I am so used to always having a car and being able to get anywhere without even thinking about it, but having to walk and use public transport has come as a breathe of fresh air in this new city. There is no better way to really see everything than to walk straight past it. It’s wonderful to not have to focus on anything but the scenery.
For example, this tunnel under the main street by the mall makes me stop and look every time I walk through it. These are high school students takes on famous artworks. They bring colour, life and intrigue to what would otherwise be a blank wall. I never would have seen it if I wasn’t walking.
Not having a car is a bit of a blessing in disguise and walking everywhere has been the best way for me to really see where I live. Manchester has many a hidden gems waiting to be discovered.