My view on cities

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). 

 E'ergunga (Inner Mongolia), as seen from the hill leading to the wetlands in the plains

E'ergunga (Inner Mongolia), as seen from the hill leading to the wetlands in the plains