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Postby MagsJ » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:25 pm

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The most unusual city in the world, a’la The Jetsons stylee..

Wikitravel: “Ashgabat is a showpiece capital. It has been designed, at the cost of billions of dollars, to show the world about the glories and accomplishments of the Turkmen. The city looks like none other on Earth – a thoroughly artificial collection of white marble buildings across a long, dry valley. At sunrise or sunset, there's a beauty to this uniform, outsized ambition, as if the set of a science-fiction film suddenly became an actual human settlement. During the scorching days, when walking from monument to monument across the shadeless streets, or trying to locate anything resembling normal human life in the center, Terry Gilliam's Brazil seems like the most accurate comparison”.

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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby MagsJ » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:30 pm

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After Turkmenistan gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Ashgabat experienced a second birth. Today, modern Ashgabat is jokingly called the “city of the dead”, because it is almost impossible to see people in the new districts of white marble. The city holds the Guinness Book of Records title for most white marble on Earth. It holds several records, in fact: the world’s largest enclosed observation wheel, the largest fountain, the largest mural of a star. The new airport has the world’s largest image of a Turkmen carpet, adorning the main passenger terminal. Until recently, the capital even boasted the world’s tallest flagstaff. All of these new toys, these buildings, parks and roads, were supposedly built for the people. They paid for it with their silence.

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I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

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aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby Kathrina » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:18 am

MagsJ wrote:_
The most unusual city in the world, a’la The Jetsons stylee..

Wikitravel: “Ashgabat is a showpiece capital. It has been designed, at the cost of billions of dollars, to show the world about the glories and accomplishments of the Turkmen. The city looks like none other on Earth – a thoroughly artificial collection of white marble buildings across a long, dry valley. At sunrise or sunset, there's a beauty to this uniform, outsized ambition, as if the set of a science-fiction film suddenly became an actual human settlement. During the scorching days, when walking from monument to monument across the shadeless streets, or trying to locate anything resembling normal human life in the center, Terry Gilliam's Brazil seems like the most accurate comparison”.

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MagsJ wrote:_
After Turkmenistan gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Ashgabat experienced a second birth. Today, modern Ashgabat is jokingly called the “city of the dead”, because it is almost impossible to see people in the new districts of white marble. The city holds the Guinness Book of Records title for most white marble on Earth. It holds several records, in fact: the world’s largest enclosed observation wheel, the largest fountain, the largest mural of a star. The new airport has the world’s largest image of a Turkmen carpet, adorning the main passenger terminal. Until recently, the capital even boasted the world’s tallest flagstaff. All of these new toys, these buildings, parks and roads, were supposedly built for the people. They paid for it with their silence.

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All these buildings are supposed to look imposing, but to me they do not look beautiful at all.

What do you think?
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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby MagsJ » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:05 pm

Kathrina wrote:All these buildings are supposed to look imposing, but to me they do not look beautiful at all.

What do you think?

I find the whole place intriguing.. for me, it’s not about the architectural aesthetics of the buildings, but it’s history and unique design. I sometimes tend to subjectivity remove myself from situations, in favour of an objective view of some things.. not all things.

I do find the futuristic highways and city-scape aesthetically pleasing, as I’d envisioned a world like that by now, so I’m quite pleased that this place exists.
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You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby Alf » Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:12 pm

MagsJ wrote:
Kathrina wrote:All these buildings are supposed to look imposing, but to me they do not look beautiful at all.

What do you think?

I find the whole place intriguing.. for me, it’s not about the architectural aesthetics of the buildings, but it’s history and unique design. I sometimes tend to subjectivity remove myself from situations, in favour of an objective view of some things.. not all things.

I do find the futuristic highways and city-scape aesthetically pleasing, as I’d envisioned a world like that by now, so I’m quite pleased that this place exists.

For me, all these "architectures" are nothing but megalomania.

The capital Astana (Kazakhstan) is similar to the capital Ashgabat (Turkmenistan). Both are megalomaniac "projects".
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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby MagsJ » Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:55 pm

Alf wrote:The capital Astana (Kazakhstan) is similar to the capital Ashgabat (Turkmenistan). Both are megalomaniac "projects".

Aren’t all Grand Designs bourne of such, and other differing types of such..?
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I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

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aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby Alf » Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:23 pm

MagsJ wrote:
Alf wrote:The capital Astana (Kazakhstan) is similar to the capital Ashgabat (Turkmenistan). Both are megalomaniac "projects".

Aren’t all Grand Designs bourne of such, and other differing types of such..?

The degree of the beauty can be greater than the degree of the megalomaniac.
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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby MagsJ » Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:15 am

Alf wrote:The degree of the beauty can be greater than the degree of the megalomaniac.

