While getting a lecture together on Neo-Classicism in Britain and the Southern US. I got to indulge in the work of Sir John Soane. Probably Britain's greatest architect. And the reason I fell in love with architecture. His house is an essay in the eccentric and compulsive. From his vast collection of Greek and Roman artifacts to his lovingly preserved grave of Fanny the family dog (evidently Mrs. Sloane did not fair so well). The use of "in between spaces" for light shafts and vestibules proves this is still the best townhouse Reno around.