Strolling and observing, the flaneur is therefore a kind of detective of the streets who, by his association with the suspicious circumstances of the public sphere,
comes to be regarded as a conspicuous presence in the crowd himself. The detective approaches the secrets of the city from a double, and often ambivalent, perspective
that circumscribes the flaneur’s existence as well: moving in the streets as an active, observing camera, he becomes a screen on which he projects himself as an observed
medium of modernity. (Gleber, p.16)

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