BEL’OCCHIO … the beautiful eye
TO BE A FLÂNEUR
To walk the city streets.
To be a connoisseur of corners and investigate the unfamiliar.
To simply stand and stare and let the city envelope you.
To become an urban explorer.
To glory in the bridges and buildings.
The street stroller.
The amateur detective.
The urban explorer.
FLÂNEUR – 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.