"This is a picture of my neighbourhood. As you can see, my house is in the center of the city, and it is surrounded by all the services I need. My neighbourhood has changed a lot during the past years, and nowadays it is located in one of the best zones in the city. I like my city because in my opinion [it] is so calm and secure and that is so nice taking in account it is near the big city, Bilbao. I personally like my town so much and I hope to still be living here when I start university in one year."
blueklein Amorebieta, Spain Age 17
mactubb Aktau, Kazakhstan Age 15 to 16
ElectraBot13 New York City, New York, United States Age 11 to 13
mlong2022 Cumbayá, Ecuador Age 11
Kindergarten class Calgary, Alberta, Canada
kmcdonald Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Age 16 to 18
"By capturing the bells at a closer angle, it makes me see the details of it, such as the small leaves tinged with pink, and the pearly white color of the bell."
Lavender Danville, California, United States Age 9 to 11
"This morning, I decided to take a walk around my neighborhoood to find some fresh air before going to school. During my walk, I notice this wall in a part of my neighbourhood and decided to take a photo of it. One interesting point htat I wanted to show from this photo is simply the amazing lighting it has. The sun was shining so brightly this morning, creating shadows here and there, creating a warm and soft expression. I felt really calm walking around the neighbourhood this morning. It is also something that I enjoy doing when I have some free time. The environment around the neighbourhood was really calm, allowing one to be inspired in a way of its own and letting one to think clearly. In my opinion, the green plants, sunlight, and fresh air are a good combination for a neighbourhood. It gives off a safe and comfortable feeling for the people living in it."
mika05 Serpong, Indonesia Age 14
“When I walk through this forest I feel like home. I know every road of this forest; I know all the hiding places. Yesterday I read that walking in a forest makes you feel happier, well I have to tell that it is totally true. I love walking in the forest because I feel calmed, it relaxes me. I’m alone, I can think, talk to myself, and all my problems suddenly have a solution. Sometimes in life you just need to slow down, calm and let time pass.”
m_armengol Barcelona, Spain Age 14 to 15
purpledog2 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Age 9
bkrox Mumbai, India Age 15
"I live next to a park which is called the Amstelpark. Usually I go there for a long walk with my family. Normally I am always on my phone or I’m busy with something else. But when I took a closer look I saw the 'beauty of nature.' I was very impressed by the beautiful colours that the flowers had."
Ani Amstelveen, Netherlands Age 11
emily6221 Adelaide, Australia Age 17
"What we do here in Ecuador as tradition are to make covers or scards out of colored strings. Artesans of our culture do this art for a living. For this work I started researching about it and found out it was more interesting than it looks. Every color they use to make these covers has a meaning. Like happiness or sadness and so. Also figured out that even the strings are so thin and take a lot of time to complete. People who've done this their whole life can complete a cover of 1 and a half meters in a day! To make this covers they use some huge telars to knit them. They make all types of knots, twists and crosses to complete them. Now I feel more attracted to the activities that happen in my country and of course this beautiful covers! :)"
moleas2022 Quito, Ecuador Age 11 to 12
"These are people excersizing at a local Hutong. They are playing a game in the backround that involves every part of your body except your hands. It is very hard to play."
turtlneckllama Beijing, China Age 15 to 18
"Esta es la oración de los hindúes en Tamil Nadu. Encendemos incienso y lámparas, polvo de poner para bendición, y oramos."
"This is a Hindu prayer from Tamil Nadu. We burn incense, light the oil lamp, sprinkle dust for a blessing and pray."
Jalebi Chennai, India Age 16
"For Tihar (a Nepali fesitval) you make a rangoli. I will tell you how to make one. 1. First you make a circle with liquid clay. 2. Second you make a outline with flour or any sort of white powder. 3. Last you fill in the spaces with many different colored powders and that will make a beautiful design."
claraclara Kathmandu, Nepal Age 10
"Every Friday my family celebrates Shabbat. These are pictures of us lighting the candles and chanting the prayers. The little cup holds the traditional wine. It is called a kiddish cup ... It is interesting to discover how others celebrate their culture. What is one way you celebrate your religion?"
mfrank21 Los Angeles, California, United States Age 12
Meow608 Singapore Age 14
jpdvillage Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States Age 10 to 12
klm02 Los Angeles, California, United States Age 13
Piggybunny Chennai, India Age 12
“I interviewd my aunt, she has a chinese/ english dictionary. She has the dictionary to learn english when she went to the U.S. This dictionary has helped her a lot, and she always relied on it. Then I asked her if she bought the dictionary, and how much it costs, she replied by saying 'Yes, I bought the dictionary, it costs 50 cents.' She bought the dictionary at the year 1984. The year that she wet to the United states was the year 1985- 1986. The dictionary is 32 years old. This is a very important object to her because this object helped her learn english, and she can search up what the words mean by translating the chinese language to the english language.”
scarcemini Chicago, Illinois, United States Age 10 to 14
"This is a picture that my grandma showed me. It is a picture of her grandma with santa. We were wondering how old my grandmas grandma was back than. When my grandma was a kid, after school she went to where her grandma worked and they spent a lot of time togather. So when I was a baby she moved close to where we live so I could have that relationship with my grandma."
hawkboy2 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States Age 11
"When [my mother] was in college she wanted tolearn another language besides Japanese, so she chose Spanish because she liked the sound of it. Before going to Spain to learn Spanish she went to language school to prepare. This was when she bought this dictionary. After that she went to Spain. She used this dictionary so much that it is really dirty now. Also, some of the pages are ripped. She told me that she carried this dictionary everywhere. You can see that she put some lines on the dictionary that she looked up so it’s messy, but you can see that she worked really hard to learn Spanish. This dictionary traveled to Spain, Mexico and many more places. Now I am using the dictionary to learn Spanish."
DancingintheMoonlight Chennai, India Age 12
"The object I chosed to talk about are my grandmother's wedding rings. It truly does look pretty 'old' if you ask me, but tell me what you think below. For the wedding, my gradnpa decided she deserved more than 1, and he gave her 2 instead. It was truly a nice gift of him. This happened about 30-40 years ago. Saddly, my grandfather is dead now because of tobacco use, and my grandmother treasures this rings like her life. She is 73 years old. I truly wonder how she felt when she got those rings."
02192 Tampico, Mexico Age 13
“My grandma told me about the most important object she's ever owned and it was her 1965 camper when she was around ten. From the picture it looked really old and it was very rusty. I wonder how many times they used it because she said it was like 5 or 10 times but she wasn't sure. She connected to her camper because she had a lot of fun in it and she liked spending time with her four sisters and her mom and dad.”
Hornofabull Huron, Ohio, United States Age 11 to 13
"Candles are objects that can be used for decoration and for the light! They are made differently either homemade or in factories. Need to find beeswax, usually taken from bees farms. Melt it down then shape it. Leave it to harden then light it! In the factories people made candles differently, and easier. Candles are a part of the economic system, because they trade them around the countries. They are sometimes use to the religious systems, meaning that people use them in religion ceremonies! and also for social systems because people use them differently, for decoration."