Tuesday, March 23, 2010

One street, three temporalities

Today's post is brought to you by the Greek Fates: Dolgorukovskaya ulitsa [literally, Long-Armed's Street -- named after Yurii "Long-armed" Dolgorukiy, the mythic founder of Moscow]

Past (The old Church of St. Nicolas the Miracle Worker (1904), now occupied by the Cartoon Union)

Present (I didn't take a picture, but there was a billboard right in front of this Italianate/Pompeii building that was selling "Italian cars." It made me laugh.)

Future (This could either turn into a step pyramid or a new Triumph-Palace. I'm not sure which would be better.)

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