October 2001


The Civic Museums, Milan.  #

The Civic Museums, Milan.


Milan.Courtyard of my building.Stairwell retrofitted  #

Courtyard of my building.

Stairwell retrofitted with tiny elevator.

Large and vaguely medieval apartment key.


The metro, Milan.I'm a commuter  #

The metro, Milan.
I'm a commuter now.

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Eric Alba's photos make me miss Singapore.

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Design and other good things at v-2.org.


Piazza Duomo, Milan.Galleria Vittorio Emanuele  #

Piazza Duomo, Milan.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan.

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Archlog, an architectural weblog.


Milan.This is spray-painted all over  #

This is spray-painted all over the neighborhood. Maybe it's a political movement.

Mysterious private menagerie.

Please don't sit on the escalator.

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Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 00:22:25 -0400
From: Kathleen Randall
Subject: TWA Terminal Photos

...Did you know that the TWA Terminal formally closed October 5th? It closed with little or no fanfare three months ahead of the planned January 2002 date because of the general airline industry slowdown post-September 11. The 52-gate mega-terminal United and Jet Blue were planning to build around TWA is also in limbo...

When I'm not doing real work, I work with DOCOMOMO, a non-profit organization that advocates for the documentation and preservation of buildings and sites from the mid-century period. We are working with both the FAA and the Port Authority to get guarantees that the TWA Terminal will be properly protected while it waits in limbo for redevelopment. Now more than ever, the Port Authority will not be putting funds toward renovation and a new use. Rather, they are waiting for private developers to make proposals. This may never happen...

On the 29th representatives from DOCOMOMO and other preservation groups have been invited by the FAA to tour the building and learn a bit more about how the FAA and Port Authority are proceeding.

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From Germany: Photo-blogg.de. That's two g's.

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Bill Werde in Circuits: The DJ's New Mix: Digital Files and a Turntable. This also ran in today's IHT.


Milan.  #



Milan.At a huge infotech trade  #

At a huge infotech trade fair, two writhing women in microskirts attract throngs of awestruck teenage boys to the booth of a maker of videogame accessories. Italy is different. I took a similar photo that appeared in today's Italy Daily.


Metropolitana Milano.  #

Metropolitana Milano.


On the way to the  #

On the way to the metro, Milan.


The Duomo, Milan.. . .I  #

The Duomo, Milan.

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I had a site visitor from Westward Seafoods Inc. of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, whose site offers a glimpse of an alternative career path.

It is also suggested that you bring enough clothes for at least one week of work. Remember, this is fish processing so it is wet, smelly, slimy work and some of it will get on and into your clothes.


On approach to Milan.Rivers of  #

On approach to Milan.

Rivers of fog.

So I got a kind of editorial consulting gig in Milan and will be living here for three months. I'm working for an English-language publication, but am desperately trying to learn Italian so as not to make a complete fool of myself outside the office.

It's a good time to leave New York. It's a terrible time to leave New York.

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Acute.org: Chambers & Church Sts.


Tribeca, Manhattan.Looking south from Chambers  #

Tribeca, Manhattan.
Looking south from Chambers St.

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Subject: a chinese boy
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 17:18:13 +0800


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Lower Broadway, Manhattan.East Village, Manhattan..  #

Lower Broadway, Manhattan.

East Village, Manhattan.

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Photos of subway damage by MTA employees. See especially this and this. Via Mike C.

On reconfiguring the subway map.

And a great escape.


Subways.Support your local independent subway.  #


Support your local independent subway.


Shea Stadium, Queens.If you want  #

Shea Stadium, Queens.
If you want to see the Mets play but you don't feel like paying, you can come down off the elevated 7-train platform and watch from this walkway, next to the old man with the radio pressed to his ear. This is before you exit the turnstiles, so your return trip is free too.

At the station exit.


Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.They're in the  #

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
They're in the hospitality business now.


Mills Estate, Staatsburg, N.Y.Vanderbilt Mansion,  #

Mills Estate, Staatsburg, N.Y.

Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, N.Y.

Rhinebeck, N.Y.


Mills Estate, Staatsburg, N.Y.. .  #

Mills Estate, Staatsburg, N.Y.

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I got some spam that inspired a post to Metafilter. There is nothing like a good public shaming.


Koreatown, Manhattan.Intense karaoke. (Actually the  #

Koreatown, Manhattan.
Intense karaoke. (Actually the Koreans call it 'noraebang.' I was reprimanded once for using the Japanese word.)


Times Square.God Bless America.. .  #

Times Square.
God Bless America.

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Lingnan School, Hong Kong. Photo by George Steinmetz. Via gmtPlus9.

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