H.P. Lovecraft lived in New York and hated it. I love it.
The sympathetic ground between us might have ended there, were it not for a sudden light being cast on his words about the horrific lost city of R'lyeh. One of the horrors of the demonic city he persistently mentions, but can never sensibly embellish, is that it was a city of diabolical geometry.
In The Call of Cthulhu the terrified sailors continually trip up as they try to escape the city they accidentally discovered. Their every move leads them further into an horrendous illusion, where distances seem to grow the more they cover, precipices become walls and reflections are chasms.
Although i could intuit what he meant, i could never visualise it. That is until yesterday when i saw these sights - i can almost see what Lovecraft (who seemed pretty paranoid) might have taken exception to (altho he is 1930s and probably none of this stuff was built till the 50s).
Particularly the top one- there is an almost dizzying effect where these huge buildings taper together the further up into the sky you look.
21st Mar 2010, 01:24
17th Mar 2010, 23:57
It's right near my current apartment. Shocks me in the morning. Awes me in the evening.
12th Mar 2010, 21:43
One comment about this thread that i particularly appreciated was:
"RT @sultanofsearch: Potentially the geekiest thing I've seen this year..."
My personal favourites were:
@paulruk Drag me to HTML
@_shiftey Silence of the spams
@kieronhughes The Canonicals of Riddick
@neil_yeomans Dude, where's my PageRank?
@shanejones Black Hat Down
@paulgailey The Wizard of seomOZ
@sejordy Apocalypse Realtime
@alexmossSEO Transformers, Robots.txt in disguise
@tommorphy Dogpile Day Afternoon
@nickreynolds Fantastic Mr Firefox
@basvandenbeld You've got GMail
@arinahmani 301 Dalmations
@nicholastott The X-(html) Men
@badams Total Retrieval
@jamrock Summer of SEM
@rhyswynne Malcolm XML
@mikebusson ROI of the Jedi
@smithyd Cache Me If You Can
@merrillg The Adventures of Lisa Baron(e) Munchausen
@alanaburton An American Long Tail
Everyone would cheer when the train went by.
what the chickens are really for...
6th Feb 2010, 17:55
Josh showed me the macro setting on my camera and i got carried away.
Mercado Do Sao Joao
Condomble statues, cattle tails, horns, love potions and voodoo dolls.