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Weekend links 207

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Chthonic Cities by David Chatton Barker. One of a series of Folklore Tapes screenprints available from Bleep. • The original version of Kenneth Anger’s Lucifer Rising, the one with the Jimmy Page soundtrack that was completed in 1973, has always been described as lost/stolen/buried or otherwise gone forever. So you’d think the news that a […]

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Shorpy arcades

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The Arcade, Cincinnati (1905). Some arcade views from the Shorpy Historical Photo Archive, home of many wonderful high-res pictures. The Colonial Arcade below has appeared here before since some of Shorpy’s prints can also be found at the Library of Congress. This page has details about Cleveland’s arcades while the photos themselves show the changing […]

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Austrian arcades

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The Passage of Palais Ferstel – Shopping Arcade, Vienna #1 by Gary Quigg. Given their enclosed nature and multiple vistas, arcades are well-suited to panoramic photography, so it’s a surprise when more examples don’t turn up at 360Cities. The ones here are recent additions from Vienna and Steyr in Austria. The Palais Fertsel is a […]

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Covering Viriconium

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The Pastel City (New English Library, 1971). Illustration by Bruce Pennington. There are writers’ writers, of course, and M. John Harrison is one of those. He moves elegantly, passionately, from genre to genre, his prose lucent and wise, his stories published as sf or as fantasy, as horror or as mainstream fiction. […] His prose […]

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Angkor panoramas

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Ta Phrom by Rob van Gils. A Cambodian architecture post by Will from 50 Watts sent me to 360 Cities for some panoramic views of the temples of Angkor and environs. I always prefer the sight of these places in their weed-infested state even though all those weeds and tree roots were slowly destroying the […]

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Cours et passages à Paris

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Passage Bourg l’Abbé, Paris. Photo by FlickrDelusions. Cours et passages à Paris, the perfect Flickr pool for anyone who shares my fetish pour les passages couverts de Paris. Previously on { feuilleton } • Arcades panoramas • Arcades • Passage des Panoramas • Passages 2 • Passages

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Sedlec Ossuary panoramas

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A couple of panoramic views from the celebrated Sedlec Ossuary in the Cemetery Church of All Saints at Sedlec, Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. The quality of these isn’t as good as some of the panoramas I’ve linked to in the past but they help give an idea of the crypt which is now […]

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Hothouse panoramas

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Kew Gardens, London, by Davide Cornacchini. I would have done this earlier if I hadn’t been distracted. Favourite panorama site 360 Cities doesn’t have any views of the Laeken greenhouses but they do have a view of a capacious interior of the Palm House at Kew Gardens, London. And as a follow-up to the post […]

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Ludwig’s Winter Garden

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Another monarch, and another glass-canopied hothouse. The extravagances of Ludwig II of Bavaria have featured here before but I’d overlooked the Winter Garden he had built in 1871 on the roof of the Munich Residenz, the home of the Bavarian royal family when they were in the capital. The views here are by court photographer […]

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The Schönbrunn Palm House

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Photo by Roberto Verzo. If the Schönbrunn Palm House, Vienna, lacks the elegance of Alphonse Balat’s beautiful Winter Garden in Brussels, the structure does have a distinct style of its own. Roberto Verzo’s Flickr views manage to hide the visitors and background details, giving the impression that the building might be larger than it is. […]

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The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken

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The Winter Garden, photo by William Helsen. My arcades fetish has been aired here a few times to which one might add a complementary fetish for iron-and-glass structures in general, especially railway stations, palm houses and winter gardens. The Royal Greenhouses at Laeken, Brussels, are an impressive example of the latter, even if they happen […]

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Weekend links 45

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That essential journal of esoteric culture, Strange Attractor, announced a fourth number this week sporting a psychedelic cover which may be the work of Julian House (no credit is given on the SA site). As to the contents: From Haiti and Hong Kong to the fourth dimension and beyond: discover the secrets of madness in […]

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Arcades panoramas

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Norwich Royal Arcade. More arcades and more panoramas from that favourite haunt of mine, 360 Cities. The Norwich Royal Arcade is an Art Nouveau-styled affair by George Skipper which features the inevitable coffee shop among its offerings. The Milan Galleria, meanwhile, is probably the most ostentatious arcade in the world but its expensive fashion houses […]

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Arcades

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The Arcade, Cleveland (c. 1901). More arcade fetishism courtesy of the Library of Congress photo archives. The black-and-white prints can be downloaded in enormous high-res versions if you’re as compelled as I am to scrutinise the details. St. Hubert’s gallery, Brussels.

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Passage des Panoramas

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I thought I might have exhausted this line of pursuit until I decided to search for the Passage des Panoramas, one of the first of the Parisian arcades which so entranced Walter Benjamin. This particular arcade dates from 1799 and was named after the painted panoramas which used to be one of the attractions on […]

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L’Amour Fou: Surrealism and Design

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Cadeau Audace by Man Ray (1921). L’amour fou by Robert Hughes Fur teacups, wheelbarrow chairs, lip-shaped sofas … the fashion, furniture and jewellery created by the Surrealists were useless, unique, decadent and, above all, very sexy. The Guardian, Saturday March 24th, 2007 THE VICTORIA AND Albert’s big show for this year, Surreal Things: Surrealism and […]

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Passages 2

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Some arcades via Wikipedia. The Passage, Nevsky Avenue, Saint Petersburg. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan. Leadenhall Market, London. Gum department store, Moscow. Previously on { feuilleton } • Passages

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Passages

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Well I did look for some of Walter’s arcades (or passages couverts as the French call them), assisted by this excellent guide, but the ones I tracked down were closed. This narrow street (the Cour du Commerce St-André) in St-Germain-des-Prés made up for that. Looks better at night when all the restaurants are open but […]

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On the move

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Le Stryge by Charles Méryon (1853). “These writings, which deal with the Parisian arcades, were begun under a clear sky of cloudless blue that curved over the arcade; even so they are covered with a dust hundreds of years old by the millions of pages in which the fresh wind of diligence, the heavy breath […]

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