Monday, October 01, 2007

Valokuvatorstai haaste 61 / photo thursday challenge 61 "On olemassa kursiivinen melankolia"

well, dunno how to translate this week's challenge: "there is a cursive (continuing cronical) melancholia" and I didn't really know this word in the first place and not sure if I ever will understad.. ;)
This picture was taken in Riga (summer 2007), Andrejsala, dock area where loads of young artist activities and underground culture..

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At 7:42 am, Blogger Memmu said...

Funny coincidence, my "cursive melancholia" (never heard the word cursive being used...) picture was also taken in Riga, this summer, along one of the main roads leading to the old city center.

At 3:13 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erikoinen kuva.

At 7:36 am, Blogger Aleksur said...

Memmu: the house looks familiar, I bet I saw it too last summer. It is funny that i sensed somekind of melancholia amongst the Latvians, it is hard to explain but it has to be connected to their history..

At 7:59 am, Blogger Memmu said...

I agree with you on the Latvian melancholia - there is something lingering, hanging around, something that is absent e.g. in the neighbouring Estonia. It's like what you see around is this perfectly normal European scenery, except that suddenly you are confronted with something unbelievably decrepit, desolate, neglected, in the middle of all the normalcy and you start wondering what that is all about and how is it really with these people. Fascinating, though.

At 7:40 am, Blogger HannaKonna said...

funny shot...and melancholic too...somehow :)


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