Venice, Italy

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than
magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to …
– Charles Dickens


Home should be an oratorio of the memory, 
singing to all our after life melodies and
harmonies of 
old remembered joy.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Herat, Afghanistan

Home is the nicest word there is.
– Laura Ingalls Wilder

Jodhpur, India
Sahel, Africa

Home is where, when you cross its threshold,
you finally feel at peace.
–  Dennis Lehane

Mumbai, India
Baluchistan, Pakistan

A  home is one of the most sacred of places.
It is a sanctuary into which men flee from the
world’s perils and alarms.
It is a resting-place to which at close of day the weary
retire to gather new strength for the
battle and toils of tomorrow.
It is the place where love learns its lessons,
where life is schooled into discipline and strength,
where character is molded.
– J.R. Miller

Tawi-Tawi, Philippines

Home is where one starts from.
– T.S. Eliot

Allendale, South Carolina, USA

Where thou art, that is home.
– Emily Dickenson

La Fortuna, Honduras

Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
– Helen Rowland

Karelia, Russia

Nor need we power or splendor,
wide hall or lordly dome;
the good, the true, the tender-
these form the wealth of home.
– Sarah J. Hale

Karelia, Russia

Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
they have to take you in.

– Robert Frost

Mizoram, India

It takes a lot of living to make a house a home
It doesn’t make any difference how rich you get to be
How much your chairs and tables cost, how great your luxury
It isn’t home to you though it be the palace of a king,
Until somehow your soul is wrapped round everything.
– Paraphrase of Edgar Guest poem, Home

McCurry family home, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA

By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

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25 replies on “HOME”

Thank you Stevebhai once again for these beautiful images and quotes.
“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”

Stunning photos as usual. It is cool to see a mix of close up, interior shots mixed with outside shots that show a sense of place. Thanks for another inspiring post. Happy shooting in 2020!

I was so so happy to see this picture. The lone house in the background is my home. The house doesn’t exist anymore and I have hardly any pictures of it.
Thank you Steve for this shot, for bringing me back memories. If you have more pictures of this place then please please share.

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