The Author recently levitated 1,353 feet above ground.
Just kidding! The Author was in fact standing in a glass box that extends out from the 103rd floor of the Sears Willis Tower in Chicago. The Author is not afraid of heights and has absolute confidence in this nifty bit of engineering, but even she was hesitant walking out onto the glass.
Next up are the last 7 Scariest Viewing Platforms in the World.
In addition to the vertigo inducing protruding glass boxes, the Willis Tower also offers some more traditional views.
It’s a Whole Foods.
This odd little house caught the Author’s eye as she wandered to Queen’s Wood in London. What a strange looking room on the left! Why is there a bust of a bearded fellow out front? Is that an angel and a demon on either side? Is this a parish church?
The Mystery remains, unless a clever Reader knows more?
The Author has already remarked on the popularity of Lego across national and cultural borders:
As the Liberty Bell
As a child’s backpack
As a stone in Ephesus (a notable anachronism)
As ‘The Red Room’ from Twin Peaks
As Patience, the New York Public Library Lion
The Author is happy to share an example of Lego-inspired Architecture: a group of colorful block building outside Bruges (as spotted from 270 feet above ground, at the top of the Belfry).
Or, more precisely, her wedding crown. Not to be outdone, the groom wears a two foot feather on his cap, and ruffles to boot.
Two very fine Champagne coupes at the Bröhan Museum, Berlin. The Author wouldn’t mind a tipple out of these elegant glasses!
The Bröhan Museum has a delightful collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco decorative arts. Readers may recall previous offerings from the Bröhan Museum: