Archive: April, 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral … a disaster waiting to happen …

  In 1992 I wrote about a scructural error in Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral, and that the building was not all that secure. My piece was published on Thursday, May 7, 1992, in the Johannsburg-based ‘The Star’ daily. At that time restoration work to the cathedral was being undertaken and in charge was French architect […]

Book trees … help yourself to a book …

Book trees have come to Paris. But what is a book trees? It is a tree trunk in which a ‘shelf’ or ‘shelves’ have been carved and where books are left for passersby to help themselves to a book – or books. The idea originated in the USA. You can find such book trees in […]

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