From left to right: Yohannes IV (Emperor of Ethiopia), Tewfik Pasha (Khedive of Egypt),Abdülhamit II (Sultan of the Ottoman Empire), Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (Shah of Persia),Christian IX (King of Denmark), Dom Luís I (King of Portugal), Willem III (King of the Netherlands), Dom Pedro II (Emperor of Brazil), Milan I (King of Serbia), Leopold II (King of the Belgians), Aleksandr III (Emperor of Russia), Wilhelm I (German Emperor & King of Prussia),Franz Joseph I (Emperor of Austria & King of Hungary), Victoria (Queen of Britain &Empress of India), Jules Grévy (President of France), Leo XIII (Pope), Meiji (Emperor of Japan), Guangxu (Emperor of China), Umberto I (King of Italy), Don Alfonso XII (King of Spain), Oscar II (King of Sweden and Norway) and Chester A. Arthur (President of the United States of America).
Second project for the Library
The Monument to the Third International
One of the things I like about Boullée’s fantastical creations is the scale. Not how monumental, but that in the one building it contains multiple scales of interaction. I also like that about the design of some churches. Even the ‘Monument to the Third International’ has this component to it. In the one space there is room for the epic and the intimate; perhaps also private vs public. I suppose the best architecture, even on a small scale, allows for those scales of interaction to co-exist.
Chand Baori Stepwell
(photo by Ben Lepley, Tectonicus)
[Abhaneri, India: IX century]