Saturday, July 14, 2012

colorful language

Morocco was a French territory until independence came in 1956. 
The region is ideal for goats and sheep, so wool and leather for rugs and fabrics is in natural abundance.
Today, tourists support these traditional, beautiful handcrafts.

The Neolithic Berbers employed a coiling technique to make early pottery.

Moroccan fabric is still made with dyes and techniques hundreds of years old.
The good stuff never changes!

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Friday, July 13, 2012

is this guy getting rusty?

how the feeling goes

photos from MetroNorth
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses? 
You’ve been out ridin' fences for so long now.
The ClockTower

Oh, you're a hard one 
But I know that you got your reasons 
These things that are pleasin' you 
Can hurt you somehow.
Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy 
She'll beat you if she's able 
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet 
Now it seems to me, some fine things 
Have been laid upon your table 
But you only want the ones that you can't get.

Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger 
Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home 
And freedom, oh freedom, 
well that's just some people talkin' 
Your prison is walking through this world all alone. 
ClockTower in the slot
Don't your feet get cold in the winter time? 
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine 
It's hard to tell the night time from the day 
You're losin' all your highs and lows 
Ain't it funny how the feeling goes away?

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses? 
Come down from your fences, open the gate 
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you 
You better let somebody love you, let somebody love you,

You better let somebody love you,
before it's too late. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

three years after the Jetson’s

See the ClockTower?

Oscar Wilde wrote in 1889 that "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life" about three years after our Bronx ClockTower.

This is in Chicago. Find the tall buildings in the center that look like corncobs.

Chicago’s Marina City Complex is right across the river from Wacker Drive.

The lower floors are parking garage.

Architect Bertrand Goldberg completed their design in 1959 and the buildings themselves in 1964. At the time they were the tallest concrete structures in the world.

The upper floors are private homes with scalloped outdoor terraces.

By 1965, our New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects had given a prize for design innovation.

But the Jetson’s got there first, in ’62.

The Jetsons, 1962


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

root 1. sidewalk 0.

middle eastern homies

This just in from Istanbul from a neighborhood called Beyo─člu.
Established in 2009, BRONX pi sahne is a live music venue in Istanbul, Turkey. 

It features locals trying to make it big and established acts on tour.

This Bronx-styled club is known for its nightlife, “funky cocktails” and “loud rock music.”

The Bronx is huge. It’s the world that’s actually small.

graffiti photos by Selina

Tuesday, July 10, 2012