We attempt to make tangible and concrete that which we experience and render meaningful.
And really, what else is more real, confronting our senses and filling imagined voids, than the concrete structures we erect around ourselves, altering our conscious landscape, building our selves into existence.
what do our manifestations of rock and mortar tell of our values and beliefs?
How do they influence and dictact our lifestyles and living?
We become what we make.
Lübeck is the largest german port on the Baltic Sea. And a very quaint place to walk off an afternoon.
“The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the street, the gratings of the windows, the bannisters of the steps, the antennae of the lightning-rods, the poles of the flags. Every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls”– Italo Calvino, Cities & Memory
once realised, dominates.
Singapore. Chinatown. old shophouse stairs
pic, thanks hc