Category Archives: architecture

James Bond Hotel Amalia Delphi by Nikos Valsamkis

When the family checked into the Amalia Delphi Hotel in Delphi here, while touring Greece early this year, the 20-somethings commented we had walked into a James Bond hotel.  Built in 1964 in the mid-century modern style the owners have recently renovated staying true to the architect’s design so it did indeed look like a James Bond […]

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Art Nouveau and Art Deco – On the Lookout for Art Styles While Travelling

After flying across the Pacific from New Zealand we endured a 10-hour layover in San Francisco. We occupied ourselves with: finding a short term hotel room – no such place; a shower – closed for renovations; a place to sleep – the meditation/prayer room but that didn’t last long because the dark quiet room was intoxicating […]

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Articulation 2014 Study Session in Victoria

Each year Articulation does study in a special place in Canada. This year they are in Victoria researching the maritime history of the west coast of Canada. Donna climbing up the stairs from the waterfront to the street full of old warehouses, hotels and shops. Into The Maritime Museum, up in their iron elevator – […]

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Quebec City – Door Study

Before I arrived in Quebec City I had thought I might do a door study. And work with the symbolism and conceptual meanings associated with them. Quebec City’s doors are a tourist attraction. I took the photographs but the ideas didn’t flow. So no door study.After 10 study sessions with Articulation and lots of preparation before each trip, […]

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Inspiration for Fundy Post Cards

The inspiration for Post Cards # 4 and #5 came from the Age of Sail Museum http://www.ageofsailmuseum.ca/, the sailor’s costume for Post Card #4 and these woolen quilts for Post Card #5. The quilts appear to be made from woolen clothing, particularly men’s suits. One of my favourite textile researchers is Anne Hollander. She has written extensively on the […]

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