Reader Photo: Her other home

La Jolla
(Jackelyn Chavez)

When Jackelyn Chavez looks at this photo, taken on a cool day in La Jolla, it reminds her of her native San Francisco. 

Why? Because “it’s cold and damp and littered with birds,” she said. 

Chavez captured this image on her iPhone 6 just days after graduating from UC San Diego. While in La Jolla, she always missed San Francisco. But whenever she visited San Francisco, she found herself missing La Jolla. 

For her, this photo is the perfect representation of her two homes.

“I feel nostalgic every time I look at it,” she said. “I thought it was a perfect way to bookend my college experience.”

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