Sunday, December 21, 2008

Architecture of the imagination

"[She] took us in through a door that could accomodate a family of giraffes..We stood in a foyer that would have accomodated the Serengeti Plain, at the foot of a vast curving staircase that probably went to heaven.
... We went past the staircase and down the corridor, which narrowed to maybe thirty feet behind the stairs. There was a pair of huge French doors at the far end, and the light poured in happily. On the wall were well-framed oil paintings of people who were almost certainly rich, and pleased about it.
... [In our suite] we explored. It took a while. It is not inaccurate to say simply that there was a living room, two bedrooms, two baths, and a kitchenette. It is also not inaccurate to say that Niagara is a waterfall. The living room was a sufficient size for basketball. ... The room itself was sand-colored: ceiling, rugs, sofas, upholstered chairs. The wood was mahogany. The accent colors were mahogany and black."

From Rough Weather by Robert B. Parker

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Also, don't forget to have some Door French