Getting lost in the Barbican, or creative strolling

Getting lost in the Barbican, or creative strolling

  Recently my daughter was in London, so I asked her to go to an architectural landmark and take a selfie. I suggested the Gerkin.  As it happened she went to a play at the brutalist  Barbican.  She forgot to take the selfie, instead she called to complain that...
Inside Russel Wright’s Manitoga

Inside Russel Wright’s Manitoga

In my previous post, I focused on the grounds surrounding  Manitoga, Russel Wright’s garden. In this post, I’m taking you inside his house. Russel Wright (1904-1976) believed so strongly that Americans should find their own cultural identity through...

Russel Wright’s Manitoga Garden

Scientists say the sense of smell has the strongest power to bring back memories. That was true for me from the minute I stepped off the plane in Albany, New York. The air in the airport carried the scent of a familiar place. I can’t describe the aroma except to say I...