Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 15:11:52 -0700
From: Nancy Mercury <>

we are a small, busy, creative architecture firm in downtown palo alto
, california we, jo bellomo,
architect and nancy mercury, fine artist, are putting together a
website art2architecture we have already a base site, very
fundamental at the above .com site, but want to expand the constant
conversations we have about the context and foundations of art and
architecture. we have an art gallery here in the office where we
put together open studio exhibitions. do you ever visit
california? enjoyed your site will be back
thank you for what you are doing. nancy

Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 21:58:10 EDT

Beautiful pictures of Tulia. I'm a resident. I plan to share this site with
my 4th grade class. Thanks!

Sharla Moudy

Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2000 08:11:39 EDT

Just a little appreciation from an interior design student!!! Just found
your website today...unfortunately missed a whole summer of wonderful
exhibits! Wanted to let you know how much your efforts are appreciated! I
bookmarked your site and plan to visit it often...hope you will be updating
it soon.

Hope Wright

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 23:23:30 -0300
From: "martha gregorio" <>


Date: Mon, 1 May 2000
From: "Buzzybee" <>

Dear Scott,

I am a 19 year old girl who' s surfing the net for homepages on design , architecture... a girl who's from Hong Kong, longing to be an architecture student . Architecture is one of the most competitive majors in Hong Kong... which is a more important criteria to be accepted to the architecture department? My A Levels results or my creativity and introspectiveness? I wish I can built my own page one day, showing my portfolios, my projects, my creative mind and my observations of the world, just like what you have done. By the way, I love your "street trees competition " entry, especially in reading the " design reference". I realize that any dinty little thing in the world can really make one think, really hard too.


Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 16:37:08 -0000
From: "George A J Poppe" <>


Just looked at your website - the Ronchamp photos are qute stunning!

I'm a 2nd year architect at Sheffield University, England, and found them extremely helpful. Thanks!


George Poppe

Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 11:30:48 -0500
From: "Casey Jones, Van Alen Institute" <>


Stumbled on to your web page recently. Great site. Let me know if you would like to include our events in your calendar listing.



Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 01:26:16 -0200
From: "Edson Salvati" <>

Congratulations about your home-page. I have like so much the session of photographs of de Ronchamp's Chapel. I am a architecture student, live in Brazil, and I have great pleasure to see culture expressions like as yours.

Good luck, and I hope that you have many sucess at your work, more that you already had.


Rodrigo Salvati, Caxias do Sul, Brazil

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 23:42:29 -0000
From: "Thomas Angell" <>

Hello. Enjoyed your photos of Poland. I've never been there, but I'm sure I had a dream about the portrait-head ceiling at Wawel Castel, having never heard of it, about two weeks before learning the identity of my real father, a Pole. 'Sounds odd, I know, but would you know if that ceiling were ever restored/ studied, and if there was a trophy room there? I sort of wandered into your site. I can be contacted at, and would be interested to hear what you know of it. Congrats to you and Sara. New York sure is a magical place.

Date:  Wed, 8 Sep 1999 17:12:29 -0300
From: "marx" <>
I'm Tatiana and live in São Paulo, Brazil.  I'm an architecture student and had a great time visiting Romchamps Cathedral. Your page really fascinates me. As I'm doing a research on windows and sacralized places I would be glad if you could give me some tips of where I could go on the net to see more works like yours.
Thank you in advance and congratulations for your page

Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 00:39:56 +0200
From: "br.rahbek" <>

Some years ago I visited Notre Dame du Haut, and I found the idea of a indoor and outdoor place for prayers so important and like the way that the stories in the Bible are told. Corbusier must bee a good reader of the Bible.

Thank you for the pilgrimage.

1. september 1999, Denmark.

Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 15:00:21 -0300
From: "daniel " <>

thanks for this page!

its very interesting and complete!

i'm daniel simonetta i'm studing architecture my last siganture!...
i'm studing history of modern architecture.
and this page is gold for me. thanks a lot!

sorry my english!

Date: Tue, 03 Aug 1999 15:21:37 -0700
From: Andreas <>

Hiya, Scott,

I discovered your site by searching a list of links returned by

I very much enjoyed the text and photographs of Poland, and especially
enjoyed the spirit of wonder and curiosity, with which I can empathize,
as my mother's family was forced out of what was eastern Poland by
invading Russians in the early 1940s, finally emigrating to Canada in
1949. I'm also interested in the architecture of those periods that are
represented in the photographs which you have displayed and was prompted
to think about how such magnificent structures came to exist.

