Is it becoming harder to find the completely foreign? Shanghai Yu-yuan district
Or – a little further north near People’s Square,
When I was in Shanghai Botanic Gardens with my grandsons, it just felt like “being with the boys”. Now, when I look at photos and wonder what they were thinking in each of these, it seems to me that ‘foreign’ can be anywhere unknown, in the thoughts of another?
and, in another part of the Botanic Gardens, some weeks later
This theme made me think about what “foreign” means to me, especially as my computer is full of photos from four continents. [I’ll have to try getting to the others but not making any plans.] Foreign is simply any part of a culture which is not like the place I grew up in. So Macdonalds and Starbucks are foreign, in that definition. I am comfortable in many different cultures, and uncomfortable in others, some things seem familiar, some foreign, but no way are these the same sets, they do not match.