Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Blenheim Palace and English Vernacular Architecture

Lindsay and I went on a day trip to Woodstock, Oxfordshire, where lies the Blenheim Palace. Besides being the residence of the great conquerer John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough, Winston Churchill was born here, and the current Duke and Duchess of Marlborough still live here. Beautiful place.

The architects were John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawkmoore. Lindsay took most of the pictures, dang good job!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

John Henry Brookes open house

Open house of the John Henry Brookes building at Oxford Brookes.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Oxford Human Rights Festival 2014

Oxford Brookes hosted the Oxford Human Rights Festival this week. Throughout the week films, plays lectures, poetry readings, and live music were performed in various locations within the city. I was able to go to two of those, Salma, a film about a repressed Muslim woman poet in a remote Indian village, and a night of folk music with Moonrakers, and Lucy Ward. Each event was thought provoking, and very much worth it. Congrats to Angela for such a successful week of activities!

Panel after Salma viewing

Monday, January 27, 2014

Paper Factory - Rijeka, Croatia

Istria Croatia - Motovun & Hum


Rijeka, Croatia

Ljubljana, Slovenia and Zagreb, Croatia

Ljubljana, Slovenia

London to Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice, Trieste)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Architour - Brookes Construction

Brookes has been undergoing a lot of construction. There have been detours throughout the campus as materials are moved through chain linked fences and other temporary barriers. While the students are away, construction workers scurry through through the corridors with the same velocity, or lackadaisical shuffles. I walked through with a camera to capture the activity.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Architour - V&A Architecture Exhibit, Royal Albert Hall, and Zaha Hadid Hyde Park

We journeyed down to London again this morning to listen to Handel's Messiah. Before the evening concert we architoured the Victoria & Albert Museum, and also the Natural History Museum. The V&A had a cool fashion exhibit and Versaille-like room that Lindsay and I felt compelled to waltz in. The Natural History Museum had crazy interior architecture, as well as a cocoon in they catalog bug specimens and display incredible interactive activities. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was incredible, and on the way to the bus stop we had the fortune of stumbling upon a Zaha Hadid addition to a Grade II building in Hyde Park.

Victoria & Albert Museum - architecture exhibit