“the stranger feels at home – nay, is at home”


In Heidelberg at night, when people talk about literature and photos don’t capture words but light. When you can sit down and watch and talk. Ray Oldenburg’s theory of third spaces fits like a coat on a cold night: a pub is not our home (the first place in our life) and not work (second place). Third places are meeting points, informal public gatherings, far away from the obligations of home and work. Still, sometimes they feel “more homelike than home” (Ray Oldenburg: The Great Good Place).


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