Eliana Tomaz

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A bus stop is a non-place, which is a place of transience that do not hold enough significance to be regarded as "places".

When I took this photo I could only visualize this concept but reversed. These wooden kitchen chairs, which I imagine locals brought in, give all the significance a place needs to be part of someone's routine.

I look at it and I see a shelter, a meeting point, a chatting room. The TWO chairs invite to a friendship.

I don't argue that a bus stop in London, New York or even Lisbon is a non-place, but in small villages I am sure it has a different soul, don't you think?

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Marc Augé coined the phrase "non-place" | Introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity - A good essay to read over the weekend.