Category Archives: Urban planning

Budapest

The Central Cafe in Budapest is a functioning monument built in the 1880s in the fever of construction heralding the Magyar millennium. The air inside is pulled by soft and hard sounds made by mouths full of air or flesh, … Continue reading

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Here and There

Classicism these days mainly denotes a tradition immersed in the Antique. 50 to 100 years ago, it carried a pervasive rhetoric of central political and financial power by reference to the trophy temple. Here in Lyon we see remnants of … Continue reading

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Lugdunum

The Rue des Table Claudienne is a couple of blocks down the hill from where we are staying, a bronze tablet was unearthed there by a vigneron 150 years ago. It’s inscribed with a speech made by the Roman emperor … Continue reading

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