(420) A walk in the banlieues & a stop on the M1

signageWe’ve heard it said that to get to know a place you should take a long walk there.

And so we join UK writer, commentator and psychogeographer Will Self on foot, out and about, away from the centre of Paris.

Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle. Will Self takes a walk through the banlieues of Paris and is astonished by the prescience of Debord’s 1967 masterpiece, which so accurately describes ‘the shit we’re in’
Guardian

Or you could also sit still with a place through the full cycle of day and night.  Like this writer did for The Economist recently at a service centre off the M1 motorway.

Midnight in Nowheresville. On the road in middle England