When you’re deep into it, the city seems interminable. The streets and buildings form a maze constructed from five story canyons of concrete. Despite the baroque flourishes, the facades can seem brutal. The monotony of it can be oppressive.

Yet humanity crawls these canyon floors, and often thinks about how lucky it is to live in such a place.

3 Comments so far

  1. i am shocked (unregistered) on November 21st, 2006 @ 12:58 am

    my my my, didn’t your mother tell you to respect and be nice to elderly people?

  2. kazmac (unregistered) on November 21st, 2006 @ 7:50 pm

    Scott, if you want monotonous buildings to live in, come and live in my town in the north of England. Whether its baroque frontage , sixties kitsch or modern in Vienna, well I love it. Except for the wild spray paint daubings. Take a look at the wall of the Tabak. Am I imagining it or is there a rise in graffiti on the buildings over there? Naughty, naughty…..

  3. scott partee (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 8:04 pm

    oh, i’m not actually complaining. the ill-written point of the post was that one should, when feeling “down” about being in such an urban environment, realize that it’s pretty good living here in Vienna. easy. safe. interesting.

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