7462Re: [carfree_cities] a man's castle is his city
- Jun 27, 2004Dear Colin
Thanks for this. How beautiful. I shall keep it - turn it into a sampler
perhaps ..... certainly quote it again.
I think the idea is fine - but you must also know the phrase "an
Englishman's home is his castle". Don't put Europe - or my reluctant bit of
it - on any pedestal. Some of the most eloquent and well argued critiques of
auto-dependency (including that word) have come from N.America.
Handsworth Park Association
Birmingham B20 3TG, UK
On 27/6/04 2:33 pm, "Colin Leath" <cleath@...> wrote:
> "Ultimately, the difference reflects something about
> our relationship with the world around us. The North
> American ideal, which in many ways is profoundly
> anti-urban, is based not on the family, as we like to
> think, but on the home. Home is a place, a man's
> castle, inviolate and separate from what's around it.
> In Europe, on the other hand, a man's castle is his
> city. It is living room, dining room, backyard and
> vehicle. The streets are his hallways and the parks
> his garden."
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