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City of the Arts and Sciences At Night

I was just flipping through some (I mean hundred really) of my photographs from my trip to Valencia, Spain.

This photo of the City of the Arts and Sciences at night has to be on of the best architecture photos I’ve taken. The quality of the photograph isn’t great or anything, but the composition and its aesthetics, like the water reflection, is why I like it so much.

Several City of the Arts and Sciences buildings.

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Photo of the Day – Lloyds Building

March 24, 2010

This is Lloyds, and these are people at work.

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Lost, Stolen, Exploited – The British Museum

The British Museum

Lost.

 

Stolen.

 

Exploited.

I’ve been to the British Museum twice now. I have twice missed the Rosetta Stone. It’s a neat building. It has a lot of artifacts from pretty much every time period and pretty much anywhere. That might be the problem, though.

The aesthetically pleasing Great Hall.

 

Many of these artifacts were taken, or should I use the word stolen, under unreasonable circumstances. This comes up quite often when museums have possession of artifacts, often culturally appropriated.

Lining new walls with old walls.

 

Who owns the artifacts? The artifacts have come been in possession for hundred of years. What’s the big deal? The cultural origin of the artifact has its rights to the piece. The museum has some rights to the piece. People have some rights to see the piece. Should we share these significant artifacts with the whole world?Lock them away? Share with few? Use and use? It’s a gray area for sure. While the debate probably will never cease to exit, it is certainly important to acknowledge. 

What is the source of our knowledge?

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Photo of the Day – Demolition Day

January 5, 2010

The old University Apartments at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are laying down to rest.

I caught some of the demolition on Butterfield Terrace today.

The Butterfield Terrace side of the apartments being torn down.

The apartments remained in use for many years despite the building being condemned and a safety hazard, according to a Massachusetts Daily Collegian article.

Parking lot 52 will be expanded into this area.

Here’s a high quality video posted on my Flickr.

Here’s a low quality video I shot on Vimeo.

Stay tuned, I have more photos tomorrow!

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