mardi 20 juillet 2010

# Barcelona and Paris, cities of sand

Borrowing Ethel Baraona's quote of today: “There is nothing built on stone. Everything is built on sand, but it is our duty to edify as if the sand should be stone” -Jorge Luis Borges

Being currently in the Middle East, it will be hard for me to get my mind out of it. Here are two pictorial invasions of the desert in European cities, Barcelona and Paris. The first was a campaign of information during Barcelona's drought in 2008 and the second one is the not so new Cedric Klapish's Peut être (1999) that dramatized a near futuristic Paris which has been filled by the sand. Life being on the roof, a whole subterranean way of living is happening inside the former buildings; unfortunately it seems that it was not Klapisch's main interest...






4 commentaires:

Hugo a dit…

Le pire c'est que tu vas presque réussir à me le faire regarder à nouveau!

Léopold Lambert a dit…

ah ah j'etais sur que tu allais reagir ! Allez, en hommage a l'honorable cinema lavallois du MAINE !!

Ethel Baraona Pohl a dit…

Thanks for the mention Léopold! So amazing images you found out there.

It's incredible to think hat we're not so far away of that, if we keep treating water as we're doing now

Léopold Lambert a dit…

Thanks Ethel !
Actually I am surprised I never posted anything about Peut Etre before. I watched this movie when it was first released and despite the fact that it is not the film of the century, I always remained amazed by this vision of Paris !