Category Archives: Architecture

A Day at the Bowers Museum

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Although I’ve lived within 10 minutes of it for almost a decade, it was only within the past month that I finally made it over to Orange County’s Bowers Museum, an art and cultural history institution located in … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Catedral de la Almudena, Madrid, Spain. Source. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Imam Mosque, Isfahan, Iran Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour: Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Hôtel de Ville in Paris, 1871, after it was burned by the Paris Commune. The Hôtel de Ville today. Click on the images to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour: The Ventura Inn

Paleo Retiree writes: In the middle of Ventura, CA’s funky and not at all mall-like Historic Downtown Cultural District is this hardboiled-novel-worthy beauty. Fun tilework, dreamy colors, an excellent job of bringing the building right up to the sidewalk, as well … Continue reading

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Village Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Molyvos, Lesbos, Greece. Source. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Quote Du Jour: On the French Sidewalk Café

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It would be hard to imagine a more recognizable third place than a French bistro. Traditional third places tend to have physical features that unmistakably indicate what they are — these are sometimes called signal fittings. Thus, … Continue reading

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Beauteous Santa Barbara Buildings

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Post-Kraftwerk, I dragged my ragged soul up the coast for some renewal in Santa Barbara, prettiest goldang place this side of the nape of Scarlett Johansson’s neck. My awesome hosts, Paleo Retiree and Question Lady, kept … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Stroll

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Architecture Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: Lobby of the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago. Related More glamorous Gilded Age buildings in this gallery from Blowhard, Esq.

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