london, in england, the capital city of the british empire, is situated upon the banks of the thames. it is not likely that these facts were unfamiliar to james abbott mcneill whistler, a scottish gentleman born in america and resident in paris; but it is certain that he did not appreciate them. for he settled quietly down to discover a fact which no one had previously observed; namely, that it was very beautiful at night. the man was steeped in highland fantasy, and he revealed london as wrapt in a soft haze of mystic beauty, a fairy tale of delicacy and wistfulness.
trifft aber sinngemäß nicht nur auf london zu, sondern auf jede großstadt.
insbesondere auch berlin.