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On the Road with Dennis
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dennis travels through Rio, exploring art, sunsets, & city design

On the Road with Dennis
Antigua, Guatemala
Religious festival, town square, and site visit to the country in Guatemala

The original Crystal Palace in London was considered a precursor to modern architecture. Now, a competition seeks to reconstruct the landmark (via gizmodocom)

http://gizmodo.com/why-architects-are-competing-to-reconstruct-a-building-1531541742

Happy snow day! Having some fun at the office today. Check out our snowman: 

Happy snow day! Having some fun at the office today. Check out our snowman: 

mymodernmet:

Bodies in Urban Spaces by Cie Willie Dorner

Public performance art featuring dancers in bright attire contorting their bodies into nooks and crannies of public spaces.

Beautiful views of the Port of Los Angeles Wilmington Waterfront Park (a Sasaki project), taken from a drone!

Mass DOT Illuminates I-93 Underpass

Bridging the gap between South Boston and the South End, the light installation will bring life to the space and encourage pedestrian commuting. via digboston

http://digboston.com/boston-news-opinions/2014/01/mass-dot-illuminates-digbostons-once-decrepit-backyard/

On the Road with Dennis
Santa Isabel, Guatemala
Touring a country road on a project site in Guatemala

Part of the underground music scene in Boston truly is underground!

atlasobscura:

Steinert Hall - Boston, Massachusetts 

Hidden four-floors below a Boston piano store, Steinert Hall was once one of the most revered stages in the city before changing fire codes forced the subterranean theater to go under. 

At one time, Boston was known for, among other things, its piano manufacturing and it was during this time that a German immigrant and his family established the M. Steinert & Sons piano store and its amazing hidden performance space, Steinert Hall. The ornate concert hall was originally opened in 1896 as a space where the ground floor piano store could show off their wares. The space quickly gained notoriety in the area due to its fabled, near-perfect acoustics earning the underground concert hall the nickname, “Little Jewel.” The main recital space was small by concert hall standards but still managed to attract the finest classical musicians and opera performers of the day. Unfortunately, 1942 would prove to be the year the music died when the hall was forced to close due to suddenly restrictive fire codes. Rather than pay for prohibitively expensive upgrades, the theater simply closed its doors, leaving the space empty but intact.

Steinert Hall still rots away, untouched and unused deep under the Steinert piano store. It seems to be used as storage for broken or abandoned pianos, adding to the mouldering look of faded opulence. Visitors are not generally allowed into the decaying hall, and employees in the surface-level store are markedly reticent to discuss the space, but some high-profile touring musicians such as Elton John have been known to check out the grand old hall.

Weasel your way into Steinert Hall with Atlas Obscura…