08 October 2007

NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEK - PEACEFUL

Over a Greenjello Anne is hosting a photo week project based on "in the neighbourhood" and I decided to take part.

Today is peaceful....

I live in a neighbourhood (notice the UK spelling - a difference already) in the City Centre so it is never very peaceful, with buses and cars buzzing up and down the road most of the day and night. I do have shutters on my bedroom window which help to make it a more peaceful place, but you have to search for true peace in a city centre. It can usually be found in a park - sitting solitary on a bench looking at the trees and skies, but in my city there are a few other places to escape to for peace, the riverside or the beach. I live close to the sea and cannot imagine not feeling the salty air on my skin and being able to walk on the sand. Whilst in Colorado last week I realised that the sea would be one of the things that I would miss if I were to live in Colorado and everytime I looked over the plain from Boulder towards Denver I kept thinking I would see the sea....

14 comments:

Anne said...

Your pictures are always beautiful - you are lucky to have the sea where you live.

j said...

very peaceful, very pretty.

I enjoyed your posts about your travels.

I grew up in Massachusetts, and we were given the British and the American spelling of words and told either was correct to use. to this day, I'll sometimes use a British spelling, and get picked up on spell check. I often take several minutes trying to figure out what I've done wrong, since it looks correct to me.

f. pea said...

I grew up by the ocean, too, and thought I'd never get used to living inland, but it seems to be possible. I do miss the clean, salty air!

Marjorie said...

I love the ocean. Beautiful photos - very peaceful :)

Raine K said...

Great photos - love the one of the trees the best.

sosser said...

i could fall into your gorgeous photos. visiting here is like travelling from my desk chair. lovely!

i have always lived in chicago, so the big lake is what i would miss. i think i would love the sea, tho. so salty and beautiful.

amisha said...

such lovely photos... i have often imagined living by the sea... it sounds amazing. i suppose here there are the rivers but it doesn't seem quite the same :)
xo

taimarie said...

Welcome home! I only lived near the ocean a few years, but I still miss it. You are lucky!

Eva said...

I miss the ocean to! the rhein is nice but just not the same. glad to hear/see you had a good time on your holidays and look forward to hearing all the stories on friday!! can't wait :-)

dizzyjadey said...

I feel the same way...I always have to live close to the sea. I'm lucky at the moment, I actually have a somewhat view through the trees of the harbour & we can walk to our local beach (a long walk). I'd feel lost if I was living further inland.

Chik Austin said...

I found you through Green Jello, and glad to be here! Love your photos!!!

life in yonder said...

Beautiful pictures! After having lived all my life by the coast I can relate so much to the need of living close to the sea.

de vliegende koe said...

You don’t have to wander around the globe to make wonderful photos! The project sounds like fun! I live in a city centre, but close to the coast (sea and beach) and close to some parcs and the green heart of the country. I have lived near the sea all my life and can’t imagine to live without it. I don’t like the beach during tourist-seasons though!

Uschi said...

from my point of view, the ocean is your very neighbourhood....and one which is very attracting !! I would love to live close to the ocean!