The Two Personae of Albi Cathedral

The Two Personae of Albi Cathedral

Cathedral or fortress? Albi Cathedral - or as it is also known, the Cathedrale Saint Cecile, or the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Cecilia - is both of these. The largest brick building in the world, the smooth pinkish exterior is monolithic, forbidding, rising sheer in an impregnable mass from the streets of Albi. But step [...]

Sandton – corporate heaven, human hell?

Sandton – corporate heaven, human hell?

Interviewer: Sandton - corporate heaven, human hell? That's a bit over the top, isn't it? Me: It is. And the hyperbole is intentional. Sandton - the business centre that migrated north from the old, downtown Johannesburg CBD, screams excess in every aspect. It is a place where corporate offices jostle to make a bigger, louder, [...]