You roll up the tattered blinds to see a new city rising, gleaming with steel and glass. Itís like a hologram, an imprint from the future hovering like a mirage in the distance. But itís aspiration or gullibility on this side of the blinds, from the landowner-peasantís vantage, which fathered the new blocks. On this side is a clear palimpsest of the past. The interplay between the fine lines of the chik at the top and the solid building blocks at the bottom highlight the tension between the traditional and the modern.