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Suur "A"

The Big "A"

Explorer Building, Tallinn.
Foto: L. Laanemaa 2016

HIljuti pöördus emaili teel mu poole keegi Louise L. Ameerika Ühendriikide ühest kunstigaleriist, kuna nad on koostamas Ansel Adamsi ülevaatenäitust ning talle jäi silma mu ammune blogipostitus, kus mainisin härra A-d. Nimelt on artsy.com eesmärk, et kunst jõuaks kõigini ning seetõttu palus Louise, et levitaksin head sõnumit ka siinse blogi kaudu. Seega, olge lahked ja palun külastage härra A-le pühendatud lehte: https://www.artsy.net/artist/ansel-adams 
Muide, e-kiri oli lõpetatud hr Adamsi tsitaadiga, millesse usun ka mina: "Fotot ei klõpsata, sa lood selle." 

A few weeks ago someone named Louise L. reached me from the States via email. The reason was that The High Museum of Art Atlanta is currently just about to put up an exhibition called “Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915-1950”. More precisely, she found my old blog post about mr "A" and was wondering if I could feature the link on my blog. I, too, believe in making art accessible to everyone with internet connection, so herein I follow her wish and share the link that she provided: https://www.artsy.net/artist/ansel-adams 
By the way, her email was finished with a sentence by mister "A", that I totally agree with:
"You don't take a photograph, you make it."
 -Ansel Adams



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Linnatuled maal

City Lights in the Countryside

Pääsküla jõe jalakäiate sild Laagri alevikus. 
A pedestrian bridge on Pääsküla river in Laagri hamlet. 

Sild ise on ilmselt 1970ndatest (autori hinnang teraspiirde kujunduse põhjal), ent LED-tuledega varustatud kaared pärinevad 2015 või 2016 aastast. Hämmastavalt väike detail võib anda tohutu mõju nii miniatuursele ja tagasihoidlikule aleviku südames asuvale sillale. Paneb seda silda külastama veel ja veel, eriti pimedal ajal. 

The bridge itself is probably from the 1970 by the look of the steel railings design. But the arcs with LED lights under them are just a recent addition dating just a few months, maximum a year back. It is amazing how this small extra structure with the right lighting add so much impact to the whole visual and vibe of the tiny bridge in the centre of a hamlet. It makes people coming back again to visit the bridge, especially when its dark and the LEDs are doing their work best.