This week’s photo challenge of the Daily Post is about ‘ambince’. The word ‘ambiente’ originates in the Latin word ‘ambientis’ (Genitive of ambiens) or ‘ambire’ (to surround). An ‘ambience’ can be an atmosphere, environment or surrounding. It creates specific vibes that make people feel good or sometimes uncomfortable if they don’t like the ‘abience’ of a venue for example. If the ambience is right and positive, it could create an imagined world where a person could escape to in order to relax and feel good. Especially through influencing human senses, the right ambience can be created. For example, the right lighting, music, smell, taste or feelings are very important.
For me, the sound of crashing waves combined with the warm golden light of the setting burning sun and the salty smell of the ocean create a perfect ambience where I feel well cosy. However, I also enjoy the feeling and ambience that can be found at concerts and festivals. The atmosphere there is amazing! There is awesome music, everyone is singing along and has fun, everyone seems to be connected without having an actual connection and with the right lighting the atmosphere is perfect. Another great ambient for me is within nature or better, stunning landscape. The sound of the birds, wind and other natural things combined with the stunning views over a countryside, or the beauty of nature, amazing reflections in the mirror-like surface of the water, no traffic or crowds, all that creates a great ambience. However, the perfect ambience is where I feel home. If all the components play together the right way and just feel right now matter how it kind of feels like home.
All those places were part of a special time, were magical in their own way and made me want to come back 🙂