Please call the city’s Planning Department’s complaints division for your architectural complaint, and the Presidential HR complaints division for your megalomaniac-ruler complaint.
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You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

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aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby Alf » Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:04 pm

MagsJ wrote:
Alf wrote:The degree of the beauty can be greater than the degree of the megalomaniac.

Please call the city’s Planning Department’s complaints division for your architectural complaint, and the Presidential HR complaints division for your megalomaniac-ruler complaint.

I have no „architectural complaint“.

In the meantime, I have experienced so many different kinds of madness in so many different people that nothing surprises me any more and I am practising ever greater serenity, tranquility.
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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby Alf » Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:14 pm

Alf (12 Sep 2017, 16:26) wrote:The earliest human cave painting is about 40000 years old. And the human internet picture I posted above is about 4 days old.

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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby Alf » Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:15 am

Alf (14 Sep 2017, 01:41) wrote:I mean, if you look at the following two pictures again and think about art history:

Alf wrote:The earliest human cave painting is about 40000 years old. And the human internet picture I posted above is about 4 days old.

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You will probably find very artful times and nearly artless times between them , won't you?
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Postby MagsJ » Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:50 pm

Alf wrote:I have no „architectural complaint“.

In the meantime, I have experienced so many different kinds of madness in so many different people that nothing surprises me any more and I am practising ever greater serenity, tranquility.

I see.. such people need to be kept at arms distance.. or further.

That city has free-energy, so quite a benevolent act to pass. I don’t find that showing off your capital’s wealth a malevolent thing, as even third-world cities do it.
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You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

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aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby MagsJ » Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:58 pm

Alf wrote:
Alf (14 Sep 2017, 01:41) wrote:I mean, if you look at the following two pictures again and think about art history:

Alf wrote:The earliest human cave painting is about 40000 years old. And the human internet picture I posted above is about 4 days old.

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You will probably find very artful times and nearly artless times between them , won't you?

Art appreciation..?

I wouldn’t want to see either depiction over and over again, and after 40,000 years I’m sure there’s room for both of them. Sorry, but I’m not of your everything has to be classical ilk.. you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.. I like visual variety.
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aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Because I meant this work of art:

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Postby Alf » Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:12 am

MagsJ wrote:Sorry, but I’m not of your everything has to be classical ilk.. you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all...

No. There is not only the classical style. And the rest is not only the same thing. There are many styles.
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Postby MagsJ » Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:51 am

Alf wrote:
MagsJ wrote:Sorry, but I’m not of your everything has to be classical ilk.. you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all...

No. There is not only the classical style. And the rest is not only the same thing. There are many styles.

Do you have a favourite style(s)?

I’d say, that mine are definitely.. Gothic/Gothic revival, Regency, Victorian, Georgian, and then.. the North, East, Europe, the rest of the world.

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aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby Alf » Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:30 am

MagsJ wrote:
Alf wrote:
MagsJ wrote:Sorry, but I’m not of your everything has to be classical ilk.. you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all...

No. There is not only the classical style. And the rest is not only the same thing. There are many styles.

Do you have a favourite style(s)?

Yes, I have several favourite styles.

I just don't like the new styles, because they simply no longer have anything to do with aesthetics in the positive sense (beauty), but only in the negative sense (ugliness, destructiveness - and the excuses for this are also ugly and destructive).
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Postby MagsJ » Sat Aug 07, 2021 3:35 am

Alf wrote:I have several favourite styles.

I just don't like the new styles, because they simply no longer have anything to do with aesthetics in the positive sense (beauty), but only in the negative sense (ugliness, destructiveness - and the excuses for this are also ugly and destructive).

Gargoyles and Grotesques? not all Olde artistic creations are beautiful, but I appreciate and admire them none-the-less.

Bigger structures.. like buildings and cities, are more difficult to hide One’s distaste over.. I’m quite un-keen on the design of the UAE cities and states.. far too arrogantly-opulent for my more ‘pared down’ tastes.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby MagsJ » Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:38 pm

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I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

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aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby Alf » Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:03 pm

MagsJ wrote:_
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Where can this church be found? In England?
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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby MagsJ » Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:31 am

Alf wrote:
MagsJ wrote:_
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Where can this church be found? In England?

I’ll get back to you on that, but what of the gargoyles and grotesques and arrogantly-opulent towns and cities?
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Re: Architecture, Paintings, Statues, Sculptures etc. (no Mu

Postby Chakra Superstar » Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:47 am

Alf wrote:
MagsJ wrote:_
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Where can this church be found? In England?

All Saints Church in Hereford, England, from what I read.

The church was built in the 1300's but the carving was only noticed when an additional floor was added (for a restaurant, I think) and this was discovered that during the restoration. I wonder if it supposed to tell us something about the church's priest?... or perhaps the sculptor was saying he was fucked over by the church?... or he might have tripped -- almost falling to his death -- and saw this I'm-fucked-image flash past him? Believing it was a message from God, he felt compelled to carve it?

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