Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)
Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.
This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Obscure Architecturally-Related Person of the Day!I'm sure he would say, "Thanks, but don't bother, bub." But wait, there's more! And thus we are led to wonder why bother even taking up so much space talking about him.
Well, because he's actually an interesting sort of character, despite what the paragraphs above might lead you to believe. Here is a website with some excerpts of his writings describing the construction of the chapel, and it is telling that despite the passage of over 850 years, some things about construction are still pretty much the same, no matter what. Anyone who's ever had to deal with truck drivers or material handlers will recognize the abbot's frustration.
Here is another site with some information about the Abbey St. Denis with some photos and such.
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