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House Decorating Themes
- Confer an award or medal on (a member of the armed forces)
- Provide (a room or building) with a color scheme, paint, wallpaper, etc
- (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
- (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
- (decorate) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated for his services in the military"
- Make (something) look more attractive by adding ornament to it
- The subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic
- The first major constituent of a clause, indicating the subject-matter, typically being the subject but optionally other constituents, as in “poor he is not.”
- (theme) subject: the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love"
- (theme) a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work; "it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme"
- An idea that recurs in or pervades a work of art or literature
- (theme) provide with a particular theme or motive; "the restaurant often themes its menus"
- firm: the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"
- The people living in such a building; a household
- A family or family lineage, esp. a noble or royal one; a dynasty
- a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
- A building for human habitation, esp. one that is lived in by a family or small group of people
- contain or cover; "This box houses the gears"
Timeless Elegance: The Houses of David Easton
In this rare examination of the work of one of America’s preeminent interior designers and architects, David Easton, we are treated to a retrospective of his storied career. The versatility of his talent is displayed in examples of his work that range from a 45-room Georgian-style house in Charlottesville, Virginia, to a Mediterranean stucco house in Mexico and a modern house in Aspen, Colorado. Black-and-white pencil drawings alongside museum-quality watercolors by Easton’s partner, James Steinmeyer, show the conception and development of the rooms, accompanied by stunning photographs of the finished interiors. Written with Annette Tapert, author of The Power of Style and former contributing editor to Architectural Digest, and with a foreword by famed designer Albert Hadley, Timeless Elegance will serve as an homage to David Easton as well as an inspiration to his many fans.
The House of the Rising Sun
Various places in New Orleans, Louisiana have been proposed as the inspiration for the song, with varying plausibility. Only two candidates have historical documentation as using the name "Rising Sun"; both having listings in old period city directories. The first was a small short-lived hotel on Conti Street (ABOVE) in the French Quarter in the 1820s. An excavation and document search in early 2005 found evidence supporting this claim, including an advertisement with language that may have euphemistically indicated prostitution. The second was a late 19th century "Rising Sun Hall" on the riverfront of the uptown Carrollton neighborhood, which seems to have been a building owned and used for meetings of a Social Aid & Pleasure Club, commonly rented out for dances and functions. Definite links to gambling or prostitution, if any, are undocumented for either of these buildings, neither of which still exists.
It is possible that the "House of the Rising Sun" is a metaphor for either the slave pens of the plantation, the plantation house, or the plantation itself, which were the subjects and themes of many traditional blues songs. Dave van Ronk claimed in his autobiography that he had seen pictures of the old New Orleans Prison for Women, the entrance to which was decorated with a rising sun design. He considered this proof that the House of the Rising Sun had been a nickname for the prison.
The gender of the singer is flexible. Earlier versions of the song are often sung from the female perspective, a woman who followed a drunk or a gambler to New Orleans and became a prostitute in the House of the Rising Sun (or, depending on one's interpretation, an inmate in a prison of the same name), such as in Joan Baez's version on her self-titled 1960 debut album. The Animals version was sung from a perspective of a male, warning about gambling and drinking. Bob Dylan's 1962 version and Shawn Mullins' recent covered version on his album "9th Ward Pickin' Parlor" is sung from the female perspective.
Photos taken before digital photography. I've had a chance to scan a lot of my old photos. Memory lane! In September of 2001, I visited New Orleans with Barb, Lisa and her Mom, Ginny. We had a great time! Sometimes it sunny, then 3 seconds later, it was a hurricane. Then, 3 seconds later, sunny! We had a great time...eating, drinking, touring. Great time. I remember on September 10, 2001, I was sitting in Jackson Square by myself, on a brilliantly sunny day, thinking to myself, "I have such a great life." I flew home on September 10, 2001 as my friend Lisa flew to NYC. We all know what happened then. My friend Lisa was stranded in NYC (her old hometown) for a bit, but was lucky to have friends there. I'll always remember the conversation Lisa, Barbara and I had in the revolving resturant at the top of the Hyatt. It was about good and evil. eeeeeee!
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North Building of Peace Hotel (Sassoon House) ?????? (????)
The building is at Number 20, The Bund. It was built by Sir Victor Sassoon, of the famous Sassoon family who dominated Shanghai business and real estate in the early 20th Century. He was a British Sephardic Jew of Iraqi origin, and his family had extensive business in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Calcutta. Sassoon House was the first high rise building built by Victor Sassoon. It was designed by P & T Architects Limited (Palmer and Turner), with a reinforced concrete structure. It occupied 4617 square metres, with a floor space of 36,317 square metres. Construction began in 1926 and completed in 1929. The building is ten storeys in height, partially thirteen storeys, and with a basement. The total height is 77 metres. From external design to interior decor, a consistent design scheme was followed. The building featured extensive use of straight lines in the exterior, with decorative patterns at pediments and eaves. Most of the building features granite facing, with the ninth floor and the roof surfaced with terracotta. The eastern facade (facing the Huangpu River and the Bund) features a pyramidal roof with steep sides and a height of about 10 metres. The pyramid is faced with copper (which is now green).
The building features an "A" shaped cross section. Before 1949, the ground floor space facing the Bund was leased to two banks. This space later became the Shanghai branch of Citibank in the 1980s. The rest of the ground floor featured a shopping arcade. Two main walkways crossed in the centre at an octagonal hall. The first to third floor were leased as offices. Sassoon's companies and subsidiaries had their offices in the fourth floor. The fifth to seventh floors housed the Cathay Hotel, with rooms decorated in exotic international themes. The eighth floor housed the main bar, a ball room, and a Chinese restaurant. The ninth floor is a night club and a small dining hall. The tenth floor was Victor Sassoon's private apartments. Within the pyramidal roof was the large dining hall.
Before 1949, the Cathay Hotel was regarded as the most prestigious hotel in Shanghai. Most international envoys visiting Shanghai would stay in the hotel. After the Communist takeover in 1949, some of the offices were used by the Municipal Finance Committee. In 1952 the building was taken over by the Municipal Government. In 1956 it resumed trading as a hotel under the name "Peace Hotel". In 1992 Peace Hotel was listed as one of the famous hotels of the world by the World Hotel Association. It remains the only hotel in China to have received this recognition. Today, it is particularly renowned for its Jazz Band and its roof terrace restaurant, overlooking the now booming district of Pudong across the Huangpu.
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