"Nothing can happen nowhere. The locale of the happening always colours the happening, and often, to a degree, shapes it."
Our daily routines are forged by countless influences. Some of these reveal themselves while others are buried deep. Locales can help unpack some driving forces behind our most ambiguous behaviors as physical space is potent with proddings that inspire our actions and routines.
Locales are rich in visual data. Observations of spaces where people’s lives happen offer insightful visual data about a specific place's influence in the routine of its users. It's an entertaining challenge to view a place and ponder its quality and character and how the locale has shaped (or not) the interactions and transactions of that place. Things can happen because or in spite of a particular locale's characteristics. Or perhaps they happen entirely free from its influence—which in and of itself is revealing.
We can always be asking ourselves what we know to be true about a place and how that truth is influenced (or not) by its locale. We can also always be asking ourselves what we don’t know about a place and listen to what the locale enlightens us to ask.