Welcome to my blog @thewater…

I’m originally from Ireland and grew up right beside the sea. I now live in land-locked Switzerland so this might help explain why my site is called ‘The Water’. I chose the domain name after I was at the University in Lausanne and had visited Corbusier’s Villa ‘Le Lac’, the house which he built for his parents on the shore of Lake Geneva in a village called Corseaux, near Vevey. I believe firmly that good architecture can re-create the soul.

It’s said that Corbusier’s buildings are living machines. I would add that they are also seeing machines. I kept going back to visit and was completely taken by the play of light, the reflection of sun and moon-light on the ceilings and floors of the building. When I came home I claimed the domain ‘The Water’ for my own…

Water is a precious commodity and was the subject of one of my earliest pieces of writing which I hope to get around to posting sometime.

This site is based on things that are dear to me… I will sporadically post articles on, or links to whatever I find interesting at that particular moment in time – so don’t be surprised to find subject matter that has absolutely nothing to do with water, except in that it strikes a chord within and thus leads me back to my own inner ‘source’.

Enjoy and do leave a comment or link – great to meet you here.

Frances

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‘Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that.
Poetry is as precise as geometry.

Gustave Flaubert

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Above photo: Courtesy of Andreas Butz

All other photos, unless otherwise mentioned, taken by me

The photo below was taken at my sister’s wedding in Scotland when I was ten…

@Rose and Richard's wedding in Scotland

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