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Here are a few photos of the region.  Since we will be on sabbatical, the best place to see more is at the family travel website, www.vanblockfamilytravelers.com, although I might try to post an interesting architectural image on this site on occasion.

Architectural Musings

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This blog is for musings on architecture since I have as much of an interest in the history of arhitecture and archaeology as I do in creating architecture.  It is not meant for anyone in particular, since few might be interested in the particular topics.   In any event,  it’s just a place to have fun putting thoughts on architecture down permanently rather than just have them flitting in one’s  mind. And by putting it out there, the opportunity is there to share it with someone else who might enjoy these musings.

To Musings

Sketches

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I use to sketch quite a lot whenever I traveled, hiked, or visited architecure I liked.  It will be at least a year until I am able to access old sketchbooks to scan some of this work, but the images here give a flavor.  Besides physically moving through architecture, there is no better way for an architect to understand it than to sketch it.  Things are revealed that escape the casual glance, and impress it in the memory far more than the taking of a photograph.  As to whether the drawing of the nature makes one more in tune and harmony to design for a particular place is, in the end, an unanswerable proposition.  But that it makes one love a place more and value it is a cetainty.

Charles Van Block   Architects, Inc.  -  2675 W Hwy 89a #1239  -  Sedona AZ 86336  - Tel: 928-607-6446 -  Email

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