|photo by Boston Public Library|
There was this place, when we lived in Greensboro --- downtown, down an alley, a door --- it was metal, pitted///rough. Inside, an iron stairwell that twined around and up -- concrete corners//walls//shadows. Just when you thought it might be safer to turn around and flee back to your car -- a light, soft//inviting, a door, made of hardened leather.
When it opened --- you might as well have stepped back in time. Polished hardwood floors, a tin ceiling -- all the moulding, and the food---
I could go on, but you get the picture. Every town has places. The places no one tells the tourists about. The places only the locals know. Restaurants. Waterfalls. Natural phenomenon. Markets. Shops. People.The man everyone thinks is crazy, but the locals know ---
They inhabit the stories we have of home...and are what call us back after we have been gone for some time.
Today, I want you to write 'local.'
Give us a feel of what makes your town or city special --- it could be a person, a local character, a place off the beaten path that few know about or a food that you can only find --- maybe even a celebration that only happens local.
Tell us your cities secrets.
Take us there.
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