Tuesday, July 05, 2011

seeking city stories

I love that moment when cities reveal their inner logic to the visitor, however tentatively, almost tantalisingly.

I have been to two cities in the past two weeks. I thought i encountered THE moment but cities can be pretty deceptive.

Beirut.



Behind the wall in1986...
Nothing happened.

Graffiti on the wall in a city that is furiously rebuilding itself.

Chandigarh.



Courbusier. Nek Chand. One planned the city. The other tried refracting a fantasy world into the severe grids that make up the city.

3 comments:

Choxbox said...

Lovely!

SUR NOTES said...

Thanks Choxbox.

dipali said...

Lovely! Dittoing Chox here!