Tag Archive: architecture

Hotel Ducor – The Abandoned Queen of West Africa

Abandoned, stripped and gutted, the Hotel Ducor looks out over Monrovia.  The hotel was built in 1960 with 8 floors and 106 rooms.  The hotel, run by Intercontinental Hotels, has played home to the… Continue reading

Evening Walk—Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – After the storm

Belgian Boot Camp

If it wasn’t for the long queue at the Victor Horta museum, I never would have noticed the lowly Brussels décrottoir or boot-scrape.  A quick trip to Brussels combined with a New Yorker’s nosiness for checking out… Continue reading

Brasilia—colours, textures and details

Think of Brasilia and you think of a brave new world carved out of the savannah; of modernism on a grand scale, but with a sense of disciplined space. Architects Lucio Costa and… Continue reading

Trulli Intricate: The Roofs of Alberobello

The dry stone work of the trullo houses in Puglia in the heel of Italy’s boot make gorgeous intricate patterns. The trulli’s sensual curves and unpredictable rhythms proved irresistible to a photographer; a… Continue reading

Simply Divine

New Zealand’s rural churches are humble, simple and plain. Sitting surrounded by fields and farmland,  country church architecture ranges from basic “shed” to “Carpenter Gothic” in style. Timber is the primary building material, a one room plan gives… Continue reading

Country Church, Kutarere, NZ

New Zealand Pastoral

Rātana Church, Raetihi, NZ

Shadowlands

Bab el Khadra, a Medina gate, Tunis, Tunisia A tangle of wires in Al-Qayrawan, Tunisia   In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed