Whenever I look at Vogue I get depressed. It is impossible for normal people to be so flawless.
love those legs.
I was thinking how could so many people afford to shop there... but I guess it was a special event. I love the building.
It is ironic that you would show photos of a scene such as this right after posting a photo from your series of scenes of decay.
makes me think of one of my favorite movies, devil wears prada ;)
@Halcyon: My office was on the 1st floor of this building. :-)@Dave: That's the idea. :-) Contrasts can be as fascinating as shocking and I often get shocked by many things in this country! Do you know that 'common' shops in Portugal are currently closing doors at an average 100 per day?!
I find your above comment the most interesting because the way I see things, the same thing is happening here. Some shops that sell normally priced items are closing but, these high-end shops seem to be thriving. All through this recession, I've noticed that home building of middle and low income housing has come to a complete halt but, the building of huge mansions continues to thrive. I see it all the time as I drive the city looking for photographs. The gap between the rich and the poor is bigger than it has ever been. It's something Americans need to recognize as a problem but, I don't see that happening.
Gostei das fotos nocturnas.Um abraço
Those are scary figures JM, 100 shops closing a day, especially when people put everything into small businesses it must be very hard, but I like your images, life goes on whatever happens. Have a great weekend.
Those are scary figures indeed, JM! Wow! The economy seems to be pretty crappy and scary everywhere these days!Your capture is superb as always and scary figures or not, those are great legs! Hope you have a wonderful evening!Sylvia
Talvez de um outro ângulo o mesmo título... Decadência.
That is a beautiful building JM! I would love to go to work there.
That was obviously the place to be! I hope that some of that money can trickle down.
What a beautiful building, and Prada shop!
Great building, gorgeous glass works above the doors.
Haha JM my next door neighbour used to be a model for Vogue back in the 1950's and she never stops telling me...lolStill tall and slim but approaching 80 and loved her fifties lifestyle.Nice images.
.....all that Lisboa has to offer...Thanks for your comments on my blog. After the 3 storms passed, I now can access my computer!Margaret
There is an old expression in English that a fool and his money are soon parted. Q.E.D.
I'll bet that was fun.
Comment in response to Sharon: We should all be very afraid...I don't think we middle-classers are ignoring the economic problem...but I wonder about Congress?!
A magnificent looking building.
Prada picked an awesome building for its store... But following the discussion above, I think if the rich keep up their ostentatious spending while the middle class gets wiped out, we may just get a real class war, not the histrionic fake one the Republicans in the US are squawking about. But as Sharon points out, people aren't quite angry enough... look at how little support and mass media attention the Occupy Wall Street demo is getting.
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