Friday, October 31, 2008

This can't just be a coincidence.

Eric has a lovely series of shots of Ss. Kiril i Metodij, the main university here in Macedonia. This sort of brutal, concrete, communist-modern wretchedness is all over Skopje, because the socialist dreamers had a wonderful opportunity to rebuild an entire city after the destructive 1963 earthquake. Take the post office building on the main square, for instance:


And every time I see one of these aesthetically unpleasing structures, I hear the echoes of my youth . . . .

Go Go Power Rangers . . . . Whoa!


I'm contemplating readjusting my research proposal to determine the links between Power Ranger Command Center architecture and Tito's utopian Yugoslav vision.

2 comments:

Eric Heath said...

If you somehow connect this path of research with your observation that living in Macedonia is living in late seventies/early eighties semi-rural America, it will be a contribution to scholarship on the order of a unified theory of physics or an effective anti-viral. Sir, I salute your project!

unclesamslair said...

The building exterior itself is actually the House of the Book building at the Brandeis-Bardin Institute, located in the city of Simi Valley in southern California. The twin-peaked mountain where the Command Center/Power Chamber is supposed to lie is the Vasquez Rocks.

http://www.ajula.edu/Content/ContentUnit.asp?CID=1131&u=7459&t=0