" …listen, linger and think about what you see."

11 Aug

“While you are looking you may as well also listen, linger and think about what you see”
                                                                                                                             Jane Jacobs

This is the ever so new King Edward Square: the time is around five thirty and most folk are heading on home; the only noise is the fruit seller desperate to sell his strawberries “Two for a pound” “Your strawberries two for a pound”. There are a few people passing but this is the very centre of what claims to be a city. It’s more like a desert. There’s no traffic, no people lingering, nobody wanting to be here at all; not even the poor soul trying to sleep by the doors of the old BHS store. This is a dead space.

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2 Responses to “" …listen, linger and think about what you see."”

  1. William Kendall August 11, 2017 at 9:54 pm #

    It certainly looks quiet.

  2. morbid morag August 20, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

    There were four rough sleepers under that awning yesterday. The hostile architecture will be along any day now.

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