symphony playing over the nuclear bomb test sirens, neighbors with buckets of water, and a synchronized arcs of water from the balconies above.
...and impressively, deteriorating faster than the much older panel blocks. Being inside of one of these offers an interesting framed view back onto our panelkas....
The blocks of Trakiya were designed for maximum sunlight.
True to modernist form, the windows are large, the balconies beyond them reaching out to pull in more sun.
The inhabitants . . . . . . . .
"Most everyone speaks fondly of the memories of how they used to go around in tank tops in the house in the winter..."
Every morning Kolio comes to his balcony, parts the fresh white lace curtains, and swings just one of the panels of his glass enclosure inwards. From there, he leans out and lights a cigarette....
But it's a detached sense of individuality, like a baby discovering their arm or their leg for the first time...
"People do it anyways, take down the walls, but they don't get our permission, then we have to come in and bust down their doors with the cops..."
A very specific pattern of green flowers, specific to the era, specific to a certain taste, specific to a specific person, I assumed.
"no one wants to talk about it, but allllll those buildings, where alllll those people live, they're going to expire."
'A box in the world theater' - Walter Benjamin If you need me, I'll be here, watching the world theater unfold.
panelkite in their natural habitat. with stratification as clear as this, it really seems as though the panelkite are exactly where they are are supposed to be....
I hear about how, the night before Easter, they would show american movies in the theaters, in attempts to deter people from the midnight candle tradition at the churches. One evil for another they figured.
so I cleaned my windows..... and then I cleaned the second layer of windows that glasses in the entire height of the balcony.