Requiem for a city

There’s a fantastic article in Vanity Fair on One Hyde Park. It’s the most expensive residential building on earth and a metaphor for a new London. Here are some great quotes: “Knightsbridge is an un-English activity,” says York. “The former gratin [upper crust], a combination of old toffs, Knightsbridge Americans who wanted to be old… Continue reading Requiem for a city

Europe Notes

Wen and I just got back from a rapid sprint through London, Paris & Fontainebleau: Looking back, it’s fun to contrast the two capitals. London seems to be a city of repeating motifs; the order of the buildings seems to be almost an apology for the chaotic arrangement of the streets.    Paris on the… Continue reading Europe Notes