What’s your favorite place to retreat when you need quiet in your city?
Or would you rather keep that secret?
Cities are by nature crowded (some more than others, of course) and noisy (again… it varies).
Most of us, at some time or another, crave a quiet and secluded getaway. Some place where we can push at least some of the noise, activity and humanity away so that we can reacquaint our self with its self.
Churches, gardens, libraries and of course parks as common destinations for those seeking solitude.
And when it comes to solitude, the best places are sometimes the most difficult to find and get to. Their very inaccessibility helps keep the hordes away.
You can find quiet (or at least relative quiet) in any city. Here’s Sarah Goodyear’s post on 10 Places to Find Peace and Quiet in NYC.
A couple years ago, the blog site Good launched its ‘Project Doodle’ with a challenge for people to doodle images of ‘Solitude in the City.’ Here’s the fine lines produced by the winner and 10 runners up.
Where is your favorite getaway in the city? No map coordinates necessary – we promise not to descend upon you in your quiet moments.
photo credit: taliesin via MorgueFile.com