Beautiful seasonal greeting

The GUM department store on Red Square in Moscow, lit for the holidays and the doubled by the photographer, who is Alexander Zemlianichenko, of the Associated Press.

The GUM department store on Red Square in Moscow, lit for the holidays and the doubled by the photographer, who is Alexander Zemlianichenko, of the Associated Press.

The above photograph was featured on the main international news page of the Providence Journal. I send it out as my gift to readers. Beauty can persist even in the heart of darkness. Red Square may not be that place anymore, and I wish that a lovelier picture shot in the good ol’ U.S. of A. had been at hand to send out, but I was intrigued by this photo and I’m sure you will be too. May the season tread lightly on your spirit!

About David Brussat

For a living, I edit the writing of some of the nation's leading architects, urbanists and design theorists. 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. My freelance writing and editing on that topic and others addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and 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 invest your prose with even more style and clarity, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, 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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