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THE GREAT CITY – BEAUTY AND THE BEST

Thinking about gentrification and the nature of the city as such, here is what August Endell says about The Great City in his 1908 work “Die Schönheit der großen Start”:

“For the astonishing fact of the matter is that, for anyone who has eyes to see, the city— for all its ugly buildings, its noise, its manifold shortcomings— is a miracle of beauty and poetry: a fairy tale more colorful , more prolific in formal invention, than any told by a poet; a home; a mother who every day lavishes new happiness on her children. This may sound like paradox or exaggeration. But anyone who is not blinded by prejudice, who knows how to submit to experience, whose response to the city is alert and perceptive, will soon enough perceive that its streets contain a thousand beauties, countless wonders, infinite riches, spread out before our very eyes and yet seen by so few…”

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Oppelner Strasse, Berlin (image by notmsparker)

One comment on “THE GREAT CITY – BEAUTY AND THE BEST

  1. kellyraerussell
    Feb 27, 2015

    Love this :]

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