berühmte erste (ab)sätze: moonchild

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.