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Old 01-09-2014, 07:57 PM   #3421
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:38 PM   #3422
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:36 AM   #3423
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Le Corbusier’s Ronchamp, Vandalized
20 JAN 2014 by Samuel Medina

Originally posted in Metropolis Magazine, Samuel Medina reports on the irreparable damage caused by vandalism at Le Corbusier’s Chapel of Ronchamp.

On Friday, a nun gave warning that the Chapel of Ronchamp, considered by many to be one of the key architectural works of the last century, had been vandalized. When police arrived on the scene, they found signs of forced entry: a stained-glass window, one of many executed by Le Corbusier, was broken and a concrete trunk was missing. As Le Monde reports, the intruders had also attempted to gain entry via a door. The overall damage was, according to some, “priceless” because the stained-glass had borne an original illustration by Le Corbusier. An initial assessment from the department of historical monuments found the window to be irreparable.


This morning the Fondation Le Corbusier, which protects the architectural and artistic works of Le Corbusier, urged that emergency measures be taken to secure the protected site. The statement, delivered by Antoine Picon, President of the Fondation, called on the Association Oeuvre Notre-Dame-du-Haut to “better protect the heritage of the twentieth century and that of Le Corbusier in particular.” Picon also took the opportunity to point to the church’s poor structural and cosmetic state, citing in particular “moisture problems, infiltration and poor preservation of masonry.”

Ronchamp is one of Le Corbusier’s most idiosyncratic buildings. The church’s design blends traditional Catholic affects (the crucifix, an effigy of the Virgin Mary) with the architect’s own personal lexicon of symbols. The hand-painted, ceramic door on the church’s west wall contains vague, some might say, crude symbols that have little to do with the history of ecclessiastical architecture and design. The same goes for the wall of modular stained-glass windows, which recreates medieval glazing in modernist fashion. The broken stained-glass has been reported to have been signed by the architect himself, though images of the intact window seem to contradict them. Nearly 80,000 tourists visit Ronchamp annually, while the parish continues to use the church for services.

The window, here seen intact.. Image Courtesy of flickr user marco_pozzo


Video of the damage here.

http://www.archdaily.com/469008/le-c...mp-vandalized/
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:36 AM   #3424
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What are the Safe Neighborhoods in Providence to explore?
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:20 PM   #3425
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Anyone else think Boston overreacts way too much during every snowstorm? It seems like a recent trend; meteorologist predicts snow between 6-12 inches the day before and the whole city goes into a panic.

Back when I went to BPS, announcement of school cancellation came in around 4 am in the morning (sometimes as late as 30 minutes before the school bus arrives) and only if there was at least 6+ inches already on the ground. Nowadays, as soon as meteorologists predict that there will be 6+ inches (and like 2 inches on the ground by morning), everything closes. I almost feel like some people are just finding any way to skip out on work, especially the politicians.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:26 PM   #3426
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I think it is Concerned Parents worried about their Precious Little Snowflakes having to travel to school in bad weather. They can be very vocal when they think you are putting their children in harms way.
At least that is what I gather from Facebook posts when my town hesitates on closing schools.

