Pretty and melancholy, the Londoners’ music conjures a perfect mix of gloom, desire and hostility.
I concur, but I sense some glimmer of hope or optimism or something in there too.
recently i took a little eurotrip. this is the first of five installations showing my favorite photos from the various cities. technically, israel isn’t in europe, but i’m counting it as part of the sequence. without further ado:
tel aviv is full of these wonderful 20th century (and earlier) buildings that are falling apart. some have been restored beautifully, but with this building, that’s not the case.
there are many high rises that loom behind these lower neighborhoods, none of it especially beautiful in my opinion.
there are amazing markets full of fruit, bread, spice, falafel, pastry, meat, and fish stands. the spices were especially beautiful.
we went to the relatively new addition to the tel aviv art museum, which was wonderful to see in person after having it presented in undergrad and speaking with the architect about it ahead of time.
the interior was wonderful: i had to imagine it with all the text lining the walls of the lightfall removed, but i could tell it was magnificent anyway.
we went to the beach in tel aviv. each plot of beachfront is owned by a different hotel, so there are few public beach areas. however, there is a walk that reaches out into the water that is completely public, and completely wonderful. the view isn’t bad either.
there were also some very strange buildings, forms you’d never see in the northern parts of the united states (i can’t really speak for the southern parts).
we went to the old city of jerusalem, the original ancient city that has a wall separating it from the modern city. it feels very much like one is visiting the past, only the electrical cords hinting at the century.
jerusalem as a whole is beautiful. there are strict regulations about building materials, with everything being built of the same pale rose-tan colored stone. it was amazing to see zoomed out.
my next post will be about rome. keep a look out for it in the next few days!
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archiculture movie trailer
yes. finally. people can see our lives!
some of them look more like faces than others.
our preliminary attempt at designing a city. sector 6 is the mysterious sector bounded entirely by buildings and defined by the canal which the gowanus neighborhood has long forgotten.
this song is so amazing… you have to be a little patient to get to the really intense part, but it’s so worth it. it builds up wonderfully and slowly to the intensity found in the middle of the song.