The FLANEUR … an urban explorer.

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BEL’OCCHIO   … the beautiful eye

TO BE A FLÂNEUR

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To walk the city streets.

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To be a connoisseur of corners and investigate the unfamiliar.

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To simply stand and stare and let the city envelope you.

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 To become an urban explorer.

To glory in the bridges and buildings.

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The writers.

The artists.

The scholars.

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The street stroller.

The amateur detective.

The urban explorer.

This Flâneur.

FLANEUR – a literary type of 19th century France.  A man of leisure, the idler, the urban explorer. .

Baudelaire characterized the Flâneur as a “gentlemen stroller of the city streets”.

Gustine Caillebotte  a painter and member and patron of the group of artists known as  Impressionists captured them on canvas.

Eugene Arget, a  flâneur,  photographed the streets and people.

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