Wandering takes you places.
Wandering takes you to streets
Wanderings reminds you of childhood.
Wandering make you think of priorities in this world
Wandering lets you meet people; some inviting, some guarded, others too engrossed in their lives to notice you pass by,
It also makes you aware of time,
Wanderings makes for stories. Of being. Of curiosity. Of self-reflection. And sometimes, stories of sorry neglect and defeat – of failures to preserve the old and to shape the new.
This post was inspired by two factors: First, a magazine feature on the BBC on the slow death of aimless wanderings – about walking being essential in understand the world around you, clearing the mind and inspiring thought. And the slow death of such pursuits, one factor being the lack of walk-able neighborhoods in cities these days. Second, a walk in memory of Jane Jacobs and her seminal work on cities organised by the Urban Design Collective and Jane’s Walk that led me to Mylapore, a historic religious center in Chennai, India and trying to seek out a little of what makes it a place.
Created for: “On the move” theme of the weekly photo challenge.