Category Archives: Town Houses

Verona + The Doors

Shakespeare + Co More than Juliet balconies. Advertisements

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Verona + Lavender’s Blue

Palladio Palladian Palladium It’s really about having a sense of proportion these days. As Reverend Jonathan Aitken told us recently, “Above all, it’s a journey.” Verona is worth a worthy detour along the way. Fine Art Dealer William Thuillier calls … Continue reading

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Lady Verona Residence Verona + Lavender’s Blue

Expounding Riddles With The Harp Everything tastes better in a palazzo with a campanile.

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Veneto + Lavender’s Blue

Lassoing the Moon “Life was a perpetual holiday in those days.” The Beautiful Summer by Cesare Pavese

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Maison + Bistrot du Cygne Brussels

Off Our Trolley On the gastronauts’ bridge of broad horizons, Brussels looms large, radiating racy and irresistible attraction. It ranks third – after Paris and London – in the Michelin Cities Guide. We’ve loved bistronomique at Scheltema and adored haute … Continue reading

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Palmerston Square + Marie-Louise Square + Ambiorix Square Brussels + Gustave Strauven

Art for Art Nouveau’s Sake | Cultural Capital  Just as Josep Puig i Cadafalch is overshadowed by Gaudí, so Victor Horta steals the limelight from Gustave Strauven. Monsieur Strauven was a protégé of Monsieur Horta. His pièce de résistance is … Continue reading

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Rue de Laeken Brussels + Prince Charles

A Study of a Street A summary of the eastern street frontage of Rue de Laeken, which runs between Rue du Pont Neuf to the north and Rue du Cirque to the south follows. The Foundation for Architecture in Brussels … Continue reading

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Queen’s Road + Clifton Crescent Peckham London

So Hot It’s Cool Hyperbole alert! There’s that unmistakeable frisson in the mild breeze on a hot day upon exiting the refurbed Queen’s Road Peckham Railway Station. It’s the delicious combo of the arty and the artisanal: skateboarders working their … Continue reading

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Marseille + Marilynne Robinson

A Seraphic Calling  “We know only what we know, only in the ways that we know it or can know it.” MR. On a morning of utter unimpeachable freshness, it’s time to enjoy a latitudinal view of experience. No curtailment … Continue reading

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Marseille +

Webs of Moment and Meaning and Memory American writer Marilynne Robinson is enthralled by this “roaring, surging universe”. Witness, the fury of the Mistral. Here’s to zoomorphia: cathedral as zebra.

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