I returned to Portsmouth when I was seven. Since then, I have become a great lover of some parts of the city. The roads (out), the ferry port (departures terminal) and the numerous train stations (and trains leaving the city). I joke that I don't like the city, but I love the culture, history and people of Portsmouth.
I love how people in Portsmouth are prepared to make their voices heard and stand up for themselves and the area they live in, and how they are united through their love of the city (I think Portsmouth Football Club is a great example here, even people who hate football couldn't help but feel pleased when the club was bought by fans).