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Place in the World

Where do you belong? In the hustle and bustle of a big city or amongst friendly faces in a small town? For this week’s challenge, show us your place in the world.

Feeling both big and small in New York's metropolis.

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Ever since I was a little kid, when my mother and I would visit New York, she’d announce, “This is the best city in the world.” That’s how she instilled in me her passion for that famous island. No matter how many other places I visit or how long I’m away for, I always feel an energetic sense of magic when I cross over the Hudson River.

The reason we both feel New York is such a powerful place is because of its grandeur. The buildings are big, the streets are packed, and there’s always a crowd of people. With so many individuals on one small island, there’s always an exciting exchange of ideas going on. Scurrying in between the tall buildings, I always feel so small, but full of possibility.

Feeling both big and small in New York’s metropolis.

All cities — especially the big ones — have a way of reminding you of your place in the world. You know those graphs that always show where human beings fall in the history of the universe? It’s a bit like that. There’s a gigantic world out there and while you can feel disheartened by being just one small dot on the planet, so to speak, it’s also a source of hope and opportunity.

For this week’s photo challenge, explore what it means to find your place in the world. Where’s your safe space? Where do you go when you need to feel inspired or cheered up? Do you prefer to feel cozy and comforted in a smaller town or do you thrive on the buzz of a big city? If landscapes aren’t your thing, you can even explore portraits by playing with scale or fashion.

Let loose and give us a glimpse of who you are in the grand scheme of things.

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  1. This post makes me want to explore that beautiful and huge world out there even more. I have recently started posting in wordpress and it would increase my confidence if you guys show some support and guide me .
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  2. Nice post. I love the distribution of the text and the image. So, do u recommend us to visit NW CITY? I love travel, but USA is not one of my best places around the world, but maybe after this post i could think to visit it. I love big cities. :))

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  3. I have always adored the words Christopher Cross. ” If you get caught between the moon and New York City that the best you can do to fall in love”. I feel this is why you love New York so much.

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  4. My safe place would be a small island in Spain. Should be under the sun and breathe fresh air. Feel the sand on the toes and let the wind spit on the hair… My safe place would be beautiful and I would just be.

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  5. I love this week’s challenge on so many levels. Great one! It’s going to take me awhile to visit them all, but I really want to try and see all of the responses to this challenge.

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  6. Erica, I dislike New York City for all the reasons you like it. “The buildings are big, the streets are packed, and there’s always a crowd of people. It’s torturous.” Ugh! All I see is noise, somewhat brusque people and odours that offend.

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  7. great idea, the more we encourage what is good in life, the less time we have to think bad, i call it space, and how we fill the mind, determines so much of what life in general is made up, amen

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