People don’t just see a place for what it is. They use what they know to interpret it. Perception of the environment has been a strong suit in the field of geography. When we experience a new or familiar place, we develop a sense of it based on our attitudes, emotions, and memories. That perception can change over time.
A landscape, rooted in the word lanschofften, represents a compilation of everything that a place is. Geographers use various lenses to understand it… People can usually see a landscape on one or two levels. Things get burrier and harder to understand as more lenses are added to the “mind’s eye.” Geographers fine-tune their focus with a combination of synthesis and spatial thinking.
D.W. Meinig listed and describe ten views of the landscape.