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February 20, 2014

2014-02-20 Sir John Soane

From Tami

For Annie’s birthday post I dug up a photo of the great Sir John Soane’s breakfast room.  Located in the Sir John Soane’s Museum it is high on my hit list for my London trip. The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture calls Sir John Soane’s Museum “one of the most complex, intricate, and ingenious series of interiors ever conceived”.  Sir John Soane was an architect and his home (turned museum) was a laboratory for his spacial and detail experiments.  He experimented with flattened domes and top-lit halls, hidden skylights, and most of all mirrors; beautiful proportions prevail. His vast collection of architectural antiquities displayed throughout tell the story of his life and work.

So Happy Birthday to our fearless blog leader Annie!  Keep up the good work!

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