Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Desai, visiting Thane, passes through a main gateway, then a maze of courts, lanes, stairs, trees, gardens, memorial plaques, statues and buildings with Gothic arches and Rusko spires that are different in the lower gravity. Chimes from a belfry sound martial, not academic, but that reflects Aenean history.
He goes "...past Rybnikov Laboratories, behind Pickens Library, across Adzel Square to Borglund Hall..."
-Poul Anderson, Captain Flandry: Defender Of The Terran Empire (New York, 2010), p. 121.
We recognize at least some of these names.
From Tatiana's kitchenette, above stone dragons, they have:
"...an unparalleled view across quads, halls, towers, battlements, down and onto Nova Roma, the River Flone and its belt of green, the ocherous wilderness beyond." (p. 127)