Iconic landscapes

Natural beauties, urban constructions, or just a simple mix of both can become a recognized location from time to time. For this to take place, there must be a connection between the community and the collective as one, identifying the geographical icon. Here is where the populations’ memories and historical events play an essential role.

The process takes many years to happen. Sometimes a location gets the attention of a community and becomes very trendy, but after a couple of years, everyone just simply forgets about it. In other cases, the symbols and memories are so strong that the transformation from trend to icon takes place progressively. 

On a minimal level, the process is influenced by perception through the senses, as well as the feelings evoked.

Now, think of a time when you visit one of those places and reconnect with the feelings awaken. What was your experience? What connected you with the collective? And what memories are still present? This weeks’ reflection is on you 🌸