I'm not sure how I got to thinking of it last night, but I was recalling a visit to Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson's famous "Lawn." It is a great place, one which is distictly different from all other. It does have a way of grabbing your attention and altering your mood, in much the same way that Grand Central Station and Central Park are described by Anthony Hiss in A Sense of Place. These are places to which people attach a great deal of sentimental value.
What other great places are there, that have the power to truly move people?
I think I would add the Terrace at the UW-Madison's Memorial Union. Especially on a summer night, with a band playing and the stars out, it is near heaven.