On the distinction between the flaneur and the boulevardier

Selected Essays and Squibs by Joseph Suglia

On the Distinction between the flaneur and the boulevardier

1.) A boulevardier drinks in the fashionable atmospheres; a flaneur drifts like a ghost through fashionable spaces, which are less remarkable to him than emptied factories.

2.) A flaneur takes pictures in the mind of landfills; a boulevardier takes pictures of tourist attractions.

3.) A flaneur is a seer; a boulevardier is a sightseer.

4.) A boulevardier strolls down prescribed paths; a flaneur is a mapless wanderer.

5.) A boulevardier walks to be seen; a flaneur walks to see.

Joseph Suglia

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