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Milan 02
Milan
By GC
11 Jan 2015

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Gabriele D'Annunzio:
The redevelopment of the new Dock for Expo 2015 (pictured in the advertisement of the area where jobs, targeted by vandals who have changed the words) and that must end before the opening of Expo 2015 the 5/1/2015

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Milan 03
Milan
By GC
11 Jan 2015

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Piazza XXIV Maggio:
The redevelopment works of the new Dock for Expo 2015 (pictured Ticinello bridge) that must finish before the opening of Expo 2015 the 5/1/2015.

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Milan 04
Milan
By GC
11 Jan 2015

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Gabriele D'Annunzio:
The redevelopment of the new Dock for Expo 2015 (pictured in the advertisement of the area where jobs, targeted by vandals who have changed the words) and that must end before the opening of Expo 2015 the 5/1/2015.

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Milan
By GC
11 Jan 2015

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Piazza XXIV Maggio:
Monumental oak in piazza XXIV Maggio, the oldest in Milan with its 117 years. Its probably la quercia the most famous of all the Milan Quercus Rubra American born in 1895 and was brought in piazza XXIV Maggio in 1924 becoming then a war memorial of the great war. Supportive interventions are initiated some years ago, when they were placed among the branches and tie crutches that ticcano the ground (do you see in the picture).

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Milan
By GC
11 Jan 2015

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Santa Marta:
A five star hotel Santa Marta Suites in the Centre of Milan, an eloquent sign down below the logo. A problem for years and that you cannot solve by educating dog owners to collect bins in their droppings.
The sign says: Please no pee no pup of dogs.

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Vigilantes Shame Parking Violators in...
Svobody Avenue, 24, L'viv, Lviv Oblast,Ukraine
By Yura_Melko
03 Jan 2015

“Let me pass by!” is the rallying cry of a group of young activists fighting for pedestrian space in Lviv, Ukraine. Every weekend the group of teenagers gather in the city centre not for fun, but to make a “Stop Kham”(“Stop-brute” in Ukranian) raid. They look for illegally parked cars and politely gang-up on drivers to try to convince them to get their vehicles off of sidewalks and out of crosswalks.

One of the heads of the movement, Roman Tymchyshyn, 17, says that more than half of drivers treat the movement positively and are willing to change parking spots. If a driver refuses to do so, activists put a “shame” sticker on their windshield. The main violators are taxi drivers who park their cars in intersections, on the sidewalk and even in bicycle lanes. Such people, according to Roman are the most dangerous. They treat “Stop kham” aggressively and consider the young activists to be hooligans who have nothing to do. On the other hand, taxi drivers claim that they have parked their cabs like that for a long time and rebuke the municipality for the lack of taxi parking spaces.

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Milan
By GC
22 Dec 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Cathedral of Milan:
The renovation of the Cathedral of Milan wrapped in fog, an expenditure of money that involves several institutions.

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Milan
By GC
21 Dec 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Alzaia Naviglio Grande:
Tags on the walland the plaque on the AlzaiaNaviglio Grande, where a few months ago we are redoing the channel some collapsed from neglect.

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Milan 01
Milan
By GC
14 Dec 2014

Milan 2/5/2015: Street Gorizia
An advertisement on the new Dock for Expo 2015 pictured a self-portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci cleverly retouched by writers in the area where redevelopment work.

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Milan 05
Milan
By GC
14 Dec 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Gorizia:
The redevelopment works of the new Dock for Expo 2015 that must finish before the opening of Expo 2015 the 5/1/2015.

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Milan 07
Milan
By GC
14 Dec 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015:
The final design of the new Harbour redevelopment which will be definitively returned to Milan before the opening of Expo 2015 the 5/1/2015.

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Milan
By GC
09 Dec 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 piazza XXIV Maggio:
The headquarters of Unicredit Bank in Ticinese and district where a clochard used it as a dormitory at night and a guy crosses with his skateboard.

