Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Landschaft der Zukunft

Photos taken from a bus heading to Dresden from Leipzig, through the former DDR, once the most polluted country in Europe. I can't decide if these wind turbines, set in this empty snow-covered landscape, were awkward or graceful. They seemed without scale: neither tall nor short, quick nor slow, slim nor thick. Whatever they were, it made me happy to see them spinning. I hope that such scenes become familiar enough that the question of scale won't present itself, that wind turbines will earn their own genus in my personal scale taxonomy.