I failed to get into the Agbar tower a while back with a bunch of tourists who had agreed to impersonate a business delegation. Eulàlia Petit, however, has been inside and up Jean Nouvel’s
phallus suppository rocket volcano-fired geyser. Its colours are red for fire, blue for water, and white for steam, and the irregular walls of the staircase going down to the auditorium are the mouth of a volcano. What you’ve got inside are two non-concentric towers of oval horizontal cross-section, here pleasingly compared to a quail’s egg inside a pigeon’s egg. The floors are hung between the two shells and the lifts go in the quail egg. She compares its darkness to Nouvel’s opera house in Lyon, which I’ve never seen. More soon, apparently.
The excellent Margaret Marks has pointed out some good photos by Michael Jennings of Jean Nouvel’s tower (more scrapers here)
- A secessionist in Morocco
Glad to see that separatist Catalanist, Ernest Binatch (sic), will be leading a Catalan parliamentary delegation to Morocco next week. Le
- Original for Agbar tower design?
Check out these Russian scrapers. (Via BB; more Agbar here.)
- Roman scales
I’m really fond of Eulàlia Petit’s Barcelonetes because, unlike the overwhelming majority of distinctly underwhelming blogs here, it provides useful stuff
- Julia Maiana, murdered by a husband cruel
Eulàlia has discovered a Gallo-Roman memorial in Lyon to a woman murdered by her husband. I like blogs with photos, but