Public Spaces

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In a small village the people who meet in the street are quite likely to know each another, but in a city people encounter a multitude of strangers who are likely to be quite different from one another – much more varied in their range of appearance than the inhabitants of the village.

The stimulation and challenge of living in a city stems from the fact that people meet others who are not like themselves. The bigger the city, the more scope there is for brushing past someone from another world: someone with an unexpected sense of what to wear, or maybe a celebrity who quietly passes by and is suddenly familiar after the event – ...

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