Like all Gaudi’s design, Park Guell in Barcelona is quite distinctive in which architect’s signature is conspicuously legible. One may say that Antoni Gaudi’s was ahead of his time and his architectural designs were still considered quite experimental back then. His works transcends and perhaps will still continue to transcend the conventions of time and space. They were experimental in the 20th century when his ideas were conceived and built and the 21st century minds are still trying to get used to them. They are old and yet remain to be new every single day.
Every time I go out there and have my running session, I always come across the Dommel river. This river runs from the northern part of Belgium near pear into the southern part of the Netherlands near ‘s Hertogenbosch. The day was so beautiful when I ran that day. The beauty of that day glows through the Dommel river which is quite difficult to miss that I have to stop for a while so that I could capture that particular event.
This is a very small wildflower forcing its way out between the bricks. It looks rather huge in this photograph because of the perspective in which the subject is taken. Traditionally speaking, this flower falls under the category of weed. Most gardeners and and garden owners find weeds to be undesirable that must be pulled-out. They do not belong to the architecture of the garden. But I find this little wildflower to be so gorgeous. It seems delicate. At the same time, I wonder whether it is still gorgeous and delicate when it has grown out of control; when it engulfed the whole garden; when culture (garden) is overwhelmed by nature (weeds)?
This presumably homonormative pedestrian lane is catering to pedestrians in Utrecht, The Netherlands who are presumably heteronormative subjects. Painting pedestrian lanes in rainbow colours in order to campaign for a more diverse and inclusive society (or to portray oneself as diverse and inclusive) is a project anything but pedestrian.
When the photograph above was taken, the window – whether used as a frame or as an object itself – did not play a central role until this week’s photo challenge on the daily post. As the tree outside clearly suggests, this has been taken last winter this year. Obviously, what this particular picture initially tries to show is my desk and the view familiar view outside when I am sitting behind my desk. When one looks at this picture, one does see the desk and the view outside the window, namely, the tree. Although being at the centre of the photograph that divides the desk and the tree, the inside and the outside, the window seems to deflect our attention. When we look outside, we see the view, but never the window, when, obviously enough, we cannot see the view without the window. Until today when The Daily Post has invited us to change our perspectives and the way we look at the photograph we have taken in the past.
This wall is located in Literatu Street in Vilnius Lithuania. The Literatu Street Project or also known as the Literatu Wall is an artistic project that started somewhere in 2009. Each plaques you see on the wall represents an author, some of them more famous than others, but all of them has certainly moved many through their literary talents. If you happen to visit this street in Vilnius, Lithuania and you did not see your favourite author, all you need to do is to apply a petition to add the name of your favourite author. You need to design the plaque that would best represent him/her and his/her work. Then, your favourtie author will be added on the wall and will join the collage of authors. I think that it is a beautiful project. Continue reading
From Utrecht central station passing through the Hoog Cathrijn on the way to the city centre. New pathway reveals this view of a bridge used to be covered by construction site. Bridge is indeed symbolic as Cheri Lucas Rowland has suggested in her post this week entitled Bridge. It can connect two worlds and deconstruct dichotomies. It offers mobility to those who wish to cross over, but also an agency to those who wish to remain in between.
I am back and blogging again. I was very busy finishing my research project and could not find time or space in which I could keep this blog updated. Last week, project has been concluded and very proud of the work I have done. What will be the next step? I do not know yet. While thinking of it, blogging for the time being.