A planned city. Streets, boardwalks, lines, crossroads, buildings and numbers. I wasn't sure where the original old city centre was so, I started walking on "Main Street". A Post Office. A Newstand. A Starbucks. A restaurant owned by an italian family from the neighborhood. A park where young and old people were spending their beautiful saturday afternoon. Yet something was missing. Where were all the stores I remembered being there once? Probably moved to the suburbs. New structures have appeared. And many other left to their own destiny. New and decay. Gentrification and sprawl. Traffic. Yet I found human presence. Man made structures. Geometry and well thought out plans. Where am I going? Where is urbanism going? Photos by lilypenelope
My name is Lily Penelope, I live in switzerland and I am an architect. Sometimes I wish I was a writer living in Paris. Or a photographer in NYC!
I graduated from SCI-Arc (Los Angeles) and moved back in this tiny medieval town close to the alps.
I am an architect and I take pictures of the everyday and I write. I still wish I was in Paris or NYC!!