REFLECTING ON ARCHITECTURE

“Let us conceive, consider and create together the new building of the future that will bring all into one single integrated creation; architecture, painting and sculpture rising to heaven out of the hands of a million craftsmen, the crystal symbol of the new faith of the future.”

Gropius

I’m pretty sure that Walter Gropius didn’t have this in mind when he said these rather pompous words.

I’m guessing that somewhere between these words and the jumble showing in this photograph [taken just up the road in Lagoa] there might be something worth existing in and around.

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8 Comments

  1. Posted May 4, 2010 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    i love what they’ve done with the front garden! maybe that’s what i’m missing – clay jars bigger than a truck!

  2. daddyp
    Posted May 4, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    There are some clay jars here that are even bigger. I don’t know how they lift them as Portugeezers tend to be on the small side ………

  3. Posted May 4, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    It looks like a parcourse for drunken leprechauns.

  4. Posted May 4, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    woh that is way deep for a man on holiday! … I like the randomness and jumble of that front garden… every home should have a ‘feature’ or 3/4/5….

  5. Posted May 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    I’m just fascinated by that huge piece of pottery…

  6. gitwizard
    Posted May 6, 2010 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Are they the ’empties’ from the Birthday celebrations ?
    I think you should hurry home by the way, the BBC are reporting severe erosion of the cliffs in the East Sussex area……
    http://bit.ly/a1fPhX

  7. daddyp
    Posted May 6, 2010 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Note to self – remember to get some piccies of the really huge pots they have out here ……. oh, and Google how to live on an island …….

  8. Posted May 8, 2010 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    wow – jamie oliver would have a field day – filling one of those clay pots with food and burying it in burning embers to cook it – he could then feed the five thousand – well it would take that many to dig the hole!!!

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