15 Jul '11, 4pm

How to walk in the city -- and be mindful and reflective in the process!

How to walk in the city -- and be mindful and reflective in the process!

Every city has its own unique character and, by looking up, you begin to acquire a taste for the differences. No city I know demands more that the pedestrian look up than New York. I doubt if anyone can walk down Fifth Avenue without raising the eyes and gasping at the astonishing world soaring hundreds of feet above street level. The buildings draw the eye up above the taxis and flashing lights at pedestrian crossings. Art deco challenges mock gothic across the street; ornamental brick vies with glass; pinnacles, towers and gargoyles seem to dream of another era and of another place, a high-up world where the sun sets later than it does down on the pavement. The radial walk: starting from home The great thing about the radial city walk is that it always starts at your own front door. The city is spread out around you; your home, as far as you are concerned, is at the hear...

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