Back up to: The Essay
Kate Pullinger has two routes home: one is short and edgy, the other long but relaxing.
To appreciate how electricity is carried, Alain de Botton strolls beneath the pylons.
Novelist Tim Parks sets out with wife Rita for The Witches Fountain, just outside Verona.
Will Self remembers strolls under the streetlamps, including one in the 'chilly north'.