Stumbled Upon

Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.
— Lawrence Block

 

There have been numerous occasions in this great city where this has happened to me, with much delight. I take a wrong turn while searching for a new route home from work and end up discovering a great new restaurant. Instead of taking the subway to a friend's house, I walk and find a great new clothing store on the way. Or I get lost navigating and spend hours exploring a new neighbourhood.

After ten months, I recently discovered a huge food market just around the corner from my apartment, simply because I turned off the main street one block sooner than usual. Everytime something like that happens, I wonder what other treasures are hiding just around the corner, waiting to be discovered...