Monday, May 18, 2009

Urban Exploration #1: Cats, dolls, Stalin etc. (from a Lvivski courtyard)

Urban snapshots taken on whim (click to enlarge)...  
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From an old courtyard in the city center:







Location/Time: courtyard B off Khmelnytskoho St., Lviv on 5.17 @ approx. 16:00

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The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world 'picturesque.'

-Susan Sontag, on how the camera has become the tool of the flâneur

9 comments:

Aleksandra said...

You are painting with your camera,these are great!!
Some are so clear like Im there,in that courtyard or on the street.Brilliant.Hope you are OK Ciao,x Sandra

Quiche said...

Hi Fucoid! Lovely photos! Apropos quote too!

fucoid said...

thank you sandra and quiche.

kenflett said...

These are lovely. , living images.
They remind me of "The timeless way of building" where he talks of "The quality without a name"

fucoid said...

thanks for the thoughtful comment kenflett. there is something archetypal in these locations...

Denise Scicluna said...

Great! the quote is really compliments the photos very well!

Bluesfrau said...

Interesting to see the world where you live at the moment, from your perspective.
Stalin as a piece of nostalgia?

Blonde Goddess said...

I love the pictures! I really like the bench at the bottom too. I'd love to have one just like it!

Tashai said...

It's amazing how some photos can make a place seem more for lack of a better word "romantic."

I like them. :)