2009, unusually visiting a city without any mission, I have to ask me what tourist usually do… I appreciated the alphabet city* neighbourhood and the general logic of naming the streets, far from europan perspectives. After some days, I started to search for letters, their forms and shapes in the city. Advertising parasites, but that is a good game to entertain bored tourists.
*Alphabet City is a neighborhood located within the East Village in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Its name comes from Avenues A, B, C, and D, the only avenues in Manhattan to have single-letter names […] A later 1984 Times article describes it using a number of names: "Younger artists ... are moving downtown to an area variously referred to as Alphabetland, Alphabetville, or ABC - City. (wikipedia)