Place and space

"Open space has no trodden paths and signposts. It has no fixed pattern of established human meaning; it is like a blank sheet on which meaning may be imposed. Enclosed and humanised space is place. A healthy being welcomes constraint and freedom, the boundedness of place and the exposure of space."

Yi-Fu Taun



"We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behaviour, and even thought, in the measure to which we are responsive to it."
Lawrence Durrell



"To be be in a place is like being in a vessel. To be in a place is to be held, contained, surrounded, by a defining presence. Everything that is, is in a place. Everything that happens, takes place."                                                                                                                             




"Place is security, space is freedom"                                                                                                    

Yi-Fu Taun



"To those devoid of imagination, a blank space on a map is a useless waste, to others, the most valuable."                                                  

Aldo Leopold



"I only went out for a walk,and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."                                 

John Muir