Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Parents Beware

It's very easy to be overcome with ambition for your children. However, in the end it's best to let them follow their own dreams. I mean, just look at this building:






If only that young man had been allowed to become a cake decorator instead of being forced into architecture, the world might have been a happier place - at least for him.

10 comments:

  1. Hello on the first day of winter here, by the way!

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  2. In the late eighteen cakies (sorry, completely pathetic). I don't know actually, but I'm going back tomorrow to take some more detailed pictures of it to add to the post so that it is more clear just how much the thing looks as though it is covered in very intricate icing. I will look and see if it has a date on it somewhere - buildings like that often do.

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  3. That sounds miserable - it was extremely cold already when I left, colder than it normally is in May.

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  4. I like it. We have lots of buildings like that in Cluj/Kolozsvár, as you can probably imagine. Did something bad happen to the chap after he'd designed it??

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  5. He went and stood in front of Gerbeaud (where they make cakes) and wept. No, he didnt; at least I don't know for sure that he did. Being Hungarian, there's a reasonable chance he committed suicide (I have often been told with shy pride by people here that they top the world for that activity). It just struck me that the building is an expression of the unfulfilled longing of a pastry chef stuck in an architect's clothing.

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  6. I believe the Slovenians have recently overtaken the Hungarians in that particular activity ;-)

    The building is indeed rather as you describe it. But then, Antoni Gaudi: just a sandcastle-making kid given a cement-mixer for Christmas.

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  7. The Slovenians? Why, for heaven's sake? Perhaps they're missing the Serbs.
    Gaudi - don't get me started. I love this kind of stuff, but Gaudi ...

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  8. eighteen cakies - that's terrible! :) It looks like the sort you see in Sydney of that era, though less and less visible these days (I know, I say that like it's a bad thing.)

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