Me and Inigo are tight

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“The Queen’s House, Greenwich, was built by Jones for Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, in the grounds of Greenwich Palace. Jones placed two blocks either side of the road and joined them at first-floor level by means of a bridge. This H-shaped plan, perhaps modeled on the Medici villa at Poggio a Caiano, was later filled in by John Webb’s addition of two further bridges on the side elevations.”

Turns out Webb was a assistant to Inigo Jones, so, in a way, his only way to overcome the suffocating ghost of his master was to slam two marble colonnades to the side of the building. Starchitect resistance anno 17th century.

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