Connecting in cyberspace will never be the same as sharing a meal or a smile or a kiss.
As people might gather from my latest photos, I’m currently travelling around Europe… and it is so amazing - a relief - being in cities built for people, around people, not the car. It is such a profound difference. How people interact with one another, how people interact with the urban fabric, from the places people congregate to how people shop, to the sort of shops (seemingly predominantly locally owned), to how people live, and how people move around. Even with splashes of modernity, most older European cities remain true to the human scale: comprehensible, navigable; conducive to human needs and wants. Having grown up in the Australian ‘burbs where you needed a car to do almost anything, I wonder, would I be the same person had I grew up in the walkable city?