Posts tagged "cityporn"

(h/t Rachel Hills)
I basically endorse the Inner West map, of course. I especially endorse the North Shore as being Mordor.

(h/t Rachel Hills)

I basically endorse the Inner West map, of course. I especially endorse the North Shore as being Mordor.


Arlington, VA 
(my photo)

Arlington, VA 

(my photo)


The Sixth Congressional District, which stretches from the suburbs south of Atlanta into rural west Georgia, fits Gingrich perfectly: It is booming, middle class, and economically revolves around the high-tech Atlanta airport, which vies with Chicago’s O’Hare as the world’s busiest. This is the New South, where spanking new highways crisscross the countryside, shopping centers seem to sprout up overnight, and the sparkle of new restaurants, new businesses and new homes is everywhere. This is the future.
David Osborne, “Newt Gingrich: Shining Knight of the Post-Reagan Right,” Mother Jones, November 1, 1984

Miami, FL
Not all cities bear out in real life the image they hold in the popular consciousness, but Miami, I believe, does. Look at this place; how is it even real? Has there ever been a superhero film set here? (Other than Scarface.) Someone should make, like, some sort of tropical version of Batman*.
*Bruce Wayne played by Rick Ross.

Miami, FL

Not all cities bear out in real life the image they hold in the popular consciousness, but Miami, I believe, does. Look at this place; how is it even real? Has there ever been a superhero film set here? (Other than Scarface.) Someone should make, like, some sort of tropical version of Batman*.

*Bruce Wayne played by Rick Ross.


Tokyo, Japan (photo by James Fallows)
I’ve been vaguely thinking it would be a good idea to spend some time in Japan at some point in the future. I haven’t exhausted America as an object of curiosity — that endures as strong as ever — but, I’ve been thinking this might be a welcome thing to discover more about.

Tokyo, Japan (photo by James Fallows)

I’ve been vaguely thinking it would be a good idea to spend some time in Japan at some point in the future. I haven’t exhausted America as an object of curiosity — that endures as strong as ever — but, I’ve been thinking this might be a welcome thing to discover more about.


South Water Street Freight Depot, Chicago, IL (1943)
(Library of Congress pic from here)

South Water Street Freight Depot, Chicago, IL (1943)

(Library of Congress pic from here)


Wikipedia:

Manhattanization is a neologism coined to describe the construction of many tall or densely situated buildings which transforms the appearance and character of a city. It was a pejorative word used by critics of the highrise buildings built in San Francisco during the 1960s and 1970s, who claimed the skyscrapers would block views of the surrounding hills. The term has also gained usage as a buzzword for recent high-density developments in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What folks who use this word fail to realize is that Manhattan is awesome.

Wikipedia:

Manhattanization is a neologism coined to describe the construction of many tall or densely situated buildings which transforms the appearance and character of a city. It was a pejorative word used by critics of the highrise buildings built in San Francisco during the 1960s and 1970s, who claimed the skyscrapers would block views of the surrounding hills. The term has also gained usage as a buzzword for recent high-density developments in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What folks who use this word fail to realize is that Manhattan is awesome.


Sixth and Seneca, late 19th Century. (via Vintage Seattle)

Sixth and Seneca, late 19th Century. (via Vintage Seattle)


Time exposure photograph of planes departing from San Francisco International Airport. By Terence Chang.
Chang has some more of these at his Flickr, and they’re nice, but I like the way this one makes manifest the invisible lines tracing routes of intercity transportation, like highways transposed into the air.

Time exposure photograph of planes departing from San Francisco International Airport. By Terence Chang.

Chang has some more of these at his Flickr, and they’re nice, but I like the way this one makes manifest the invisible lines tracing routes of intercity transportation, like highways transposed into the air.


Pittsburgh, PA by Payton Chung via Conor Friedersdorf’s excellent What America Looks Like series.
(This is at the corner of 7th and Liberty.)

Pittsburgh, PA by Payton Chung via Conor Friedersdorf’s excellent What America Looks Like series.

(This is at the corner of 7th and Liberty.)



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