Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Curves and lines
London, ON, April 2007 [Click to embiggen]
I continue to walk the neighborhood around my office. The alone time gives me a chance to think reflectively without the usual interruptions of life. It also allows me to return with ever-evolving views of this historic world. I can walk the same route every day, and somehow I'll always be hit by a unique scene that I hadn't previously captured. I have no idea why this is so, but I won't challenge fate either.
I found this little detail in front of a lovingly restored century home. Someone once told me that people who buy these homes don't really own them. Rather, they serve as stewards for these historic buildings, preserving them for the generations to come. I like that sentiment. So genteel.
In this case, I'm glad that whoever was responsible for this place was sufficiently moved by the geometry of the railing to restore it to such a pristine state. The subtle curves and shadows are enough to make me want to take another look the next time I'm in the area.
Your turn: Look around you and pick out the first small detail that comes to mind. What is it?