Monday, May 31, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Who is Doha?? where is He now?

No it is not a mirage

I cropped these images from Al Manakh's Doha Archive........

Heart Palpitations over the Rolex Learning Center by none other than SANAA

Intersecting the Sublime in the images of Frederic Chaubin, Massimo Vitali, OMA and Elger Esser

In "Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime" (1764), Immanuel Kant argues that the feelings of enjoyment are subjective. Kant's interest in the feelings of enjoyment is not focused on the crude, but rather on the finest feelings of intellectual curiosity, sensitivity, viscerality and virtue. The feelings of the beautiful and the sublime are his two categories. While the beautiful is a sensation of enjoyment caused by the feelings of pleasure, the sublime is a sensation of enjoyment cause by the feeling of horror. In the imagery produced by Frederic Chaubin of the Russian era monoliths, or Elger Esser's muted landscapes, Massiomo Vitali's post-communist Italy and Office for Metropolitan Architecture's most recent imagery of a resort complex in U.A.E., I encounter the feelings of the beautiful and the sublime. In fact Rem Koolhaas puts the objectives of his project as capturing the dramatic conditions of the natural landscape over domesticating it. -Ceren says" Just taking the opportunity to run a photo of Bradly Cooper"

I am perpetuating the goodness and taking the opportunity as well.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Palm Springs Poolside

At the Palm springs Ace Hotel Poolside, May 1st 2010

That West Coast Light - Santa Monica to Palm Springs

This morning, when I arrived at Newark, and these containers cruised the rail,
I was still feeling the West Coast light ....

Here I am in Palm Springs, Tiki and Polynesian styled hotels of the 60's, a la William Cody,
I am remaining in the dry desert scape for the time being.
The North Palm Canyon Drive ....

Here is the William Cody designed The Horizon hotel,
where Fiona's wedding celebrations took place.

Another lapse in time, and back to the beginning in Santa Monica,
some of my favorite Santa Monica architecture on and off Ocean Avenue ...

The Ocean Avenue... a perfect place to jog, walk and bum...