The genius of Wren
This could be a comment on old and new buiding, but instead I'd like to tell you about the genius of Christopher Wren, the master builder who is responsible for so much about what we think beautiful in London.
I know you know St Paul's is rather nice to look at, but I bet most of you don't know its secret. That is, there are two domes. He knew that this shape, delightful from the outside, would have looked totally wrong and much too tall from the inside. So there are actually three domes. The one you can see here, the one you can see from inside, and one in between the two for structual strength. Genius.
I'm away on holiday for a week, have a good time in my absence. Posting continues thanks to the archives and Eric.