Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Library Walk,Part One

We are all creatures of habit. Admit it, we all do it. We go to the movies and sit on the same side of the theatre. We dine at our favourite restaurants, and order the same thing at each of them. We park in the same corner of the shopping lot at the mall. Okay, we're off the hook for that one because we all know we do that so we can find the car when we're finished shopping!

However, what we also do is walk the same routes day after day, even in Mazatlan! We might vary it slightly, this block versus that, but we walk the same paths endlessly. In Maz, we know where the friendly dogs are, and also where the loud, barking beasts live! We've memorized the bumps in the pavement and where the air conditioning units jut out from the walls at temple height, just waiting to snag the unwary pedestrians.

I think what often happens is that we become so used to the paths that we travel that we stop noticing them. It's just the same old, same old, which really is a shame, especially when we live in a city as vital as Mazatlan. When I realized that it was happening to me, again, I decided to bring the camera with me when I walked to my shift at the Library last week. For some reason, having a camera along just seems to make me look at things in a different way.

However, as usual, I seemed to find a lot of images to capture. So, this is Part One of the Trip to the Library.


  1. It is a funny thing.

    When I start seeing the same old things over and over again, I mentally redo them. I like to "make them better." I always think that would look better this color, or that could be fixed in a snap if...And some things I say to myself look good just as they are.

    It is good to know your surroundings well so I don't necessarily count your knowledge of where not to walk a bad thing. Seeing your walk in a new light definitely makes it a little less tiresome though.

  2. I love the picture of the cat he looks so relaxed and the plant growing out of the wall looks like the very one I have in my living room except it looks a hell of alot healthier. Love all the colour on the streets it makes for excitement even if your just walking around the city.