Macau is the gambling mecca of the Far East - it’s the only legal area in China for it. The place has risen to fame since Casino Royale (2006) and is now the equivalent to Vegas.
However, there is so much more to the two islands.
During the 16th century it was a Portuguese colony - from it the Portuguese stole egg tarts and renamed them as theirs and in return they gave it fantastic architecture and a unique mediterranean/Chinese culture.
The town of Coloane and Lord Stow’s bakery
The Mandarin’s House
Taipa Houses museum
Chasing Waterfalls: Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright-
Fallingwater is arguably the most famous house of the 20th century and definitely one of the most photographed. These photographs were taken by architecture photographer Ezra Stoller. Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fallingwater in 1935. The house was constructed between 1936 and 1938 and a further guesthouse was constructed in 1939. Situated in South-western Pennsylvania’s Appalachian mountains, Fallingwater was designed for Edgar Kaufmann. The house is anchored into the bedrock of the river that runs directly beneath the cantilevered rooms and terraces. The design of the house is very geometric from the outside with its concrete shelves. However, the strong is broken up with the natural stone and the inside is much less formal with stone walls and floors.
The steroetype of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.
From the outside in, horizontality dominates.
The Piraha tribe of the Brazilian Amazon
Despite believing they inhabit a landscape of “first nature” (Smith 1991, p.55) they too live in the “second nature” experienced by the inhabitants of global cities. Although they remain somewhat unaware, they live in a global space, shaped by capitalism and globalisation.
Thus, in a world where nothing is untouched by man due to fluxes of industrial revolutions and the consequences of pollution, the Pirahã visions of “first nature” remain a fantasy, and is a consequence of their lack of understanding for the outside influences upon their natural landscape.
Don’t suffer in silence, it happens to the best of us. Video by Filterview productions.
The Mods of London photographed by Carlotta Cardana
The ‘Mod Scene‘ is a subculture that originated in London in the late 1950s and peaked in the early to mid 1960s. The scene is still thriving these days and caught the attention of London-based photographer Carlotta Cardana. Mod Couples started as an exploration of the Mod scene as a whole and as Cardana advanced, she noticed that the pictures that were more powerful and interesting were those of couples, so she decided to focus exclusively on them. She became utterly fascinated at how the construction of identity is not only negotiated with the accepted norms of the subculture and society at large, but with one’s partner as well.
And then they would go down to Brighton and have fights with the rockers on the pebble beaches
Didn’t we all have one…?
The hours you would have to leave it on for for the stuff to move around, and then when it eventually turned on it was time to turn it off.
Invented by British accountant Edward Craven-Walker in 1963 and then the ultimate 70s novelty spread.
Who are generation-Y? The Peter-Pan generation, who will never grow up, leave home or find a job.
Born between 1980 and 1999, if you’re reading this, you’re a tech-savy-social-networking fanatic, and certain to classify, and most importantly you’re deeply sophisticated… but maybe a little cynical. Meet the criteria?
The last generation born into the 20th century, you show a strong sympathy for cultural liberality- especially aligning with the 2011 Occupy movement. However, you’re also likely to switch jobs frequently and delay your own path to adulthood.
What could possibly come next generation-Z? The generation born into the internet, networked technology, globalisation and postmodernism.
A little afraid?
Yes this is us.
Social media to distract from reality and enough cynicism to question it.