Childhood memories in documentary photos. Is returning to see your childhood home possible and have you done it? Vast majority of people who make a trip to see a former home select a place they lived in during their primary school years (around 5 to 12 years old). In Poland, people generally don’t change homes as often as Australians do. It is partly a tradition to stay at a place where one’s roots are, and second reason is probably more economic. Either way, permanently moving away from home (or one’s country) offers some interesting new perspectives on the culture and society, seen with the eyes of an outsider.