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.