Duende by Madam ZoZo began with a travel destination; a spark of inspiration; and a burning question I needed to be answered. The Classical Architecture 101 series is no different. On a visit to Washington D.C. I found myself surrounded by extraordinary architecture, but without a clue how to identify the style or eloquently describe it in the correct vocabulary.
This led me down a rabbit hole of research into the built environment of the United States’ capital, in particular, neoclassical architecture. Of course, one cannot understand neoclassical architecture without having some background knowledge in classical architecture. This is what spurred the creation of the Classical Architecture 101 Series – so together we can become wiser, more cultured travellers.