This is the second post of seven, each a response to Kate Shrewsday’s request for an itinerary of MTM’s Seven Architectural Wonders. Each text post has a corollary visual post; the text and image posts will alternate between the blogs of Kate Shrewsday and the Andra Watkins. Since I (MTM) am no longer a paid pedant, I will try to make these as entertaining and enlightening as possible in 600 words or less. One ground rule: I cannot include a work of architecture I have not experienced directly and personally, just as one’s list of Great Books should not include a book one hasn’t yet read.To read the text of the second post “Here Comes the Sun, Redux” please click here!
18 thoughts on “Here Comes the Sun, Redux”
I love the statue, she is perfect in the morning sun
Wait till you read MTM’s text, Sidey. It’s up now over at Andra’s.
Wonderful building, beautiful images. I have to say that I find that the red curtain hits a bum note for me – German flag or not.
My understanding is that when Mies got the commission to design the building for the German government, one stipulation was that the German flag be represented; he did not take this requirement literally.
She seems so free with no building to support.
I have read this from Andra’s perspective before, so it’s so neat to hear it and see it from MTM’s (well, the object’s) point of view!!
I have forced this building upon Andra once already, so I owed it to her.
I am not in the least knowledgeable about architecture, but I’ll comment before reading the text and say that I observe how much the design reminds me of old Palm Springs, California. If given a little test without prompts that’s where I’d have placed the buildings. I’ve always liked the design features. I’ll move on over now and learn something! 🙂 Debra
The original Pavilion was built in 1929..it was always meant to be temporary. It was rebuilt in the 1990s.
She looks like she’d shielding herself from something…
The sculpture is titled Alba (or Dawn/Morning). Maybe she was a night person…
She’s beautiful. But her setting is stunning too. And I had no idea it existed: I love it when new doors like this open to explore. And this is definitely one of those. Great post, MTM, thank you!
You are welcome.
Love the statue, but not crazy about the architecture. That figures. I am hooked on really elderly buildings.
Love the photo with the stairs. Very inviting.
I do not know why but seeing the clean and somewhat brutally modernistic lines and silhouettes of the architecture takes me aeons away from “follow the sun” lyrics. On the other hand, my mind shifts to that individualistic young architect and Fountainhead’s protagonist, Howard Roark…….
Too much light. It burns us!!
I swear there was a vampire film that used that house as a set.
I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting this wonder through your eyes. Awesome imagery 🙂