Seeing the urban scenes even from TV tells me much about that city, living conditions and cultural habits. I’m especially fond of European Tv series in this respect. In Borgen, it was the small flats where living, working and sleeping spaces were successfully and efficiently solved that impressed me. Even the Prime Minister was living in a modest house. In Marseilles, the effect of climate was obvious in living conditions. And there were many scenes from high rise blocks of social housing where mostly immigrants and low income groups lived.
In Luther, a BBC drama, council estates of London were used frequently. This time I noticed open air corridors (exterior corridors) are certainly a characteristic of those estates (I guess of the 1970s or 1980s).
After a quick research I found this was mostly used in mild climates like Miami and Hong Kong as well.
My new fave is another BBC drama: Luther. That British accent ….
I love theme song 🙂
I admire houses with full of art pieces especially by paintings.
My new motive is collecting art pieces -of course as my budget allows. Mostly digital prints are now available signed by the artist.
In my wish list there are Mustafa Ayaz, Merve Turan, Hulya Özdemir and Zerrin Tekindor.
Not like Copenhagen. Relation with water is weaker. Waterfront is not a designer’s work.
Not many biycyles. cold weather made people walk around in malls like Forum and Stockmann.
No street food. No delicious cuisine.
More Eastern character. Between eastern and western, between Russia and Scandinavia.
More order. More like a capital.