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Home Sweet Home

During class we talked of how Starbucks tries to replicate a sense of “home” or familiarity through its repeated designs and color schemes within each store throughout the world. Little did I know, not only can this sense of home be manufactured by a place like Starbucks but it can also be present in Mother Nature.

This weekend I brought my roommate back home to Vermont with me. Since she grew up near NYC I feared what she’d think of my backwoods country town. To my surprise she said, “It reminds me a lot of Poland, I like it.” Oddly enough Vermont was nostalgic of her heritage in Poland and she actually enjoyed herself in my small little town for the weekend. I found it interesting that Mother Nature could replicate a feeling of home from one country to another.





Andrea, I am from the city and I appreciate backwoods country towns. I think they are beautiful and a great escape from the busyness of the city. I never really understood how beautiful they were until I left the city and met more people from the country.


I think this is a beautiful shot and an awesome representation nostalgia. This image is a good example of how a landscape can evoke a feeling on the viewer. I think the coloring of the environment combine with the rocks and the girl’s position, create that nostalgic atmosphere. When I saw it a felt how the girl missed her home and wanted to go back.


You are so very lucky to come from a place like this. This image brings back memories of vacations my family has taken to New England, and I can’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia. It’s interesting how nature plays a role in our minds, as we associate images of landscapes with pleasant feelings and memories.

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