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Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral | Never Kitsch

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban (born on 5 August, 1957, in Tokyo, Japan) is known for his innovative work with paper; particularly recycled cardboard tubes used to quickly and efficiently house natural disaster victims. He studied at the Tokyo University of … Continue reading

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What a lot of ‘White Noise’ | The Pamela Anderson House

St Kilda West’s “Pamela Anderson House” was once owned by infamous Australian Rules footballer/commentator from “The Footy Show“, Sam Newman. Situated at 270 Canterbury Road, on a former railway reserve, this post-modern style house was built in 2001 by Melbourne … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Sails

According to the latest news – tonight is the 40th birthday celebration of the Sydney Opera House, an iconic Australian landmark which has been described as one of the 20th Century’s “Wonders of the World“.  So, I thought I would … Continue reading

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Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet! aka Happy Bastille Day

Went down to my local patisserie “Gateaux” to buy a celebratory slice of cake (for a friend’s birthday). The shop was getting ready for Bastille Day celebrations, so I thought it was time to salute La Tour Eiffel. Any visitor … Continue reading

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It’s time to grab a slice of Pei

Ieoh Ming Pei (born April 26, 1917), aka I. M. Pei, is a prominent Chinese American architect. He was born in Guangzhou (Canton) and raised in Hong Kong and Shanghai.  In 1935, he moved to the US and enrolled in the … Continue reading

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Kapellbrücke (aka Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge)

Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge (or in German – Kapellbrücke) is a charming covered wooden footbridge which crosses the Reuss River over Lucerne,  Switzerland. The bridge was named after  St. Peter’s Chapel and its uniqueness and popularity is due to its exquisite,  triangular … Continue reading

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