"In modern society the relation between mobility and a sense of place can be very complicated (...) 'Modern man' is so mobile that he has not the time to establish roots; his experience and appreciation of place is superficial. This is the conventional wisdom. Abstract knowledge about a place can be acquired in short order if one is diligent. The visual quality of an environment is quickly tallied if one has the artist's eye. But the 'feel' of a place takes longer to acquire. It is made up of experiences, mostly fleeting and undramatic, repeated day after day and over the span of years."

Yi-Fu Tuan
'Space and Place. The perspective of experience'
University of Minnesota Press 1977