Dusk Reflections, 2014
Dusk Reflections, 2014
“ The drawings for this project show a very large complex that combines VIA Rail with parking, the soon to be built LRT, a relocated Greyhound Bus Station, Calgary Transit, a transport hub to the Calgary International Airport, a car rental outlet, a +15 link, and a shuttle service to downtown. This last is confusing, as downtown… is only a ten minute stroll away, practically next door in Manhattan terms, but too far, evidently, to walk in Calgary. ”
Relocation of VIA Rail Terminal, in Unbuilt Calgary
Unbuilt Calgary (like its predecessor, Unbuilt Toronto) is an excellent book that documents various architectural and urban planning projects in Calgary that, for various reasons, never panned out. It is full, full of passive-aggressive little digs like this one, and I love it.
Trevor Paglen - They Watch the Moon (2010)
"This photograph depicts a classified ‘listening station’ deep in the forests of West Virginia.
The station is located at the center of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a region of approximately 34,000 square kilometers in West Virginia and parts of Maryland.
Within the Quiet Zone, radio transmissions are severely restricted: omnidirectional and high-powered transmissions (such as wireless internet devices and FM radio stations) are not permitted.
The listening station, which forms part of the global ECHELON system, was designed in part to take advantage of a phenomenon called moonbounce.
Moonbounce involves capturing communications and telemetry signals from around the world as they escape into space, hit the moon, and are reflected back towards Earth.
The photograph is a long exposure under the full moon light.”
Franklin Carmichael (Canadian, 1890-1945), Snow Clouds, 1927. Watercolour and gouache over graphite on wove paper, 43.7 x 57.2 cm.
Although Fio keeps the conclusion of Gina’s bet a secret from us at the end of Porco Rosso (1992), if you look carefully, a red airplane can be spotted by Gina’s garden earlier in that same final scene, suggesting a happy ending to Gina and Porco’s love story.
Nabatean Tomb, in Hejaz desert, Saudi Arabia
book of hours, France 15th century.
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 662, fol. 21r