February 14th, 2005

me: ooh!

Cities

On Saturday night, I rode a bus to Finsbury Park to meet Marco for dinner. As I stepped off the bus into piles of rubbish and a noisy horde of ecstatic Tottenham fans (Spurs 3, West Brom 1), the stink of piss and beer greeted my nostrils. I returned a couple of days ago from San Diego, specifically, the La Jolla/UTC area, where you could eat off the sidewalks and everything is shut and the streets are empty by 10 pm.

Is it possible for a city to be both clean and interesting?

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