Sehnsucht

(German) Represents thoughts and feelings about all facets of life that are unfinished or imperfect, paired with a yearning for ideal alternative experiences. It has been referred to as “life’s longings”; or an individual’s search for happiness while coping with the reality of unattainable wishes.Such feelings are usually profound, and tend to be accompanied by both positive and negative feelings. This produces what has often been described as an ambiguous emotional occurrence.

Taken in Brixton, Liverpool St, Southbank, Barbican.

 

Alexis

What does home mean to you? 
A sanctuary. A place where I feel comfortable and safe, and am surrounded by things I like to see every day.

Where is home?
This is actually quite a hard question for me, having lived in four countries and not having lived in one place for more than two years since I was 19. I feel more at home in Lisbon than anywhere else I've lived abroad. Perhaps home is some impossible combination of York (my hometown), Brighton (my birthplace, which I returned to for a while as an adult) and Lisbon (my recently adopted hometown). If I had to choose one place it would be York, as it's where I grew up, where my parents live and where I go for Christmas.

What makes it home?
The people I love and miss, brilliant decor which fits perfectly with my family's personalities, a real fire, a feeling of cosiness and comfort.