In preparation of the opening talk of my photo exhibition, titled Cities, countrysides and why all heavens are gardens, I have been reviewing my own perspective on cities. It is pretty much like the photo I took of E'erguna (Inner Mongolia) a few days ago: interested to go there, endless grasslands in my back, and flowers brightening the view to town - and happy to get out again. Paul Theroux expressed it nicely like this: "My ideal of travel is just to show up and head for the bush, because most big cities are snake pits" (Theroux, Paul (2011-05-19). The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road (p. 8). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition).