Yes, a manhole. And let me tell you, doing that is nothing like modern Alice and Wonderland stories would have you believe.
|You have no idea how many runs are really in these tights. Especially on the inner leg, but that made for a very awkward picture and the internet and I are not ready for that phase of our relationship (or ever will be).|
I got a couple of nasty scratches and bruises, but I think I'll survive. What upsets me more than my minor injuries (both physical and emotional... people did see this happen to me so I'm quite embarrassed...) is that my last pair of intact tights got shredded. Thankfully they weren't my stockings, that would have been truly upsetting.
Gosh, I'm just full of complaints, I'm sorry!
I'm really not terribly sad or angry (at the city for having faulty hole-covers) or anything, I just felt like explaining what things have been like lately as a sort of excuse for not posting anything too great.
In the meantime, if you're curious about that architect, Erich Mendelsohn, of whom I now know way too much about, here are some images of my favorite projects of his.
|Mossehaus, circa 1921-23, Berlin. |
This is my favorite design of his.
It is actually an addition to a pre-existing sandstone structure which was damaged during post World War I rioting in Berlin.
|A sketch of his design for the Universum Kino, which is the theater I did my project on.|
|A photo from the early 30s showing some of the front facade of the Universum. This is one of the only early photos I could find of it.|
|This is the other early photo I was able to find. I really think this theater was awesome. I love the whole German movement of movie theater design of that time. The notion was "No more Rococo palace for Buster Keaton"|
|What the site of Universum now looks like. It was restored in the early 1980s, several decades after it was mostly destroyed by bombings.|
|Sketches Mendelsohn did for a department store, I believe.|
My apologies to those of you uninterested in architecture, but being a historic preservationist (in the making) I happen to want to share my love for such lovely creations. Architecture is, after all, the most public form of art!
I bid thee farewell and good wishes,