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Thursday, April 5, 2007

Today In Flânerie

posted by on April 5 at 15:37 PM

The boy and the balloon between plain pillars can found on 14th and Union on a house that has no future:

This lovely grass glove is on the sidewalk near 20th and Jackson:
a85929377cf0.jpg Does the grass glove have a partner? Is there another one in the world? What’s more lovely than one grass glove is two grass gloves. Check out the extra green thumb.

Finally, from Leaves of Grass: “A leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”

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What is it with you and finding grassy things on the sidewalk?

Posted by monkey | April 5, 2007 3:51 PM

Charles, you're my favorite flaneur. Merci.

Posted by anarkallisti | April 5, 2007 4:45 PM

The fencing came off the project at 14th and Union yesterday - the wrecking ball can't be far behind. RIP Four Angels cafe (and its earlier/later incarnations) and the Junk Shop. Hello next upscale monstrosity to invade Squire Park.......

Posted by genevieve | April 5, 2007 4:49 PM

I don't think you can be a flaneur in the 21st century. It's like how you can't be a hippy in the 21st century either. Hippies, flaneurs--they had a specific era, which is over. That's not to say that the habits or behaviors don't still exist, but you just can't actually BE a flaneur, cause you aren't in Paris, it's not 18-something or other, etc., etc.

Just my opinion.

Posted by claire | April 5, 2007 5:32 PM

From Wikipedia: "A flâneur is...a person who walks the city in order to experience it."
Sounds like a nice thing to be.

Posted by Jennifer | April 5, 2007 7:03 PM

While I was walking to work this morning I saw you, Charles Mudede, walking up Yesler.
You might have thought I was staring at you, and I was, but I was just trying to see if it was you.
If you were not walking up Yesler this morning, you have a double somewhere in the city.

Posted by Enigma | April 5, 2007 8:27 PM

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