I had a morning to do some sightseeing, and decided to climb one of the famous Two Towers in Bologna…both of them are leaning! I highly recommend climbing the 498 stairs to the top, as the view of the city below is well worth the climb.
When first arriving in Bologna, one of the first things I noticed were the beautiful color combinations on the buildings. So many gorgeous, in my mind “typically Italian” colors, that might not look as beautiful set in a different context…but they work so well together in this specific country.
Yesterday evening we met our friend Paul McAllister at Origin. It is London Design Week, and many shows that I’ve seen this week were highlighting craft, which is refreshing since usually craft and design are seen as separate entities.
I saw this on a label at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and thought it was a very appropriate image for today. I am moving to London tonight! Posts may be slow to start until I settle in, but there will be plenty of great new photos soon.
In late Qing Dynasty, Chinese-Americans who returned to Guangzhou proposed the idea to raise money from all the Chen clans to build a temple for the worship of their ancestors and a place for their clansmen to study for examinations. The Chen Clan Academy was finished in 1894 with the money donated by Chen families in 72 counties of Guangdong Province as well as some overseas family members.
This is a beautiful complex in the middle of the hustle & bustle of modern Guangzhou…a great place to spend an afternoon!