Down to the Big Apple

DSCN5112We are heading by Amtrak down to New York City on a four-day vacation. If I can’t figure out how to post to this blog while I’m away, I will post when I get back. Meanwhile, here’s a view of the Empire State Building from Fifth Avenue taken in 2011 during a conference on postmodernism sponsored, oddly enough, by the Institute for Classical Architecture & Art. On this trip no conferences, thank goodness, but an architectural boat ride around lower portions of Manhattan is on our itinerary.

Before leaving, I would like to thank all of those who joined my Jane’s Walk walk on the waterfront for being such a rousing group, for (some of you) cheering me in my prejudices and (for others) putting up with and pushing back against my attempts at indoctrination, and for being as much in love with Providence as I am. It was great fun!

About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy,, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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