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Pann’s

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I’ve posted before about my fondness here before for Googie Architecture. This style sums up the optimism of the 1950’s with sweeping rooflines, cartoonish signage, and interesting blurring of inside and outside. I was hoping to spot some interesting Googie buildings in LA, which is where the style really began. However many of these structures are now gone, as they …

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Found Architecture: Barn Stars

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I’m taking a weekend off to catch up on some reading on the Sunshine Coast, and I was thinking about how different it is to be in a rural setting where I am a local. However, thinking back on our travels on the East Coast, sometimes being an outsider makes the mundane visible and novel. In particular I am reminded …

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Found architecture: The Big Apple

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If you’ve ever wondered where the world’s biggest apple is, look no farther than the 401 freeway near Colborne, Ontario. The Big Apple, which is, as you might guess, features a big apple, has been serving up pies and general small scale amusement since 1987. I like the big apple for a lot of reasons. An example of Novelty Architecture, …

Found architecture: The hydrostone district

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Today we took a little break from eating to go visit the Hydrostone District in Halifax, a lovely example of history writing itself spatially upon an urban landscape. History, in this case, was the 1917 Halifax explosion, in which the collision of two ships, one of which was loaded with pretty well everything that could possibly explode, led to one …