07-28-2010

Reclaiming space: I have to hand it to the city of Minneapolis. Every so often, a new feature of the urban landscape appears like an apparition. Most recently, rental bike stations have been colonizing (in a positive way) the unused scraps of public space throughout the city. Kudos Minneapolis.

07-21-2010

“Autrefois, maison privée
Maintenant, poste de police.
Temps de Sihanouk, cinema
Aujord’hui, bureau de la Partie.”

“Before (once upon a time), private house.
Now, Police station.
In Sihanouk’s time, movie theater.
Today, headquarters of the Party.”

“Spoken quietly over my shoulder by my cyclo driver.”
Phnom Penh, 1988

Bill Burke