Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's
Eugene Ray 1970's. photo credit: Tom Davis

Sunday, February 12, 2017

"AMAZING TECHNOLOGY" / an excellent uk"how it works" magazine

+WARPED PLANE & TENSILE STRUCTURES+
>resilient and light weight has been the focus of my effort<
>over many years / this in the years ahead is where design<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+RADIANT ARCHITECTURE)+
>of advanced buildings shall provide a better architecture<
>stronger, more economical, healthier and more beautiful<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+BEAUTY IS SOMETHING PEOPLE+
+ARE AFRAID TO CONSIDER BUT+
>(humans do >react to<
>aesthetic >"radiance"<
>w/ strong  >reaction)<
+AESTHETICS IS NOT TO IGNORE+
+IF YOU ALSO HONOR ECOLOGY+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

>technology, i used to tell students "is also you hearing<
>me talk". it is NOT just synthetic industrial materials<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+BIOMORPHIC STRUCTURE)+
>development but also very importantly nature / nature<
>is our best guide ! / >biomorphic structure is excellent<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
                                      
 +"AMAZING TECHNOLOGY"+
>this impressive compendium of technical info<
>published in england explains how everything<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / PROTOTYPE DESIGN)+
>from clothes drying to moon rockets work. it<
>sells at barnes & noble for about twenty $$$<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +TESLA MODEL 3+
>elon musk possesses wisdom & his cars<
>follow suit / >he shall place us on mars<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +FARADAY FFZEROL+
>tesla's new economy model 3 is moving into<
>production soon but watch out for faraday's<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / SPORTS CAR DESIGN)+
>SPORTCARS< they are also >all electric &<
>their battery plant is also in las vegas (huge)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +RADIANT "SPORTSHOUSE"+
>there is >no reason economy housing cannot<
>be beautiful w/ sportive spirit like a triumph<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+"SPORTSHOUSE" DESIGN)+
>tr3 sports car / >indian "sadhu" mystic spirit<
>is helpful but >arcadian design encourage us<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +RADIANT "TWINDOME"+
>most dome designers fail on sloped sites<
>but i solved this problem by >raising the<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+ / DOUBE DOME DESIGN)+
>twin dome concept on round conc. block<
>storage and utility rooms< >plus parking<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +GARDEN INSIDE DOME+
>although the "universal spheroid" is superior<
>by its openability this economy dome house<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+"KIT OF PARTS" DESIGN)+
>"kit of parts" (printable) has >much virtue w/<
>the patron able to assemble w/ garden inside<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +ARCADIAN COMMUNITY+
>the LAND especially FORESTS are important<
>to our "genetic memory" / this is one of several<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / PLANT KINGDOM)+
>communities i have designed where the PLANT<
>kingdom plays a >vital man life support synergy<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +WORKING DRAWINGS+
>since 1953 until 2003, >for fifty years i drew<
>working drawings< for most of my designs &<
>as i told dave >"ive done all that" >now i can<
+(A NEW EPOCH FUELS+
+MY >NEW ART FORM)+
>focus on the metaphysical & historical factors<
>and w/ the internet expand a powerful new art<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +DESIGN STUDIO OL301+
>much >architectural progress is seen in our<
>1970s studio photo. remember architecture<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / ENVIRON DESIGN)+
>progresses very slowly unless prototypes is<
>the focus/ >standard practice is no solution<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+BIOMORPHIC ARCHTYPE+
>recently i loaned dave several design graphics<
>from >my oeuvre for the exhibition he curated<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / DESIGN GRAPHICS)+
>for the "athenaeum" opening on the 17th. it is<
>titled >"sum of the parts" & i hope you attend<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+A+U TOKYO+
>1985 was an apex for my california oeuvre<
>w/ >publication-exhibition on 3 continents<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +A+U TOKYO+
>posterity shall >decide the value of my work<
>but the blog in the meantime explores details<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +A+U TOKYO+
>i am very >grateful that the excellent journal<
>"architecture & urbanism" out of tokyo was<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>> / A+U, TOKYO)+
>careful to publish my work on a black back<
>ground that >illuminates color-light-energy<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+MARIANNE & I SHALL  ATTEND THE+
>(a personal >goal<  >is to discuss<
>ufo contact on my creative work<
>this factor has always been vital)<
+'17 INTERNATIONAL UFO CONGRESS+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>please see my Facebook page for<
>reports on the congress & related<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / UFO CONGRESS)+
>topics / richard dolan & other fine<
>ufologists are congress scheduled<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+SEE THE YOUTUBE VIDEOS ON MY+
+FACEBOOK OF DR. MITCHELL AND+
+(two excellent documentaries<
>for >anyone with ufo doubts)<
+CANADA MINISTER PAUL HELLYER+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>hellyer is 92 and filled w/ wisdom-insight<
>yesterday marianne & i attended birthday<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / WISDOM MACHINE)+
>party of a friend 104 so mind our manners<
>wisdom becomes more keen as years pass<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu








