Below are two photos of a small triangular area with benches on it. It is not far from where we live.
One side of it borders the Queens boulevard with three lanes of traffic, two others – side streets’ traffic lanes.
There is no protection from the sun there and the air is full of gases from passing buses and cars.
However, there are always people there.
Some of them just sit alone, some talk with strangers.
What brings them to this area? There are many wonderful parks nearby.
I think that many people want always be in the center of events. They enjoy noise and dynamics of the big city much more than calmness and beauty of nature.
They want to feel that they are together with many other people.
Do you agree?