The new bohemians, vagabonds, flaneurs and other cafe dwellers.

Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic, or literary pursuits. In this context, Bohemians may be wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds.

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since we’ve started to wind down our Life in nyc and prepare for LA (or a more bicoastal existence because, one never knows where the wind of paid work blow one’s soul…..it will be a Vast irony if we get a carte of green but Other countries fall harder in love with teamgloria’s first book ;)

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……we have been thinking a great deal about those who do not go to a skyscraper every day.

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And there are an increasing number of them.
Even in a skyscrapers dominant land like nyc.

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We recall the day we lived through the first enforced Flight of the Creatives.

On a newspaper, back in the early 90s; we looked around and realized that Most if not All those who Wrote had now, slowly, been eased out of the new “open plan” desk areas and sent home.

The smokers went first.

Meeting rooms were now management areas and there were no dark corners of strange thought post-lunch hurried or languid conversations to be had.

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some attempts were made to create group office rentals (and some are excellent ideas, like b*hive).

but the liberation of the laptop took Most into cafes and to walk the streets (in a non commercial sense)to think, plot and dream.

Voila

The emergence – once more – of cafe culture, the flaneur and the Bohemian. 

And most are very attractive. 

Delicious.

One could Almost be in 1920s Paris.

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Or soho, yesterday. 

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We’ve been in both, recently. Naturally.

3 thoughts on “The new bohemians, vagabonds, flaneurs and other cafe dwellers.

  1. Jeannette says:

    I so love the black and white photography….keeping warm Gloria?

    I am in the sun visiting the beau in Ft lauderdale !

    Missing running down the hall – having to adjust …so, guess I will just leave for a jet plane for Rome ! J

  2. 1904 says:

    Wonderfully evocative images. Driving home last night from Beverly Hills, I found myself remembering the days when, after a lovely social evening, you could snuggle into a seat on the train or the bus and replay the night, make some notes in your Moleskin, and not pay any attention to the present moment until your stop. Oh the writing I got done on public transport. XXX G

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