Welcome to this week's takeover by @dan_majewski from Albuquerque, NM!
Dan is an urban planner with a diverse experience and a love for cycling and traveling. For the next three days, he will show us around his hometown. Follow him at #wayfindingguideabq
Hi, I’m Dan! For the next week, I’ll be your #wayfindingguideabq , sharing pictures from my hometown of Albuquerque on @theglobalgrid, a platform for urbanist news and local views. Follow along all week as I tell the Story of Albuquerque, past, present and future, through my eyes. This picture was taken on Civic Plaza, the modern Heart of Albuquerque.
I’m currently the project manager for a transit oriented development program in Albuquerque, NM. The program is aligned around a state-of-the-art bus rapid transit project on our main street, scheduled to open sometime this year.
My diverse background includes bicycle boulevard planner, transit map designer, open streets event coordinator, bicycle tour guide and more. I spend much of my free time cycling around Albuquerque. My travels through urban environments in Europe, Central America and the Middle East have strongly shaped my desire to create more Places for People. My work is dedicated to building a world where all people can live happy and healthy lives, free of automobile dependence.
Check out @theglobalgrid all week to follow my takeover!
Photo by @dan_majewski
Steps in Sand...while at White Sands in New Mexico.
I have at different times heard and read the faith base story of walking with the Lord...steps in sand.
It echos in my heart and it was there in my mind when I took this photograph, as I look back upon the storm building on the horizon with the steps I took while alone in the sand. I realized it symbolized my journey and the journey that we each take daily....I’m busy, distracted and to often I forget, thinking that I am alone, but I’m not...and this photograph, this moment reminds me of that:) This photograph from White Sands, NM that I captured...Steps In Sand, made me recall this very wonderful story that I have thought to share now on instagram:) ~As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.
This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it. "Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life, there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me." He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."