Sunday, February 5, 2017

GRATITUDE : DAVE / MARIANNE / MARY LYNN / PATRICIA / how fortunate we are

+PROF. DAVE FOBES+
>kindly visited yesterday, and >we selected some<
>of my architectural collages & prints for exhibit<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>> / DAVID FOBES)+
>in a show at the athenaeum, opening february17<
>dave is curating this show on a theme of collage<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

+PUBLIC SERVICE+
>dave's >effort w/ this exhibition is<
>typical of his effort over many yrs<
+(MR. >SAN DIEGO+
+ART PATRON  >IS+
+DAVE FOBES mfa)+
>we extend our >sincerest gratitude< !!<
>(dave curated "luces" vital light show)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+DESIGN GRAPHICS+
>have meant much to my life and i was pleased<
>to provide a variety to dave / tonight i show a<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / DESIGN GRAPHICS)+
>group from the binder book left over from the<
>ones i gave dave / not that they are any lesser<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+PARK RESTAURANT+
>example of european research resulting<
>in an american prototype / alfresco (out<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / PROTOTYPE DESIGN)+
>door) dining was excellent in the park in<
>rome (borghesi) >this restaurant resulted<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+BOVENKAMP VILLA+
>thanks to an SDSU alum< >i designed this<
>califoenia villa & a hollywood townhouse<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / BOVENKAMP VILLA)+
>for a >dutch born film set builder who drove<
>a maseratti /  thanks for kind comments here<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +BOVENKAMP VILLA+
>the dutch hollywood set builder bovenkamp<
>had a site high up in the hollywood hills that<
+(THE PATIO HAS+
+A >LAP POOL,L)+
>provided an interesting view / >i drew 2 diff<
>versions of this plan before this final version<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +DEAF CHILDREN SCHOOL+
>my largest public service project has<
>bio-energy cones over the class room<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+BOHOL ISLAND DESIGN)+
>circular seating areas / this philippine<
>island design uses recycled conc slabs<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +BIOTRONIC CHAMBER+
>the smallest but perhaps the most powerful<
>design in this group / designed for a gallery<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+BIOTRONIC ENERGY)+
>in downtown san diego / this prototype can<
>be easily transported / has strong biotronics<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+PLANTATION DOME+
>my favorite "lost project" is very unique<
>it is a small "plantation" w/ a wood stock<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / DOME RESIDENCE)+
>ade surrounding the entry gerden / a hexi<
>dome envelopes a high two story interior<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +UNISPHERE RESEARCH+
>we recommend a >visit to the balboa park<
>arboretum to >comprehend the beauty of a<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+"UNIVERSAL SPHEROID")+
