Authentic travel is about being present, wherever you are. Recently I used the colour purple to help do this in my own neighbourhood, following it up side streets I usually ignored. See where it led… and consider your own colour-based walk.
In an earlier blog giving Five Tips for Travelling Like a Local (read it here ), I mentioned that I was a fan of Keri Smith’s The Wander Society (for her website, click here ). She recommends taking a walk where you look for one type of thing- perhaps a colour or shape, and then document it. A few days ago, I decided to take a purple walk through my own neighbourhood in Vic West. Spring would have been a better time for this (and I cheated by using two Spring pictures, rather than recent ones). Still, it definitely got me appreciating what was otherwise a routine landscape in a new way.
The results, for your viewing pleasure: