I often feel that the public space is to cramped with sounds. Traffic, loud phone conversations, music etc is everywhere – I´d say it´s an overload. (I can barely hear my own music with in ear phones at normal high level in the metro anymore).
And in some urban places it is the same with the visual – you´re pretty much bombarded with impressions, information and just a lot of light. A photographers dream maybe, but sometimes I would like to have a place where I could mute my senses for a while.