Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

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

Sunday, October 9, 2016

CORSICA AN ORGANIC ISLAND / napoleon (trump) lessons to avoid

+NAPOLEON CROWNED HIMSELF+
>the "little emperor" napoleon, is a lesson to<
>remember and persona to avoid / trump has<
+(CORSICA HIS BIRTHPLACE+
+PROVIDES OUR >LESSONS)
>all the signs of inheriting this mantle / >one<
>emperor is enough / please avoid this repeat<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+CORSICA / ORGANIC & RADIANT+
>the first stop after we left >civitivechia< the port<
>of rome; on >canard's queen victoria< headed to<
+(WE TOOK A >WALKING+
+TOUR OF OLD CORSICA)+
>barcelona, via corsica, livona (florence), monaco<
>(villefranche, the deep port of our bresse people)<
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+BIOTRONIC SPHERES+
>thousands of >radiant olives awaited us in the<
>street markets of corsica / biotronic energy is<
+(OLIVES OF CORSICA+
+BIOTRONIC ENERGY+)
>the joy of the spheres of corsica / far more to<
>my tastes then the statues of a french emperor<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
 +MEDITERRANIAN TREASURE+
>wherever we went during our pilgrimage<
>the fruit & vegetables were special round<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / RADIANT VINYARDS)+
>jewels of the earth / grapes producing the<
>wine of the region is our favorite produce<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+NAPOLEON, EMPEROR+
>the sad history of napoleon's demise<
>is a lesson to remember / >amazingly<
>his final (losing) battle was at brienne<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / BRIENNE CHATEAU)+
>the >locus of his military school. just<
>north of the >degruy, french chateau<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
 +NAPOLEON, EMPEROR+
>was >prominent sculpture< in corsica as<
>we walked around the island on a bright<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RA Y /+
+NAPOLEON BONAPARTE)+
>sunny morning / >politicians featured as<
>heroes is >not impressive to my interests<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +LEONARDO's TOWERS+
>forty round towers attributed to the cosmic<
>vision of leonardo da vinci encircle corsica<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+LEONARDO da VINCI)+
>apparently he designed these and a fortress<
>for the >borgia just before he left for france<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +ITALIAN SPIRIT+
>is strong in corsica, even though it is now<
>french. / >it is a very beautiful island and<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / ITALIAN INFLUENCE)+
>deserves exploration in the interior / >the<
>cathedral >expresses the italianate spirit<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +NAPOLEON'S BAPTISM+
>took place in the old cathedral's baptismal<
>fount / many tourists flocked into the very<
+(NAPOLEON'S FAME A+
+CHILD OF WARFARE)+
>crowded interior seeking the call of fame<
>which was >sadly built on deadly warfare<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +NAPOLEON's HOUSE+
>is now a museum, with a small park across<
>the street / new orleans, >"napoleon house"<
+(GOOGLE :>> EUGENE RAY /+
+NAPOLEON HOUSE-NOLA)+
>cafe has long been my favorite vieux care<
>locus / many fond memories, please google<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +NAPOLEON's HOUSE+
>on corsica, draws many visitors and i am<
>reminded that his military school in france<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / MAGNY FOUCHARD)+
>was at brienne, just a few kilometers north<
>of our degruy chateau at magny fouchard<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +NAPOLEON BONAPARTE+
>there are some positive factors i associate<
>w/ napoleon / >the napoleon house cafe in<
>new orleans / prince murat, son of general<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / MAGNOLIA MOUND)+
>murat, of >napoleon's family settled in our<
>baton rouge plantation "magnolia mound"<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +THE EMPORER+
>as you may know, napoleon like trump, had a<
>serious personal weakness. >one of them was<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+CHARLES de GAULLE)+
>his emperor persona / it is interesting degaulle<
>retired in the orient forest, near brienne chateau<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +DEATH MASK+
>napoleon's death mask is seen in the corsica<
>art museum. >which we were told is the 2nd<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / VIEUX CARRE, NOLA)
>largest art museum in france / the death mask<
>is a >duplicate to the one in NOLA's cabildo<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+CORSICA SCHOONERS+
>i am reminded of our dad who as a young<
>man in covington, louisiana, >worked on<
+(GOOGLE :> EUGENE RAY+
+ / RANDOLPH J. RAY SR.)+
>the schooner, josie, >crossing over our lake<
>pontchartrain. madisonville to new orleans<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+GRUY PLANTATION MADISONVILLE+
>"ships in the night"/ i wonder<
>if he was cognizant / google :<
>eugene ray / "pineland park")<
+WAS PASSED >ENROUTE> TO NOLA+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^                                      
+CUNARD's QUEEN VICTORIA+
>is a >magnificent reflection of british passenger<
>ship tradition / the multi national crew is a great<
>asset and marianne and i have fond memories of<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>> / CUNARD SHIPS)+ 
>many from the phillipines who we have met. my<
>friends joyce corpus & juancho isadore,(remind)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+MARIANNE CONWAY RAY+
>my beloved bride, has enjoyed four transatlantic<
>crossings w/ me to england >where the interface<
>of art and science is a joy / dennis crompton my<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+DENNIS CROMPTON)+
>old archigram friend was with us last december<
>where we met him in the >british museum cafe<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+ARCHIGRAM GROUP+
>it is a pleasure to record that my london based<
>archigram friends have been honored with the<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / ARCHIGRAM GROUP)+
>gold medal of the RIBA / they were my first<
>guest speakers at SDSU >46 long years ago<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+TENSILE STRUCTURE+
>(google : eugene ray<
> / tensile structure)<
+OUR PROFOUND LINK+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu





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