Keep up your excellent work, and I look forward to visiting again in the


Andy Bender
Sunnyvale, CA

Date:Sat, 24 Jul 1999 04:16:01 +0200
From: "Christian Zander Jørgensen" <>

hello my name is christian zander i am a danish student and freelance graphical designer mostly at my own portfolio site i am currently designing/developing my own site on the wonderful city of rome more focused on the "other rome" (meaning not only all the usual sites but also wonderful areas of the city where tourist almost never come +a view on non tourist restaurants etc) than the "normal" sites but also a all round site on the city

anyway my question for you was if you would allow me to use your wonderful panoramic pictures on the site (ofcourse with reference and thanku to you)

also if you would be interested in writting about your experiences in rome (if you feel you have anything to share)

christian zander, denmark

Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 12:56:47 +0200
From: Christophe Mougin <>


I live in Ronchamp in France and I think that your web site is very
great. I would like to tell you that "Notre Dame du Haut" has been
equiped with a new system of light to illuminate it during the night.
The Chapel is still more beautiful! and if you go in france I invite you
to visit Ronchamp and the Chapel.

Best regards


Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 21:27:21 -0400 (EDT)

Hello! Scott,

After visiting your web site, I can't help but sending you this email. I love your pictures of NOTRE DAME DU HAUT. They are very beautiful.

Thank you.

Yuping Chen

Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 08:08:42 +0900
From: "Takeshi Kamiyama" <>

Nice to meet to you. I am Takeshi Kamiyama. (I`m Japanese)
I watch your work in home page. I like very much your work.
It`s beautifle , isn`t it? Could you teach me what did you use software?
I am interested in Computer Graphics so .
By the way, last year ,I went to N.Y. It`s very good experience for me.
Thank you . Bye.

Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 21:39:17 +0200
From: Erik Tiberg <>


I would like to know whether the Venice Charter is regarded as customary
law and therefor binding for national states. If not, what is the legal
status of the Charter?

Thanks in advance,

Erik Tiberg

Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 12:03:32 -0400
From: "B. C. Biega" <>

Very nice pictures - I have created a link to

Bill Biega
We mine the Net so you don't have to.

Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 17:55:03 EDT


You did a great job on the photographs. Did you take them? I thought that
if you didn't I could get them somewhere else...I can't locate them. I need
some more pictures like those. Could you refer me to any particular book or
web site? Thanks a lot.


Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 10:29:15 -0800
From:  "Kristin Argue" <>

Hi Scott-

Thanks for the tour of Ronchamp.....It's a rainy day in Berkeley(and in my head)...... that graceful place and your open hearted attention to it was just the ticket.


Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 00:34:06 +0100
From: "Michael Schienke" <>

I just found Your pages - great!!

I live in Warsaw, if You'd like any pics from here or elsewhere in Poland I might be able to help You.

I'm studying architectural design at Warsaw's Technical University now.


Michael Schienke

Date:  Tue, 09 Mar 1999 10:35:53 -0600
From:  "Charlotte Odaniel" <>

I was surfing and came across your site because my daughter is about to begin architecture school at Texas Tech in the fall '99.  So I was looking at sites in general about architecture.  I clicked on yours and then went to Texas.  Lo and behold, I saw a picture of downtown Tulia, Texas.  Guess where I live--yes in Tulia.  I am a teacher at the local high school.  I was just wondering if you have a specific ties to Tulia?  I did not recognize the name.  I have taught in the school system for 25 years.  Was just curious.  Would also appreciate any insight that you could give my daughter.  Have a nice day.

Charlotte O'Daniel

Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 13:10:29 -0500
From: Audrey Ross Sanders <>

Your vignette on Ronchamp brought back the experience for me. It has been over ten years now yet I too remember it as you do. Very impressive and worth the journey.


Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 11:45:18 -0000
From: "Nelson Loureiro" <>

Hi scott & Sara,

Congrats for the Wedding. I wish you guys all the best and I hope to see
babies on the way soon.

Nelson Loureiro - Office - Home

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 10:27:21 EST

Hey. Congratulations!!!! It was about time.

Where's the Honeymoon?

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 09:25:11 EST

Dear Scott and Sara,

I am so happy for the both of you. My sister was married this Sunday as well.
I wish you both the best and congratulations!!!


