After a long layoff with the blog, I have some things to say again. More to come, and more frequently ! Among the many changes encountered in moving from San Francisco to West Berkeley a few years back was the extraordinary range of places to buy food. Berkeley is world-famous for its grocery offerings, particularly produce,… Read More 99 cent dreams
Last fall, I returned to Buffalo, and I went for walk. A very long walk. It traversed the length of Buffalo, via Main Street (with many detours), and through the heart of Buffalo. Main street bisects Buffalo in two, and I wanted to take in as much of the city as I could the day I was there. And I did. A graduate of UB’s… Read More Walking Across Buffalo- A Journey Down Main Street
As an Architecture student way back in the 80s in Buffalo, one’s introduction to contemporary Architecture had two threads. First, the late 19th and early 20th century’s seminal works, many of which were in our back yard thanks to Buffalo’s incredible treasures of Wright, Richardson, Sullivan, and Burnham. The second thread covered the next generation… Read More Two Modernists In Connecticut.
At the end of last year, the pull of the wide open spaces of the American West was too great, and I once again undertook what has become an every 2 year ritual, a road trip through part of the American West. North of Palm Springs, and home, the tiny dot on the map that is… Read More Travelogue – 10 Stops Through The American West
Last year, I visited Tokyo for the first time. I am certain I am not the first visitor to Tokyo to be struck by the stark contrasts found in the city, the serenity of the temple garden set against the chaotic din of the shopping district, the traditional low slung neighborhoods that are interspersed between… Read More Tokyo X.Y.Z.- Lost In Transition