After marvelling at the interior artwork of ancient tombs I went looking for other fascinating interiors I’ve explored on my travels. Hidden behind an unprepossessing exterior in the heart of Washington DC, I found an extraordinary monastery, built to resemble the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, containing catacombs and crypts and exact replicas of holy sites from all over the world. Here is part of the interior in all its neo-Byzantine glory.
When you visit Seattle’s Central Library you are treated to Tony Oursler’s terrific Braincast video installation on your way up the escalator….
…but if you take the right twists and turns along the library’s walkways you may just find yourself inside the installation looking out.
An ultra modern interior to a tunnel at New Haven train station is in perfect contrast to nearby Yale University which was custom built to look ancient.
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There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle that is grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul. – Victor Hugo
Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over. – Ernest Hemingway