I am originally from a small town in central Illinois. Mendota to be exact, population 7,200 and surrounded by corn fields. I've since moved on to the busy, bustling city. I love living in the city. There is so much to do and see but I do find myself missing the simplicity of that small town. It is so quiet and peaceful. People say hi to you no matter if they know you or not. The air smells better and you never have to worry about parking.
Photos: Heather Marks by Arnaud Pyvka for Marie Claire Italy