We all know the categorical strengths of assorted towns, are conscious of their rating, may be able to speak about their density and progress. yet what do all towns have in universal, what can we find out 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 tremendous paintings is a love letter to the town and highbrow tradition.

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The selfassurance, the virility, the grandeur of conception of this master defy expression. After we had looked at everything over and over again, we left the chapel and entered St. Peter’s. Thanks to the brilliant sunshine outside, every part of the church was visible. Since we were determined to enjoy its magnitude and splendour, we did not, this time, allow our overfastidious taste to put us off and abstained from carping criticism. We enjoyed everything that was enjoyable. Famous Travelers 53 ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT, AIMÉ BONPLAND Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America 1799–1804 143 ← The inhabitants of Caracas complain of having several seasons in one and the same day; and of the rapid change from one season to another.

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.

JUST A TRIP? Live the Life You Want to Live Jenjinha 2008 GOT A SCOOTER? The Truth about Driving a Scooter in Taiwan Bamboo Butterfly 2013 152 ← I’ll never forget the scenery, the towns, the people I passed along the way. 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.

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