Note to readers: Every Wednesday I am going to bring up one draft chapter of New England Travels, the book I have been working on. Each chapter is self contained and varies in length from 500 to 3000 words. I am not including images. I will add those later.This chapter marks the start of a bigger section entitled people and place.
Flâneur – the stroller, lounger, sauntererFlânerie – the act of strolling with all its associationsTo be a flâneur is to idle without purpose, interested in what you find.When practicing the art of flânerie, it is important to stop and observe. The pleasure lies in the discovery of the unexpected