Sunday, 30 January 2011

Bucharest is a woman

‎"Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual." Angela Carter
Bucharest is a blowzy but beguiling woman of a certain age, faded but flirtatious, fingers beringed. She landed her job because she was the mistress of the Director-General in the 1980s.

1 comment:

  1. blowsy. now there's a word one encounters far too rarely, but what a fitting description of the town which, depending on one's inclination, draws its name from either a shepherd or an outlaw - but a joyful one nontheless.