August 1, 2008

Urban Spiderwebs...





That's how a friend describes the freeways of Southern California; I think of them as arteries, pulsating, maintaining alive the movement of people and transport across this vast urban/suburban landscape which is so confusing to those who arrive from elsewhere, but to me seems as familiar as the lines on the palms of my hand. There is beauty in the lines on my palms; there is beauty amidst the chaos of our freeways...


3 comments:

vidal said...

telarañas

::Alejandro:: said...

así es ... telarañas urbanas...gracias por el comentario...

Canelita said...

Thanks to images such as the ones provided by Google Earth I have a renewed, more aesthetic appreciation for these man-made creations. It never ceases to amaze me how we are able to navigate through such organized chaos.

Another captivating, visual and dynamic demonstration of heart-beating in the city is shown in one of my favorite documentary films of all time, Baraka, it starts at around 2:37:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa_VUrys0j8

If you can, treat yourself to the whole film, you won't regret it.