I’ve only really lived in Göttingen for about five weeks now. I’m still discovering something new every day. I still search for coffee shops and restaurants on yelp and try to find my new favorite. I’m still getting used to the speaking melody of the people living here and I still have to learn all the insider shortcuts. But I’m also slowly starting to feel at home.
Last year I realized (once more) that starting over somewhere new is never easy, but that it is worth all the struggles if you don’t give up. I’m a stronger and more confident person now. And I begin to enjoy the life I’m building for myself in Göttingen.
As I have relocated quite often before, I know that a big part of really arriving somewhere is not only finding your new favorite coffee shop, but also giving the new place a chance to wow you. Walking around with open eyes — and a camera! — helps so much with appreciating all the little things that are unique to a city. I’m convinced that ultimately, you have to treat a (new) home town like a destination abroad. And I know that Göttingen is not Germany’s most popular touristic city (read: pretty much nobody has ever heard of it), but I wanted to present it to you like I’d present any other city I visit: Through photos from a Sunday stroll in the old part of town, showing off the city’s enchanting prettiness in perfectly beautiful January light…
Do you sometimes pretend to be a tourist in your (new) home town(s)?