Aubrey Arago

Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 15:23:50 -0600
From: "Ross Payton" <>

Well well well, what shocking yet not to shocking news. I think that this is a great thing and very romantic! Congratulations. I can't think of a better way for the two of you to have a wedding and then share that moment with the rest of us.

I love the web site and the photos!

Let me just tell you one more time how happy I am for the two of you!

Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 09:44:20 -0600
From: Robert Duran <>

Janie and Scott,

I can't tell you how happy I was to hear you two had gotten
married! Mere words cannot express my feelings about this
happy occasion. You did exactly what I thought you might
and that makes it all the more meaningful because I know you
did everything as you wanted.

I know you'll have a wonderful time in Rome <wink, wink>.
Talk to you when you get back.


Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 09:02:59 -0600
From: "Barry Peterson" <>


To the both of you, I send out my most sincere congratulations and hope that the love and affection that you have managed to sustain these many years will continue for the rest of your lives.

Ok, Ok, enough of that mushy stuff. Congrats', Good Luck, and See Ya.


Date: 15 Feb 99 08:33:09 PST
From: Kevin Brown <>

Sara & Scott,

What a delightful message! Congratulations! It was so thoughtful of you to
put together such nice pages on the internet--and so speedily too--to share
happy times with your friends.

Best wishes for an ever richer and happier life together!


Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 22:00:02 EST

Hi Sara and Scott,
Congratulations!!!!!!!! We are so happy for you guys. I cannot beleive that I
have asked Sara about marriage with Scott the other day. Now it is already
done. Great.
We wish you all the best.
Dan and Sanya

Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 10:54:34 -0600
From: Bill Reeves <>

To the newly weds:

Congratulations of your valentine's activity! Wishing you the best on the first day of the rest of your lives together!

Bill Reeves

Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 07:22:52 EST


You sly dogs! Congratulations. Hope this means you are honeymooning in Italia.
Ain't it great?!


Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 22:28:32 -0800
From: Bob Llewellyn <>

Dear Scott and Janie-- CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you
hear us shouting it from the west coast? We are both so very happy for
you guys. Scott, your mom called me Friday morning
with the news. I have very special memories of you from the day you
were born to this, the most important day of your life. You were both
in my thoughts all day, as well as today. Janie, it's nice to have a

We downloaded and printed your wedding story and pictures--they're on
the refrigerator until we can buy some photo paper. I had a hunch that
you guys would put the event on your website.

We're glad everything turned out the way you planned it.

Love -- Bob & Deb

Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 22:27:30 -0600
From: Ray Demel <>

Looks like you thought of everything with the wedding. New dress for
Sara and even had some nice pictures made for the web site. Have you
called the grandparents yet and told them?

Your mom and I wish both of you nothing but the best in your "new" stage
of your relationship. We love both of you.

Have a wonderful time in Rome.

We wish that we could have been there with you on your special day.

Mom & Dad

Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 15:59:23 +0800
From: "Tony Shrapnel" <>

Really Good. Thanks

Tony Shrapnel

Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 18:16:48 +0100 (MET)
From: Jens Knappe <>

Dear Scott,

I visited your Site and liked what I saw. I have to get QuickTime to see all the other stuff.
regards to Brooklyn from Berlin!


deconstructed panoramic cityscapes

Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 13:18:59 +0200
From: "Yunus Alper Altay" <>

Dear Scott Demel,
I'm a student at Middle East Technical University, in Ankara. I'm preparing a master thesis on:
" Architecture and the Historic Environment: A C r i t i c a l D i a l o g u e" I appreciate you for your essay "A theory of Architectural Additions" I have a request to you. For my thesis, I need the following essays that I can't find in Turkey:

Summerson, Sir John. "Ruskin, Morris, and the ‘Anti-Scrape' Philosophy." In Historic Preservation Today: Essays Presented to the Seminar on Preservation and Restoration, Williamsburg, Virginia, September 8-11, 1963. Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1966.

Dupont, Jaques. "Viollet-le-Duc and Restoration in France." In Historic Preservation Today: Essays Presented to the Seminar on Preservation and Restoration,Williamsburg, Virginia, September 8-11, 1963. Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1966.

You quote from those essays in your essay. Please email me if there is any possibility to send these essays to me by email. If you cant, anyway, thank you.

