Monday, April 24, 2017

Architecture observed

I have virtually no academic knowledge of architecture.  So I was fascinated by a TED talk that I heard on the plane en route to Cyprus.
It was by Moshe Safdie... passionate about urban planning that allows for light and space to penetrate apartment buildings, and how to make cities more permeable. His ideas were put forward at Habitat 67.
I gather that he has supporters and detractors but for lay people like me, I recommend the talk.

Walking around the waterfront of Limassol yesterday I was reminded of his passion for buildings that allow for passages of light and life to permeate them.

Travelling in Cyprus

Here is am in Cyprus.
Staying at Limassol in the old quarter. There are many beautiful sights to see on this island.
It is spring, so everything is bright and fresh.
I am staying in the old quarter which is interesting.... rather given ever to the tourists who have not arrived yet. So it is like being backstage at a theatrical production watching the preparations for the arrival of the visitors. 

Yesterday I went to the Troodos Mountains and saw some breathtakingly beautiful religious mosaics and paintings in the churches and monasteries there.