“There is no Sleepy Hollow on the Internet, no peaceful spot where contemplativeness can work its restorative magic. There is only the endless, mesmerizing buzz of the urban street.”
Nicholas Carr, from The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (New York: Norton, 2010)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I find it very interesting that we discussed the beauty in architecture. I have traveled to many different parts of europe where their architecture is older and considered more pleasing.
In valencia spain they embrace both modern and old world style.
This particular church had 500 years worth of different architecture.
This is a portion of the ciudad de sciencias.
Each of these has a different style but have their own aesthetic.
There is incorporation of natural aspects as well with gardens.
In valencia they also redid a portion of the city that was a river. The river dried up and they were deciding if they would make it into a park or highway. The following pictures are portions of this area that include different sections between the bridges.