Urban Designer - Vernacular Architect - Maritime Planner - Owner-Builder - Servant of Piglet - Educator - Author - Revolutionary - Peacenik - Tour Guide 

Tony Watkins

 ~ Vernacular Design 

Ending the Cold War
The Velvet Revolution 1989 Print E-mail

ImageA telegram arrived from Moscow. "Pick up your ticket to Prague from your nearest Aeroflot office." Therewas of course no Aeroflot office in New Zealand. At that time the world was locked into the insoluble conflict of the Cold War and to even show an interest in the USSR invited surveillance from the SIS. The globe was poised on the brink of a nuclear war.