Pedestrian: Weekly Photo challenge

Pedestrian is often used to describe something slow, ordinary and dull but I thoroughly enjoy my pedestrian life. When walking, you see so much more than when you pass by at speed in a vehicle. You just have to open your eyes.

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In Asia, as a pedestrian you just walk at a constant speed trusting that all vehicles will avoid you. Beware however, should your speed falter you could be a walking duck.

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In some laneways, with produce laid out there are more pedestrians than motorcyclists.

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In some parts of the world being a pedestrian means walking across ice flows to get where you want to go. We had a choice in Greenland with the weather wild and windy – either walk into the town or stay at the airport. No boat is going to put to sea today to take you.

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In Vanuatu pedestrain was a way of life for most. Cars and trucks were few and far between and jungle tracks the only way to get to some places you might want to go.

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In Europe coblestone courtyards, cement pathways let the pedestrian walk in ease. Mind you I’d personally avoid the high heels on the paving.

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In Gruyere, apart from residents of the village, cars are not allowed. Walking is the only way to go.

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In a city streetscape you never know what you might come across when you walk the streets.

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Sometimes you may just want to get from A to B and not stop to admire the architecture you are passing.

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Another closed street to traffic  – walk or perhaps stop awhile for coffee.

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If I had not walked this alley way between two major streets would I have noticed the umbrellas giving a shady ambience to the arcade.

In response to Weekly Photo Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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7 Responses to Pedestrian: Weekly Photo challenge

  1. Lucky for us, Irene, your photos of pedestrians are not at all pedestrian. (Playhing with you.)

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  2. Jan Bill says:

    Soulful comparisons of pedestrian walkways. You show the beauty in everyday.

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  3. Pingback: Pedestrian: Evening Walk – What's (in) the picture?

  4. restlessjo says:

    You’ve got it covered, Irene! 🙂 🙂

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