The Guardian is publishing a series on people walking in cities. What do they see? How do they feel? Does the experience open the mind?
Their first installment was Six of the best city walks from readers around the world and they were kind enough to use my own experience of walking along the Detroit waterfront toward the entrance to the downtown. The article also covers walks in London, Portland, Dublin, Istanbul and Plovdiv.
Walking is a great way to experience any city. You can drive through cities your whole life and not see what’s right in front of you, or what lies just beyond the road. So park the car, get off the bus and wander for a bit. See the buildings. Smell the flowers. Talk with the people. It feeds the soul.