The photo challenge for this week is ‘local’. What does the term local symbolize? Is it about where you are literally located or is it where you think you belong? In my opinion, being a local implies familiarity and solidarity with a place. I found some interesting pictures taken over the years in Göttingen, Germany that sum up this term for me. You are a local if you have…
Tolerated (or even admired) a place in all its moods
Witnessed it in serene tranquility and celebratory uproar
Participated in deep-rooted, unique traditions
A local need not be permanent; you may move around, but a part of you remains a local in every place where you invested your time and heart.