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Tiandoucheng: China's Fake Paris
Tiandoucheng
By Gabriel Gauffre
15 Nov 2014

In 2007, a massive project the likes of which can only be seen in China was set in motion: providing housing for 10,000 people in a suburb that copies the iconic architecture of Paris, France. Today, in 2014, even though most of the construction is finished, only 1500 people live in Tiandoucheng, a suburb of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, in South Eastern China.

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Milan 15
Milan
By GC
25 Oct 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Subway station St.Augustine M2:
The green line M2 station of St. Augustine in Milan completely damaged by underground seepage of groundwater elevation. In addition to this, other stops of the same yellow line and are interested in this huge problem.

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Milan
By GC
25 Oct 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Viale Ludovico Scarampo:
Is the new skyscraper Architect Isozaki (on right in photo) a Fiera Milano City, next to the exhibition spaces where many people come to an event and try to disentangle the frantic construction work of the new M5 Metro line that will not be ready for Expo 2015.

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Milan 09
Milan
By GC
24 Oct 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Alzaia Naviglio Pavese:
The Alzaia naviglio pavese behind the dock today in these conditions of degradation where it is used as landfill in the evening by the guys who frequent nightclubs. You may notice some ducks in the small channel surrounded by garbage.

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Milan 10
Milan
By GC
24 Oct 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Alzaia Naviglio Pavese:
The Alzaia naviglio pavese behind the dock today in these conditions of degradation where it is used as landfill in the evening by the guys who frequent nightclubs.

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Shibuya: An Icon of Japanese Modernity
Tokyo
By Michael Penn
27 Sep 2014

Shibuya Station and its surrounding neighbourhoods is undoubtedly one of the most famous areas in Tokyo, known especially as a centre for fashion and youth culture. The crowds traversing Shibuya Crossing, right in front of the train station, is an iconic image of modern Japan, often used to represent the nation’s transformation from the ashes of defeat in 1945 to the economic superpower of the 1980s.

Indeed, you can find all kinds of people here in Shibuya. Equally well known is the statue of the loyal dog Hachiko, who waited in vain for his dead master for many years at this very spot, tugging at the heartstrings of a nation. Nowadays, the area around the statue is Japan’s most appropriate location to await ones friends before going shopping or eating or whatever in Shibuya’s extensive commercial district.

While there are very few parts of Japan that are active 24 hours a day, Shibuya Crossing comes pretty close. As impressive as it is by day, the night view can be even more spectacular. At different seasons and at different times, it is a district of change. Even many of the shops along its streets go out business, face renewal, or introduce the completely original.

Center Gai is at the heart of the shopping district, and is thankfully a pedestrian zone. This a place where people — mostly young people — buy clothes, jewelry, or else go for entertainment or a bite to eat. Here it runs from highbrow to lowbrow… there’s just no telling what you might discover.

Nearby is Supein Zaka, which is supposedly similar in appearance to a traditional Spanish street.

Behind the trendy Shibuya Ichi Maru Kyu shopping complex is a zone that probably could exist in few places other than Japan. This is Love Hotel Hill where couples go for rooms available for two or three hour periods. There is not much of a “rest” happening in these hotel rooms.

Although the word “Shibuya” is most closely associated with the Shibuya Station area and its surrounding commercial district, it is also part of a larger Shibuya City, which is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, making up the core of this megacity. Shibuya City has a resident population of over 210,000 people, and its own city government and its own flag. Harajuku, Yoyogi, Ebisu, and Hiroo are neighbourhoods well known in their own right that also belong to Shibuya City. On its northern border, Shibuya City runs right up to Shinjuku Station, meaning that such a major shopping complexes as Takashimaya Times Square is actually part of Shibuya City, not Shinjuku City as one might naturally assume.

