Does anyone else have reoccuring dream locations that don’t actually exist in waking life, or that consistently look very different from the real-life version?
For instance, in several dreams now, I’ve dreamt about a mix between an aquarium/zoo and an indoor water park. There are pools, water slides, and so on, but also aquariums with live fish and a green house with repiles or other animals. The place has several floors and part of the water park can be flooded. In some places you can swim among the fish - sometimes this is by design, sometimes this is due to some accident. There are museum-like signs explaining the different animals.
I also tend to dream a lot about asian restaurants and supermarkets with wooden interior. They are never based directly on an actual restaurant I’ve been to.
I think these places are based on a mix of locations that I’ve actually been to. I’ve been to indoor water parks, I’ve been to aquariums and zoos. I can see how certain details reflect the real-life equivalents (style of signs, colors of walls). The restaurants seem to be a mashup between several actual asian restaurants I’ve been to, and the former look of a certain fish restaurant that’s close to where I grew up.
Dreams are based on memories, right?
But in this case, a mix of different memories seem to have been saved as a separate, new, memory. Because the places are reoccuring in my dreams, and in my dreams, I recognise the place and often know what to expect of it.
Anyone else have these types dream locations?