Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ouch! Those fancy sidewalks hurt!

Germany, at least Dresden and Berlin, has an obsession with making their sidewalks interesting to the eye and to the feet. In the last few days, I've walked on cobblestone, brick, flat slabs, small rocks embedded in concrete, and on and on.

I've learned something.

American sidewalks have made me lazy - I don't pick up my feet very much... I shuffle, I think. The reason I know this now is because the first few days in Dresden I tripped constantly, twisting my ankle, jamming my knee.


High stepping time. I've gotten much better at lifting my feet higher when I walk. And looking down. And boy those German sidewalks are pretty.

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