Rabid nutiness from abd or "Autobahnmotorwayautoroute"
- Yes - it's an attempt to put space before place. Access by mobility
impoverishes access by proximity.
The means to arrive ends up blighting the destination. See Adrian Mitchell's
poem "Autobahnmotorwayautoroute" - over a decade ago:
Around the gleaming map of Europe
A gigantic wedding ring
Slowly revolves through Londonoslowestberlin
Athensromemadridparis and home again,
That's no ring,
It's the great European Limousine,
The Famous Goldenwhite Circular Car
All the cars in Europe have been welded together
Into a mortal unity,
All the cars melted together,
Each passenger, lugging his
Colourpiano, frozenmagazines, high-fidog,
Clambers over the seat in front of him
Towards what looks like the front of the car.
They are dragging behind them
Worksofart, lampshades made of human money,
Instant children and exploding clocks.
But the car's a circle
No front no back
No driver no steering wheel no windscreen no brakes no
From: Richard George <Richard.George@...>
To: 'urbancyclist' <urbancyclist-uk@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 1:41 PM
Subject: RE: urbancyclist-uk: Rabid nutiness from abd
> From the urbancyclist-uk e-mail lista
> > The ABD's 'POLO' -
> Oooh! Brroom Brroom! (sorry, they're getting to me). This is the most
> incredible ABD wet-dream I've ever seen. Next step - the London Overpass,
> 50-mile bridge over the capital to avoid those poor petrojunkies having to
> drive all the way round.