Weekly photo challenge: foreign

In a world with internet, I think “foreign” is more a personally-defined concept than an unbiased adjective. Foreign connotes a state of mind far outside oneself, a place, situation or thought that makes you step back and question yourself and how you got there.

Pillars outside Tower Court, overlooking Lake Waban, Wellesley, MA
I took this picture at sunrise, the spring of my Senior year at Wellesley College. Although I’d weathered four winters, the snowfall that spring and layering up in down and wool always made me wonder how I ever left sunny California and made it all the way to a new universe. The snow was both refreshing and beautiful, and completely alien.

Outside a crusader castle, Byblos, Lebanon
My first full day in Lebanon – graffitied lovenotes that surely mean the same as those you’d find in America.

Los Angeles, CA
Because nothing makes you check yourself twice, or realize how much you’ve changed, quite like revisiting your hometown.

  1. eof737 said:

    That last shot is amazing… 😉

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