Andalucian Rooftops: A Place for Plastic

The second installment of this photo-essay documents the azotea of my neighbors from across the street (I took this picture from my balcony). There is a surprising amount of kitsch to be found on these roofs, especially considering that bare functionality dominates the design and character of these spaces. The opposing qualities of openness and confinement might explain the prevalence of rooftop objects with no apparent purpose or use within their immediate environment. This nude plastic mannequin is not of sufficient personal significance to clothe nor to occupy a place in the home´s interior, though it is not worthless enough to discard, so it is sent to the breezy limbo of the terrace to await its destiny (and to confound me).

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~ by lincolnbrody on November 19, 2008.

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