Tuesday, July 17, 2012
It was a good tip. New York architecture often saves its most surprising gifts for high corners and rooftops. I still try to remember to look up, and not just in New York. But I've found, walking around Connecticut on sidewalks and boardwalks and trails, that looking down is also more interesting than you might think. (Sometimes just because your shoes look good with the steps, but sometimes necessary for safety.) Maybe because the ground is covered with snow or leaves or rainwater so much of the year, it's easy to ignore. But summer reveals the textures, the variety of grounds and floors and paths, just hiding down there, waiting to be noticed.