The Museum of London's on-line exhibition
about the Blitz sent us off looking for related material. This History Channel feature
suffers from tiny pictures. But full marks go to Devon Council, of all people, for their impressive selection of photographs of Exeter
during the last war, with some truly stunning images on display (I
). Our first thought - that they almost have a filmic quality - is a sad indictment of how our experience of history is mediated by drama, rather than reality. Even more tragic than all this destruction was the post-war reconstruction of so many British cities, whereby all that remained was filleted by ambitious but highly flawed developments.
If you happen to ever be in NY, please attend this party
on our behalf. Elsewhere, David
muses about photologs
: 'Much as MP3 files have broken the psychological link between music and the physical format of tapes and CDs, digital photos are erasing the idea of photos as objects.'
Finally, take a look inside. A huge collection of American car imagery
, with everything from muscle cars
, interior shots
, concept cars
imagery and even wrecks