Do physical places, either those that we create or those that are naturally occurring, have the power to fire the imagination?

Do certain places inspire you more than others? What about a certain environment can have this effect on an individual, or a community? Is it possible for somewhere to spark imagination in one person, but not another?

Throughout history writers have written about beautiful places, artists have painted or photographed landscapes, songs about certain areas have become part of local culture. Why have some places captured the imagination more than others?

This theme explores what their constituent parts might be, how real and imaginary places relate to each other, and what impact the physicality of where we find ourselves, as individuals or groups, has on our imaginative abilities.

Posted by:Imagination Editor

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