We all know the explicit strengths of varied towns, are conscious of their score, may be able to talk about their density and progress. yet what do all towns have in universal, what can we learn about their “lowest universal denominator”?
The “city as a species”, the “primal genetic fabric of the city”: this can be the topic of A Quantum City. This mammoth paintings is a love letter to the town and highbrow tradition.
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It wasn’t long before I became one of those people driving about with strange cargo. Or weaving between the cars. The ironic thing is that after living in the country for a while, you begin to see that there’s a flow to the system. The people make it work. As crazy as it seems, I felt safer driving in Taiwan than I have back home in the Chicago suburbs. There’s a synchronized dance at work behind the chaos.
Here did he speak at last: “Welcome to Florence! Who are you? And why so stealthily Do you your presence here with us commence? ” And like a friend of many years who had Been absent and now happily returned, He introduced me, saying: “We are glad 41 42 Orlando in Florence ORLANDO IN THE CITIES To have Orlando who has lately learned Of our city and who comes to seek The very truth for which our own hearts burned. ” It was not long before I was installed As an assistant, model, help and friend At this da Vinci’s, Leonardo called, And by and by I tried to comprehend How one mind of such genius as his Can every thing he wants his passion lend.
30 Orlando in Alexandria ORLANDO IN THE CITIES He to Orlando and with Hypnos’ help (the limitations of his own caduceus known) sent him to gentle sleep, but not before reminding him that time was short (the opposite would prove the case, but this Hermes did not relay) and coaxing him, with promises of wonders, wisdoms and of winsome folk more worthy of his admiration than what he found here, upon a merchant vessel, large and tall. And thus Orlando, worldly now, acquainted with philosophy and algebra, and art and poetry and history; conversant in both Greek and Latin, and in Arabic: a young man now of learning and some wealth (Tyche, unsurpringly, had smiled on him) did sail across the sea of Mid-Terrania bound, in deepest slumber, for Byzantium.