This new feature is designed to inspire you to look at the world around you, to take note of the season at hand and to capture it – in memory or on film – for posterity. I will be choosing five photos each week for Beekman1802.com with this aim in mind. We’re calling the feature, The Five Most Beautiful Things In The World This Week
There must be something in us – something in our genes, which springs from our evolutionary heritage that makes us crave the shore. During the summer months, I must be near a body of water or at least have the soothing realization that I can access a shoreline if I really wanted to. I don’t do well in land-locked locales. Here in Toronto we are blessed to be on the edge of one of the world’s largest lakes (Lake Ontario) and access to beaches and boardwalks is as simple as a streetcar ride south. My favourite kind of shoreline is, of course, one that abuts an ocean. Nothing is as humbling, or as calming as the reassuring sound of the sea’s ebb and flow. And few pleasures are as exhilarating as taking the plunge into its mysterious waves. If you are near a body of water, take advantage of its thrills. The season is short.
4. National Geographic