I realize it’s been a while since last I posted anything, and I do apologize for my absence. I took some time to refuel, reorganize, and to have a bit of a wonkabout. In my strollings, several discoveries were made. Here (posted above) is a fountain statue of Persephone. Imagine walking in the quiet of the early morning, before even the coffee shoppes were open, if that’s possible to contemplate, and you hear the distinct hiss of water. I peered through the fence and saw this statue in a peaceful corner of a courtyard.
Since locks are there for a purpose, I chose to toddle off and await the infusion of coffee and then tonkle back to see if the courtyard was open. I did and it was. I sat on the concrete bench for over an hour just listening to the sound of the water. Then I discovered three things: First, mosquitoes love the coffee infused bloodstream. Second, concrete isn’t all that comfortable. Third, five mugs of coffee and the sound of a waterfall creates a completely different pressing issue. And so off I moved at a brisk pace to deal with the third issue.
After addressing the pressing, I took time to do a bit of wandering. I like to wander. While some believe it’s just directionless, I have found that many wonderful sights are discovered off the beaten path, so to speak. There were sidewalks and pavements on which to tread, so I didn’t trongle through various people’s yards and destroy their gardenry.
Also learned that one can look up and see interesting bits. While the store is actually now one of those obnoxious high end clothiers with the pompous sales people, the building itself has been around for quite a while. Just imagine what tales these walls could share.