beautiful wreckage

Posted on May 2, 2011 in Atlanta, landscape, people, urbanism | No Comments

A week ago I went to the dump. Actually it’s more of a junkyard, scrap yard, salvage yard, automotive graveyard, what have you – a purgatory for the future creation of terrible welded sculptures. It was awesome. I don’t want or need to get any nerdier, but I believe it was Leon Battista Alberti who ...

doppelgangers

Posted on Dec 23, 2010 in Atlanta, transportation | 2 Comments

I drive a 1997 Diesel Jetta. It is a fussy vehicle: it sounds like a popcorn maker, the locks often freeze, nothing is automatic, the hubcaps and trim are falling off; to get the car in gear requires a bit of magic and a forceful shove. I love it to pieces. There are not that ...