Lens-Artists Challenge #163: Keep Walking

Bangkok military moving in step

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

Frank A. Clark

Amy chose Keep Walking as this week’s photo challenge topic, and if you head to her site, you’ll see interesting paths from all over the world — like the military personnel (pictured above) we found walking stoically through Bangkok, aware of their surroundings and wearing their business faces.

Traveling for us sometimes involves strolling, sometimes stop-and-start walking, but other times lengthening our strides just to catch up with our tour group. We’ve walked past historic homes, busy waterfronts, castles, forts, oceans, gardens, and forests. And what we’ve found is this: There’s something interesting around every corner, every bend. You just have to keep moving to find it.

In Tangier, two little boys in blue jogging suits emerge from the alleyway walking side by side.

Tangier: children walking through the alley

With high hopes for finding Pawleys Island shells, two early-morning walkers shuffle through the sand on the North End .

Pawleys North End: early morning shelling expedition

Ladies juggling coffee mugs and leashes greet the morning while walking their dogs on a scenic street in Savannah.

Early morning stroll through Savannah's residential area

Long, winding walkways make exploring the Grasslands in South Dakota quite the pleasure.

And it happens all over the world: walking and texting is a way of life, even at Angkor Wat in Cambodia!

Walking and texting: Angkor Wat, Cambodia

After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.

George Macauley Trevelyan

For more entries on this week’s theme Keep Walking, be sure to check out Amy’s post. And after you’ve read them all, it may be time to take a hike!

Walk, talk, and travel wide-eyed,

Rusha & Bert

23 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #163: Keep Walking

  1. Marsha

    Don’t be anxious about the iPhoner missing things. She probably tripped and fell somewhere along the way, and realized that she should be watching rather than texting. What a great variety of photos. 🙂

  2. Leya

    You surely keep walking – and through interesting areas! And, you capture the special moments too – I do hope the woman at Angkor didn’t miss out on everything.

  3. Toonsarah

    Great idea for a response to this challenge! That photo from Angkor Wat is classic – I don’t know whether to be appalled or amused! I love the one of the two little boys in Tangiers too 🙂

  4. Tina Schell

    REALLY?!?!?! Iphoning while walking through Angkor Wat? She should n’t be allowed to visit!!!! Seriously Rusha, some lovely walking examples. The absolute best way to see any place to which we travel. Excellent post as always

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      Thanks so much. I did enjoy people watching at Angkor. Between those waiting to be photographed and those who felt the need to check their phones, i felt the tug of ancient versus modern the whole day!

  5. Amy

    … just have to keep moving to find it, I agree. You have walked through many beautiful places and found interesting, fun things to share. I love these two boy walk side by side. The long, winding walkways is quite beautiful. But, texting while walking through Angkor Wat… I hope she didn’t miss the scene!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful walking with us, Rusha!

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