Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wine & Cheese

:: destroyed heritage, courtesy of FHL ::
Buckaneers in the vicinity might be pleased to attend.

I've got a retreat scheduled that weekend or else might fire up the company jet and attend myself (just kidding, way too busy):
What: Heritage Lecture: Bucky's Life And Work: Lessons From A Loss
When: Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 6 PM
Where: The Old Governor's Mansion, 502 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA
Who: Michael Desmond, Ph.D., architectural historian with the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Architecture
Cost: Free to Foundation for Historical Louisiana (FHL) members and $10 for non-members

Michael Desmond will share his insights on R. Buckminster Fuller and the recently demolished Union Tank Car Dome in Baton Rouge. This one hour presentation, will be filled with the bright spots of Bucky's life and ideas, including an introduction to the specifics of geodesic geometry as it applies to the Baton Rouge dome. We will also look at other such structures in existence. As the now lost Union Tank Car dome was among the worlds largest and most elegant, the lecture will invite a lively discussion of this remarkable structure and the people that made it possible.

Enjoy wines and cheeses compliments of Calanadros Select Cellars at this event!

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