But be that as it may, for most visitors to Japan — as for most Japanese themselves — Shibuya is that youthful, ever-changing zone where the crowds spill out at the change of a signal and where the faithful dog Hachiko watches over his waiting friends.

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Milan 24
Milan
By GC
31 Aug 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Vigna:
A problem of many italian cities shows an eloquent sign in the Centre of Milan, in Via Vigna where it is for years that you can't educate dog owners to collect bins in their droppings.
Sign says:
If you see a dog poop beacuse it's been a dog with a shit.

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Milan
By GC
09 Jun 2014

Milan (italy) 2/5/2015 Piazza Castello:
The Expogate Welcome Center for tourists it is one of the most disputed by milanesi and costing 6 million euros.

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Milan
By GC
03 May 2014

Milan (italy) 2/5/2015 Bridge Bussa:
A violin player of the street rest in shade below with her dog in Bridge Bussa in the neighborhood Island, after a day of work.

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Milan
By GC
23 Apr 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Skyline Porta Garibaldi:
The new Skyline of Milan between Porta Garibaldi zone and new port where there are new buildings of Bank Unicredit and vertical forest (middle and left in photo).
Left in the picture a group of houses in the area of the island, where there are still major problems due to the rise of the water table and the Seveso river that in case of rain and the probe and completely flooded its adjoining district station.

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Milan
By GC
22 Apr 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Adda:
A small square in via Adda with a wall completely devastated by tags where two Indian girls play tennis. Less than 200 metres the new port office complex with the new skyline of Milan.

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Milan
By GC
01 Apr 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Railway Bridge Porta Genova:
A detail of the intervention of an artist on the Porta Genova railway bridge in Milan, which took over the famous sign 70 years, still used today to rent or sell homes and changed some words very much in vogue now in Italy.

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Milan 17
Milan
By GC
01 Apr 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Railway bridge Porta Genova:
A guy with the mask through the Porta Genova railway bridge (60 years) which connects the station to the new fashion area of via Tortona where some designers like Armani, Dolce e Gabbana and Versace have their own homes and where every year parades take place women and men in Milan.

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Milan
By GC
14 Feb 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Dante:
A desperate street artist in street Dante in the centre of Milan and not far from home of Expo 2015.

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Milan
By GC
12 Feb 2014

Milan (Italy) 2/5/2015 Street Adda:
A small house in via Adda is a contrast to the Diamond Tower designed by Kohn Pederson Fox with a space inside 12500 m2 offices purchased from Samsung to move its 900 employees from Cernusco sul Naviglio.

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The March For The Right To Housing
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
By Javed Iqbal
02 Jan 2013

Thousands of Mumbai's Urban poor started their march against the builder's lobby and for the right to a home on the 1st of January, 2013, and have been at a sit-in for the past three days waiting for the state government to respond to their demands.

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Demolition Drive At Sion Koliwada
Mumbai, India
By Javed Iqbal
05 Nov 2012

The homes of the original inhabitants of Mumbai, the Kolis have been facing demolition drive for high-end development projects.

As per law, a builder requires 70% of the residents of a registered society to give consent to the project but in Sion Koliwada, the residents have repeatedly asserted that the builder used forged documents to claim a majority for the project.

There are over 80 re-development projects in Mumbai where residents have repeatedly claimed that the builder used fraudulent means to claim consent.

For a deeper understanding, please refer to previously published material available here - http://moonchasing.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/invisible-cities-part-ten-the-demolition-seige-of-sion-koliwada/

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'Les eaux cachées' (Hidden Waters) --...
Fez, Morocco
By Joe Lukawski
31 Mar 2012

Trailer (HD) for 'Les eaux cachées' (Hidden Waters), a documentary film about the past, present and future of water in Fez, Morocco.

Directed and Produced by : Joe Lukawski

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Demolition Drive In Golibar
Khar East, Mumbai, India
By Javed Iqbal
29 Feb 2012

A resident tries to stall the demolition of his friend's home by calling up a commanding police officer.