Alley Breakroom

By: Gustav Hoiland

Dec 03 2012

Category: architecture

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Focal Length:200mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Brief Escape

It’s an idea-oriented mindset that I’ve found myself inhabiting as of late. As of a while, actually, but more pointedly lately. Of general projects, ventures, the absurd offshoot that’s good for a laugh. And the tantalizing challenge to take it even further, ramping it up until the recipient is completely incapacitated in their own roar.

And then there’s the silence. The in-between times. Of human-packed solitude on the train. The temperate walk home through air thick with IQ, overflowing from the heart of the Institute. The coffee break. Urinal run.

But not the urinal run. That’s here [link]. It is one of the finest specimens of the outrageous depths of human depravity. It has brought myself and a coworker to the brink of hernias on multiple occasions. It was only an idea until someone climbed up and ran for their life.

Then there’s work.

The “urinal run” occurred in the infield of the Preakness horse race for years. Fueled by copious amounts of cheap beer, the decidedly un-proper crowd would whip itself into a frenzy in the lines for the porta-potties, and one by one mere mortals would climb up and then attempt to run the length of the toilets while hundreds of beer cans were hurled at them. Incredible.

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