No Shoes Please, Piccadily St., London, UK, January 2011, Panasonic DMC-ZS7,
25mm, 1/15 sec @ f3.3, ISO 400, no flash © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]
Think of the hours and hours (probably years) of hand-work to make this magnificent piece of art. Somehow I would have a hard time bringing myself to walk on it. At least with shoes on.
It reminds me of a Tibetan sand mandala, the whole point of which is to be both beautiful and impermanent. Interesting how one can get hooked on the idea of permanence. Let's call it a spectacular lesson.