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    ianference:

While the Hotel Columbia has been abandoned for over a decade, one would hardly know this to look at it - many rooms look more or less like this, somewhat disheveled, but hardly in the state of advanced decay that most of the buildings I study are.  Still, as can be inferred from the red carpeting and the bathroom design pictured here, it has been much longer than a decade since anything was done to update the decor… Sadly, while the Columbia is certainly in salvageable condition, the Korean investment conglomerate that owns it wants it as a tax shelter and nothing more - there are currently no plans to save the building, and soon enough, water damage will make rehabilitation prohibitively expensive.

    ianference:

    While the Hotel Columbia has been abandoned for over a decade, one would hardly know this to look at it - many rooms look more or less like this, somewhat disheveled, but hardly in the state of advanced decay that most of the buildings I study are.  Still, as can be inferred from the red carpeting and the bathroom design pictured here, it has been much longer than a decade since anything was done to update the decor… Sadly, while the Columbia is certainly in salvageable condition, the Korean investment conglomerate that owns it wants it as a tax shelter and nothing more - there are currently no plans to save the building, and soon enough, water damage will make rehabilitation prohibitively expensive.

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    foxesinbreeches:

frenchtwist:

Le chat derrière la vitre, Gordes, France by Willy Ronis, 1957 

    foxesinbreeches:

    Le chat derrière la vitre, Gordes, France by Willy Ronis, 1957 
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    "

    So come to the pond,
    or the river of your imagination,
    or the harbor of your longing,

    and put your lips to the world.

    And live
    your life.

    "
    Mary Oliver, Red Bird (via observando)

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    vivipiuomeno:

Robert Louis Frank (Zurigo, 9 nov 1924)

    vivipiuomeno:

    Robert Louis Frank (Zurigo, 9 nov 1924)

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    colin-vian:

  Mantha Tsialiou  

    colin-vian:

      Mantha Tsialiou  

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    debourbon:

The Arc de Triomphe in 1899, (photo by Henri Roger-Viollet (1869-1946))

    debourbon:

    The Arc de Triomphe in 1899, (photo by Henri Roger-Viollet (1869-1946))

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    2000-lightyearsfromhome:

Markéta Luskačová 
London, 1984

    2000-lightyearsfromhome:

    Markéta Luskačová

    London, 1984

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    asylum-art:

A Towering Figure Enclosed Within a Glass Greenhouse by Susanne Ussing
Susanne Ussing, ‘I Drivhuset’ (‘In the Greenhouse’), 1980. Ussing was a Danish artist and architect, with a special interest ceramics. This mixed-media piece brings together the world of sculpture and architecture by placing the former inside the latter. Classical parallels are easily conjured here. Like a latter-day (and feminine) Zeus at Olympia, this ginormous female figure is too large for the confines of the glasshouse, which looks like it might shatter were she to move too freely; like a Crouching Aphrodite of immodest proportions, she looks vulnerable and coquettish all at once. At the same time, her skin of newspapers and skeleton of metal and wood thoroughly modern - not quite distracting from the gracefulness of her pose, but instead under-girding her with firm foundations.

Susanne Ussing (1940-1998, Danish) - I Drivhuset installed at Ordrupgaardsamlingen (In the Glasshouse), Denmark, 1980. It is composed of granite and porous materials.

    asylum-art:

    A Towering Figure Enclosed Within a Glass Greenhouse by Susanne Ussing

    Susanne Ussing, ‘I Drivhuset’ (‘In the Greenhouse’), 1980. Ussing was a Danish artist and architect, with a special interest ceramics. This mixed-media piece brings together the world of sculpture and architecture by placing the former inside the latter. Classical parallels are easily conjured here. Like a latter-day (and feminine) Zeus at Olympia, this ginormous female figure is too large for the confines of the glasshouse, which looks like it might shatter were she to move too freely; like a Crouching Aphrodite of immodest proportions, she looks vulnerable and coquettish all at once. At the same time, her skin of newspapers and skeleton of metal and wood thoroughly modern - not quite distracting from the gracefulness of her pose, but instead under-girding her with firm foundations.

    Susanne Ussing (1940-1998, Danish) - I Drivhuset installed at Ordrupgaardsamlingen (In the Glasshouse), Denmark, 1980. It is composed of granite and porous materials.

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