Pulse of the city can not be precisely measured, it is music without a clock. In the words of Baudelaire:

So there are such things as modern beauty and modern heroism! (…)So artist can be more or less fifted to understand modern beauty! (…)

The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvellous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvellous; but we don´t notice it.”

(Baudelaire cited on Art in Theory BLACKWELL Publishers 1998,Oxford)