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Monthly Archives: September 2014

cranes in the sky

In the same way that the noun art should be dispensed with, so too the noun architecture. When they are used they carry a weird adjective overlay lavishing compliments on what is actually an apartment tower or a train station or a cemetery or a pavilion made out of fog, or a sculpture/video/photo/painting. What is it that distinguishes [...]

decay and boom

Queenstown today holds as many people as at any time in the last sixty years and covers a larger area than ever before. New streets of houses have sprung up both north and south, and they now stretch in a tight array, two miles down the narrow valley and up so many hills and gullies [...]