Julia Morgan (1872 – 1957) was an American architect who said:
Architecture is a Visual Art and the Buildings speak for themselves
Julia was the first woman admitted to the architecture programme at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris and the first female architect licensed in California.
Julia said of her work:
My buildings will be my legacy… they will speak for me long after I’m gone
This is true for so much of the words architecture. Buildings lovingly created for a person, a purpose or a place. Left as a marker of the architect and builders’ design, skill and hard work.
I enjoy good design and buildings with character. The Taj Mahal in Agra. The Colosseum in Rome. Monastic buildings across the world. The Great Wall of China. The Great Court at the British Museum. St Paul’s Cathedral in London. I enjoy exploring these buildings and trying to find it’s voice.
I have curated this collection of my photographs to show some examples of architecture that inspires, impresses and excites me.