Sunday, July 9, 2017

"A landscape that seems quite new"

"HOW much more true is it not, then, that discovery awaits you if you will take the least little step off the high road, or the least little exploration into the past of a place you visit.

"Most men inhabiting a countryside know nothing of its aspect even quite close to their homes, save as it is seen from the main roads. If they will but cross a couple of fields or so, they may come, for the first time in many years of habitation, upon a landscape that seems quite new and a sight of their own hills which makes them look like the hills of a strange country."

~Hilaire Belloc: 'On Discovery.' 
(in This and That and the OtherFree e-book here

Cheshire. Photo source: highlights6 on Flickr

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