June 21, 2011

Calcio Storico

  I had planned to take my students to see Brunelleschi’s Pazzi Chapel two days ago, but the whole of Santa Croce (the church in Florence to which that wonderful chapel has been conjoined) was closed for […]
June 20, 2011

Florentine architecture graced by old bikes

Architects are so in the habit of camouflaging their car parks that sometimes they mistakingly hide bicycle parking as well. Thus I call your attention to a different sensibility existing before the inventions of cars. In […]
June 18, 2011

Nobody loves me, which I don’t understand

Fathers know how it feels. We’re away for weeks, months, years even, hunting to bring home the bacon. Fighting for truth, justice, and better cycling conditions. Then at some time we call them, these bacon eaters, […]
June 17, 2011

The Italian Sea Side

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June 17, 2011

Non-stationary points of view for looking at buildings

I’ve been knocking an idea about in my mind for some time, that buildings designed to be viewed from the moving view point of somebody walking, must have their bicycling counterparts, that is, buildings designed to […]