Friday, 27 November 2009
the city / the site /
Rich with people, but what culture is it rich in? Much joy in walking the streets, great variety of many shops, watching the people watching people. Probably shouldn’t say ‘defeated’ that such buildings like Selfridges is allowed to be pinned on the Birmingham map, but instead, ‘what next?’
It’s quiet, a pleasant sort of quiet, a step-aside quiet and not a step-away quiet. A quiet that when upon the site one feels not solitude/abandonment but instead like a library within a city. Maybe its the location where its within the 'boundary' of the highways, maybe its because you still hear traces of movement like the sound of trains slowing down and speeding up. This silence is read as an expression of patience and tolerance.
ng pui san