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Urban Landscape

Chicago

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There is something strangely comforting about being surrounded by large human crafted cement and metal structures and lots of people. Which is an odd thing for me to say as an recovering introvert who would prefer to spend his time isolated in the middle of the wilderness, photographing the landscape, or just shooting the breeze around the campfire with a small handful of good friends. Yet my recent visit the windy city evoked in me something familiar. It wasn’t the fact that I had been there before. I grew up in Illinois and visited Chicago several times (I was even…

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Exploring the Urban Jungle

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Can a small town boy find comfort and fascination in a big city, or is such a person doomed to awkward discomfort because they are not a “city person”, they are not in their “element”? How limiting it is when we pre-define ourselves and our experiences and approach new situations and experiences with hesitation and negative predictions of how our experience will be. We may find that we can enjoy the city as much as we enjoy the wilderness, that we can enjoy this present moment in a human constructed environment as much as we can enjoy the present moment…

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Buildings in the historic area of Minneapolis

The Urban Landscape

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Beauty is a matter of perspective and sometimes downtown can be just as beautiful as the remote mountain landscape of southern Utah, if we will simply open our eyes and broaden our vision to another way of seeing. I recently took a trip to Minneapolis to present at a national conference. During our down time I wandered the city streets to enjoy the harmonious clash of past and present. It was fascinating to see how the city had renovated old buildings, merging them with modern architecture, like a half fleshed out android.

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