Category Archive: architecture

The green man

The green man

Hiding in full view, of the side of St. Peters, the green man. In this instance, camouflaged in white paint. Subtle, green man, subtle. I understand …

 

Simplest is best

Simplest is best

I was walking toward the car this evening and I was enthralled by a blackbird, signing his heart out, from the top of the church. …

 

Spirals

Spirals

I am deeply attracted to elegant solutions. I can’t always achieve them myself, but they are always what I aspire to. We don’t have space …

 

Stripes

Stripes

“Hot weather opens the skull of a city, exposing its white brain, and its heart of nerves, which sizzle like the wires inside a lightbulb. …

 

Ambition

Ambition

“One day,” he said, “We will own all of this.” “Urgh,” she thought, “I’ve only just finished decluttering my sock drawer.” It’s been a day of watching …

 

Under African skies

Under African skies

Today was a beautiful sunny day, and the sky was about as blue as it gets. I couldn’t wait to get out of the office …

 

Wellington burst like a bomb…

Wellington burst like a bomb…

“Then out of the tunnel and Wellington burst like a bomb. It opened like a flower, was lit up like a room, explained itself exactly, …

 

After the agony…

After the agony…

Sometimes I wish my Dad could see me now. He died back in 1990, so he’s been out of my life, in a physical sense, a …

 

Next stop, Everest

Next stop, Everest

The first time I climbed these stairs by the time I’d reached the 9th floor I thought I was going to die. Lungs bursting out …

 

The earth

The earth

We sit on the paved courtyard outside Te Papa. The night air is chilled, the tiles still warm from the day’s sun. It’s like school …