I'm going to be in the U.S. for the next couple of weeks after an extended period of time away I'm not quite sure how it will be. There's a new president and congress didn't approve money for failed car companies, so things are all dire in the U.S. I'm going to try and post pictures from the U.S. during my time there. A homecoming diary of sorts. Stay tuned.
Sometimes I complain that in Mexico road signage is poor, but this image from Central Pennsylvania goes a bit far in the opposite direction.
This was taken from atop the Warmington Tower on the Campus of Goldsmiths College, University of London. It looks north and you can see East London and the New Cross Sainsbury's!
In Japan it is common to find trees that are hundreds of years old and that have been shaped by generations of caretakers. This gives these 'natural sculptures' a significance that trumps the building of a house. It is one of the joys of living in a city when one comes across an instance such as this.
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Shown above is an artwork by Yayoi Kusama on Naoshima Island. For art lovers this island is a must. Located in Southern Japan, it became an art destination through the desires of a weathly industrialist who needed an museum for his extensive art collection. So you do what anyone else would do and call up the famous architect, Tadao Ando to build a museum for you.
You can stay in the hotel, which has been built into the musuem or you can stay in Mongolian inspired 'yurts'. You can imagine which one is more expensive. In the end, you can see art all over the island and it is really quite relaxing and worth the journey.
Here are some examples of Dutch Architecture. The first image is a bicycle parking station in the middle of Rotterdam. The second photo is from Groningen (I think). The last two are from the recent development of Almere, near Amsterdam. As you can see, there are similar characteristics in all the photos, water, flatness and allusions to the principles of modernism.
Circa 2001. I took this photo prior to boarding a plan to Japan, where I would spend two wonderful years.
This image is taken from the Pacific Coast road in Baja California. It's an amazing landscape, the desert literally runs into the Pacific Ocean.
I am Australian, as my passport tells me. I don't live there though and there are long stretches of time in between my visits - like many Australians that have flung themselves around the world. However, the landscape is distinctive and unforgettable and my memory reminds me that the light is thin and casts everything in a quite contrasting glow. Growing up in 1980s Tasmania leaves a lastly impression on a bloke.
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- December.16.2008 I'm going to Pennsylvania
- December.15.2008 Enclosed in a Science Classroom
- December.14.2008 Bougainvillea
- December.13.2008 I think I get the message
- December.12.2008 Woman in a small village north of...
- December.11.2008 Looking North From the Top of War...
- December.10.2008 Nature takes precedence over arch...
- December.9.2008 St. Mark's Place, Venice, Italy
- December.8.2008 Looking up through the sunroof
- December.7.2008 Japanese House in Osaka That is St...
- December.3.2008 Street Portraiture in Mexico City
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- November.26.2008 My Playground: A Teaser
- November.25.2008 Building Around Nature in Bangkok...
- November.20.2008 Playing Futbol at Night in Bangko...
- November.19.2008 México vs. Honduras
- November.18.2008 The End of the Bush Years
- November.14.2008 Yayoi Kusama, Tadao Ando & Art on...
- November.13.2008 Examples of Dutch Architecture in...
- November.12.2008 Himeji Castle, Okayama, Japan
- November.12.2008 Communication Towers: Berlin & Sy...
- November.11.2008 Making Connections Through Photog...
- November.10.2008 A Marble Floor and Two Wires
- November.9.2008 A road somewhere in Bruxelles (I t...
- November.8.2008 Flying Into Mexico City
- November.7.2008 An Airport Window in Washington D....
- November.5.2008 El Eco Muro de La Ciudad de México...
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- October.31.2008 Looking At The Pacific Coast From ...
- October.31.2008 Photographs of Tasmania & New Sout...
- October.30.2008 A plastic window
- October.29.2008 What, more graffiti
- October.29.2008 Taxco, México
- October.28.2008 The Road to Mérida
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- October.24.2008 Las Mañanitas in Cuernavaca
- October.23.2008 New Museum of Arts and Design
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- A Daily Dose of Architecture
- An Ambitious Project Collapsing
- City of Sound
- Design Observer
- Design Sponge
- I Heart Photograph
- Knitta Please
- Land Living
- Life Without Buildings
- Marisa Polink
- Mendicant of the Hidden, Votary of the Sepulcher
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- Moco Loco
- Obedient Sons & Daughters
- Ready For The House
- Storefront for Art and Architecture
- Stork Bites Man
- The Center for Land Use Interpretation
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- The Sartorialist
- The Selby Is In Your Place
- The Year in Pictures
- Toxico Cultura
- Unchanging Window
- Urban Palimpsest
- We Make Money Not Art
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