Dick Pape wrote:Sorry, we don't get BBC4 in Dallas Texas (or BBC3, or BBC2 or BBC1 for that matter).
Well, yes, I did wonder about posting the item bearing in mind that only some readers are in the United Kingdom and indeed not everybody in the United Kingdom has access to digital television channels.
However, I reasoned that if only one person were to enjoy viewing the programme as a result of reading my post then the post would be worthwhile.
As to whether anyone did watch the programme as a result of my post I do not know.
Here are links to some views of the Vasari corridor.
At the north side of the River Arno.
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=43.7 ... 9999999958
Over the Ponte Vecchio.
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=43.7 ... 7788047622
At the south side of the River Arno, crossing a road.
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=43.7 ... 9999999984
Some time ago, I had an idea about housing for people who need on-going nursing care so that they could nonetheless live with their families. It is that there be a housing estate where each house or bungalow has three doors, a front door, a second door and a nursing door, such that the nursing door links directly into a system of indoor corridors linked to a nursing centre.
I wrote about it on the web.
The pdf, which was produced sometime after the html version uses two of my own fonts. The pdf is A3 landscape format in the hope that printouts could form part of an exhibition.
Later, I sent in an e-petition to the Prime Minister.
Unfortunately this did not get enough signatories for a reply by the government.
I have since wondered whether the idea could perhaps be considered to become implemented in one or more of the estates of an eco-town.
http://www.communities.gov.uk/housing/h ... /ecotowns/
I have since become aware of the Vasari Corridor in the City of Florence in Italy. The indoor corridors of the housing estate would differ from the Vasari Corridor in that there would be many doorways from the indoor corridors, leading into the houses. However, my original idea was in terms of the indoor corridors of the housing estate being at ground level. However, maybe at least some of the corridors could be at first floor level. Maybe the nursing centre could have some corridors going from it at ground level and some at first floor level.
I am not an architect nor am I involved with the construction industry. I just thought of the idea and thought that it is a good idea. It would need experts in order to implement the idea.
29 December 2008