>"unisphere" >openable dome residence w/<
>the "kit of parts" house in a tropical jungle<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +BUNGALOW EFFORT+
>my >gratitude to patricia daly lipe for her<
>new excellent book about lajolla / yes her<
+(SCHINDLER COLONY & OUR+
+OTHER EFFORTS UNKNOWN)+
>book >covers our preservation effort very<
>well / our other preservation is not known<
>(the opposition had many $$$ and power)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +SAZERAC+
>my gratitude to >mary lynn hyde for a NOLA<
>picayune newspaper article about the sazerac<
>a famed NOLA cocktail invented by our great<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>>>> / SAZERAC)+
>grandmother >cavaroc lamothe's brother who<
>invented the sazerac working for cavaroc sons<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+NOLA ARBORETUM+
>the tensile >biotronic volume arboretum for<
>NOLA's city park i designed would be vital<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+ / TENSILE STRUCTURE)+
>for the growing plants / >this concept< would<
>also be an excellent UFO-ET museum design<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +PIERUCCI VILLA+
>the site is very large so i divided the house<
>into three separate but connected suites w/<
+(CHILDREN'S SUITE W/+
+SEPERATE LIVING RM)+
>each solar heated / parents left, children, on<
>the right, family, living dining in the middle<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +PIERUCCI VILLA+
>prof. mauro pierucci was from italy and had<
>a deep desire to develop a vineyard around<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / PIERUCCI VILLA)+
>the home i designed for him high above the<
>wild animal park< at >escondido california<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+RANCHO VALENCIA+
>my radiant bride, >marianne, is a wonderful<
>companion on research pilgrimages / >here<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+MARIANNE CONWAY RAY)+
>we visited the companion hotel to the hotel<
>la valencia / rancho valencia is a real jewell<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+"CORE N' GRATA"+
>is our >favorite neapolitan love song & last<
>night marianne & i had the deep experience<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+ / LA VALENCIA HOTEL)+
>of hearing roman palacios sing that w/ gusto<
>at the la valencia in the room where we met<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+TOMMY GANNON+
>the talented pianist who accompanies roman<
>is also magnificent & played for frankie lane<
+(OUR TABLE >NEXT TO+
+THE PIANO >THANKS<+
+TO TOMMIE'S ESTHER,+
+LONDON >BLITZ GIRL)+
>for 5 years / tommy has great sense of humor<
>& together roman & tommy provide synergy<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+WE HAD A "WHALER" LA V's+
+SIGNATURE DRINK / BUT BE+
>(charles cavaroc >would<
>be >very suspicious of a<
>drink w/ ice cream in it)<
+CAREFUL THEY HAVE MUCH+
+PAIN FINDING >ICE-CREAM<+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

