Outside City Walls

Unique 5x4" direct paper positive prints
Prints developed and simultaneously toned in homebrew 'Caffenol' developer.


“I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits unless I spend four hours a day at least — and it is commonly more than that — sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields absolutely free from all worldly engagements. You may safely say a penny for your thoughts, or a thousand pounds. When sometimes I am reminded that the mechanics and shop-keepers stay in their shops not only all the forenoon, but all the afternoon too, sitting with crossed legs, so many of them — as if the legs were made to sit upon, and not to stand or walk upon — I think that they deserve some credit for not having all committed suicide long ago.”

-Henry David Thoreau, 'Walking' (1862)

So, I resolved to try to have in my one-hour lunch break that which Thoreau had in his four - bringing my Wellingtons into work along with a view camera to traipse around the back-garden cut-through, waste-ground, marshes and still rural in character back-lanes of the City of Truro’s rural-urban fringe.





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