Progress with Itinera

 

Progress with Itinera

Throughout the past month or two, Victoria and I have been translating the Minutes of the Royal Academy of Architecture and we have been having a great time with it! So far, we have realized that several of the architects went on tours together and while not all went at the same time, there seems to be a lot of overlap between the trips. I would say the most difficult part of this process is translating the text because it is 16th century French and many of the words do not match up. Many of the words have second meanings such as la maison which does not literally mean "the house" but "the family". As we continue to put the tour stops into Itinera, I have noticed that the architects go to church to church or to an aristocrats home where they then observe the stones. It is very interesting to see how invested they are to build the perfect building for King Louis XIV and I can't wait to read more about their travels.

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