The relief of no people

Those of you who know me fairly well understand that I suffer from a degree of social anxiety (we all do to a point).  So, for as long as I can remember, I’ve felt an unparalleled calmness in the idea of no one being around.  These are some recent photos that I hope capture this serenity:

5 responses to “The relief of no people”

  1. AWB says:

    Beautiful. The few times when I’ve been in Manhattan very early in the morning and it’s completely empty, it felt profoundly calming. I especially like seeing empty places that are usually full of people. It’s a bit ominous, but the space is extraordinary.

  2. lane says:

    like, especially in a western american suburban kind of way…

  3. Tim says:

    Just lovely. Thanks for these, Scotty.

  4. AWB says:

    (Can I say that I especially love that this is the Valentine’s Day post?)

  5. PB says:

    These are amazing landscapes – and so evocative of peaceful landscapes within as well. I talk for a living, yammering all day long. So to me, being alone, not talking, no music, no TV, just quiet puttering or even just sitting is energizing. The emptiness fills me in a way though it might feel lonely to others. Without it I would not be able to function in the loud and full real world.