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Friday, October 15, 2004
If London Were Like Venice (Oh! That It Were!), an 1889 view of a Forgotten Future (via Interconnected). We especially like the Stazione de Pancras.
At our feet stretched a shimmering sheet of water, its surface, in our immediate vicinity, black with countless gondolas, the men standing up in them clamouring loudly for custom. My companion beckoned, and a score glided up as though we had pulled as many strings. Entering one, we took our seats in the cool shade of the awning. "Lago di Hyde, Canale del Regente, Lago di Piccadilly, Croce di Charing, and Grand Canal," called my friend, and away we sped.

Dan does Frank Gehry. This is what we meant by the democratisation of architectural criticism a while back - a bunch of digital photos (no fussy architectural photography, thanks), a widely-read weblog and a really good eye. It can only be a good thing.

Also via interconnected, the amazing zooming quilt (flash) / Wembley webcam / this is genius: 'Orang utans eating Wotsits on Ayers Rock', just one of Vitamin Q's 7 trickiest jigsaws / the Predicata Project, shamelessly pilfered from Eye of the Goof / The Last Sound of Summer continues to serve up wonderful mp3s.

Stickies for Windows. Very useful so far. Via Wonderland / the London pillow fight / true facts (traditionally, at least one 'fact' in lists like this one is completely false). Fun stuff, though: 'There are between 5,000 and 7,000 tigers kept as pets in the United States.' 'Kevin Spacey's older brother is a professional Rod Stewart impersonator.' (professional?).