“The classic as model and the present as sensation.”
-Vincent Scully, Modern Architecture and Other Essays (91)
With romanitas, as Scully said-
the gravity of Rome,
mansarded with the sweetest red
atop a chocolate loam.
No fantasy of Piranesi
inspiring or rich,
ever went down quite so easy
nor baked without a hitch.
JA/2013 – Chocolate cake with chocolate glaze, baked for the occasion of Noah’s towering achievement.