Wondering Ponderings

A place for my meandering musings.
ianference:

It really tears at my heart when they bulldoze one of my lovely asylums for no particular reason.  Pictured here is the wooden skyway that connected the 1854 Kirkbride building at Taunton State Hospital with the later infirmary ward.  It is now in pieces in a garbage dump somewhere.  And what did they replace this beautiful building with?  Currently, 5 years later, it’s a vacant lot.

ianference:

It really tears at my heart when they bulldoze one of my lovely asylums for no particular reason.  Pictured here is the wooden skyway that connected the 1854 Kirkbride building at Taunton State Hospital with the later infirmary ward.  It is now in pieces in a garbage dump somewhere.  And what did they replace this beautiful building with?  Currently, 5 years later, it’s a vacant lot.

hernance:

"There were once three brothers who were traveling along a lonely, winding road at twilight…"

(via flickeringmuse)

typeworship:

Luminous Letters

I was intrigued by these delicate, flowing characters, some of which look like suspended underwater organisms. They were created by the mysterious ‘Abi’ of Cambridge, NY (no further profile listed or found).

This sort of lettering seems to go hand-in-hand with mystery. Last year Stephen Coles mused on the origins of this graceful mark. It was later identified as the Fin International logo by a helpful Type Worship reader.

artandsciencejournal:

Edward Burtynsky’s Latest Photographs, Water.

A sampling of photographer Edward Burtynsky’s latest works from the series Water (2007-2013). Burtynsky is perhaps best known for his award winning documentary Manufactured Landscapes, and his photographs of the oil industry, from its extraction, to its use and its subsequent disposal and waste. His beautiful, large-scale photographic prints provide the viewer with obvious visual pleasure, but they confront us with a moral dilemma regarding the exploitation of our finite natural resources.

An exhibition of Water opens at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Burtynsky’s home gallery in Toronto on September 5th and runs through October 12th. The exhibition will travel to London’s Flowers Gallery next as it begins its world tour. As with all of Burtynsky’s series, the exhibition of prints is accompanied by a large, high quality coffee table book published by Steidl.

The creation of this series, spanning 6 years, was captured by the visionary director Jennifer Baichwal (of Manufactured Landscapes fame) in the documentary Watermark, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. It is sure to be a breathtaking piece of film.

- Rob Echlin