Friday, 25 September 2009

Blending in

Cranes: Intrusive or not?

Walking through built up areas in any city, there is one guarantee in every one of these places. That there is a crane hovering in the sky. For me, these are the most functional and aesthetically pleasing pieces of construction devices I have ever seen. They tower over us like dinosaurs but we have grown so accustomed to them that we hardly notice them when looking up in the sky. 

Have we gotten so used to seeing them that they become invisible to us? Is city life empty without them?
They represent the growth of a city, a sign of constant development. Which in times like this when the economic climate is humid and stifling, seeing these giants are re-assuring. 

What will be interesting is if one day there were none to be seen in sight, will anyone notice their disappearance... they say absence makes the heart grow fonder, so perhaps we will. 

This gives me an idea to juxtapose these giants in poor countries/areas... to signify the lack of constant development as a statement.

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