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new york night and day

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newyorkdaynight1

New York’s population by day and night from Urban Omnibus.

Written by Peter Rudd

April 30, 2009 at 9:50 pm

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alex webb istanbul

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alex-webb-istanbul-2001

Written by Peter Rudd

April 30, 2009 at 12:28 am

heather champ pacifica

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Written by Peter Rudd

April 28, 2009 at 11:13 pm

cutaways

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U1621660

Drawing of a space station from Corbis.

transhab-cutaway

The inflatable TransHab from Free Republic.

Cutaways on Web Urbanist.

Written by Peter Rudd

April 28, 2009 at 11:00 am

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yoga man scrabble

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Written by Peter Rudd

April 24, 2009 at 4:16 pm

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woody allen manhattan

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Here’s the voice over to the opening sequence in Woody Allen’s Manhattan –

Chapter One: ‘He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion’ – er, no, make that: he – ‘He romanticized it all out of proportion.’ – Yes. – ‘To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin.’ – Er, tsch, no, missed out something. – ‘Chapter One: He was too romantic about Manhattan, as he was about everything else. He thrived on the hustle bustle of the crowds and the traffic. To him, New York meant beautiful women and street-smart guys who seemed to know all the angles.’ – No, no, corny, too corny for a man of my taste. Can we … can we try and make it more profound? – ‘Chapter One: He adored New York City. To him, it was a metaphor for the decay of contemporary culture. The same lack of individual integrity that caused so many people to take the easy way out was rapidly turning the town of his dreams into …’ – no, that’s a little bit too preachy. I mean, you know, let’s face it, I want to sell some books here. ‘Chapter One: He adored New York City, although to him it was a metaphor for the decay of contemporary culture. How hard it was to exist in a society desensitized by drugs, loud music, television, crime, garbage’ – Too angry. I don’t want to be angry. – ‘Chapter One: He was as tough and romantic as the city he loved. Behind his black-rimmed glasses was the coiled sexual power of a jungle cat.’ – I love this. – ‘New York was his town, and it always would be…’

Written by Peter Rudd

April 24, 2009 at 9:58 am

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tokyo with music

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Written by Peter Rudd

April 24, 2009 at 9:47 am

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