Archive for March, 2010

Kalevala

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The mythic history of the Finnish people is on display right now a the Finish Embassy on Massachusetts Avenue.  Viewing this exhibition is a wonderful excuse to visit one of the finest examples of modern architecture in Washington DC.  The soaring central space is punctuated by massive copper colored forms that appear to be floating in space.  For views of the exterior, please see this post:

http://thestraighttorquer.com/?p=813

From speaking with the cultural ambassador I learned among other things that the Finnish hero figure is known not for his might on the battlefield, but rather for his graceful diction and storytelling prowess.  His symbolic power object is a musical instrument made from the jaw bone of a fish.

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Concrete Texture

Monday, March 15th, 2010

These three buildings on 15th street at M compliment one another nicely.

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