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Four Dishes and One Soup

No, for once I’m not talking about food.  Four Dishes and One Soup is the name that the Fujian locals give to this cluster of Tulou buildings that we went to see.   1,189 more words



When the farm was built, the river was probably the fastest and easiest connection route to the nearest city (Tartu). Nowadays, the place is nearly deserted. 42 more words


Scotland Yard Move - a bit more than redecorating.

On 21 May 2013 I wrote a few words about Scotland Yard moving back to Scotland Yard, as it were. The move was precipitated by the existing building reaching that stage of its life when over £50m would need to be spent on it; this is money that could simply not be justified on a building that was in any case not really suitable for present needs and at a time of unprecedented financial stringency. 692 more words


Empire State Building

I’ve been hectically busy of lately. This shot is taken from an unconventional point in Top of the Rock- NY. I visited New York in February and met up with my parents. 8 more words




Post 405 ⇒   by Gautam Shah 

Buildings are formed of huge volumes of materials. The materials of construction come to the site in small lots and over a long period of execution. 727 more words

Interior Design

The New Forbidden City

The Forbidden City was built in the 15th century, after the capital of the Chinese empire was moved from Nanjing (literally translated: “southern capital”) to Beijing (the “Northern Capital”). 587 more words