the most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. he to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. ~ albert einstein
generally i would post a picture of some beautiful landscape like the grand canyon, or the stars in the night sky, or the ocean, or something overwhelmingly mysterious & beautiful when i want to try to capture an image of mystery. but, i came across this picture that i had taken this past spring of an old man walking down an alley in the old town in stockholm. i just felt that this captured moment was just as amazing, just as mysterious, and just as beautiful as any stunning landscape. in fact, part of the mystery of mystery is how something so ordinary, some moment that just passes us right by, can be so beautiful. there is so much to be in awe of, to wonder about. all it takes is being aware and observant, recognizing the loveliness or the loneliness all around us. and, then, we are mysteriously connected with all that we see.
open your eyes. look around. see the mysteries unfold.
I love back street photos. Fabulous shot.
Thanks, Holly. Yes, back streets are the best places to see the most unique and beautiful things. xo