I am, thanks to the fact that I have no vehicle of my own at the moment, relearning the art of pedestrianism, 21st century style. Because my daily commute involves quite a bit of walking, sidewalks have become of interest to me. Sidewalks that work. Sidewalks that allow for heels and running shoes alike. Sidewalks that make walking enjoyable. Sidewalks that speak of tradition and craft and history. Sidewalks that my part of Nairobi currently does not have … yet. Ergo, my foray into the world of internet images to find some inspiration.
1. Portland, Oregon
Modern-day boardwalk in the city. 4 blocks worth.
Black and white basalt and limestone mosaic. Slick when it rains, but beautiful to behold.
Feel like text-walking? You have a lane for that.
4. Roma, Italia
5. Somewhere in Spain (where the rain falls mainly on the plain), courtesy of this blogger.
6. Soho, NYC. A Francoise Schein installation.
7. Manhattan, NY: The High Line
Who cares that it’s not really a sidewalk but an elevated walkway. It’s a walker’s paradise.
Featured image sourced here.