Monthly Archives: November 2013

On a Bloodbuzz: the National at Alexandra Palace

Set high on a hill in North London, the grounds surrounding Alexandra Palace offer stunning views of London.  On a still, clear night, I make my way up to “the People’s Palace” to see the National and I survey the cold lights of the city stretched out before me. From this perspective, the city in […]

A Whip Around the Venice Biennale 2013: Part 2

After a reviving lunch, I set out to explore the island filled with established country pavillions, just across from Arsenale. The buildings forming the country pavilions on Giardini range from the cool to the obscure.  The cool includes  Finland’s awesome 1954 wooden pavilion designed by Alvar Aalto was further enhanced by the interesting installation, Forest Square, […]