(n.) a nostalgia for a home to which you cannot return; a longing for a home that is no longer or never was.
Unique landscape and streetscape photographs by Keita Inoue are on exhibit at the Blue Mountains Library through March 30. (Above: School of Time)
The show – called Hiraeth – focuses on photos taken in the Bruce/Grey/Simcoe region, through a variety of seasons. (Above: Old Memories)
“Hiraeth is a longing for one’s homeland, but it’s not mere homesickness. It’s an expression of the bond one feels with one’s home country when one is away from it,” Urban Dictionary. (Above: At the Edge of the Abyss)
Inoue, born n Tokyo, moved to Canada in 2000, focuses on abandoned, derelict, and dilapidated places and buildings, as well as beautiful landscapes and streetscapes.