My wife and I recently moved to France from the United States. For me it has been quite a transition. Everything is new and very different. The language, the city, the food, the people, the apartment.
The first thing I do when I awake in the morning is to go to the balcony and take a photograph. I live on the seventh floor so looking out and down really gives you a different perspective. You can see a lot and it changes by the minute.
Taking photographs has really helped my transition in getting to my new home and find some of the beauty in it.