Wednesday, 22 September 2010

another year ...another ramadan

video

Thursday, 15 July 2010


Old St Pancras Churchyard.

Before Thomas Hardy gave up architecture to become a poet - writer. He was in charge of collecting the bones from the cementery during the construction of St Pancras Station. So disgusted with the immorality of progress he later wrote:
We late-lamented, resting here,
Are mixed to human jam,
And each to each exclaims in fear,
'I know not which I am!'





WATERLOO



In 1994 the channel tunnel terminal by Grimshaw opened to huge acclaim.
15 years later it closed and has now reopened as a temporary theatre showing the Railway Children.
The concrete finishes are still perfect...we know that buildings often
have a 25year life span... but 15 years!
How many railway themed plays are there? what are they going to do??

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

JEAN NOUVEL PAVILLION AT THE SERPENTINE




Thursday, 13 May 2010

CASPAR HALL AGAIN


Hebron series...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2008/jul/29/hebron.portraits.casparhall?picture=336060011


INK & WASH!

Friday, 16 April 2010

ROTUNDA

Salonica, Greece
Birthplace of Niko Kostaras and home of the Rotunda, built by Galerius Caesar in 300AD for use as a place of worship by the mysterious Samothratian Kabirii, then a Christian Church, then a mosque, now a Greek Orthodox Church. What next? McDonalds?

Caspar Hall, Painter

Caspar Hall - ruthless editor - this hand will go in the bin unless I save it...

the streets ARE paved in gold

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Thursday, 4 March 2010

Richard Hamilton




Saturday, 20 February 2010

CAN I JOIN IN?

We went across London to see Nation at the National Theatre.


We got off the tube at Embankment and walked across the river Thames




























Past the Royal Festival Hall




























Past the bright & new South Bank




























Past the kids doing tricks





















to the National Theatre by Dennis Lasdun





















where material is king




























and the boundaries of what is inside





























and outside are not defined




















and the threshold is managed by a local entrepeneur




























The interior of the auditorium was as much a play as the play







































after the play finished we made our way back home, life had not diminished outside, the skaters were skating
























in their appropriated skate park which the authorities have now realised is a part of the architecture



























back over the bridge past the busker






















wearing his busking shoes























and playing his busking sax






















under the gaze of the ever watching eye























down underground






















onto the late train






















home




















Thursday, 11 February 2010

TOROS DE PARLADE


RABO DE TORO


EL PISTO was the house of this man....






that became a fantastic bar











that is famous for its.... [not their recipe]

Rabo de Toro (bull’s tail)

2 kg bull’s tail
2 ripe tomatoes
1 medium onion
1 head garlic
2 bay leaves
1 litre Montilla wine
Olive oil
Salt

Clean and remove fat from the bull’s tails and leave in water to drain out blood. Rinse thoroughly and place in a heavy bottomed pan with onion, garlic, tomatoes and bay leaves. Add wine and water to cover and season with salt then simmer over a low heat until the meat is tender. Remove the meat from the pot and process liquid to make sauce. Bring sauce to the boil again and season to taste. Return meat to sauce again and serve reheated 24 hours later. Serve with thickly cut fried potatoes.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

1956 TOROS



Monday, 8 February 2010

Paris, 40 in the 4eme