"The bond between person and place is a broad and complex subject. The common, if seldom explicit, assumption that it is basically a stimuli-response phenomenon sets us off in a search for "archetypal" settings (i.e., stimuli), a search usually channeled into an evolutionary pseudo-science that produces at its more intelligent, a prospect-refuge, say, and its least intelligent, the Savanna silliness now in vogue in the U.S. This paper proposes, instead, some fragmentary approaches concentrating on certain recurrent aspects of the person-place-experience, leaving the unified feel theory for a later stage. Three of these aspects seem often linked--encounter, time, and fantasy. Encounter refers to a place attachment based upon what happens to us in a place, an experience, often interpersonal, of intense pleasure (or sadness) that is primary, for which place becomes a symbol. Time means conceiving place attachment not just as an experience in a file of emotional memory, but as a continuous processing in which recall and re-experience are as important as experience. Last, fantasy refers both to making or redesigning places in our head and to fantasizing our actions and life in places, both real and imagined. A second issue raised is whether attachment to place might be not some immutable Heidegerrian drive but a variable across people, situations, and cultures. As our functional relation to physical place changes, even withers, in a mobile information processing, media dominated, information processing society, what happens to emotional place ties? How valid are traditional core concepts like nature, home, insider-outsider, and authentic-spurious? Suggestions for future directions of inquiry are: less emphasis in searching for archetypal prototypical stimuli and more emphasis on people's active role in building, even manipulating, attachment, on the function of such attachment in individual and cultural life, and on the conceptualizing the varieties of such attachment and the differences between them."