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20 August 2009 @ 06:41 pm
The life of the poor men, poverty, famine, is interesting to me... I lead blog "My Poverty". I think that the struggle with poverty should be stopped. The poverty grows out of a choice and cultural features. The people have the right to do such choice and have such culture. The struggle with poverty is the fraud, violence, and coercion to progress.
17 October 2006 @ 02:26 pm
Hi, i just joined this community. I am an artist living in England and i am making a new project and i need artists/CREATIVE PEOPLE to participate. Here is more info...

****summary: I LOVE MY CITY: urban identites.

We all have a personal identity with the city in which we live in or near too, weather its a favourite building, street or landmark, personal or unique experience, memory or event, or it's just that we have a love of where we grew up and each individual as their own social history with their home city.

To investigate this further I am calling for people to send me a personal visual representation of their home city in any medium through the post. This could include:
Found object
List of words
.....anything goes, any medium.

Each item that is sent to me will appear in an exhibition in February 2007 in Salford, England. Each persons name and location will appear next to the sent work.

If you would like to take part in this project by sending me an item please e-mail artyrach@hotmail.com for my postal address.
If you would like to send an item that you think will cost a lot to send i can pay you back for the postage once the item has arrived.

Thank you and i hope to hear from you.
Current Location: Salford, NW england.
19 August 2006 @ 07:26 pm
well, i figured i'd better join since i'm a resident of a major urban center, and i happen to love, no i am in love with, my city.
i like graffiti, rusted warehouse buildings, railroad buildings,
tiny family-owned grocers, freeway overpasses, and all manner of urban decay- like trees busting through sidewalks.
had to post when i saw that someone has referenced edward hopper, whose art i adore. there's just really nothing like his moody, gothic night time light. for me, it ranks right up there with the way his morning light falls on angular city surfaces.
contemplating which dimly lit dives to hover around tonight...you never know what kind of interesting characters will crawl out of the woodwork as the night wears on....such an enticing gamble. here's to the nightlife in all its dingy, sordid splendor!
Current Mood: deviousdevious
Current Music: massive attack "teardrop"
02 February 2006 @ 02:39 pm
*waves hand*
My name's Elena, from Venice, Italy. I love artistic gothic stuff (preraffaellites, art nouveau, romantigoth) and also abandoned factories, old train stations, railways with vegetation over...One of my fave websites is about an Italian trumpetist, I hope you'll like it:
you need macromedia flash to see it. It has also a wonderful intro (and it's work/children safe)
06 October 2005 @ 09:52 pm
I have always loved the cover of Donald Fagen's "The Nightfly." There's something about the picture that reminds me of a Hopper; everything about it conveys aspects of urban romaticism. Its nighttime, Donald Fagen sits alone in a small radio station room. He is holding a cigarette and looks reflective. The cover is black & white, which to me helps emphasize the solitude of "The Nightfly." If you haven't heard the album, the title song is about Lester the Nightfly, a radio DJ in Baton Rouge (which obviously is the character portrayed on the cover) Very cool, check it out:
30 September 2005 @ 05:08 am
I recently visited an apartment which was the kind of crappy apartment I though did not really exist in Finland anywhere else than in movies. My classmate lives in the top floor of this decades old building (perhaps from the 40's) which is in pretty bad condition. When I saw the apartment I instantly fell in love with it. The hall was lit only by a bare light bulb hanging from the ceiling. The ceiling itself was dirty and bumpy. Walls were also quite dirty, and the wallpaper was partly torn off. There was no shower in the apartment, only a small WC with sickly green walls, which didn't really matter, since the lamp of the WC didn't work. A nice detail was a piece of plumbing on the corner, covered with some plastic wrap badly imitating wood. It was a hideous WC, but with charm.

The same charm was also present in the kitchen with partly torn off light brown wallpapers and dim lighting. For some reason the kitchen wall had a window to the bedroom. Not just a hole in the wall, but actually a glass window. The bedroom had one wall completely painted dark red, otherwise the room was cream white. The plaster from the ceiling was crumbling off as was the paint from the windows. Furniture was all very cheap. Old carpets, fake-leather chairs, white paper lamp about to fall down, small improvised tables and so on. It was the kind of place where I would want to listen some moody music, get really drunk, pass out and wake up in the next evening only to start treating my hangover with more alcohol, perhaps eating some cold food in the midst of drinking. A place where one could take some distance to the neat, clean and civilized everyday life.

(I don't know do you get the idea what the place was like, since I found describing it in English quite difficult.)
Current Mood: creative
Current Music: Bauhaus - King Volcano
26 September 2005 @ 03:40 am
Talking about Tom Cruise and nocturnal cities in movies, this one also had both. Any of you seen it? I wrote a few lines about it in my own journal, but for you I have a quote that I find community-related:

Cut, just in case you think random quotes are spoilers and therefore evil.Collapse )
24 September 2005 @ 12:37 am
I just saw Eyes Wide Shut again on monday. I liked it more than I did the last time I saw it. I also realized why I like the movie so much. It mostly takes place during night time and portrays dark wet streets reflecting bright lights, it has moody clubs, drugs, hookers and stuff. I think the movie captured the mysterious feeling of nocturnal cities very well. Lots of stuff going on that we don't hear about in the daytime. I feel the film presents the night almost as another world. (Well, I also feel that night is always almost like another world.) The film seems to divide opinions quite sharply, but I recommend this film for those who haven't seen it (although I guess almost everyone has seen it). The mood is just stunning.
Current Mood: intimidatedintimidated
Current Music: Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Vigilante Crusade
23 September 2005 @ 04:26 am
I started this community quite spontaneously. It is very late night (or early morning) now as I'm writing this. I took some caffeine pills earlier on midnight and just decided to create something fitting for the mood.

Now, I'm hoping this community will get more users over time from different countries, so the language to be used is English (as if it weren't apparent already). Feel free to spread the word if you want.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Midnight Black Earth