Adalberto Dias+POMA, Guindais lift+station, Porto, Portugal,2001-2004
B+W photo by Ivan Peplov on Flickr, 2010
Jorge Luis Borges, The Streets, Buenos Aires, Argentina
My soul is in the streets
of Buenos Aires.
Not the greedy streets
jostling with crowds and traffic,
but the neighborhood streets where nothing is happening,
almost invisible by force of habit,
rendered eternal in the dim light of sunset,
and the ones even farther out,
empty of comforting trees,
where austere little houses scarcely venture,
overwhelmed by deathless distances,
losing themselves in the deep expanse
of sky and plains.
For the solitary one they are a promise
because thousands of singular souls inhabit them,
unique before God and in time
and no doubt precious.
To the West, the North, and the South
unfold the streets–and they too are my country;
within these lines I trace
may their flags fly.
Translation by Stephen Kessler
Unknown, David Byrne, New York City
Rui Cabral, As Ruas Infinitas, self publishing,13x18cm,limited to 50 prints (PT), 2014
Fragmented impressions of a city, their places, experiences and his metamorphosis, in photographic portraits kept by memory and revisited by writing, a few decades later.
from top left to bottom right:
Cover.Title page.Double index page.References.Folding City Map included and related to texts.
Guia de Leitura / Reading guide :
Available here/Disponível aqui:
Dennis Lee Royle, Tati reading a newspaper & relaxing London, autumn/fall, 1959 , (c) Les Films de Mon Oncle
BLU, Streetart, Berlin, Kreuzberg, 2008
Stephen Daldry, Extremely Loud.and Incredibly Close,2011