Urban tales.

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.

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Germany. hamburg

Germany, Hamburg
If we built this city,

what do our manifestations of rock and mortar tell of our values and beliefs?
How do they influence and dictact our lifestyles and living?

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Germany. lübeck

Germany, Luebeck

We are,
we make.
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.

Germany, Luebeck
Cloistered in our urban claddings, we feel safe and protected,or stifled,

“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

Germany, Luebeck
The perceived and believed,

once realised, dominates.

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Singapore. Chinatown. old shophouse stairs

Singapore, Chinatown

pic, thanks hc

,but perhaps we may also be enlightened, by keeping trend of our physical developments as an organic society, and be confronted with who we are, and are becoming.

All around is indeed a sensual education in what we are.

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