About

Virginia Duran Blog- architectour - picture by LerichtiLondon, Summer 2017 ©Philipp Heer

Dear lovely friend,

I am happy that we found each other, it probably means we share some cool passions. This is a little introduction to myself.

I am a licensed architect and urban planner from Spain. I’ve been told my wide brown eyes open quite a lot when I talk about what I love and I can’t help smiling when I realize I am doing it again.

Architecture is not only my profession but it’s what gives meaning to my life. I am very curious about the built architecture around the world and this has led to an extensive traveling schedule. My way of understanding societies is in person. I need to touch the materials, talk with the locals and draw my impressions. I haven’t found a different way to filter the essence of these cities into my mind. Drawing, researching and experiencing the space in person makes me feel alive too.

Traveling is my biggest passion, the way I get inspired and my biggest source of education. It makes me humble, grateful and courageous. The more I see, the more I understand what has been done and what we could do to improve each corner of the world. This avid curiosity made me become a nomad.

I am on a mission to map the world’s architecture and change the way we perceive cities. I believe that if we are all involved in the matter, we will be able to create the cities of the future in the most responsible and effective way. Traveling is the means to fulfilling this mission.

My architecture guides are a way of sharing the places I find within my travels — my humble way to leave the world a bit better by giving more exposure and credit to the good architecture that shapes the world. What is certain is that we can’t continue building like we do, the world needs a change. The starting point? Understanding our built legacy.

I can’t envision a life without doing what I do and I hope you join my mission too.

Love,
Virginia


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116 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Virginia,
    I like your blog, unfortunately I discovered it not before. I am a German author living in Norfolk/England who has published several books about colour (in German). Your articles concerning colour I find very inspiring. Thank you 🙂
    Greetings from the sunny North Norfolk coast
    Klausbernd

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  2. Hi Virginia,
    Thank you for following my blog. It was my pleasure to find your nice and unique blog. You do a great work here! Wish you all the best in your future endeavours!

    I am very glad to have a follower like you!

    Sincerely,
    Arlen

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  3. I made a comment in February that is still awaiting moderation. lol
    So will try again. I think your blog will be interesting to follow and will look forward to it every Thursday. 🙂

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  4. Still searching through your site… awesome stuff! I want to take my parents to Chicago next summer and I will definitely be using your amazing and helpful list of things to see and do!

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  5. Hi Virginia. I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog, I like it a lot! You are so talented, and your photography is stunning. Chicago is one of my favorite cities in the world, I had the chance to live there for a while (very different from my home country – Spain) and I enjoyed my time there so much. Looking forward to reading more from you.
    All the best,

    Yael
    http://www.feetfromshore.wordpress.com

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  6. Hi Virginia some suggestions for your london map,” tower 42″ nearest tube tower hill, “tower place” nearest tube aldgate, “willis building” nearest tube aldgate, “city hall” nearest tube tower hill,” shard building” nearest tube aldgate, “no1. the wall ec2y” nearest tube moorgate, “the gerkin”nearest tube tower hill, “lloyds of london lime street”nearest tube aldgate. Hope you find this helpful there are many many more i have only scratched the surface. Listed above are the modern structures.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by and following my travel and photo blog! I will enjoy exploring your site as well! I don’t know much about architecture but interesting photo subjects abound.

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  8. Hi Virginia 🙂

    (I didn’t find your email so here it is :/)

    First of : Love your blog ❤

    I am thinking of moving from wordpress.com to a self-hosted wordpress but sadly I will lose the WordPress Reader and my followers :/
    So if you still like my stories ( I hope you do :)), could you please sign-up via email?
    My email sign-up link : http://eepurl.com/WPz5H

    Thank you very much and I hope to hear from you soon

    Myriam @OffTWanderland
    http://offtowanderland.com

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  10. Hey Virgina!
    I would love to talk to you about your professional history for ALUMNIA (ETSAM-UPM). Please contact me at my e-mail as I can’t find yours anywhere! Thanks!!

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  11. Very nice blog you´ve got! Glad you found me, looking forward to follow you 🙂 I think with your background Cappadocia would be a very interesting destination for you.

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  12. Hey Virginia, We wanted to wish you Happy New Year and let you know that we miss you!!!! I know that you’re finishing up your degree (or maybe you just did) so we want to wish you all the best in the coming year. Can’t wait to see where life takes you. All the best, Terri & James

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    • Hello there!
      So happy to hear from you. I am about to finish my degree that’s right, one more horrible month ahead and then freedom 🙂 How are you? Can’t wait to read your updates on your blog. Thanks for your warm wishes, much appreciated! Happy New Year 😀

      Kind regards, Virginia

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