"If Victorian houses assert a sturdy optimism by day, they are also associated in our imaginations with the Gothic – with shadows and cobwebby gimcrack, long corridors. The nineteeth century was remarkable for escalating optimism even as it excavated the backstairs, the descending architecture of nightmare – Freud’s labor and Engel’s."

Richard Rodriguez, “Late Victorians”

by ~fstarno

by ~fstarno


Cologne Cathedral, Germany via

Cologne Cathedral, Germany via

Could you imagine if all modern homes were modelled after Shire architecture? We’d save so much room! I’m so down to have a house like this. 


San Francisco Tilt (by Andrew Tomayko)

San Francisco Tilt (by Andrew Tomayko)