For the first in a series challenging us to open our eyes and explore our surroundings, Art High founder, Suzanna Gregg, discovers the great beauty to be found in the ground we walk on.
They say that in Paris one should always look down in order to avoid the dog mess scattering the pavements. I believe that in Paris or anywhere else, looking down presents benefits far surpassing the avoidance of mess on your shoe.
A stroll around the city of Funchal, Madeira, presents a variety of pavements which cannot fail to attract the eye, almost commanding a look down. Great attention has been given to create a variety of patterns which add interest to a walk through this beautiful city. It is, however, often the ordinary and the familiar, wherever we are, which offer ground worthy of notice. There is form, colour and texture to be found on any road or pathway, in town or country, if it is sought out.
It is easy to take our surroundings for granted, to grow so familiar with them that we fail to notice anything worthy of a second glance. There is form, colour and texture, whatever your taste, to be found on any road or pathway, in town or country, if it is sought out. When was the last time you took pleasure in the pavement on your street, or even noticed it?
When was the last time you took pleasure in the pavement on your street, or even noticed it? Next time you go for a walk, whether in a new city or in your own locality, keep your eyes down and really look at the ground under your feet; you may be pleasantly surprised by the view.