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Stair Flare

This tantalising building of curves, whites and reflections is the work of Zaha Hadid. Referred to be some as “Queen of the Curve”, she has delivered some amazing buildings around […]
Stair Flare

Fire

– Over to all of you to join the challenge with your own fiery post, or with a post based on any single word that takes your fancy. Thanks to everyone who gave […]
Fire

Curvy Baku

Heydar Aliyev Centre,  Baku,  Azerbaijan,  March 2017 –  designed by Zaha Hadid – . Copyright Debbie Smyth, 7 April 2017 Posted as part of  Weekend in B&W  
Curvy Baku

Shabaka

The Khan Palaces in Sheki feature stunning examples of stained glass windows.  These shabaka (or shebeke) were made without glue or nails, using coloured glass brought in from Murano.  Apparently the Khan […]
Shabaka

Silk

– Hex colour ref:  dd4492 A colourful note: the colour name cerise comes from the French word for cherry, cerise.  According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first recorded use […]
Silk