Jeff Decker (@iwasjeffdecker) was kind enough to let me loose with my camera after welcoming me into his […]
The mosaic themes are typical Soviet subjects: the race for space, superiority in the field of science, egalitarianism and – of course – the words of the great man himself, Karl Marx.
I have an aesthetics fetish for the whole iron-curtain thing so I LOVED Bucharest. It was typical faded-grandeur, dictatorship, revolution-vibe.
The Under Rocks city guide to Bucharest, Romania.
Take a trip around the world from east to west and back again. Stop off at various locations where you can find interesting pockets of Modernism.
Seventeen correspondents share personal experiences of their travels – of which I am one, reporting on Basel, Switzerland; acknowledging its Modernist status – surprising as most people associate Switzerland with bell-wearing purple cows, mountains made from chocolate, cheese and those funny wood-stack cottages that Heidi lived in.
In 1974 Stephen King and his wife checked-in for the night at The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park. It was the hotels last booking before closing for the winter and they were the only guests. During the night, Stephen King dreamt of fire hoses, his screaming three-year-old son and corridors. Not surprisingly, he woke in a sweat and reached for a cigarette. “By the time the cigarette was done” Stephen King had the bones of a book set in his head.
I visit the hotel that inspired The Shining.