although this has always been one of my favourites, I only thought about the title now.. or I don't know.. perhaps i thought of it before but forgot? Anyway.. when I read the title without the explanation "the city, the innocence", i took a little moment to relate both and i could only understand it like the way you put it . I think it's very touching, how you put it in words, especially: "innocence is degraded a bit by bit"..the whole description is very well written. I think we could analyse this one sentence in long talking and discussion but I prefer to leave it as it is. The best about what you capture or what you write is that you put it in a way that makes one think further and that's amazing.