Saturday, May 15, 2010

The ugly-pretty

My new thing is taking an interest in things that are not necessarily inherently attractive, and I have dubbed this the "ugly-pretty".  This city is full of ugly alongside pretty; an 18th Century building next to a 1970s tower of apartments, an old abandoned building with doors and windows that have been cemented in to prevent people occupying the building.

These buildings for example; their form, colours and the architecture interests me, but not because it´s pretty, because it´s almost kind of ugly.  I walk past here every day and I love the way the building looks at different times of the day, according to the light.  Here it´s late afternoon, when the sky has a soft glow and you know that darkness is soon coming.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Another entrance

Another building entrance to a friend´s apartment.  This time the entrance is enormous which makes you feel quite grand, walking down the deep green velvet carpet past the white fireplace.  I love the letters on the doors, the detailing on the walls and the double door entrance.