Tag: Travel


The Art of Rain

An evening thunderstorm in Uptown – Minneapolis, Minnesota. Another reason why I live here.

Dear United Kingdom, About That Brexit

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Photo via Flickr Jenny Mealing: (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

Howdy United Kingdom,

So, I heard from Australia that you’re having a rough patch with Europe.

Look, I get it, she high maintenance, but I wouldn’t have bailed her out…TWICE…if I didn’t think she wasn’t pretty awesome.

Here’s the deal…you’re together…and need each other.

So don’t do something batshit crazy (and I’m talking from experience) like vote to leave her tomorrow.

I know you can make it work, because deep down you care about each other. I feel it in every fiber of my Stars and Stripes.

Buddy, stay with Europe and I’ll make sure to take care of this god awful Trump Rash by November. Deal?

Later Bro,

United States

P.S. Nice to see England, Wales and Northern Ireland make it into Euro 2016 knockout stage. BTW: we put those cases of single malt that you sent to good use after last night’s thrashing by Argentina (Messi…what were we thinking?)

Virtual Journey to Ireland

Natakhtari Brewery’s Old Irish, a Georgian (country) beer created a fantastic virtual reality campaign that transports folks along a journey about what makes their drink “100% Irish.”

Salt Labyrinths Swirl Inside 13th Century French Castle

Gazing down at foamy-looking swirls of white on black from a niche in an ancient castle, you almost feel as if you’re an astronaut watching a hurricane form above the ocean on the distant Earth. These cellular arrangements form tentacular appendages of varying opacity, meeting in the center to create a vortex effect. They are, in fact, made of salt, with each grain symbolizing a memory or a moment in time. Artist Motoi Yamamoto installed ‘Floating Garden’ and ‘Labyrinth’  within the castle tower at Aigues-Mortes in Southern France for an exhibition called ‘Univers’ Sel,’ on display through the end of November.

Source: Univers-Sel: Salt Labyrinths Swirl Inside 13th Century French Castle | Urbanist

Leicester City – A Diverse Home of Champions

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How Leicester City is the first city in the United Kingdom with less than 50 percent of the population identifying as “white British,” which some people see as the inevitable destiny of an island nation that tried to conquer the world, while others see it as a sign of the apocalypse. People here of different faiths and races seem to get along; Narborough Road, one of the main avenues into the city, was named the most diverse street in Britain by researchers. Shopkeepers and small business owners from 23 nations work there.

Source: We’ve Come To Win the League | ESPN