When I finish my thesis I will ask you to criticize it for me. Thanks for your care. Thanks for your online declaration and share of your ideas.

Yunus Alper Altay, student at master of architecture program, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Email: or

Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 12:23:30 EST

Scott - My name is Harold Rose, I am currently working on an architectural
model of Notre Dame du Haut. I can not seen to find any scale drawings or
blueprints of this church.

Your web page is very impressive and has already helped me out immensely.
Please let me know if you have any ideas on how to locate scale drawings.

Thank you - Harold Rose

Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 14:57:14 -0000
From: "Stanford Eatwell & Associates" <>

Dear Sir

I wish to visit the Chapel - do you have the full postal address and visitng hours?

yours sincerely

Barry J Stanford

Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 13:53:12 +0900
From: sejin han <>

Hi there
I'm Korean and Univ. of Inchon student
i'm sejin han. Just call me sejin
Your site very good.
i'm very busy now. so i'm not write so long
have a nice day
good luck



From: Derrick Bock <>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 17:38:27 +0200


Great webpages! Your pages have to be the best personal pages that I've encountered to this date. From design to layout to choice of images, fantastic! I have to admit I share some of you interests and ideas. I finally had the opportunity to visit Ronchamp again after a hiatus of 6 years. I found it just as I left it in 1992, one of the most passionate tributes to architecture! Included in my latest journey was Bauhaus in Dessau, the Vitra Design Museum and a quick sprint into Basel to find the new Herzog + Demeuron Train shed and tower. Unfortunatly to no avail!

I've been playing with the idea lately of starting my own web page to share some of the images that I've collected and recently taken with my new digital camera. Some of these I actually have posted on my personal page at xoom. Due to my lack of knowledge in web design I've started to stall! I would appreciate any pointers that you can give me on what books or software may be helpful.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards,


Derrick J Bock

Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum GmbH
Littenstrasse 108


From: "judith webb" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 1998 23:25:29 +0200

Dear sir

I am presently studying for a BsC building science at UNiversity in South Africa.We need to do a presentation focusing on Method of construction and links with trends or the era in which the Architect created his masterpieces.I am focusing on LE CORBUSIER and am findiing it difficult to find links toward any technical info.

I f you have any links they would be greatly appreciated !
Many Thanks
Gavin Webb


Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 00:03:23 EDT

scott, where is the chapel? the name of the little town. i was there in 1972,
just before the start of going to the MIT graduate school of architecture and
was so turned on. but the name of the town was not ronchamp. can you help? i
want to take my wife there at the end of september. thanks ronnie rogers.


From: "Lourdes Santiago" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 13:10:51 +0000

Mr. Scott Demel:

I am an architect and have visited your site numerous times to see
your wonderful pictures of Ronchamp. I have enjoyed it!i
I will be traveling to Paris tomorrow Sept. 16th and would like to
visit Ronchamp. I am having a hard time finding it on the internet
maps that are available to me. My search always pops out your site,
no maps. Could you give me the area where it is located?
I do realize this is a bit short notice, but Iwould appreciate
very much any help that you may be able to provide.


. . .Lourdes Santiago. . .


From: <>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 16:50:15 -0500

i would like to tell you that your homepage is beatifull.
now i am doing my homework about le corbusier and i visited your page.
i would like to tank you because your page helped me a lot.
thank you a lot and be happy.

sorry : my name is claudinne and i live in mexico in a city called
monterrey, if you can come here just call me.


From: Robin Gilham <>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 13:14:14 +0200

Scott thanks for your interesting site. My girlfriend and I are leaving for
overseas on Tuesday. She is studying architecture and we are very keen to go
and have a look at Ronchamp. We are having problems trying to locate it in
any of the tourist books. Exactly where is it located in France and how
would we get there?

I would greatly appreciate any suggestion you can give

Robin Gilham
Hardware Design Engineer
DataFusion Systems


Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 10:32:52 +0530
From: khareghat <>

dear sir,
I am planning to visit Ronchamp chapel sometime in October. My schedule
says i will be there around saturday or sunday. Could you inform me
about timings of entry etc. If not , can you recommend me places i can
find this info? You can e-mail me at My web
site is

Thanking you,

Farhad T Khareghat


Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 13:02:27 -0400
From: Kathleen Adkins <>


Thanks for your wonderful pictures of Ronchamp on the Web. I visited the
chapel years ago and used to have a great book of photographs of it, but
have since lost it. Glad to find your great documentary photos.

