Opinions are like arseholes, says Lord Rogers. Quite.


For me, the most telling remark amongst many in Lord Roger’s diatribe about the Prince of Wales’ intervention in the development of the Chelsea Barracks housing development is this:

“Are we going to have royalty dictating to us modern art? Are we going to have royalty dictating their taste in music? No, because they’re not experts in any of those fields.”

Now of course, we all have opinions about music and art regardless of whether we are experts or not. Doubtless Rogers has his own. He may not like The Beatles, and presumably never felt the need to learn the guitar before forming his view.

The statement is a dead giveaway because architects simply don’t like other people having negative opinions about their work. Certainly they don’t like people who have some influence having those opinions.


2 Responses to “Opinions are like arseholes, says Lord Rogers. Quite.”

  1. 1 Stephen Foster June 17, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    You’re not exactly being concietious about lighting up the dates in that calendar are you grey man?

  2. 2 johnnyneptune June 19, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    balls to the dates, i think he’s trying to mark out constellations. It’s the plough this month.

    Elt – have you been to Poundbury? Good grief, visit and then agree that Chuck should STFU on architectural issues.

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