Posts Tagged ‘urban’
Most Hideous Building in the World?
Most Hideous Building in the World?

No, it’s not the CCTV Headquarters building…which I strangely kind of like, even though it appears to epitomize masturbatory architecture and sky-line wonks nor does it fit at all into the surrounding fabric…I remain strangely drawn to it.  I can’t seem to explain my new found attraction towards good ultra-modernist design.  I could blame, […]

Vladivostok 2008 II

<!– @page { size: 21cm 29.7cm; margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } –> I have been told that this city is nicknamed the “San Francisco of the East” – It appears that eastern nations have a fascination with comparing their cities and areas with those of their western counterparts. For example, I often […]

Nanjing Skyscrapers
In the Line of Duty
2006 Adventures
The Side Alley
Caught in the Middle.
Nanjing PLA
Dig it?

For the past two days the city has been ripping up the street outside of my apartment. I believe they are running a natural gas line into the residential area, but it could be for a number of reasons. The strip hole is being dug by hand, with the assistance of a single jackhammer powered […]


I just might get this desperate. The new facility will be the second- largest of its kind in the world – second only to an indoor ski area in suburban Tokyo – offering a 40-meter-high hill with trails that run more than 300 meters in length, according to the developer Shanghai Dashun Hokkaido Skiing Co. […]

Arm Chair Generals

It seems like the whole world will be watching this one. The battle for control of Fallujah — seen by U.S. and Iraqi authorities as crucial for the pacification of Iraq — has begun with air strikes and a major buildup of force outside the Sunni city. The next stage — a potentially very violent, […]

Urban Navigator

Big downtown Vancouver adventure today. Well, not really. There are a few people (you know who you are…) who claim that I cannot navigate the urban landscape. I held my own quite admirably. Picked up my plane ticket and then exchanged a hefty amount of loonies for Maobacks. Never have handled that much real live […]

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