Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The california dream

a jungle of orders, permits, prohibitions.... in a country so proud of its freedom

private property (a deserted beach at big sur coast)

signs at the access of one La Jolla's famous beaches pool rules (Shoshone natural hot spring pool)

private entrance way (La Jolla)

Kit Carson Pass, Sierra Nevada

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Advertising .....

the californian way...

San Francisco

A country at war ......

A country full of victims....Coulterville, California, 16.3.2008

Already in 1968, Edward Abbey made an interesting comparison. In "Desert solitaire" he wrote: "like some twentieth century Americans, the Anasazi lived under a cloud of fear". The Anasazi were indian tribes, who built their pueblo villages in fortress like positions in cliffs in the sandstone. Already at this time, american people lived in fear. Why this fear? Fear of the unknown outside the fortress? Because a government tells them constantly that they live in danger? Why? To make the role of a government more important, necessary? To justify unjustifyable measures?