01 February 2012

The Fire Inside

There's a hard moon risin' on the streets tonight
There's a reckless feeling in your heart as you head out tonight
Through the concrete canyons to the midtown light
Where the latest neon promises are burning bright

Then you walk to the window and stare at the moon
Riding high and lonesome through a starlit sky
And it comes to you how it all slips away
Youth and beauty are gone one day
No matter what you dream or feel or say
It ends in dust and disarray

Like wind on the plains, sand through the glass
Waves rolling in with the tide
Dreams die hard and we watch them erode
But we cannot be denied
The fire inside
The fire inside

(Bob Seger - The Fire Inside)

HafenCity ("Harbour City"), Hamburg, Germany.
January 2012.

The HafenCity quarter, located on the Elbe River, is the largest rebuilding project in Europe. Click here to view a model of what the place is supposed to look like upon completion.

While I love modern architecture (one of my favourite architects alive today is Frank Gehry, and I also love a lot of what's been built in Australia at the moment - take a look at this cool house), it's not my goal to be able to afford an apartment in a building such as the ones in the picture. What I would love to call my home is a cabin like those: #1; #2. I live in the city, but I love the great outdoors. There's a blog called Exploring Our World, which captures the spirit of nature perfectly, thanks to hundreds of awesome photographs being posted on there.

One more website I'd like to share is this collection of photographs taken by John Vachon in the 1940's.


- Dom


Jenny Woolf said...

John vachon - awesome. Although doesn't catch the feeling of the song. That's a special feeling, the fire inside

T. Becque said...

Ah, there's that light and color again. Nice.

Suze said...

This blog is impeccably laid out, a pleasure to look upon. Big(ish) fan of Bob Seger and not afraid to say so. (Also love the title. Of the blog.)


Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks for your comments, ladies! :-)

Suze: Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad you like what you see here...

windy said...

Another great picture, Dominic. Thanks for the John Vachon and the 'Exploring our World' links :-)

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you Ian! You're welcome.