Sunday, June 24, 2007

Creating desire.....

The contrast of the beauty of the human body to the ugliness it creates.....

Das Schoene ist nichts als des Schrecklichen Anfang, das wir gerade noch ertragen

Rainer Maria Rilke

"Beauty is a dramatic power" (Logo on a plastic shopping bag)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Our future - everything fake

Cows enjoy the gras cover of the parking structure of a shopping center - like a reminder how more and more nature is consumed and replaced by built up areas.
Rijswijk, The Netherlands

Investing in our future

A school is demolished and replaced by eight rich man's houses. The children in the school behind enjoy their lessons in containers. And later, the rich buyers of the houses probably will complain about the bad schools of their children....
The esteem for good education in Rijswijk, the Netherlands

Thursday, June 14, 2007

A workman's dream....

Advertisement, Hansa Coking plant, Dortmund, Germany

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Medieval delusion

The backside of the pre-reformation sculpture of the "ruler of the world" is eaten up by vermin. It is only one of the many hidden hints to medieval fraud. The church was finished in 1515, the city became protestant in 1525. Other pictures show Justitia behaving like a whore or noblemen stealing money. Apparently famous artists like Veit Stoss, Peter Visser and Adam Kraft responsible for the decoration of the church were influential enough to defy the orders of their customers. St.Sebald cathedral, Nuremberg, Germany

Color to make a difference

A blind wall is painted in bright colors to give some life to a concrete appartment building - and to admit that there is something wrong with the colour of the architecture behind....

Monday, June 4, 2007

Flowers in the wasteland

Some poppies reclaim a backyard of deserted houses, Den Haag Laakhaven

Painted flowers

Woman with a dog passing a former artist's store in a boarded up street, Den Haag Moerwijk