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Austere.JPG
28-OCT-2004

Austere.JPG

A series of European style buildings rise maginificently along the Bund's promenade. Shadows haunt their architecture, suggesting darker pasts. Each of these buildings has a triumphant red flag flying atop. To me, it is a petulant gesture of ownership. Here it simultaneously detracts from and reinforces the somewhat stark nature of this building's imperial elegance.

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