spectacular city…

is the title of a photo exhibition at the Netherlands Institute of Architecture in rotterdam (on show till the 7th of january 2007). the exhibition consists of about a 100 mostly large scale large-scale reproductions of Рwell Рspectacular urban landscapes, exceptional buildings and all kinds of eerie views. many of the pictures contain very little traces of human live (which has a strange calming effect on me). one notable exception is Ṣo Paulo, S̩ by Andreas Gursky:

on display this picture is something like 3 x 2 meters and which puts you face to face with the waiting subway passengers the picture perfectly captures the monstrosity of the Se subway station in central São Paulo. Looks like did digitally add a a level or two (see my own impressions and pictures here).

rest of the exhibition is pretty amazing as well, especially the ministry of transportation building in tiblisi (via we-make-money-not-art, which made me aware of the exhibition in the first place. thanks regine!)

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