Sunday, July 17, 2011

sometimes you simply have to

Nrew York is a strange city when it comes to public toilets.
They almost doesn't exist.
You have to sneak into restartuants, stores, hotels etc.
And what's worse, the public ones are in worse shape than in
many third world countries.
This is the one in Washington Square Park.
Right in the middle of NYU land and a place where many tourists visit.
One of the finests parts of Manhattan.
The upkeep seems to be limited to painting over the old grime once a year.
Makes a great impression, doesn't it?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

empire state building in beijing

Over the years I have photographed
the Empire State Building
in many different ways,
angles and light conditions.

But it's been a while since I saw
anything new in it.

The other day I did.

it looks almost as if
the CCTV building in Beijing,
by Rem Koolhaas, is enveloping it.