Here’s a photo from my visit to the Melk Monastery. A broom standing in front of the garden pavilion (link to photo from my flickr photos). It got me thinking about the need to clean up all that oil in the Gulf of Mexico, Robert Reich has a good article with suggestions.
H.H. Richardson: Buffalo State Hospital main building from my flickr photos
On a recent trip to Buffalo I visited the Buffalo State Hospital grounds in an early, jet-lag induced, walk. Some of my photos are on my Buffalo flickr set tagged with H.H. Richardson: Buffalo State Hospital.
As I grew up the imposing main building (in the photo above) seemed always to be in view. We lived nearby and went to elementary school on the campus of the adjoining state college. It’s a fantastic building, unfortunately it really seems to need repair.
Here’s a page with information about the complex from the website Buffalo as an Architectural Museum: Richardson Olmsted Complex. I particularly enjoyed the essay by Francis R. Kowsky, a Buffalo architectural historian, called A Towering Masterpiece: H.H. Richardson’s Buffalo State Hospital.
I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately. Here’s a photo from my trip back from the USA, we had to fly a more northern route over Greenland because of eruptions from the volcano. So, while I wasn’t “sleeping in the airport cuz of you” … as I sing on YouTube, it did delay my flight by about an hour, really nothing to complain about.There are a couple more photos on my flickr set of aerial photos.
I just finished my series of website pages describing the Westbahnstrasse Tram Track Rehabilitation Project completed during the summer of 2009. The two new pages present aerial views of the work (from a neighbor who was also fascinated by the construction process) and photos of the workshop where the Wiener Linien prefabricate the track by cutting, bending and welding together sections of rail. The website pages include photos, descriptions and YouTube video links.
Now I can get started on this summer’s Westbahnstrasse project: the Westbahnstrasse Chronicles! Stay tuned.