Though none of these maps depict an existing urban location, they are each influenced by a real city somewhere the world... see if you can guess which real city goes with the drawing!
|built on a marsh and named in honor|
of a general with wooden teeth
|most of a medieval city was demolished by|
an emperor to make way for a new
metropolis with wide, radial boulevards
|settled by the dutch and later the british|
hint: not in the USA
|every city in italy. choose your favorite.|
I will be blogging about cities for the next few posts - what brings them together? what breaks them apart? and what role do architects have to make them better for everyone?
The city is all right. To live in one
Is to be civilized,
Stay up and read
Or sing and dance
All night and see sunrise
By waiting up
instead of getting up.
—Robert Frost, A Masque of Mercy