….of ‘gusty winds’ & cities…


…”Gusty winds: order of the day”….”Unexpected, unpredictable, ultimately fascinating things about cities”…

SOMETHING ABOUT…..“from the UK to North America, gusty winds seem to be the order of the day and blow warnings of caution and take care”.

SOMETHING ABOUT….”Little Venice, London UK, “answer to Italy’s waterside city offers a tranquil walk through some of London’s most elaborate barges, with views of the London Zoo, some of the city’s most desirable streets and plenty of cafes to sit down and enjoy the view.”

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.
Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.Christina Rossetti
Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.  ~Desmond Morris,The Human Zoo
Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities.  ~Marcus Terentius Varro,De Re Rustica
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
~William Wordsworth
Cheers to a ‘kingly/queenly’ kinda Thursday that sings— noble creativity & civility, & smiles ‘rex’ in the city!

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