Tag Archives: Decay

Elegy for gentrification. Yes, you read it right.

There are a few words as laden with meanings, almost entirely of negative connotation, as gentrification. Say it and your mind will conjure images of invading toffs, an irresistible volkswanderung of genteel professionals with no fear but for white carbs, descending … Continue reading

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The twentieth century’s cathedral: Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord (Part I)

“Düsseldorf?” asked Terry, taking a sip of coffee from his paper cup. “Me’ old man used to fly over there a lot”. Terry, a retired teacher from Newcastle, was flying on his daughter’s staff travel to New York; as for … Continue reading

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The stubborn resilience of life

Ruins. Peeled paint. Rust. Dust. Walls tilted to impossible angles, defying gravity. Roofs caving in. Empty plots strewn with rubbish. Stray animals. These are some of the features that welcome the visitor in Tbilisi’s old town and, there’s no way … Continue reading

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Memories of a place I’m missing

Surfing through the Internet a little ago, I found out that a gigantic (well, at least for Italian standards) skyscraper has mushroomed out of a disused industrial area in Torino, Italy. The area, known as ex Fiat Avio (Fiat Avio, an aerospace … Continue reading

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