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Old 01-23-2014, 07:24 AM   #3427
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Downtown ("Downcity"). Walk around the Westminster St. area, and check out the little river walk. There are usually good food trucks at Kennedy Plaza at lunch. You can easily walk to Federal Hill from there (focus on Atwells ave and DePasquale Square). South Main and Benefit Street form the border between downtown and the East Side. Nice streets to walk around. Thayer Street on the East Side is great too. It's where Brown U is. If you have more time, check out Wayland Square (Red Stripe is my favorite place to grab a bite), and Wickendon St.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:09 AM   #3428
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RIP Chet Curtis.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:28 AM   #3429
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:09 PM   #3430
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Downtown ("Downcity"). Walk around the Westminster St. area, and check out the little river walk. There are usually good food trucks at Kennedy Plaza at lunch. You can easily walk to Federal Hill from there (focus on Atwells ave and DePasquale Square). South Main and Benefit Street form the border between downtown and the East Side. Nice streets to walk around. Thayer Street on the East Side is great too. It's where Brown U is. If you have more time, check out Wayland Square (Red Stripe is my favorite place to grab a bite), and Wickendon St.
For a smaller city that has very little going for it aside from Brown and RISD, Providence has some good dining. I'd concur on Red Stripe. The Dorrance, Local 121, Gracie's and Aspire are also worth considering.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:38 PM   #3431
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I was thinking of doing Downcity , College Hill , and Fox Point....but i'll check out Atwell , and possibly Brown univ. Recommend any cheap restaurants or cafes like 20-25$ for lunch?
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:40 PM   #3432
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I was thinking of doing Downcity , College Hill , and Fox Point....but i'll check out Atwell , and possibly Brown univ. Recommend any cheap restaurants or cafes like 20-25$ for lunch?
That's a cheap lunch for you?!
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:08 PM   #3433
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Some of the Italian places on Atwells run inexpensive lunch specials during the week. If you dont plan to imbibe you could probably get in and out for $25. There are a few bar type places in the Downcity area, one being Blake's and I'd have to look up the other one. There's also a forgettable but passable Mexican place across from Blake's.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:10 PM   #3434
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There are also a few spots on Thayer that would fit the bill.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:35 PM   #3435
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Blake's food is, at best, "meh." I agree with all of KMP's restaurant suggestions. The Dorrance isn't really a pop-in for lunch type place. Anyone know if you can order food at Local 121's bar? It's another place where I feel like I wouldn't want to pop in for lunch in sneakers and beat up jeans, but the bar has a decidedly more laid back atmosphere. Thayer St. has plenty of cheap lunch places. If it's not too cold, Mama Kim's is a decent Korean food truck and will be at Kennedy Plaza (lunch) or Thayer (dinner) depending on the time of day.


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Brown University (and RISD) are on College Hill. Thayer St is the main drag there. Fox Point is next door. Downcity won't wow you but it's worth a walkthrough. Federal Hill (Atwells) is arguably one of Providence's biggest bright spots (along with College Hill). If you feel like a real authentic RI lunch, google New York System wieners. There's one in Olneyville near Atwells ave. personally I think they're OK, but some people are nuts about them.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:13 PM   #3436
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Ok, so scratch Blake's. The other place I was thinking of is Murphy's Deli & Bar. I don't think The Dorrance does lunch but even if they did, it would probably be at least $50 as dinners have usually run well over $150 a head. It's probably the only place in New England outside of Boston, Nantucket and Greenwich where I don't feel as though I've been bamboozled at that price point. It's a fantastic space though and when they have some live jazz the experience is almost sublime. They do serve food at the bar at Local 121. I considered the dining room side there to be casual; well-appointed but casual. I've walked in there(as well as The Dorrance) in sneakers and jeans before. It's one thing if you look like a complete slob who's been hanging drywall for the last twelve hours but there aren't many places(outside major metro areas) that can afford to be snooty with the dress code.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:25 AM   #3437
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That's a cheap lunch for you?!
Its the average I pay on my day's off or Vacation. Most of the time I cook for myself , so eating out is a once a week thing. 20-25$ is the average for a non diner meal at least down here. I never push over 10$ if I go to a Diner , which I wouldn't mind up there. 20-25$ will get you a Burger , Milkshake , Large Fries , and Dessert at a typical burger place here , or a Sandwich / Soup / Dessert combo.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:33 AM   #3438
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I honestly don't even know if I'll even do Providence, as it might snow on Saturday. I can't do it Today ,as I would like to do Boston Skyline , Seaport , Back Bay , Downtown , North End and some Night Photography. On Sunday My Train leaves South Station at 3pm , I would like to squeeze in Fenway , Cambridge and Charlestown or Zakim Bridge.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:08 AM   #3439
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I think i'll delay Providence till Summer , I'll come up and stay overnight. The Cold is dangerous and no amount of layers will stop it from seeping in...my fingers still tingle from yesterday although its slowly going away. I did parts of Downtown , and the Zakim Bridge , but it was just to cold. popping in and out of the T helps , so i'll try to do the Seaport , Skyline and North End tomorrow... The Providence line schedule isn't helping either , very few options compared to other parts of the NE like SEPTA which has great weekend schedules.
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Anyone go/going to the model train show in Springfield this weekend?
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