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On the first page of this site I wrote that there are likely to be continual changes as these notes are added to and the pages developed over time. Looking at other sites I’ve found I have a problem discovering what has changed since my last visit so, in an attempt to track what I’ve changed myself, I’ll make a determined attempt to keep this up to date by using this page to record each change. Please remember that these are my personal notes and are not essays, as they might often appear.

However, although each reference will take you to the actual comment, when there is more than one change on a single page you will be taken only to that page and will then have to look down for the amendment or addition.

The latest additions and amendments to any of the pages will be marked by a pale blue background – as in this paragraph. I hope this will be sufficient to mark changes and be relatively easily seen.

Date


Reference

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2024.06.20 Giacomo Filippo Maraldi
Cassini and Maraldi references
A number of additions have been made to the note on Giovanni Filippo Maraldi together with a reference.
2024.06.19 Islamic urban design 02
Islamic urban design 02
Islamic urban design 03
Traditional boats
Society 04
Developed from YouTube videos of the 1960s, a small number of images of Qatar have been added: the airport viewing platform, Ministry of Justice, Arab Bank, a small boat under sail and a porter pulling a loaded barrow.
2024.06.18 Design studies Another design for eid al-adha has been added.
2024.06.17 Old Qatar 01 An image of a structure at al-Zubara has been added with commentary.
2024.06.10 The Cassini and Maraldi families
Giovanni Dominico Cassini
Astronomy
Cassini and Maraldi references
A little more information has been added on the dates of the birth and civil marriage of Giovanni Dominico Cassini and his children, a number of small amendments and additions have been made, and a map of the moon and reference added.
2024.06.06 The Maraldi family A map and a little more information has been given relating to the Second Genoese-Savoyard war.
2024.06.02 Population The population figures for the month of May have been added.
2024.05.27 Introduction The introduction to the Islamic design section has been revised.
2024.05.21 Arabic / Islamic geometry 03
History of the peninsula
The note on Celtic design has been revised with graphics added, and the note on Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has been updated.
2024.05.17 History of the peninsula The note on Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has been updated.
2024.05.14 Arabic / Islamic geometry 02 Diagrams have been added illustrating how a line might be divided by a given number of factors.
2024.05.11 Arabic / Islamic geometry 03 A photograph of a snail shell has been added illustrating a clockwise spiral.
2024.05.07 Population
Arabic / Islamic geometry 03
References
The population figures for the month of April have been added together with a note and reference to Cosmati work at Canterbury Cathedral.
2024.05.01 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01 An illlustrated note on a common Moroccan pattern has been added.
2024.04.29 France and England
Cassini and Maraldi references
The Babaud and Masson families
Notes on the military and mapping of France and England have been added along with three references and a small addition to the note on Alexandre Frédéric Jacques Masson.
2024.04.24 France and England A map has been added and commentary developed relating to the possibilities of France invading England.
2024.04.21 Arabic / Islamic geometry 03 An illustrated note has been added on the Cosmatesque work of St. Edward’s tomb in Westminster Abbey.
2024.04.14 Arabic / Islamic geometry 03 A number of new illustrations of Cosmatesque designs have been added, and accompanying text revised.
2024.04.11 Cassini and Maraldi references
The Babaud and Masson families
A reference has been added relating to the Masson and Babaud families, and a note on the Babaud family amended.
2024.04.06 The Babaud and Masson families A brief reference has been added on Mme de Cassini’s house on the Rue de Babylone, and small additions made.
2024.04.04 The Babaud and Masson families A note has been added on Mme de Cassini’s appearance in the Livre Rouge.
2024.04.01 Population The population figures for the month of March have been added.
2024.03.31 The Babaud and Masson families
Jean Dominique Cassini
The image of a document showing the sale of Mme de Cassini’s furniture has been added as well as a note on the death of Anne Cécile Cassini.
2024.03.30 The Babaud and Mason families
César François Cassini
Additions and amendments to the death dates of Dominique Joseph Cassini and César François Cassini, and the birth dates of Dominique-Jean Cassini, Charlotte and Angélique-Dorothée Babaud have been made.
2024.03.29 France and England
Cassini and Maraldi references
Images and notes have been amended and added to the Cassini notes with a new section created on France and the defence of England. A reference has been added.
2024.03.25 The Babaud and Masson families Images and notes have been amended and added relating to Yves-Marie Desmarets, marquis de Maillebois and to the Prince de Condé, together with illustrations of the Hôtel Cassini and Wimbledon House.
2024.03.20 Population The population figures for the month of February have been added.
2024.03.18 Islamic urban design 03 Two aerial images of the Hotel and Conference centre, together with development on West Bay, have been added.
2024.03.13 Photography – Morocco 1996 Images from a brief trip to Casablanca and Marrakech in 1996 have been added.
2024.03.06 Islamic urban design 01 A note has been added on the Sheikha Fatima Mohamed Ali masjid in Kuwait.
2024.03.04 References A reference has been added on domestic buildings in Kuwait.
2024.03.01 Islamic urban design 01 A note has been added on the Sheikh Nasser al-Sabah masjid in Kuwait.
2024.02.29 References A reference has been added on the spacing of prayer areas in public buildings.
2024.02.28 Islamic urban design 01 A note has been added on the Mamluki Lancet masjid in Kuwait.
2024.02.26 Arabic / Islamic geometry 02 Some illustrations of the development of eight-point geometry have been added.
2024.02.16 Arabic / Islamic geometry 02 A note has been added on an alternative basic ten-point design.
2024.02.14 Arabic / Islamic geometry 02 A brief note has been added on an example of twenty-four point geometry.
2024.02.12 Population
Arabic / Islamic geometry 02
The population figures for the month of January have been added, recording a significant rise in population;
and a study for a simple octagonal pattern has been posted.
2024.01.30 Photography – Tunisia 1995 Images from a brief trip to Tunisia in the Spring of 1995 have been added.
2024.01.22 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01 A study of the geometry behind a Moroccan pattern based on the Golden Section has been added.
2024.01.18 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01 A design has been added illustrating the construction of a Moroccan tile relating to an axehead.
2024.01.16 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01 A study of the geometry behind a Moroccan pattern has been added.
2024.01.12 Population The population statistics for the month of December 2023 have been added showing the total drop below three million.
2024.01.09 Islamic urban design 01 An illustrated note on the Hassan II masjid in Casablanca, Morocco, has been added.
2024.01.04 Play A note has been added to the graphics area of the site relating to a folded lamp construction.
2024.01.03 Islamic urban design 03 An image of some of the first buildings constructed on the New District of Doha has been replaced and supporting commentary re-written.
2024.01.01 Home The copyright notices and dates throughout the site have been updated. Hopefully.

 

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