Sunday, November 06, 2011
Is the princess up there?
Quebec City, QC, July 2012
Have you ever wanted to live in a house with a tower in it? I have, though I'm not quite sure why. I'm not a long-haired princess - at least I don't think I am - and I have no need to scan the neighborhood at night for potential invaders. Yet the romance of this architectural form persists. And every time I see one, I wonder what it must be like to live there, and whether whoever does live there appreciates its uniqueness.
So until this design flourish comes back into vogue - everything eventually comes back, after all - I'm just going to keep my hopes up. And next time I'm back in this magical town, I'm staying here. Sure, it's an iconic, super-expensive hotel. But sometimes it's worth a bit of a splurge to play the princess game. I wonder what my wife would say.
Your turn: What's going on in this tower?