Urbanistan brings us a photographic essay of the real urban living in several countries. The souls and life in these people tell a story in this essay. Even when you’re done scrolling and learning, you can see them in your mind and feel their presence.
Sometimes your home is your kingdom or your prison when you don’t have the choice to create another reality elsewhere
Some cultures are so steeped in practical existence that they make the best of all things given to them. Learn the lesson of gratitude.
What we in the west would consider a castle with mystique and a story; those who live there simply call it home.
In most urban areas of the west, we would consider this a homeless and desperate situation. Those in these countries consider it the afternoon nap.
If we saw this in the west, this dog would be in a shelter by now. In other places, he is doing that which he was made to do—find the most instinctual opportunity
Most urban cultures will still rely on cattle in the dustiest and most unlikely lands for survival.
What appears to be a mystic stands and contemplates in silence.
The most majestic places are where old and new coincide.
There are places where people are concerned more with the journey and what they do on the way than the destination.
There are places where people will make the most of space without prejudice.
Cultures in other urban dwellings seem to make a spiritual thing out of their urban settings.
Ancient urban areas are still occupied to this day but are hidden from modern society.
These towns are packed so tight, yet are so colorful; you can’t tell where one house begins and the other ends.
In a distance a seeming monk contemplates alone by the sea.