Daily Archives: April 2, 2009

All Dressed Up and No Place to Go

People walk with a purpose, for a purpose and sometimes with no purpose at all. The latter is my favorite. Whether you walk around the block or to the other side of the river, making the time to traverse and wander is a great way to clear your mind or sort your thoughts. Take a look at some of these titles that explore the art of walking.

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The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, Philosophy, and Literature of Pedestrianism by Geoff Nicholson

Nicholson chronicles this simple tradition by examining it through musicians, filmmakers, writers and everyday pedestrians.

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Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit

 A historical look at pedestrianism, Solnit exhibits the significance of walking for transportation of both the body and the mind.


book jacket The Walk: Notes on a Romantic Image by Jeffrey C. Robinson

 An introspective commentary on solitary walking, literature on walking, and walking after dark.


If you’re in need of a saunter, stroll, meander, wander or promenade, try these walking guides: Great Little Walks: A Guide to Walks on the Great Allegheny Passage & Connecting Trails in the Pittsburgh Area, Pittsburgh Art in Public Places: Downtown Walking Tour and Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail Walking Tour.

– Lisa

  • special thanks to Laura for the blogspiration!


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