We're always in a rush, even when on vacation, as we have The List of what we want to see and sometimes we miss some of the most beautiful things because we don't take the time to look around, or up!
One other thing I always tell people when sightseeing whether on vacation or even at home, turn around. It's funny that people will walk down a street, a path, or in a building or place of worship and always look ahead, or to the sides, or even up but never think to turn around and the new perspective might just give you new rewards.
So don't always look ahead. Look up and look back, you might just see something completely new!