Sunday, August 9, 2009

Buenos Aires Concrete

Concrete Cityscape, a Southbound Panorama of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Concrete, like everything else, depends on what you make of it. Looking at it objectively, concrete is a compound of cement, water and diverse aggregates. But concrete is more, it is the very material from which our cityscapes are formed. People, however, make a city thrive, not bricks and mortar. A city is an interaction of thousands of social and cultural elements and concrete is its body. As an inevitable fact in today's living reality, concrete is tangible, visible, unavoidable, often repellant but a hard to ignore partner.

Thanks again to the guys from LandingPadBA.com. I took the picture from the rooftop of Jed's apartment building.

9 comments:

Jacob said...

Wonderful panorama of Buenos Aires! You captured well the essence of a massive urban center.

Your commentary also is excellent - thoughtful and insightful and I appreciated it!

Clueless in Boston said...

You've certainly captured concrete in a major urban center. Wonderful panorama of BA.

RogerB said...

Great city shot! It helps put "size" into perspective.

u.c. said...

Wow this is so great! It really suggests the materiality of the city.

Per Stromsjo said...

An elegant tribute to the stuff many cities are made of.

Julie said...

Terrific blend of image with text today. Thought provoking read. Thank you ...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a great view of the city. I'm curious about where you were to take this wonderful shot.

Concrete is what makes it possible for so many to live in the relatively small places we call cities. ;-)

AB said...

An impressive skyline. You get a feeling for the bustle of big city life.

Jed said...

Not a problem at all gents- I hope to see you guys again soon!