Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Grid

Let me just note here that I love living in a city that was, very obviously, planned.  It is a grid. Previously, I would not have considered this. But it really makes a difference.

I owe a debt of gratitude to Ildefons Cerda for beautiful sunsets every evening, even in a bustling city.  All I have to do is look west.

All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.  

- G.K. Chesterton

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