Copyright, Jim LaneSt. Petersburg's Stalinist cookie-cutter apartment blocks...and blocks...and blocks.
Drab, depressing, Communist uniformity, yet pristine, as compared to Cairo, Egypt.
|Keble College, Oxford University. Ugly can evolve due to profound changes in tastes.|
|In all fairness to Comrade Stalin, 19th century St. Petersburg had |
a penchant for a peculiarly Russian brand of ugly architecture.
|Cairo, Egypt--architecture only in the broadest sense of the word. Precarious |
balconies, crumbling concrete, satellite dishes, and graffiti as far as the eye can see.
|Cairo, Illinois, U.S.A. Third world ugly right here in the heartland.|
|Hong Kong apartment high-rise--|
ugliness that is simply a lack of beauty.
|Longaberger Basket Company, Newark, Ohio--strange, but far from ugly.|
|Boston City Hall. Even before it was completed there were calls to tear it down.|
|Rijeka, Croatia--war and economic|
sanctions are no friend of architecture.
|Ontario Royal Museum--accidents do happen sometimes.|
|Berlin's Berliner Cathedral Dom--Baroque gone broke.|