The Motherland Calls Monument, Volgograd, Russia. 1967 Shot by @lanasator It was designed by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich and structural engineer Nikolai Nikitin, and declared the tallest statue in the world in 1967. At 85 metres (279 ft), it is the tallest statue in Europe and the tallest statue (excluding pedestals) of a woman in the world. Info: @wikipedia #brutalism#brutalistarchitecture
“Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.” ― Roman Payne
Happy @art_in_the_open day! ✨ Enjoy your time exploring this year’s magical installations, and stop into Mavor’s for a nightcap. #mavorsccoa#ccagpei 📷: @mikey_woz, ‘Wagon Blues’ by Christine Comeau (2014).
The towers of Blok 5 in eastern Podgorica, with their remarkable, powerful profiles, distinguished by enormous branching cantilevers, regularly make the rounds on Instagram. In their myriad balancing forms they recall wooden children’s blocks or jenga games; a more contemporary and architectural affinity might be the crease-and-extrude tendencies of SketchUp’s basic geometry. In researching this, I fortuitously found an interview from just last year with the architect, Mileta Bojović, on the website LeftEast—so rare and precious to have an insight into what an architect actually intended or attempted when designing a building, and Bojović relays lots of detail on ...