Artists Against the Eiffel Tower

“I ought to be jealous of the tower. She is more famous than I am.” Gustave Eiffel Gustave Eiffel’s words have a prophetic ring.  The Eiffel Tower continues to be more famous than the man who designed and fought for her existence.  Surrounded by a history of controversy, the Tower embraces the whole of ParisContinue reading “Artists Against the Eiffel Tower”

Happy Birthday, Antoni Gaudí!

“Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.” Antoni Gaudí December 2007, I travelled to Barcelona to experience Antoni Gaudí.  The Temple De La Sagrada Familia was breathtaking, even mesmerizing.  Although Antoni Gaudí’s architectural designs were in the fashion of the  Spanish variant ofContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Antoni Gaudí!”

Arthur Erickson’s Canada House – His Last Gift to Vancouver

Arthur Erickson died in 2009 but his creativity and brilliance lives on in his last and final legacy – Canada House in Olympic Village. A passionate advocate of cultural awareness, Arthur Erickson’s architectural designs have a fresh appeal and generous acceptance of the world in which we live. He believed in community and inspired aContinue reading “Arthur Erickson’s Canada House – His Last Gift to Vancouver”