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Thread: The outlandish architecture of Astana, Kazakhstan

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    Quote Originally Posted by senza tema View Post
    I think it looks cool. I don't know why you people are being so negative.

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    No, drugs were not involved. Much of this looks like a new form of Islamic architecture--spires, minarets, towers, and those bubbly-shaped things on top. You get this from Morocco to Indonesia. What they're doing in this city is giving it a "modernized" look, with lots of shiny glass windows. Blue and pseudo-gold plated windows seem to be the thing to do this millennium. So are the circular forms--I've seen this phenomenon from the Arab Gulf, to Cambodia and Thailand, to China, to Cincinnati Ohio.

    So, this is actually a global trend, with some local flourishes.

    I think it's great, personally. There are countries where people are actually building things and embracing creativity and the future, instead of letting it all go to ruin and dreading the future. That's kind of why I left the US.

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