Today on things that I’m weirdly and ridiculously emotional about, does anybody else get the spontaneous urge to cry when they see a really gorgeous piece of Architecture? Especially if they happen to be Theatres, Museums, Book Stores, Libraries or Art Galleries? That might sound weird, but seriously, just look at these things:
The Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto Canada
The Margravial Opera House, Bayrueth Germany
El Ateneo Grand Splendid, the Theatre-turned-Library in Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires
The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest, Hungary
The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
The Florence Cathedral in Florence, Italy
The Abbey Library of Saint Gall in Saint Gallen, Switzerland
The Baroque Library of Metten Abbey in Metten Germany
Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland
The Vatican Museums in Vatican City
Konpira Grande Theatre in Kotohira, Japan
Kabuki-za Theatre in Tokyo, Japan
I can’t be the only one who finds these places gorgeous, right? Add your own favorite Architectural Wonders in the comments!
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liminal spacetime: the creative prompt for august at the orangery literary society. 🌾
the blood of dusk looks just like water by @sealavender / keyvan hami (ig: @chelipagram) / god is a liminal space by @linkedsoul / edward hopper, house at dusk / don't forget me, the way i did by @mothprincess / @geof on deviantart / the un-chase by @bies-from-wildland / ben mcloughlin, a russian tabloid newspaper... / haiku by @violetboueux / x / spidersong by ieva dapkevicius (@feytouched)
transcripts, image descriptions, and tag list below.
[ID: a compilation of poems interspersed with photographs on the theme of liminality.
1. poem excerpt: "i stand here, at the threshold / of something, somewhere / and the stillness sticks a needle / through my chest, pinning me / to its collection of silences"
2. photo: a dark sunset landscape; the sky is purple, the sun is a distant dot haloed in orange, just above the horizon, and the earth below is dark green and blurred.
3. poem excerpt: "a transition, a passageway. a there-then-gone- / then-there-again. godhood in the cracks of the world. in the nooks and crannies. where we / unwind. humanity is ink on a paper and god sleeps / (there) / between the lines.”
4. a painting of a stone building's top corner; its flat roof has several chimneys, and some of its rectangular windows are lit up and silhouettes of the interior can be seen. in the background, dark treetops stand against the fading light of day.
5. poem excerpt: "The distance between me and myself, / it was only a corridor away. // But I can't find my room— the gold door numbers are missing— / and the floors beneath me are like the carpeting // in a Marriott hotel, somewhere in Jacksonville, Florida. / Does anyone remember where they went? // Did you remember to leave a note / before you left?"
6. photo: a dark hallway in a derelict building, with doors on either side, lit up by the sunlight filtering in from the open doors on the right and by a small window at the far end of the corridor. there are graffiti of words in dark red on the right-hand side.
7. poem excerpt: "The droplets of quicksilver / Suspending the clock. // The day… Was. / It was, it was, it was. For sure. / You’ll ask yourself / “Is that memory mine?” "
8. a painting of a faded dark green flat landscape with hills in the background, against a dark grey sky. a roadside billboard glows under warm yellow lights; the billboard is blank.
9. poem excerpt: "broken spider silks / the last threads of the summer / sway in August’s breeze"
10. photo: a field of tall grass photographed at night. the background is pure black, and the grass and ground are illuminated with a contrasting bright light. the grass is green and tipped with yellow inflorescences, growing on pale sandy ground that splits it in a path down the centre.
11. poem excerpt: “August, and the greying summer — weightless / as a sun-bleached bone washed ashore, / heavy as the rain-sodden cloak of the sky / embroidered with silver threads of lightning / — teeters on the knife-edge of a sunset, / then falls into colder waters.”]
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