Back from a thoroughly enjoyable weekend spent exploring the streets of Brussels.

The man who is traveling and does not yet know the city awaiting him along his route wonders what the palace will be like, the barracks, the mill, the theatre, the bazaar. In every city of the empire every building is different and set in a different order […] This - some say - confirms the hypothesis that man bears in his mind a city made only of differences, a city without figures and without form, the individual cities fill it up.

See also Italo Calvino sparks obsessions, Illustrated Invisible Cities

— 25 Jul 2005