POINT BLANK: #42 BAKU KEBAB, LAMB
…place that order at the STARI BAKU (Old Baku, Arserbaishan cuisine) and see what happened:
POINT BLANK: A DAY AT THE OFFICE
…of Alexander Alexandrovitsh Tigonov (deputy of the russian duma, resort: city development, architecture ). I know A.A.T. now for years and I really appreciate his down to earth and authentic way doing things. An original you can not copy.
POINT BLANK: “H O R I Z O N S” , PHOTO EXHIBITION / MARKUS MEHRING
If you are around, please come and visit the grand opening of my photo exhibition HORIZONS at the 23rd of September in Tver / Russia.
H O R I Z O N S…. …recognize, approach, exceed
With the 36 photo prints I try to treat 12 different kinds of categories of horizons that we encounter in our daily life like e.g. geographic, social, cultural, technical or emotional horizons and more.
“Everyone who crosses a horizon makes the world a bit bigger for us … … more diverse, more hopeful, more open … … and the longing grows within us to cross horizons as well!”
But fortunately I’m not alone on the trip to discover horizons. Andrea (JETAMELE) will support me with her way of interpret horizons with prints of her great work.
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POINT BLANK: коммуналка
Communal apartments (singular: Russian: коммуналка, коммунальная квартира, kommunalka, kommunal’naya kvartira) appeared in the Soviet Union following the Russian revolution of 1917. Communal apartments emerged as a response to a housing crisis in urban areas – authorities presented them as a product of the “new collective vision of the future”. Between two and seven families typically shared a communal apartment. Each family had its own room, which often served as a living room, dining room, and bedroom for the entire family. All the residents of the entire apartment shared the use of the hallways, kitchen (commonly known as the “communal kitchen”), bathroom and telephone (if any). The communal apartment became the predominant form of housing in the USSR for generations, and examples still exist in “the most fashionable central districts of large Russian cities”.
during our stay in St. Petersburg / Russia we lived with seven friends and an old lady in this communal apartment. A cheep and communicative alternative to the expensive hotels. It was a kind of time travel and I really enjoy to experience that way of living together in one apartment.
POINT BLANK: FISHING VILLAGE / COLLECTING SEASHELLS
“It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobbledstreets silent and the hunched courters’-and-rabbits’ wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea.”
(Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood)