Are we too Materialistic?

Are we too Materialistic?

it doesn’t seem to make sense to suggest that there might be such a thing as good materialism. After all isn’t materialism just plain bad always? It can seem as if we’re faced with a stark choice. Either you can be materialistic and that means...

ART/ARCHITECTURE – Andrea Palladio

ART/ARCHITECTURE – Andrea Palladio

Vicenza. 25 miles inland from Venice, is one of the leading sites of global architectural tourism- and for one reason. Many of the works of Andrea Palladio are located in and around that town. Andrea Palladio was born at the end of November in 1508...

The Point of Travel

The Point of Travel

What’s the point of travel? It’s to help make us into better people. It’s a sort of therapy. Without anything mystical being meant by this, all of us are, in one way or another, on what could be termed “an inner journey.” That is, we’re...

How to Make an Attractive City

How to Make an Attractive City

Cities are a big deal: we pretty much all have to live in them; We should try hard to get them right. So few cities are nice; very, very few out of many thousands are really beautiful. Embarrassingly, the more appealing ones tend to be...