day. Yesterday, a especially modified…

TGV in 354mph record attempt – 1pm

As part of the preparations for the eagerly anticipated TGV Est-Européen, which will operate from June 10th between Paris and Strasbourg, the SNCF are hoping to break their previous high-speed…

Gergiev and the LSO at the Salle Playel for a spot of Stravinski and Ravel

Last night I was lucky enough to get tickets to see the LSO perform at the Salle Playel. The auditorium was reopened back in September after being fully refurbished. The…