Powerscourt House

County Wicklow, Ireland Burned 1974 I gave the submission for Powerscourt House because I would have loved to have seen the paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds that were lost to the tragic fire in 1974. In particular these paintings had once been loaned to Sir Hugh Lane at one time for an exhibition and a letter […]

Shell Garden by Sidney Dowdeswell

Hindlip, Worcestershire, England, UK Demolished 1980s There is a film about the shell garden. It’s this clip that stuck in my mind. I saw it as a child. He’d spent 40 years on it in 1962. It also demonstrates the possibilities of cement. You can mould concrete like jelly when you know how. The porcelain […]