Good luck with your own architectural projects.

Kathleen Adkins


Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 20:40:41 +0500
From: The Merchants <>


Well mt friend called me up a few days ago and he was very excited about
something, seems it was your homepage and very lazily I took the address
from him, thinking "here we go again".

The site is truly amazing, one of the best I've seen yet. During my travels
through Europe for a year (this was through 1996), I missed seeing
Ronchamp, for some ironic reason. I can't say that your site made up for
it, but it helped me feel better... much better.

Before I sign off, I'll introduce myself. I'm a final year student at the
School of Architecture in Ahmedabad, India, and if ever you have an urge to
travel here, there is an open door with a welcome mat waiting.



Date: Mon, 03 Aug 1998 09:32:01 +0200
From: (Franz Donaubauer)

Hi Scott,
I´m interested in your work especially your work with photography and
architecture. Right at the moment I do my last year of academy of
photography at Munich. Summer ´99 I´ll leave Germany and move to N.Y.,
so at this moment I try everything to get to know people who are into
photography, adresses of photostudios, labs and everything. It would be
great if you could mail some informations about this. Perhaps you know
some photographers. I really be interested in everything you know about
photography, it would be great to receive a mail.
Thanks a lot, ciao Babbsch*


Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 18:23:37 -0300
From: "Paula Helena" <>

I'm an young architect from Brazil and I would like to receive more information about your projects or just to talk about architecture. The sun shelter is really very good.

Thank you,

Paula Helena.

Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 09:47:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Chua Seong <>

How behaviour and culture affect design?
How Design affect behaviour and culture?

Can you answer me this question, or where to find the answer?


Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 13:50:08 +0000
From: Manfred Stemmer <>

hallo....... 13.7.98

i am from austria and have seen your pictures from ronchamp
i study on the university of vienna and have a question about the chapel...
becouse my teacher said that the building get a new part.....
so i should know.....when you have made this pictures and is it right that
they changed something.........
i have been in ronchamp in 1996 becouse i had to research the chapel for an

From: "Z. Stephen Horvath" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 00:52:37 +1000

Hi there

One of my hobbies is creating visualisations of architecture. Do you have any idea where I could obtain some plans for Notre Dame du Haut? Like your page. Thanks.


From: "James A Dunstan" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 14:58:14 BST

Just thought i'd let you know that i think your page is great

copied a few chapters to read later


From: "Holberton Tom" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 1998 15:41:25 +0100

I am intending to sudy architecture at University and was planning to visit
the chapel on holiday this year. I believe it is near the German border?
Is there easy access or will I have to notify someone in advance?
I would appreciate it if you could answer my questions.

Tom Holberton (UK)

Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 19:32:50 -0500
From: Rodney Dally <>

Hi I'm a Ind Tech ed. teacher in S.D. Would you mind if i used your site as
a hot link in a power piont presenation on architecture for my students? If
yes please let me know.

Rodney Dally
Armour High School ITE

From: "AB Stockholms Auktionsverk" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 98 11:06:24 PDT

I am an art history student in Sweden. I wounder if you can help me I want to vist Roncamp Chapel this summer. But I can´t find it on the map. Where is it. It is suppost to be on the coast but in my copy of Framtons Modern Architecture it says near Belfort and in my Atlas that is far from the coast. Could you pleas reply to my aother mailbox

Thank You
Adam Mattsson

Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 22:59:50 +0800
From: khor <>

i like your site especially those photographs which has been so
carefully angled to convey the message very efficiently ...

ching wei

Date: Sat, 06 Jun 1998 15:36:25 -0500
From: Terah Luchey <>


i'm obviously not from some exotic part of the world (if distance does
in fact count).

i'm just a student of environmental engineering and a closet lover of architecture.

and i've been in a little funk lately.

i got up and went jogging by lake michigan and still couldn't clear my mind.

then i happened upon your page.

and, well, i thank you.

i appreciate those who set aside time to nurture their creativity.

you've reminded me that i'm so much more than aquatic chemistry and fluid mechanics and wastewater treatment design.

i think i'll try using the other side of my brain.

i haven't tried that in a while.

Terah Luchey
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. USA

Date: Sat, 06 Jun 98 16:01:39 -0700
From: nick polaschek <>


I am interested in visiting Le Corbusier's chapel at Ronchamp but can't
find it on my map. I'd love you to give me instructions to get there. My
plan is to go to Paris so a route from there is could be the best. I
really enjoyed your internet site, it has incresed my already large
desire to visit the chapel.

