"Chapter One. He adored New York City. He idealized it all out of proportion." Then, he stops, corrects himself, substitutes "romanticized" for "idealized," and continues, "To him no matter what the season, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin."1
Just messing with you, really—this is Bucharest, can you believe it?
1 Henry Jenkins, Tales of Manhattan: Mapping the urban imagination through Hollywood film.