In the 1960s Vancouver embarked on a number of civic improvements including its street furniture and one of the items was this forlorn looking object seen here in this 1978 photo. What is it? It’s a newspaper kiosk for that long lost profession of the corner newspaper vendor. When papers published more than one edition… Continue reading Forgotten Urban Objects
Working-class neighborhoods have been cleared of their inhabitants to make way for villas and hotels. Public schools and hospitals, some in historic buildings, are being sold to private developers. And a third bridge across the Bosporus is planned, which would bring roads and development to a large swath of forest land in the city’s northern… Continue reading Trouble in Instanbul?