reply to post by LDragonFire
LDragonFire, intreguing post, thank you for sharing your idea with us.
First I would like to begin by saying, that I appreciate the small collection if images you have posted as I am a Landscape Architect / Architect and
am fascinated with design in relation to issues such as civil society, spirituality / religion, government, nationalism, and of course secret
In response to masonica-esoterica (have we met before?), I would urge you to do a little more research into the process of designing such works as
Washington DC. While the axial patterns found in this and other cities influenced by the same design philosophy will also show these patterns, it is
I am really intrigued by the hidden stories contained within the landscape. Good design ALWAYS has an organizing theme, or idea which is the
insiration for the entire work. It is this concept that infuses a places design and brings it to ligt. Design infuses a place with intention,
ideology, ambition, love. This is how design works.
traditionally the practice of landscape design was limited to the elite. The Valley fo the Kings, The Temple of Mann, Taj Mahal, Versailles, Paris,
London, Washington DC are all the product of a "process" of design. All of these are examples of the form that design was taking in the past, it
served the elite. The development of design for civil society for the most part begin with the industrial revolution, and rather than being places of
leisure or monuments to the powerful, civil design began to counter the ill effects of industrialization.
To so quickly dismiss what can be 'seen' in the form of a place is to chose to ignore a treasure of information and insight. Which leads me back to
While I am no expert in symbolism and secret societies, I do know how to read intention in design, and I can clearly see how the form of Washington DC
possess the spirit of something, what exactly that is I am not sure, but it most certainly does not look like christianity to me.
These are my thoughts at this point. enjoy.
[edit on 25-12-2007 by Animal]