Category Archives: Town Houses

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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Marseille + Corniche President John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Onward to Camelot A pericope scooped from Marilynne Robinson’s writings: “We came from somewhere, and we are travelling somewhere, and the spectacle is glorious and portentous.”

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Marseille + Traverse de la Fausse Monnaie

De Temps en Temps Gardens to tarry in.

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Marseille + Anse de la Fausse Monnaie

The Wealth of Nations A kind of dark gorgeousness. It does translate, after all, as the Cove of Counterfeit Money.

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Casa Amatller Barcelona + Josep Puig i Cadafalch

Sweet Dreams are Made of This To describe Modernisme as Catalan Art Nouveau underrates its roots but it’s a fair starting point. The style originated in the 1870s when Barcelona was enjoying industrial prosperity and expanding beyond its medieval walls. … Continue reading

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Bujović Palace + Perast Montenegro

The Pedagogy of the Impossible “It’s a gorgeous baroque town. A little piece of Venice with very baroque stone walls and terracotta roofs.” Our tour guide is Liset Kuhar. “It was built by mostly seafaring and noble families. There are … Continue reading

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Boutique Hotel Awards +

Quite Simply The Universe’s Most Glamorous Hospitality Awards Gala Dinner  How the great poses? “We do it all the time!”

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Lifford + The Doors

Borderlands Designed by Michael Priestley in the mid 18th century, Lifford Courthouse (now a restaurant and prison museum) with its Gibbsian keystoned rusticated pedimented doorcase is reckoned to be the most impressive public building in County Donegal. The better half … Continue reading

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The Four Seasons + Gdańsk

This Evanescent World Grey mist to lavender twilight.

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