I love to go wandering, close to home and far away. Small towns or big cities, urban or rural, present opportunities to look around with fresh eyes. I can turn a corner in places as different as the Recoleta Cemetary in Buenos Aires and the woods surrounding the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas and be surprised.
I come upon busy scenes and quiet ones. A street fair in San Telmo, a piazza in Florence. I can turn a corner and see a striking piece of contemporary sculpture whose curves echo those of the nearby buildings. Intentional or not, it’s a great sight.
I meet the grand and the intimate. There are sights that make me want to stop and linger to look at details, to get more of a feel for the place. Homer and Anchor Point, Alaska have drop dead gorgeous views around every curve of the road along with weathered boats and cozy cafes. If I remember to look up in cities in Italy I find personal shrines, lovingly composed, around almost every corner.
Different things with different messages around different corners.
I’ve learned from looking to expect the unexpected not just around the corner but across the street. Here’s some eye candy from the La Boca area of Buenos Aires.
I check out the facades of old buildings as I amble along the streets of downtown Dallas.
I look across the street at walls, store windows and doors all over the world. They get my attention.
I look across the street and wonder what’s next.
Often, there’s the “cute.”
And the downright funny.
Thanks for sending your photos for Around the Corner, Across the Street. I love the variety. Here they are.
This will be the last All Things Photographic blog for a while. Have a great summer. Look around wherever you are. Your patience will be rewarded. Remember to expect the unexpected.