I live in the Midwestern region of the United States.
For some time, quite a while ago, I lived in Italy.
I took a number of trips to various parts of Europe. Whenever I travelled outside Italy, the train would have to snake its way through the Alps. I am not a mountain person (i.e. I don't go out of my way just to see mountains, I don't ski, mountain climb, etc.). But, wow, that was a stunning view at any time of year. It took my breath away every time I saw it.
Also, in the part of the US where I live, there are hilly, forested areas nearby. I have a different feeling towards these places than I do for the Alps. There's something about green hills as far as the eye can see that makes me feel very connected to this little blue marble we're all on. I used to go camping and fishing in those hills when I was a kid. I'm a city guy, have been my whole life, but something about those hills that says "home."