*h17, originally uploaded by Bleu!.

Is this modernism? Amazing how the International Style spread across the continent and around the globe, devouring cultures and sublimating local flavor at every turn. And like some pop stars, modernism didn't age well if it wasn't meticulously maintained.

Nice abstract shot. I like how the frame is split 50/50 and the perfect order is broken by the satellite dishes, window voids, and what looks to be pockmarks from mortar shells. A tilt-shift lens would have made it even more perfectly abstract!


  1. the building is 'modern' but the photograph is post-modern. I love it, the b&w choice and the composition. your best one yet.

  2. thx. just to be clear, I didn't take this shot. It's from a fellow Flickrer.