Even though it's heavy in my purse, and about as non-discreet as cameras can get nowadays, one of the things I love about bringing my camera along with me, is that I really look at the details of my surroundings. I tend to make a mental note to look around and see what beauty I can capture. It might also be considered distracting at times, but I love when I don't have to say, "Man, I really wish I had my camera with me!"
This is a ceiling moulding around a beautiful antique light in a shop my Mother and I visited on the weekend (more on that later). I love the craftsmanship and the amount of time it would have taken to create that much detail (assuming its an older piece). Stuff like this just doesn't exist these days (Can you say generic light cover? Awful).
Photo: My own, from film.