Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

This is my photographic response to a recent photo challenge by The Daily Post. I like taking photos, especially for this type of challenge. I find it leads me to see the world differently. And seeing the world differently is something I always find enriching.

While this post doesn’t relate directly to homeschooling (my chosen theme for back-to-school week), we did take the photos in the course of our library day, a common tradition among homeschoolers. For us, library day means, instead of spending Wednesday morning doing lessons like we do on the other four weekday mornings, we spend it hopping and skipping the 2.5 miles from our house to the library, spending a couple of hours there, then plodding and complaining the 2.5 miles back home again. Both directions we ignore the published weight limit of the stroller’s cargo basket and put a bag of books the weight of a robust preschooler under there. I’m not sure what I’ll do when my son outgrows the stroller. Maybe I’ll just continue to take the stroller and enjoy the extra cargo space.

I’m pushing the definition of “urban” with these photos. While our New England city is, technically, a city (as of 1890, or so our town seal tells me), it’s not very urban. Even so, there are some pockets that say “urban” to me.

This last one my daughter took. When I explained to her what “urban” meant, she immediately suggested taking a picture of “that place where the cars go north and south.”

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