Come visit these videos

tourisms

[Today, I fly off for several days in my hometown, the District of Columbia. While I am away, instead of giving my blog a vacation, I will steal some old posts (all featuring videos) from my archives. Enjoy. Back next Wednesday.]

Chris Michael of the Guardian assembles the 10 worst city tourism spots in history – they go back as far as 1960 (Vancouver). These were great fun, some of them were actually impressive in a macabre modernist way. Atlanta and Miami are a hoot. You will not believe Astana (capital of Khazakstan). Get sexy in Amstermadam! (Actually Riga, but who could resist?) Get sexy (guys) in (gay) Stockholm! Sexual innuendo galore! But the most consistent fun are Michael’s blurbs for each video, describing their sins, which one then waits with bated breath for. Enjoy!

About David Brussat

For a living, I edit the writing of some of the nation's leading architects, urbanists and design theorists. This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. My freelance writing and editing on that topic and others addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to invest your prose with even more style and clarity, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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