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A Shout From The Attic: Alien Places

...I have never visited any place where I could not happily dwell, nor where there has been a failure of bliss....

Ronnie Bray continues his engaging autobiography. To read earlier chapters please click on http://www.openwriting.com/archives/a_shout_from_the_attic/

The public library and art gallery in Ramsden Street were magic places whose books held secrets they were eager to yield, and whose paintings were as windows through which I could glimpse the unfamiliar world of other peoples’ experiences. It was strange to experience the change of mood and outlook evoked by walking into these places.

A similar feeling rose in me when visiting Halifax, I suppose because the buildings were different than those in Huddersfield and the people also seemed in some unknown way strange and different.

New and strange places exposed different cultures and different values than the familiar ones of home and hearth. What was operating were differing mind sets although I did not understand that at the time only the experience of it witnesses that this was so. Even the streets were different and unfamiliar, which is the attraction of new places. They are still holding on to their secrets and undiscovered delights. The inquisitive traveller may find wonders of the world to gaze upon as if seen for the first time. I have never visited any place where I could not happily dwell, nor where there has been a failure of bliss.

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