Thanks for your time,

Sarah (Nick's daughter)

Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 17:52:24 +1000
From: Gregory Shim <>

hi name is Elisabet, and I just went thorugh your web-page
about the notredame chapel in ronchamp. It was really helpful to
experience the cyber walk through since I am doing a project based on
the building.

So, thank you.

Date: Wed, 13 May 98 21:33:21 EDT
From: "George Teston, III" <GTESTON@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>

I came across your web page and would like to tap your expertise for a suggestion. I am a graduate student at The University of Georgia and am currently in a class on digital imaging. One of the photographic subjects which interests me most in architecture. However, I am having a hard time finding a journal or resources to use related to architectural photography.

Specifically, I am looking for an article on "techniques of architectural photography." Any suggestions...

I REALLY appreciate it! Thanks! George Teston (

Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 14:10:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tanya Gutschmidt <>

I just wanted to email you to say how much we appreciate your web page
on Notre Dame du Haut. Writing a paper on it, I found your pictures to
be amazing, the best I have ever seen! The organization of the site was
interesting, I loved being able to go where I wanted to. I hope someday
to visit Ronchamp but until then I am happy to be able to experience it
here. Thank you so much! From two students at Washington State

Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 18:07:45 -0700
From: Barbara Carr <>

Dear Scott,

I enjoyed your photo visit to the chapel! It is very beautiful--such
graceful lines. This May my husband and I will be in Paris for 3
weeks. Is it possible to get to Ronchamp by train? On the map, I saw
the town Belfort that is not too far from Ronchamp has train service. Is
there a bus or taxi that we could take from Belfort?

I am sorry to bother you about this but even with the Internet I can not
find an answer to this problem. Perhaps you might know.

Thank you in advance for any consideration you may give to our

Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 08:28:48 -0500
From: Barbara Cabe <>


The City of Tulia visited your website this morning. We send you
greetings from Texas and wish you a nice Easter. Say hello to Janie for


Date: Thu, 09 Apr 1998 02:47:32 -0400
From: Adam Baff <>

Dear Scott,
I was wondering where the name Notre Dame came from. Was Notre Dame a
person or just a city. I saw that many churches in many city's are
called Notre Dame and I used to think there was only one. Can you
please tell me how many churches are called notre Dame. Which is the
one that the Hunchback of Notre Dame took place in.

Please help me, I'm curious

Thank You in advance

Adam Baff

Date: Sun, 05 Apr 1998 19:29:02 -0500
From: John Turnblom <>

Hello. My name is Lisa and I was browsing your website in hopes to find
information on photographing architecture for my photography class. I
have a report due on it and I was hoping you could send me some
information on this area of subject. I would greatly appreciate it if
you could do it as soon as possible (it's due on Wednesday). If you can
do that I would greatly appreciate it. My e-mail address is, if you can help me out. Thank you.


From: Nazareth41 <>
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 13:41:00 EDT

It was fascinating to visit this site.

When did you go there? We are followers of this Master's teachings and have a
good private collection of his publications. Have you created a site for any
other building.

Where are you stationed?

Antoine E Raffoul, RIBA
London W4

Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 03:38:14 -0500 (EST)
From: Shaun Siu chong - AARC/F97 <>

Hi there,
I was just browsing the internet looking for sites about the
great architects of this century. I actually had a small list.
LeCorbusier was one of them and I stumbled upon your site. The part I
particularly liked was the page about Notre Dame du Haut. You see I am
1st yr arch. student in Toronto and I never really liked that building
and like you, wondered what the fuss was about. Unfortunately I haven't
visited the building myself but your little description entitled "why
Ronchamp" has insipred me to be a lot less closed-minded and maybe a
little more curious. I guess the essence of this email is to say that
thanks for the advice to check out the building. Now I will. Thanks again

Shaun Siu Chong

Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 23:24:34 +0200
From: Alberto Altes <>

I am an architecture student a the University of Valladolid, SPAIN, and
we are doing a research work over the famous Le Corbu's chapel at
Ronchamp. We would really aprecciate it if you could send us any
information about it specially 3d model of the hose in dxf, dwg, 3ds

It was great to find your website, some of the pictures are just

So, thanks in advance,

Alberto Altes


Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 18:10:34 +0000
From: Sapna <>

i will be going to paris this summer. i noticed on your web site, that
the villa savoy was closed during your visit. when was this? any
thoughts on when it will reopen? any suggestions on how to get there or
to Ronchamp?



Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 01:31:52 -0500


estoy buscando información planimetrica de la chapel.
si es posible envíamela por email
a escala.
thaks a lot.

gustavo r.

Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 09:11:05 -0500
From: (David b Kelley)

Dear Scott,

It is nice to see that someone else besides me has been drawn to the pilgrimmage chapel of Ronchamp, for reasons other than "We'll, we were in France and...," you made a true pilgrimage there as did I in 1987. Though it was not my first visit, i had gone there a second time to make a Documentary Film about the chapel. It is titled 'The Light of Ronchamp." The Chapel of Ronchamp is a powerful Place, Space and Force. I can't explain what it was that drew me there a second time to make a movie of all things!

I went to the Rhode Island School of Design, majored in Graphic Design as
well as Film making. I got a BFA in Film making in 1986. When I was Studying design in Basel, Switzerland, we went no a trip to see Ronchamp in the dead of winter, it was 1984 and the worst snow storms in 80 years were blanketing Europe. Ronchamp revealed its self to me for the first time shrouded in fog and
deep in snow. My photographs of the building are dark, ominous, even scary. Still the place impressed upon me as no other building in Europe. I later learned the Ronchamp was a different building than his earlier works, but not an anomaly, it had its reasons for being what it was and if you see Chamdigargh in India you can see that maybe it was simply a part of a greater plan. Why not deviate from the straight lines? Mies van der Rohe rarly did. Corbusier was an artist with grand ideas who made spaces. Ronchamp gave him the freedom to paint and sculpt with cement, plaster, metal and glass.

When i went to make the film about Ronchamp i had no true idea of how to go about defining a work of architecture - any work of architecture - let alone a work by the modernist movement's pre-eminent architect. I interviewd a few of his colleagues, Jerzy Soltan (Harverd Professor Emeritis) Jean Louis Verret (Architect who worked more on Corbu's Chandigargh) Iannis Xenakis (Modern Composer and Corbu's Engineer) as well as Ken Frampton, and Jean-Louis Petit, (Former French Ministry of Culture after WWII). I approached the film as a work leaning towards poetry rather than a work to teach archicture theory. But how can you talk about Ronchamp and not mention LeCorbusier? and then you talk about the 20th Century's most influential architect, can you not mention so much more?

To this day the film is not finished, but i plan to finish within the year. Seeing your web site gives me confidence that if I finished it, someone would have an interest in this work.

When the work is done i will remember to write, and send you a copy of the video.


David B. Kelley
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 16:59:16 +0000

Hi. I am planning a trip to Europe this summer and wish to visit
Notre Dame du Haut. Could you give me an idea of how easy it is to
get to and what major city it is near? I enjoyed your photo
collection! Thank you for your help.

Traci Neenan
Apprentice Architect
University Facilities
Physical Plant

From: "minebody" <>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 00:21:27 -0500

hey scott,
just got home and thought i'd check out your sight.
really dug the tour of ronchaump--great idea!

enjoyed meeting you and museum/dinner.
maria's going to bed before illness finds her.

have a nice weekend,

Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 19:45:21 -0500
From: Mark Jackson <>

Dear Scott Demel,

I am a Arch. student at The Ohio State University, and I was wondering
if you could tell me when Notre-Dame-du-Haut was built. I would be very
grateful for your compliance. Thanks.


Mark Jackson

Date: Sun, 08 Feb 1998 20:03:20 -0600
From: Ray Demel <>


The new site is certainly different from your original effort. It looks
very colorful and professional. I have not gone all the way through it
but just looked at the opening page and read about why you wanted to do
a web page in the first place.

Looks like you have a winner here and I can't wait until I can go all
the way through it.

Good job


Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 10:05:32 -0800
From: Peter Lagoe <>

Thx for the wonderful pictures of Notre Dame du Haut.
Used your virtual tour for help with college research project.

Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 22:40:15 +0800
From: richard <>

Mr Demel:
I like your designs and photographs of the archtectures.I have saved
some of them in my disk. Would you send me any of your new works?
Thank you very much!
Sincerely yours
Chen Zhenhua
from Nanjing,China


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