Being in the thick of a crowded urban streetscape is a joy: such a visual feast, such a cachophony, such an assault upon all senses. However, they say you only know happiness, real happiness, when you have experienced its polar opposite. Could it perhaps also be true, that you only fully appreciate the hurly burly of a city, when you can experience it from a short distance, at arms' length.
Come sit with me a while down on the pier beside the tall ship 'James Craig'. On your way down, grab a coffee and a warm plain croissant from 'Yots' at the Maritime Museum. That's it. Lean back against a bollard, and take a deep draught. Listen to the sound of my city with the mute button on.
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