cities: where children learn to fly

An entry in the new series, depicting the common sense dimensions of urban places


In Seattle’s Volunteer Park one recent evening, the landscape yielded expression befitting an urban open space—a reflection of childhood speculation that maybe, with adult guidance, we really can learn to fly.

As with the earlier two examples in this series, I was lucky to find a vantage point for another stage-set story, and captured this image with a small Panasonic LF-1, with telephoto extended.

Both home and abroad, this has been a meaningful summer for observation, full of images like these, showing cities as theater for display of simple, yet universal, human hopes and dreams.

Image composed by the author in Seattle, in July, 2014. Click on the image for more detail. © 2009-2014 myurbanist.  All Rights Reserved. Do not copy.

For more information on the role of personal experience in understanding the changing city, see Urbanism Without Effort, an e-book from Island Press.

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