Friday, January 21, 2011

One reason I miss living in Glasgow's West End

I took a 2.5 mile walk today. In Glasgow, 2.5 miles encompassed my universe - the University, our house, several main roads, where we bought our food... In (moderately urban) Shoreline, 2.5 miles covers part of our neighborhood.


Glasgow

Shoreline (same scale). Central Seattle isn't even in the picture!
(Images from Google Maps)

2 comments:

David T. Macknet said...

Life is lived on a different scale, here. It was one of the hardest things to learn, when we got here. It's been one of the hardest things to understand, the times we've gone back. The "world" is shaped here according to the foot-traffic; there, according to the car. Radically different realities.

Youssef Sleiman said...

Thank you for giving us another way that perspective changes our life.