Alright, let’s go,
Cockamamie idea – which is
Even though you think such
Figures of speech seem new, they were
Gestated many moons ago.
However, with new
Intrigue you may
Just create a
Koan which is both
Lousy and ludicrous
Making no sense nor reason
Nor even rhyming, but
Preposterous poppycock and posturing
Quixotic viewpoints which when
Reviewed will be laughed and
Scoffed for such
Trivialities and trifle with not an
Utter sense or signal of
Verity to any point of view nor
Words of wisdom, and completely
Xerotic in nature,
Yielding complete and utter
Like a trap wrapped around a fuzzy piece of yarn,
It engulfs me, holds me tight.
I try to speak but it softly lulls me back into its trap,
Silently holding my tongue ‘til my words disappear
Into a labyrinth of sleep.
“Architecture is the scientific art of making structure express ideas. Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials, methods, and men to put man into possession of his own earth. Architecture is man’s great sense of himself embodied in a world of his own making. It may rise as high in quality only as its source because great art is great life.”—Frank Lloyd Wright, from the Architectural Forum, May 1930
As I toured Liverpool, London, and Glasgow, besides the beautiful, majestic historical ancient castles, palaces, and cathedrals, I was very taken with the amazing modern structures I viewed. And that is what this blog is all about – the modern architecture I was awed by! Many of them were taken as the tour bus passed and the guide rambled off what we were seeing so fast there was no way I could take a photo and write down the names of the buildings he was pointing out – and some of them I found interesting even though there was no mention of them.
While visiting England I was fortunate enough to go to Wales three times. The first time was rather dismal, as it rained the whole time! Being a one-day bus tour it wasn’t a trip I could cancel – and besides, being an optimist I thought for sure the sun would come out at least once! Nope, drizzle dreary all day.
But thankfully my friend took me twice more, both on beautiful days – and, I had the pleasure of visiting two castles! The photos here are of the Powis Castle, or in Welsh, the Powys Castle. This was the most impressive and beautiful castle of all the ones I visited. The grounds were magnificent!