|The Cathedral Church of San Pietro in Bologna|
Suffice it to say I saw tons design inspiration in Bologna and London to keep me in posts solidly for the next six months. The people I met reads like a who's who of the contemporary design scene and the people I traveled with on both trips were the best and brightest of the design and blogging worlds. These last two events gave me the shot in the arm to get excited about design I was looking for, so again, thank you to Ceramic Tiles of Italy and to Modenus.
Bologna is an amazing city in every sense of the word and it was fantastic to be back in Italy.
Last Sunday I went to see and hear the cathedral choir and organ at St. Paul's in London with my Friends Bob Borson and Stacy Bewkes. Though we weren't allowed to photograph or record inside the cathedral, what we found there was nothing short of spectacular. I found this video on YouTube that recreates what we saw and heard:
Outside of the Cathedral I recorded this myself:
After the service concluded, the three of us ran across the Millennium Bridge to the Tate Modern for what has to have been the fastest run through that museum in its history. It was great to be in a place like the Tate with two people who get art, so thanks guys. Bob is the Bob behind Life of an Architect and Stacey is the woman behind Quintessence. If you don't read both of those sites, start to do so immediately. We were in London for Modenus' Blog Tour 2011 and all of the design bloggers from our croup are publishing posts and posting photos of our experiences in London on the Blog Tour site, check it out.
|St. Paul's Cathedral from the far side of the Thames|
Though I'm not a religious man, I love church architecture and classical, sacred music more than most. Look for a post on that topic over the next few weeks.
In the meantime, I saw tons of bath and tile innovation at Cersaie and even more inspiration in London. I'll be writing about all of this for the next couple of months so please stay tuned.