I’m pretty sure that right now I have the best commute to work I will ever have in my life. In fact I’d probably say that it’s the best part of my day. Every morning of the working week I walk twenty minutes to my office, flanked on my right (or left on the route home) by Lake Geneva and the Rhône river. It certainly beats commuting on the underground network in London! And is the perfect inspiration for this week’s photo challenge.
It’s a fairly peaceful journey despite the nearby road. But in the early days I would always listen to music for the duration. Recently I’ve found myself more likely to ditch the headphones and just appreciate the calming sound of the nature that surrounds me. It’s a great way to start the day and something that I’m really going to miss whenever I come to move away from Geneva and its beautiful lake.
I really need to start making the most of the scenery in the early morning light, especially now the sun is rising later in the winter. But at the moment I’m in the habit of leaving home as late as possible. I always say to myself that I should make the effort to get up earlier and spend some time taking photographs on the journey. But to date it’s never happened! Fortunately I’ve taken plenty of shots at the weekend to make up for it.
Do you have a great commute? Any interesting views to take in or observations during your habitual routines? I’d love to hear from you!
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