What should I be?

I looked it up:

Into it! Now can we get a shirt says “Capp Street is for Flaneurs” please?

[via DJ Primo]

3 Responses to “What should I be?”

  1. arse says:

    a flaneur is someone who wanders the city. it’s more about looking and experiencing. I think you’re already a flaneur.

  2. Art school student says:

    Yeah that definition doesn’t really capture it at all. The flâneur was the casual stroller and observer, an urban stroller born out of 20th century modernity. Read some Baudelaire!


  3. Tom says:

    Pick up a copy of Edmund Whites book.


    A flaneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through city streets in search of adventure and fulfillment. Edmund White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders through the streets and avenues and along the quays, into parts of Paris virtually unknown to visitors and indeed to many Parisians. In the hands of the learned White, a walk through Paris is both a tour of its lush, sometimes prurient history, and an evocation of the city’s spirit.