Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance
so, this buzzfeed post
just popped up in my facebook feed, and now i wonder if i'm the only person who still enjoys brutalist architecture.
A lot of Moscow is like that. I lived there for a while, and found it a bit depressing.
There's a film -- I forget the name -- about how a young guy tries to leave some part of Russia and make a new life for himself somewhere else. The film has this scene of him walking to the bus stop, and he passes all these tall, imposing concrete buildings. One his way, he crosses streets named Lenin and Stalin or whatever. Then he gets on the bus, the bus takes him to this new town, and he gets off. He's again surrounded by tall, imposing concrete buildings, and he once again crosses streets named Lenin and Stalin or whatever, as he walks to his new home.