The invisible cities is a book about cities. Reading a series of fifty five narrations of cities we distinguish the unique style which characterises each one of them. The author manages to depict their character describing mainly the attitudes and the actions of their citizens.
While reading the book different people started appearing in front of me. People who remember, desire, believe, wonder, communicate, see, stop, realise, dream, go on people who at the end are alive. A group of people to which all of us belong and all of us combined ascribe to our city its identity.
A total of attitudes and experiences in the city constituted the elements of interpretation in my research. The invisible cities become visible. They start appearing in the images born by the human mind. Images inspired by the author become complete from personal memories.
Kublai Han asks Marco Polo: “Do you travel because you want to relive your past? Do you travel because you want to recapture your future?” The invisible cities was a journey for me. A journey in my memory, in my life. Not only by recapturing myself, but by reinstating it to the general total to which we belong, to the world.
I reassembled my life under the prism of the general sequence of the years. It was a journey without time and space boundaries. A journey of my mind. My journey.