Really interesting post . . . BUT I kept asking myself, what about those XL-scale moments that produce not a sense of discomfort but rather a sense of awe, for precisely the same reason you state (that place/building/whatever doesn't give a damn about you)-- say, the plaza in front of Amiens Cathedral or the Forbidden City or, or. What makes the difference between Too Big (Bad) and Too Big (Awesome), assuming there is one. Davide's point about sense of scale not changing is indeed brilliant. Hope your bruised parts are healing well. S

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