Saturday, March 13, 2010
Here are two pictures. The first I made yesterday looking across Queen Street to the Auckland Town Hall and the cities under-welming Performing Arts Center, with hideous apartment blocks in the background.
For all the wrong reasons, I like the neoclassical wall cut off by the blue construction hoarding.
The other picture, I found in a retro shop as I walked into the city. Cost me $2. I assume the city is Rome. Certainly the pine trees are a give away and perhaps the road is the Via Appia Antica. The photograph is hand colored and is number 38 from a series. There appears to be the ruins of an aquaduct in the distance and I like the make-shift wooden fence lining the road.
What is the future of the buildings in my Auckland picture? Probably replaced in under a generation by something equally dire.
Posted by Harvey's Blog at 9:36 AM