Culture Two

An avid critic of Modernity as a historical-philosophical era, I have an admission to make: I LOVE high-modernist aesthetics. All of it: architecture, art, photography, and film.  

I get particularly excited about my "dirty little secret" when I visit Moscow, because it is filled with Culture Two: from marble Stalin-era metro stations in the bowels of the earth to the high-modernist take on Gothic cathedrals embodied by the seven sisters towering and visible from different parts of the city in an impossible surge upward toward Eternity.

Below are mobile shots of Mayakovskaya metro station and (the former) Ukraina hotel.