Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’

À la Recherche de l’Oeuf Perdu (de Paul Arzens)

Friday, June 9th, 2017

It is not an actual egg we seek, but the electric car built by Paul Arzens during WWII that he showed us when we were living in Paris in the late 70s.

The Courtyard, and Beyond

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Ideal day: begin with this view at breakfast, then wander the streets.

October Idyll

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Despite looming deadlines, my husband and I finally celebrated our [August!] wedding anniversary with two days in Lewes, Delaware, strolling through the pretty town, hiking along the beach, relaxing and being dreadfully spoiled by the delightful owners of the beautiful Virden House B&B, whose garden I sketched.

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The Green/Greed Space of Woodley Park, Part Four

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Part Four of a comic on a current neighborhood issue, and, for now, the conclusion. To Be Continued…

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The Green/Greed Space of Woodley Park, Part Three

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Part Three of a comic about a current neighborhood issue. See May 21st for Part Two.

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The GREEN/GREED SPACE of Woodley Park, Part Two

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Part Two of a comic about a current neighborhood issue. See May 20th for Part One.

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The GREEN/GREED SPACE of Woodley Park, Part One

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Part One of a comic about a current neighborhood issue. Sometimes you just have to laugh…

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A New Library

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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Our local well-loved and popular but shabby post-WWII Cleveland Park Library is destined for replacement, and the project has brought out library-lovers in force, many making specific requests for new features (Quiet study spaces!–Better handicapped access!–Net zero energy use!) and specific requests to keep what is currently beloved (Light, warmth, and coziness!–Wooden shelving and furniture!–Children’s room memorabilia!–Our terrific staff!).

Above all, neighbors overwhelmingly requested A Building Not Like Tenley! (a nearby brand-new library branch modern in style but also regarded as cold, dark, noisy, hard, and uncomfortable). Instead residents hoped for a warm friendly building, whether modern or traditional, compatible with the neighborhood’s 100-year-old farmhouse-style houses and the nearby art-deco theater and apartments. This is looking to be unlikely.

You can see the design concept on the Cleveland Park Library website, where it is drawn considerably better than in my cartoon above.

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May Day/Carcassonne Part I

Friday, May 1st, 2015

An outing for the First of May.

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Vera

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Italia!

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Siamo arrivati.

4.12Italia!