Saddam's Palaces
June 10, 2009 6:06 PM   Subscribe

Breach. Photographer Richard Mosse's pictures of Saddam Hussein's palaces.
posted by homunculus (11 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, amazing photographs. (I think this one wins for pure surrealism.) Thanks for posting this!
posted by Kat Allison at 7:00 PM on June 10, 2009

Kat: I dug the webers as well. Something about them just seems so ...democratic.
posted by leotrotsky at 7:30 PM on June 10, 2009

The Bluth company really does some good work.
posted by bertrandom at 9:03 PM on June 10, 2009 [2 favorites]

Solid as a Rock, bertrandom.
posted by snwod at 9:16 PM on June 10, 2009

Good pictures. Major demerits to the site designer for resizing my browser, though.
posted by zardoz at 11:51 PM on June 10, 2009

Those are balls.
posted by univac at 12:16 AM on June 11, 2009

Nice stuff, I liked the Airside series as well.
posted by johnny novak at 12:58 AM on June 11, 2009

It's a great pity that Saddam isn't around to see this- one of the reasons capitol punishment is such a cop out. If he were to stumble across this site while in the prison library in that Hague and see the humiliation that is the enemy building dormitories in his palaces- that would be nice I think. It would also be nice if he spent the rest of his long life in a tiny cell. Oh well, bloodlust is bloodlust.
posted by mattoxic at 1:05 AM on June 11, 2009 [3 favorites]

Great stuff. I think this one with the soldier looking out the palace window really gives a sense of reflection and captures the problem of how the invader is tangled up with the invaded.

The resizing the browser thing is killing me, though!
posted by mattbucher at 9:01 AM on June 11, 2009

This one looks awkwardly photoshopped. All others, quite nice.
posted by whimsicalnymph at 10:42 AM on June 11, 2009

You stay classy, US Military.

The collection could use some sort of organization: the palace hopping (look, Uday's crib again!) was distracting.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 2:48 PM on June 11, 2009

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