FLASH OF RADIANT LIGHT / in the evening sky

+WHEN I WAS A BOY+
>there was a saying reference to lightbulbs<
>they shined brightly before they burnt out<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / BATON ROUGE 1947)+
>i do >remember this happening in our house<
>perhaps the internet effects our life this way<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+APPLE DEVICES & THE INTERNET+
+HAS GIVEN US A RADIANT VOICE+
>(google : eugene ray<
> / midnight muses)<
+WHEN ONE MIGHT BE VERY SILENT+
+FACEBOOK HAS >GIVEN STRENGTH+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

>mixing life and work has provided the<
>message an expanded dynamic that in<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+RADIANT ARCHITECTURE)+
>the >years past would happen after our<
>death / and now it becomes concurrent<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +LARGE PROJECTS+
+large, small or lost projects can now be<
>shown / the lost projects are in a large #<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+LARGE / LOST PROJECTS)+
>w/ me as i >gave many designs away and<
>some were given w/o record to remember<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +YOGURT SHOP+
>the i-mac methodology allows me the<
>opportunity to collect my graphics on<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / YOGURT SHOP)+
>a given theme and include description<
>on a grey cardstock that provides info<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+JEAN BAPTISE de BRESSE+
>family history and DNA also add a lot<
>of added insight to the >matrix of info<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / DNA & HISTORY)+
>in the past this became known via the<
>books >about the designer after death<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +ARTIST'S INSIGHTS+
>i learned wonderful insights about frank<
>lloyd wright reading his "autobiography"<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY /+
+>BRESTON PLANTATION)+
>after his death in 1959 / his designs were<
>much >better understood reading his life<
>(caroline youngblood, breston plantation)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +GENETIC MEMORY+
>as i worked at my my drawing board<
>deep feelings possessed me directing<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / TEMPLAR DESIGN)+
>my vision / >geomancy of templars<
>in the orient forest, strong and vital<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +LEONARDO da VINCI+
>another ability i like via Facebook is to<
>add >architect friends to the discussion<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / da VINCI / PREDOCK)+
>and these can be historical or living like<
>many friends found in my Facebook area<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +RADIANT ARCHITECTURE+
>nicola tesla like leonardo da vinci was<
>500 years ahead of his time / study his<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / RADIANT CONCEPTS)+
>biotronic energy transportation concept<
>& also the >energy use in ancient egypt<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +AERODYNE SPORTSHOUSE+
>all cars were sportscars< in the early days<
>economy does not mean cheap if designer<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / SPORTSHOUSES)+
>focus is on producing a "sportive" product<
>"sporshouses" >inspired by sports< "spirit"<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +LAJOLLA BUNGALOWS+
>the red bungalow at the cove beach in<
>lajolla are the progenitors of aerodyne<
>sportshouses / more daylight via larger<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / BUNGALOW LIVING)+
>windows / healthier / economy, relaxed<
>from the >seaside beach living situation<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +RADIANT CONCEPTS+
>the moment i saw a UFO i realixed a new<
>approach to everything was appropriate &<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / BIOTRONIC ENERGY)+
>especially architecture / biotronos is strong<
>as the research focus for the current vision<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +FRENCH POLYNESIA+
>the bungalow house type was a child<
>of the south pacific islands reflecting<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / TAHITI / MOOREA)+
>am outdoor healthier lifestyle / light<
>focus >insured good health and cost<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +BENGT DANIELSON+
>bengt and marie theresa danielson< were<
>kind hosts to marian and i on tahiti / i had<
>read his illuminating books on gauguin &<
+(GOOGLE : DANIELSON+
+>>GAUGUIN / TAHITI)
>"love in the south seas" / >he was a scientist<
>on thor hierdahl's kon tiki pacific expedition<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+RADIANT RESEARCH+
>from the beginning i realized that architecture<
>was a backward building process and needed<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE)+
>advanced construction research / >this does not<
>require always high tech / low tech is fair vision<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LINDA+
+OLSEN SPEDALE >WHO HAS+
>(marian adored the organic<
>polynesian island radiance)<
+MARIAN'S VIBRANT SPIRIT /+
+RADIANT NORWAY BEAUTY+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu

Friday, January 27, 2017

DEAR COUSIN HEAL / where have you gone my friend

+THE UNSUNG HERO+
>neal lost his mother at birth and cared for his<
>beloved first wife patricia even after she didn't<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / NEAL PENDLETON)+
>know who he was / >his obituary doesn't share<
>his poignant drawings made expressing anguish<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+NEAL & >I SHARED MANY THINGS+
>(we both were >blessed w/<
>2 wives of grace & virtue)<
+INCLUDING deGRUY FRENCH DNA+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+NEAL WAS A DUFOUCHARD deGRUY+
>(nothing snooty here just<
>two  branches of degruy)<
+DNA & I WAS VERLOIN de GRUY DNA+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

