There is no law-maker but nature. And YOU are her prophet.
Hey Yeah! Just like that mad cathedral in Spain, or the Vatican, or St Paul's!!!
Just so I'm not misunderstood, I was making fun of people who think that 'those people' aren't capable of doing anything brilliant. I like that building. I was also admiring the human spirit that can produce such things in a difficult environment.Unfortunately, as you point out, religious buildings are the only kinds of brilliant things people do produce in such situations. But brilliance has to go somewhere.
Hmm, yeah well I confess that I might have been reading too many right-whinge blogsites because your headline reflected exactly much of the commentary coming out of the others.Sorry Al, the "fun" didn't come through to me.
I should have said 'satirizing'. I don't think it's very funny. I thought the magnificent work of architecture spoke for itself (at least from that angle)... When I went to write a title, I started getting angry. If people looked at the Blue Mosque, the Taj Mahal, Mecca and Muslim art and architecture generally, I don't think they'd denigrate those cultures as much as they do.I worked with a guy from Morocco for a while. He showed me pictures of his family's home. It was just beautiful. He was smart, funny, hardworking... Didn't take well to having a woman boss, though.
There's not enough glass for it to have been built by televangelists, but it does look like something the Mormons could have built.
Point accepted Al, with some considerable relief.I am in awe of some of the old Asian cultures, and some of the structures they have left behind.Ankor Wat for example when considered as a whole (the surrounding area as well as the temple remains) places the Egyptian pyramids in the shade. "The Summer Palace" outside Beijing was featured in the Olympics broadcasting is an amazing combination of architecture and landscaping.
Have a link The Summer Palace, Beijing, China
More like this one Al.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Summer_Palace
Wow, that's quite a change.
Matchless phrase ;)
Let’s cross that bridge when we come to it. (Deal with each problem as it arises).
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