As a relative newcomer to the city, I was fascinated by all the things one could see on a day to day basis. All the people, places and general busy-ness going on in the city provides endless material for observation. Climbing on to the roof of a building and peering down on the city from above provides one with an even more radical perspective on city life. Your range of view is wider and what you see increases by 100 fold.
Now, what if I lived perched on the parapet of a building since 1977 like this owl? Imagine what it has seen, and how the city it spends its life observing has changed before its very eyes.
-by Augustus Dane