Impressions of market alleys

Impressions of market alleys

the city’s modernity is most particularly defined by the activities of the flâneur observer, whose aim is to derive ‘l’éternel du transitoire’ (‘the eternal from the transitory’) and to see the ‘poétique dans l’historique’(‘the poetic in the historic’). 

from Christopher Butler, ‘Early Modernism: Literature, Music and Painting in Europe 1900 – 1916’