CityPoem 50 – Vienna

A milestone: the 50th CityPoem. What could be a more appropriate highlight than ‘Pick a Poem’?Vienna CityPoem, Helmut Seethaler Pick a Poem.  (Pflück Gedichte.) The author writes poems on scraps of paper, and sticks them on Vienna’s main streets.…

CityPoem 49 – Utrecht

A poem reacting to its site, opposite Utrecht Central Station. Known by many travelers arriving by train. Written by one of the city’s most important poets.Utrecht CityPoem: En hoe verder hij ging… (‘And the further he went…’), Cornelius Carolius…

CityPoem 48 – Barcelona

Our first CityPoem from Barcelona, thanks to Jeroen Boggia’s contribution.Barcelona CityPoem: Les Formigues, Joan Salvat-Papasseit Unfortunately, no English translation yet. Original text in Catalan: Camí de sol per les rutes amigues unes formigues. See also:Barcelona (2) – inspiring…

Walking in the fast lane

People are walking appr. 10% faster now than 10 years ago. Photo: bricolage.108’s   The Quirkology Pace of Life Project does research on the pace of walking in big cities all over the world. The research shows that people are…

Kurt Vonnegut 1922 – 2007

Kurt Vonnegut, author, journalist, humanist and anti-war campaigner passed away on April 11th 2007, aged 84. Vonnegut, best known for his visionary science fiction work which queried the role of human, machine, time and our very existence, was inspired into…