Egyptian Neo-Classical Architecture in Dublin: the Ripples of History. A self-indulgent & speculative wander, through ideas, history, and some favourite Dublin buildings.

In his much-quoted opening of Dublin 1660-1860, the architectural historian Maurice Craig describes how one of the most momentous events in history, the taking of Byzantine Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks in 1453, had a side effect with unexpected consequences. Byzantium, a huge Christian empire and the surviving eastern half of the old Roman Empire,… Read More Egyptian Neo-Classical Architecture in Dublin: the Ripples of History. A self-indulgent & speculative wander, through ideas, history, and some favourite Dublin buildings.

Dublin’s Egyptian Glory…. The newest quiz, from Hidden Dublin tours.

In the next few days, after an absence of a few weeks,  we will resume our study of Dublin with a series of posts, talks, tours and quizes.   We have several quizes lined up, on different themes of history and architecture  (and history and architecture combined)   as well as guided tours and discussions. But… Read More Dublin’s Egyptian Glory…. The newest quiz, from Hidden Dublin tours.

10 tips of Buenos Aires, advice for a friend of a friend.

I received a request from my friend Phillip in London, looking for advice, tips and recommendations on Buenos Aires, on behalf of his friend Christopher, who was travelling out to BA that very week.  Naturally I obliged. Here are my thoughts for what they were worth  Tip One-  contrary to popular misconception,  Buenos Aires is not especially cheap. Rather the opposite is true, until… Read More 10 tips of Buenos Aires, advice for a friend of a friend.