Friday, February 17, 2006

Tour in Ruins

Callalillie has taken a rather strange tour, of 'preserved ruins.' The photos remind me (not entirely accurately) of the lovely, vaguely creepy Horta Museum on Rue Americaine in Brussels (creepy because I've always been vaguely discomfited by walking through people's houses). Still, this tour is certainly on the list for the next trip to NYC.

I must post my musings at some stage on the shift in American culture at the turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries, from emulating European (largely Francophile) aesthetics to being the focus for everyone else's artistic, architectural and musical aesthetics - from Met to Moma, in a way.

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