In Wanderlust: A History of Walking, author Rebecca Solnit proposes that the pace of walking matches the preferred speed of our brains. That is, our thoughts move through our minds at about 3.5 miles per hour, on a good day. Extending this idea, the act of walking coincides with a relaxed thought process, and is likely to bring us those often illusive moments of calm and mindful balance.
My own decades of wandering confirm this theory. Sights go by at a comfortable rate, offering improved observation of, and meditation on, the world we inhabit. This series of photographs is the result of my two passions combined––walking and traveling. These vistas from my recent wayfaring ask you to contemplate the impact of scenery and experiences when we move
and think at 3.5 mph.