There are few things I like more than exploring somewhere new. The adventure and casual strolling allows one to observe things that would pass you by on a busier day.Advertisement
Today, we’re weighed down by virtual worlds, in our phones, computers and even car sat navs. Physically, we can be in one place, while mentally in another country entirely, i.e. browsing the New York Times website. All this means that we’re less aware of the environment we live in. If you get your shopping delivered and key in all your car journeys on a satnav, can you really say that you know where you are in the world? Of course, we do all this for convenience. But something got lost along the way.
Since taking over editorship of Blog Preston, I’ve made it my goal to seek out exciting places and celebrate things off the beaten track in Preston. While certain shops and events will be familiar to those who live in a particular area, often they will be unknown to those living in other parts of Preston. I want to encourage people to visit areas that they’re not familiar with, because everywhere has something to offer, no matter how off the wall or diverse.
Over the coming weeks, I’ll be posting my accounts of hidden gems in Preston. If they happen to be near you, you may well know about them. But what I really want to do is to encourage say, someone from Broadgate to visit somewhere noteworthy in Fulwood, or vice versa. By getting to know our city better (ideally by walking) then we can feel part of a wider community. Simply staying in one neck of the woods is restrictive, unimaginative and frankly, boring.
To that end, if you know of anywhere that doesn’t get as much coverage as it should, or is just very unique, then don’t hesitate to send me an email at [email protected].
While I make sure to walk as much as possible, there’s only so much I can cover in one day, so if you think there’s anything I should know about or would like to be featured, just let me know!