the enclosing folder is up there in the border of the finder. You can click it (with i think it is alt held down) to see the path to this folder and navigate in there. Quite handy, i never use the column view.
i don't have a mac handy, but i think there is an option where you can select one particular view for all finder windows.
#382339, By Pandora Panorama MacOS X 'Finder'
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