When I’m walking on city streets, I’m generally focused on where I’m going, avoiding other pedestrians, and making crossings safely. When I drive on city streets, I’m similarly preoccupied, and I rarely look above the first floor of any buildings.
But on my trip to Montreal last Fall, I sat on the upper level of a tour bus, and was subject to some reflections – not just on the beauty of the city, but in the window glass of some downtown buildings. My dad was a structural engineer and my father-in-law was an architect, so I learned to love looking at the character of buildings – and this added a whole new dimension.
Here are a few examples – I love how the shape and qualities of glass itself distorts some of the images.
Next time you’re on a city street, why not take a moment to look up – and reflect.
This post is partly in response to a weekly travel challenge by Ailsa of WheresMyBackpack, on the subject: Glass. To see other responses to her challenge, click here.