Saturday, June 03, 2017


The film immediately called to mind the kind of lavish and often ludicrous promotion of ultra-luxury properties to be sold 'off plan' in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Here in Munich, many people wondered if the over-the-top video was in truth a biting satire. Can this crass form of gentrification really be menacing the traditionally bohemian district just a kilometre distant from where I live in Schwabing-West?

I fear the answer is 'yes'. 

Although where the realty developer hopes to find young millionaire families (partial to visiting art museums, buying old books and sipping organic smoothies) I really don't know!  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Iuah! Nothing more to say.