May, 2022: My Interior Monologue

By Corey Sandler

Everyone has one. An interior monologue, that is.

It is sometimes the most interesting conversation of the day, even if it occurs entirely between your ears.

For the past two-plus years, my interior monologue has consisted mostly of annoyed sighs and unspoken outrage.

If all goes according to plan (hah!) that may begin to change soon. Watch this space.

But while we’re speaking of interiors, though, I thought I might share a few of my favorite photos taken inside marvelous places around the world.

Casa Vicens. The great architect Antonio Gaudí is known for his grand structures in Barcelona and elsewhere in Spain. A few years ago a private residence in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona was restored and opened to the public, offering a glimpse into the architect’s amazing interior design, completed in 1885 during Gaudí’s Orientalist phase.
The Mausoleum of Mohammed V. A relatively modern structure, completed in 1961 in Rabat, Morocco, it is also timeless in its design.
The Library of the Rijksmuseum. The collection of books, catalogs, and other materials related to the vast collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is a work of art in itself, completed in 1885.
Council Chambers of Londonderry/Derry. The ornate Guildhall neo-Gothic and Tudor design Guildhall was completed in 1890, paid for by The Honourable The Irish Society as a projection of British financial and political power in what is now Northern Ireland. Just to put an exclamation point on it, its clock tower was modeled on the Elizabeth Tower in London, much better known as Big Ben. It survived a bombing during The Troubles and went on to play an important role in the still-tenuous split personality of today’s town with two names.

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