mvuent

Void Dweller
A bit of the same happens when walking at night. The inner life of things is let out and forms this poetic continuum.

It's not exactly a harmony, and not a disharmony either. It's simply the sheer existence of the things together that become animated and interesting.
reminds me of
How gardens come awake at night
whisper to one another.
Unpeopled stage-sets
where possums play
and trees
conspire
with one another.
Cats conduct clandestine meetings,
stalk imaginary prey…
 

luka

Well-known member
it's good when it turns what you see into a film by providing a soundstrack

window cleaner up a ladder. woman with shopping bags running for bus. child chasing pigeons. put a soundtrack to it. different story.
 

abodywithoutorgans

Active member
anyone here ever walked the Broomway? have always been fascinated by it, and the possibility of losing the horizon and walking off into the ocean…

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-broomway-essex-england

I think luka's favourite, Robert Macfarlane, has also written about it.

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jenks

thread death
I live just down the road from the Broomway - I’ve walked out a little way but lost my nerve not having a guide with me.
 

catalog

Well-known member
Going for a biggish walk tomorrow. My friends are handing me over from my old house to my new one, via the magic tree.

10 mile journey, will be trespassing the golf course again
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
I’ve actually not worn them here out of fear of getting run over by a tram. Those things are terrifying. Same in Lisbon.
this weekend was the first weekend i've been in amsterdam since it opened up again and i believe the city centre is not a livable place any more. i've seen people queuing up for the most ordinary places, queue up to buy a cookie, queue up to buy a cheese, what is going on? on some parts of the city there literally is no place left on the sidewalk anymore. my body is full of stress when i'm there cos i have to be alert all the time.
 

woops

is not like other people
this weekend was the first weekend i've been in amsterdam since it opened up again and i believe the city centre is not a livable place any more. i've seen people queuing up for the most ordinary places, queue up to buy a cookie, queue up to buy a cheese, what is going on? on some parts of the city there literally is no place left on the sidewalk anymore. my body is full of stress when i'm there cos i have to be alert all the time.
London was like this with queues for all sorts of shops, post office, bank etc it has improved since then
 

entertainment

Well-known member
this weekend was the first weekend i've been in amsterdam since it opened up again and i believe the city centre is not a livable place any more. i've seen people queuing up for the most ordinary places, queue up to buy a cookie, queue up to buy a cheese, what is going on? on some parts of the city there literally is no place left on the sidewalk anymore. my body is full of stress when i'm there cos i have to be alert all the time.
I liked the eastern part and de pijp.

Not knowing much about the city I booked a room way up noord in one of those new buildings. Very depressing area. It was described by my host as “the hip
Part of the city”
 

suspended

Well-known member
It's better to be safe than sorry. I also just like listening to what's going on around me - makes a change from music or film or whatever at home. It's better for your ears too. You get wax build up and infections more often if you're forever wearing ear or headphones.
Wrong wrong don't listen to this guy, it's only better to be safe than sorry IF the incident rate is high enough that the average cost of headphones outweighs the average benefit. I'm not sure that's the case here. But if you're worried @entertainment, bone-conducting headphones solve this. You keep full ambient audio but get music as a separate layer.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
It's such a boring walk no one else does it so you don't see a soul. Just trudge joylessly ever
I'm surprised cos I feel that we were always walking up and down parts of the ridgeway as kids, be it with school or family or whatever.
 
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