As if we did not have enough nostalgia in the world, now we’ve been exposed to more, through deprivation. Nothing like something being taken away, making us want it more. As we now move to a new year of school and gear toward the shorter days of winter, most of us carry a sense of…
In the post-pandemic world, virtual travel may be the thing but how is it really different than watching National Geographic or any other tv show on travel? Why these do not work as virtual travel experiences is because they lack the immersiveness of actually being there.
The streets of Toronto finally, flourish in a delayed bloom of late summer, and the city becomes a festival itself. Terraces, flowers and music are back and scents of culinary delights haggle for your attention everywhere.
As I watch San Francisco’s Market Street coming alive at dawn, amid it all I stumble onto a beautiful fountain. Water is pushed up to the top where a thin brass plate ads a sparkle. There it bubbles softly before pressing moving patterns into the glass as it slides off back into the ground.
In 1543 Francisco de Montejo arrived, wiped out an old Mayan town and founded Valladolid in its place. A few centuries later, the Mayans took it back.
It is almost impossible not to get hungry when walking and it is not because of the exercise. Getting hungry while exploring on foot is a progressive experience that starts with scents of delicious food that make their way out of corner cafes and restaurants.
If you are part of the Florida-goers North Americans and based on that, you think you know how Christmas is in all hot places you are mistaken. With all the heat and beautiful waters, these trips do not prepare you for what one finds in the land down under.
Re-sharing some of my thoughts on one of my favourite architecture firms
This was just such a nice soft summer day… the ROM echoed with the sound of the street band weaving happy tunes in the warm summer air.
Symbols are an evolving library of information that pulls us together into the same conversation. Many symbols go beyond religious and cultural markers that are recognized by all, while some need to be learned before they are used and understood.
The key ingredient in a symbol is meaning. Anything can be a symbol, if it has meaning and sufficient recognition or use, it will eventually make it into the library of symbols of a religion, nation, the western or the eastern world, or humanity.
Neoclassical architecture as it is present in North America and especially United States has been associated with many meanings out of which in the case of Lincoln Memorial is democracy.
In between the over 2500 meters above sea level mountains carved with mysterious caves and the wide span beaches quiet in the sun, up on the north shore of the Dominican lies a story of lifestyle incomprehensible to most western civilization.
with the spring in the air, I’m getting ready to walk the streets again ! looking forward to discovering more in this wonderful city