In looking for photoclues as to where I am for my writing retreat, I am seeking out features which are locally distinctive - not unique to the area, but characteristic of it. Like duck ponds! (I can't think where there is even one at home.)
The charity Common Ground has made local distinctiveness a tenet of their work - I love what they do - and if you are interested in the natural environment and the arts I think you will enjoy their website. There is a 30 minute Radio 4 programme about their work here.
What is locally distinctive about where you live?