I walked along a road today that I had only ever driven on (or ridden along on a bus). It’s the major route into town. It made me see it in a completely new light. For example, I never realised there wasn’t a pedestrian footpath on one side of it for quite a long stretch. In all the many times in the course of a decade I had travelled along it, I had never noticed. It has made me think about other things that aren’t noticed over a long period of time along familiar routes.
Anyway – I was on my way to photograph something else – something new – something which had newly inspired me to make the effort and get out with the camera. I haven’t had a very inspirational year with regard to photography – have barely been inspired to go out and about with said camera. I don’t know why. It’s just the way it has been – but it felt marvellous and enlivening to be suddenly interested again.
On my walk back from the new subject of attention, I spotted this road sign – the colours, textures, and lettering on it having stood out. What a lovely change from modern plastic road signs.
I heartily recommend walking along a road one usually travels on.