Weekly Photo Challenge:  Rare (2)-Architecture Without Architects:  Santorini, a Greek Island
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare (2)-Architecture Without Architects: Santorini, a Greek Island

  This post is my second response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare.  Please also see my first response: Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare –Architecture Without Architects: Telč, a City in Czech Republic, and my very old posts in another earlier Blog Exploring Turkey and Greece – Santorini. The four colorful pictures posted here were taken by my friend Link … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Rare –Architecture Without Architects: Telč, a City in Czech Republic
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare –Architecture Without Architects: Telč, a City in Czech Republic

This post is in response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare I just bought a book named   ” Architecture Without Architects.” By Bernard Rudofsky, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1965.   It is a very good book, providing a backdrop in understanding about Vernacular Architecture.   It is easy-to-read with lots of B&W pictures.  This book … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure

  This post is in response to the  Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure The SFMOMA has just reopened after three years of renovation.  As a member of SFMOMA for many years,  I am very excited of its new look and expansion. Due to work, I was only able to visit the museum twice on Thursday nights.  Both visits were … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge ” Vivid”:  My trip to England, Wales and Scotland  #1 The Rows!
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Weekly Photo Challenge ” Vivid”: My trip to England, Wales and Scotland #1 The Rows!

We are now traveling in Europe.  Today I learned something new.  In the Chester City of England,  we saw a number of buildings with a unique architectural design:  ” the Rows”. These are half-timbered buildings with rows of shops in the ground and upper floor built around the 13th century.  The patterns are vivid and sharp … Continue reading