>architectural history & persona in new orleans<
>was important to both of us and neal followed<
+(ARCHITECTURE WAS VITAL+
+TO OUR >SHARED DIALOG<)+
>my career by articles in the nola times picayune<
>his career related >strongly to nola schools built<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +WE SHARED NOLA ROOTS+
>we both loved historic new orleans collection<
>archives very much and neal joined marianne<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / JOHN H. LAWRENCE)+
>and i when i visited the archive / john lawrence<
>would assembly excellent presentations for us<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +GOOD NIGHT SWEET PRINCE+
>neal's funeral on saturday shall be modest<
>compared to the >funeral of the last< holy<
>roman emperor / the habsburg prince died<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+HABSBURG EMPEROR)+
>@100 years, >married to our vergy princes<
>the shroud he gave to the pope's protection<
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +WE SHARED TULANE UNIVERSITY+
>yes neal & i both graduated from tulane unitv<
>where intuitively i constructed installations w/<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / KNIGHTS TEMPLAR)+
>degree vergy ray linkage to the shroud of turin<
>little did i realise i might link to neal's passing<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+WE SHARED GRUY-DREUX+
>neal sent me this amazing blazon that links<
>our degruy dna not only to the football star<
>but to the french kings via the dreux family<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / DREUX CHATEAU)+
>vital is >all french kings are buried at dreux<
>chateau (bob dreux. arch. was a nola friend)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +WE SHARED NOLA ARCHITECTURE+
>after much research i discovered mary plantation<
>linked the roy (cavaroc & gruy) dna to the delery<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / ROY FAMILY DNA)+
>owners / >neal enjoyed my blogs about nola history<
>especially when it related to our family plantations<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +WE SHARED TURIN SHROUD+
>the most vital, interesting research discovery<
>i made was our de gruyere family link to the<
+(GOOGLE  : EUGENE RAY +
+ / VERGY GRUY DNA)+
>vergy family & the shroud of turin & knights<
>templar ray-gruyere-bresse-savoy dna linkage<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+WE SHARED GRUYERE CASTLE+
>neal was very interested in our >de gruy origins<
>from the counts of gruyere in switzerland to the<
>de gruy chateau magny fouchard in orient forest<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+> / GRUYERE CASTLE)+
>location near troyes >(origins of knights templar)<
>also  >origins of the first masonic lodge in france<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +WE SHARED CREOLE HISTORY+
>this rare and >profound photo in my archive<
>depicts >great grandmother heloise lamothe<
+(GOOGLE :>>>>> EUGENE RAY /+
+HELOISE LAMOTHE CAVAROC)+
>cavaroc & sister in front of cavaroc plantation<
>on the mississipi ri. @ chalmette south of nola<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +WE SHARED NOLA PLANTATIONS+
>i took this 1952 photo of the cavaroc plantation<
>house when i >started studying architecture< at<
>tulane university / >the next year i designed my<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+CAVAROC PLANTATION)+
>first constructed building, a church for the dept.<
>of institutions, >state of louisiana< (jackson la.)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +WE SHARED MANY ANCESTORS+
>in the 1960s i took many photographs in the<
>st. louis cemeteries >looking for ancestors &<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+ / ST. LOUIS CEMETARY)+
>this favorite illustrates a nola legend of a vine<
>growing out of someones heart in a nola tomb<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +WE SHARED FRENCH HISTORY+
>neal read my blog carefully< and this de ray<
>chateau at ray-sur-saone france was favorite<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / de RAY CASTLE)+
>because the shroud of turin was first brought<
>here and given to the vergy-charney marriage<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +NEAL SENT FRENCH CLIPPINGS+
>st. bernard de clairvaux was brains behind<
>the >knights templar and their architecture<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / ORIENT FOREST)+
>degruy chateau was close by and the shroud<
>of turin >lerey vergy-charney chapel not far<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+WE VISITED DESTREHAN TWICE+
>our foucher / (degruy) plantation on the site<
>where >tulane university is built in old nola<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+DESTREHAN PLANTATION)+
>leads via dna to destrehen plantation / there<
>was a sugar rivalry between degruy, foucher<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+ADJUNCT REFERENCES+
>i hate posted much data on my Facebook<
>page in >reference to the passing of neal<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>> / FACEBOOK PAGE)+
>pendleton our cousin & friend / >there is<
>an obituary and neals poignant drawings<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+ALSO SEE CHARNEY-VERGY+
>(fascinating french history<
>templar architecture data<
>shroud of turin< linkage)<
+GRUY LINK, TEMPLAR REFS+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu