Today (Sunday) is supposed to be a beautiful and sunny day (23 oC) – a nice change from the rain and cool temperatures that most of May brought… so, I say we all take advantage of it: go for a walk, a bike ride, fly a kite, or have a picnic.
Recently I saw this design shoot (above photo) and now completely crave a back alley lunch sojourn. In urban areas where parks may be few and far between or a challenge to get to (luckily Regina is not one of these places), concrete landscapes may be just as welcoming and offer some relaxation.
In downtown Regina, back alleys are both full of life and a quiet haven during the day. If I have errands to run and want to be alone with my thoughts, I take back alley routes and delight in the muffled sounds of the front streets. I often see other pedestrians with similar motivations and workers out on a coffee/smoke break who quietly nod at me as I pass. I almost always see some detail that I missed the last time I was out (i.e. small stencil art) or get a new perspective of the downtown (it is kind of like being backstage at the theatre with all of the props and pulleys).
So, whether you like to lay out a picnic blanket in the park, or prefer to eat your sandwich in the shadow of an office tower, let’s all get out and picnic while the weather is nice!