Tag: Travel


Reimaging a Former Factory

La Fabrica is a 3,100 m2 cement factory located near Barcelona, Spain, which serves as the unique backdrop to local architect Ricardo Bofill‘s studio and home. the factory, which was first built in the post world war I era, is an architectural timeline of transformative vernacular having expanded through various styles as new functions called for an expanded program. the complex, providing a beautiful and varied series of spaces spanning from brutalist to surrealist with an industrial flavor, underwent a series of processes that converted the existing structure into a studio, gallery, garden, and home — a re-purposed city within an abandoned factory slowly engulfed by vegetation.

Source: La Fabrica- Ricardo Bofill’s Time Capsule Factory Renovation | Designboom

50th Anniversary of QPR’s Greatest-Ever Triumph

This year marks 50 year since their famous 1967 League Cup victory and to mark the occassion they have released a special commemorative kit which they will wear in the game with the Bluebirds

The victory over West Bromwich Albion on March 4, 1967, saw then third division Rangers come from 2-0 down to beat top-flight West Bromwich Albion, and in doing so became the first winners of the trophy. The strictly limited edition (Only 500 have been produced) adult shirts will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Source: Special event to mark 50th anniversary of QPR’s greatest-ever triumph | Kilburn Times

A Modern Day Pilgrimage to Disney World

Most Disney patrons would probably call their trip a vacation, but to anthropologists, religious studies experts, and art historians, a visit to Disney World looks a lot like another, older form of travel—a pilgrimage.

Source: Visiting Disney World is the Modern Version of Making a Medieval Pilgrimage | Atlas Obscura

Life Doesn’t Suck

Abandoned Barracks at Fort Snelling Upper Post (while I reacquaint myself with the Samsung NX300), St. Paul, Minnesota. January 1, 2017: Photo by Christopher Pollard

“Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck.”
– Joss Whedon

Elegy for the Arctic


Ludovico Einaudi performing what could be described as an elegy for the Arctic as he is surrounded by the ice flow, with the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Norway – sadly beautiful commentary about the impact of climate change on our planet.