23 March 2009

Sometimes [Most of the Time] You Can't Help Looking

Sometimes You Cant Help Looking
It's springtime in Copenhagen. You can't help looking. Homo sapiens in the Northern Regions are immerging from hibernation and, after a long period with an average of 400 Lux per day, we are splashed in sunshine and our Lux levels explode to upwards of 100,000 Lux per day. Read this post about Lux to get my drift.

In the homo sapiens species we find our anthropological desire to look increases exponentionally. It's what we do. It's anthropology. It's lovely. It applies, happily, to both sexes. In a previous post from the Five Cycling Senses Series, there is a series of photographs under Sight that feature this 'looking'.

Aah. Springtime. Get ready for sore necks.

3 comments:

Christopher Ray Miller said...

Gives a whole new sense to "luxuriate"! [chuckle]
You guys really get the short days that far up north, but summer compensates for that with light out until late at night...
Down here in Montreal, just above 45 degrees north, we don't get quite the extremes but we get the short end of the stick with our eastern continental cimate making the winters that much colder than your west coast oceanic climate, despite how much farther north you are...
Now it's warming up here, I expect we'll be seeing more people out on bikes again in the next couple of weeks...

tiagogoncalves said...

http://www.lastnightsparty.com/threeo/slides/IMG_9615.html

She Rides a Bike said...

The opportunity to really stop and look is one of the best parts of my bike commute. Friday, however, my husband had to drive me to a dental procedure that precluded biking due to anesthesia! To our delight, we came upon a herd of elk on the side of the road. Beautiful. We stopped for a photo and to admire. It would have been great to be on our bikes and really be able to spend time savoring the moment but a big SUV on a narrow mountain road can't hang out too long. Coincidentally, the dental assisant who prepped me road his bike down the long steep canyon road from Flagstaff to Sedona that morning and that it's an amazing ride. I forgot to ask if he saw the herd. He admitted though with a laugh that he couldn't begin to peddle back up the hill and usually put his bike in the back of the dentist's car for the return home. Oh, well, we do what we can.