Places remind us -of experiences, people, emotions. I often think place is just somewhere to put time. If we are frequently in a place it gains permanence in our memories, and expectations.
It is odd to think of places that are permanent for some, being quite transient in ones own mind and memory.
Recently I met friends for a happy event, in a place I had only once visited. The previous visit was solitary, grieving over a loss – I wanted solitude.
In my mind the place was somber, cold colours, stark. This time it seemed cheerful, full of life and colour. I asked if they had redecorated and was told that they had toned down some of the more brightly coloured walls. Emotions and memory can make a place so different at different times.