Tag: cityscape

Urban Grunge: Ugly and Pretty

   Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders. —Carl Sandburg, “Chicago” The other day I ventured on a business trip. It was good but the best thing about it was when it ended. It involved getting

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Developing Your Eye II: Urban Landscape

Part of WordPress’s photography course Developing Your Eye II. The protagonist of today’s photo should be the setting. I didn’t manage to get the street cleared for me to take a people-free photo, so don’t mind the pedestrians.

What I Hated the Least Today 191/365: Lost

I’ve run out of my Ginkgo Biloba and I’m lost. I suspect that the memory pills might have been actually working. I hate to admit it (I always hate admitting things). Since I’ve stopped taking them, I’m constantly finding myself lost. Yesterday I got on the wrong tram. In a city where I’ve lived for

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What I Hated the Least Today 174/365: Home(land)

I’m extremely unpatriotic. The arbitrary circumstance of me being born and living in one country rather than another isn’t enough to inspire any attachment to my homeland. I have my sentimental moments though. For instance, when the national sports team wins a world championship, I may experience a vague sense of pride—being proud of nothing related to me really,

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What I Hated the Least Today 163/365: Academic Encounters

I met my favourite professor in town today. Academic encounters tend to be highly humorous because academia means social awkwardness. A high degree of it. I recognised the professor straight away though he was pacing—not very steadily, as he was juggling his deep thoughts while walking—some distance in front of me. I sped up, caught

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