Visions of Earth – @NatGeo

A breath-taking collection of images from National Geographic. My favourites include the raccoon ambush, the butterflies, the polar bear, frosty trees and red fox. How many favourites am I allowed? Images: National Geographic This post also appeared on SovereignProfessional.com.

Abandoned buildings

There’s something wonderfully evocative about abandoned buildings. The Mind Circle has 22 outstanding images, including this one: Image: @carlos_santero

Hungarian Soul – curator of beautiful images

After a long break, Hungarian Soul is back: http://hungariansoul.tumblr.com/. Mostly a collection of beautiful images from across the web… Worth a visit just for these, but if further incentive is needed, Mr Hungarian is on a Deep Purple roll.

Namesakes

I’ve just discovered another namesake. The last one I stumbled across appeared to own a tank. This Andrew Munro is merely a very talented photographer. Check him out, here.  

Trees

Fantastic photographs of tremendous trees: A forest-full, with info and credits, here.

The font at Salisbury Cathedral

William Pye's "living water" font reflecting stained glass

Provence blue

Somewhere, deep in the heart of that region lies an ancient workshop that produces paint solely for the shutters and doors of Provence.  The secretive craftsmen – some say they are les gnomes – work almost entirely in shades and shards of blue, from a secret recipe rumoured to comprise three parts sky and two parts […]

Live, work, play in Hampshire

I finally made it to the Live Work Play Exhibition in Winchester. Organised by the RIBA in Hampshire, it is an exhibition of work by the county’s architects both locally and internationally. The buildings range from bridges to embassies and from small extensions to vast new-build mansions. Details I recall in particular include a floating […]

Amazing staircase by Oscar Niemeyer

Isn’t this simply, elegantly beautiful? photo: todd eberle The Palace of Itamaraty, Brasilia, Oscar Niemeyer, 1970 From Exercices de Style, via Madame Scherzo

Beautiful blend of old and new architecture

Contemporist features the Kooyong House in Melbourne, Australia.  It’s designed by Matt Gibson Architecture and I love the blend of original Victorian and modern architecture, as shown in the doors here…

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