I think we all have a beautiful place in our mind. I have a wonderful place that made me happy a lot of times, years ago. But sometimes I think that I am the only person who likes this place and I’m asking myself if this place will be as beautiful as I thought when I will go back to visit it again. Perhaps I made it beautiful in my mind.
This place is meaningful to me because it is part of the county I loved, is part of the county where I grew up and is part of my childhood. This place is in the country in an old region named Appalachia, a small piece of the Appalachian Mountains, in a town named Pikeville.
Pikeville is a polluted town because of the coal industry. People live in apartment or condominium buildings because of its little space available. I grew up in one of the many buildings in Pikeville admiring from my bedroom window the beauty of the mountains, always exploring with my eyes the forest or the meadows, looking for a clean and quiet place. And, I found one on a hill in the back of the town. It is about 100 feet square, it has seven old trees, wild flowers and a lot of bugs and ants during summer time.
I used to go there to sit down on a rock and watch the town and my trees. There was a very old tree, a maple tree, with a huge trunk. The others were smaller, three in the back, three on my left side and the old maple tree on my right. There were flowers, many kinds, white, yellow, purple and blue. It was nobody’s place. Nobody owned that hill, but it was beautiful and peaceful and I dreamed many times about a white house over there.
I think that, these kinds of places are meaningful to people because they are natural and people can be there alone, away from their everyday life.
I used to go there to be alone or to dream with my eyes open admiring the blue sky or the clouds. I liked to go there to lay down on the grass, listen to the wind, kiss the flowers and watch the leaves moving. It was hard to go up the hill to get there, but I wanted to see everyday my seven trees, to see how the color of the leaves changed and to feel the softness of the grass.
I used to go there with a reason or with no reason at all. I knew that I had to be there to forget who I am, to breath and re-feed myself with hope. That was the only place I could go to dance, or sing, or cry. That place was part of me. The wind was part of my breath, the leaves were part of my song, the flowers were part of my purity and the trees were my friends that I used to hug every time when I got there.
I used to go there even in winter to play with clean snow. In my native town, even after a fresh snow, we got a gray-black layer of soot over the snow. All the town was covered with dirty snow.
During winter time my place was still beautiful. My trees had branches full of white, heavy snow. The flowers, the birds, the grass were gone, also the rock I used to sit on was hard to be found, but it was still peaceful, quiet and especially clean. The snow angels I made kept watch over this natural splendor.
This place is far, far-away in time and space, part of my childhood and my adolescence. It means a lot to me because it is beautiful and natural, is a clean and quiet place in a world of noise and dirty air. This place is maybe beautiful just in my mind, but it is one of the few friends I had, back in Romania. I really hope that the new construction will spare this place and others like it, for these are the places that can bring us happiness.
How to write a descriptive essay about a place
Tips on writing a winning descriptive essay
A lot of students are asked to write a descriptive essay as it is a great way to develop the creative writing skills. Your task is to create a vivid picture of a particular place that had a great impact on you. You can easily pass your unforgettable experience through this fun writing challenge and transport your readers somewhere new by using strong descriptions and sensory details. Your primary goal is to give your audience a rich experience of the place.
The ability to describe places will definitely serve you well in many careers. So, brainstorm ideas and start to write an essay about the place you will always remember. Just follow these simple guidelines to make your essay perfect.
Brainstorm ideas for your essay
It is very important to organize your ideas and prepare to write. Focus on a specific place you have strong feelings about. Write down as many details about this particular place as you can. Your vivid memory will help you describe it just perfectly. A descriptive essay requires the vibrant experiences about the place. Decide for yourself why this place is worth describing.
Make a list of sensory details
Write down as many details as you can about your unforgettable place based on five senses – ‘sound’, ‘touch’, ‘smell’, ‘taste’, ‘sight’. These notes will help you compose your essay in an interesting and structured way.
Create a brief outline
Outline your essay in such sections: introduction, body, and conclusion. Consist of paragraphs in your main body as you need to meet your writing assignment requirements and describe the place thoroughly.
Write a strong introduction
Your introduction should set the scene and grab the readers` attention. Tell them why this place is so important for you. End the introduction with a thesis statement that will be the key idea of your essay and will state its purpose. Provide your audience with a brief background about the place.
Describe your place in an expressive way
Your essay body should express sounds, feelings, smells, tastes, and sights of the place. Describe the place by the exact location and name. Give your readers the opportunity to develop a mental picture of how the place looks like. Make them feel an emotional connection and deep appreciation for the place`s significance. Use the most diverse adjectives to express your emotions and convey the visual image. Let your descriptors flow freely. Use metaphors, similes, and adverbs to make your essay more flowery. Make your language exciting in order to captivate your audience. Provide the facts that support your descriptions.
Wrap up your essay with a strong conclusion
You don`t have to add any new information in the conclusion. Just evaluate your thoughts and explain why this place made such impact on you. You can restate your thesis statement to remind your readers of the main idea of your text. Make them believe that the place you have described is just amazing. Explain the significance of the place and highlight the good experience about it.
Polish the essay
Read the essay to see if your description truly recreates the place you had in your mind. Revise the unclear and awkward sentences. Show your essay to others to find out if it is really descriptive and full of sensory detail. Revise your text for length and clarity. Remove any unnecessary information, slang, and clichés. Make sure that your descriptions are logical and clear. Check if your grammar and spelling are correct. Proofread your essay until it is at its best.