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Ako nam neko dodje glave, to ce biti mangupi u nasim redovima.

July 26, 2012 6:38 pm

mikasavela:

Gift shop urbanism. Anchorage, Alaska. Images from Google Street View.

Firstly, the way Anchorage looks is very, very similar to many Finnish cities. Somehow a little bland and thin, in the layers of anything urban.

Secondly, perhaps there’s a pattern in these Northern, arctic habitats. It’s somehow funny how cities with very short summers and depressing, heavy winters (like Anchorage, or my native Helsinki, for that matter) still somehow manage to “be” cities. It’s modern, in the way that man has conquered nature in order to reside where he wants to. But sometimes, when the wind nearly punctures your face with icy particles and the snow piles up on your streets, with no one taking it away for three days, the comedy of trying to live the urban life in a Nordic city just makes me smile. And perhaps the humor in the trying is what appeals to me most.

Thirdly, have you ever been to the Market Square in Helsinki? These days, it’s probably the number one place to buy reindeer skins and fur hats. For no apparent reason. I’m getting the same vibe here. It seems visiting Anchorage is all about buying T-shirts and sweaters?

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alisonwithers:

The Ring installation by Arnaud Lapierre in Place Vendôme in Paris, France plays with the context of this urban space through reflections, light and the interaction of passers-by. It takes into consideration the urban space networking: the rhythm, flow, organization and spatial hierarchy. The installation embodies a visual effect that is to connect all of these interactions through the implementation of an optical effect: the repetition of an cubic mirror. This dynamic installation changes the relationships between individuals and the space they are going through. More here.

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artpedia:

Vincent van Gogh - Shoes, 1888. Oil on canvas 

artpedia:

Vincent van Gogh - Shoes, 1888. Oil on canvas 

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wanderlusttour:

Dublin City CenterDublin, Ireland 

wanderlusttour:

Dublin City Center
Dublin, Ireland 

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