Friday, 10 August 2007

a bluestocking in london

what better place for flaneurie, to begin my fresh exploration of the city, than in London: after all its easier to look afresh and curiously at a city that’s not your own.

i love cities, i love their ramshackle and chaotic nature, the speed and ferocity, i love the freedom and anonymity in the crowds, people watching, listening in on snippets of conversation, making up vignettes about strangers' lives…less and less does this palpable excitement happen in my own city, which in contrast seems so often predictable and over familiar.

sometimes a spell away is just what the doctor ordered, and a few days in London provided the ideal opportunity to refresh my jaundiced eye...

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