"These streets are where we live our lives. If we see them as being empty, grey blocks devoid of significance and meaning, then we the inhabitants are also devoid of significance and meaning... Whereas if you have some kind of poetic or historic understanding of the place where you're standing it becomes so much richer. It becomes a landscape out of the Arabian Nights, full of fable, full of information that charges and informs the streets you walk down each day."
From the Irish Times, Saturday 2 March 2013