The essential qualities of the city are closeness variety, and intricacy, and the ever-recurring contrasts of tall and low, of large and small, of wide and narrow, of straight and crooked, the closes and retreats and odd leafy corners.
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-1983)
2 thoughts on “London in Quotations: Sir Nikolaus Pevsner”
I get what he means, and tend to agree.
Sir Nick should know, he’s checked out plenty of London’s buildings.
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