Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Architecture of the Imagination

"At dawn in an outlying district of Warsaw, sunlight ... crept up the white walls of a 1930s stucco and glass villa where the zoo director and his wife slept in a bed crafted from white birch, ...  On their left, two tall windows crowned a sill wide enough for sitting, with a small radiator tucked below.  Oriental rugs warmed the parquet floor, where strips of wood slanted together as repeating feathers, and a birch armchair squared one corner of the room."

This description is actually from a non-fiction book, The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman.

Link: The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story: Diane Ackerman: Books

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw Rick Steve's Europe on PBS today; he visited Poland, including Krakow, Warsaw, and Auschwitz.  He included background on WWII, the Holocaust, and the devastation of Warsaw, which still has those blocks of Soviet-built apartments...  Poland has only been free of Soviet domination for going on 20 years now.  This was an interesting follow-up to The Zookeeper's Wife.