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Look Down, Look Straight, Look Up – Neighborhood Walks

I’ve been taking a lot of walks lately. I’ve been logging between 2 (on a quick day) to 5 miles around the neighborhood. When I walk through the neighborhood alone, I always listen to a podcast (sometimes music) and try to find things around me to look at. It’s much different than when I’m walking with a friend, whom I can talk with the whole time.

So, I try to find interesting things to look at.

One thing I have found is the sidewalks in the three close neighborhoods are all different ages.

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My neighborhood. 1949.

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Neighborhood directly North of us. 1954.

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Same neighborhood North of us – 1951.

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Neighboring city. The earliest I can find is 1974, which is odd, because I know the city is over 100 years old.

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Same neighboring city. 1987. They patch a LOT of their sidewalks with asphalt.

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Same Northern neighborhood as before – stamp is on the side of the curb, rather than the sidewalk. 1955.

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Last week I found a hidden treasure – a neighborhood I had NO idea existed. Much younger – on the curb. 1986.

Every now and then I find something pretty on the ground.

Every now and then I find something pretty on the ground.

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Looking forward, I noticed the doors on the houses in the neighborhoods. I love unique doors. I love doors with color. And I’m fascinated by the variety of styles and eras of doors in all the surrounding neighborhoods. Here’s a smattering.

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I don’t know that I could have these doors on my house, but theyre really cool!

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red

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The birds remind me of my grandmother, who loved birds.

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farmhouse/gothic

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groovy

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Some decorations are cuter than others.

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And every now and then I get to see a view of the city.

IMG_7578When I look up, there’s all sorts of things to see.

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What do you see around your neighborhood?

~Genevieve

 

 

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