La Force Tranquille, by Romain Matteï, taken in the Zaanse Schans, an area of 18th and 19th century windmills and museums just outside Amsterdam
Windmills, which are used in the great plains of Holland and North Germany to supply the want of falling water, afford another instance of the action of velocity. The sails are driven by air in motion – by wind – Hermann von Helmholtz
Let’s be tourists. Let’s eat banana fritters wrapped in old homework, crouch
on red plastic stools under the banyan spiky with joss sticks. Let’s walk
to our lake, have a cà phê đá and count turtles. Our spoons’ll scrape and clink the condensed
milk chorus of men forever on lunch breaks. Let’s forget colonialism and believe
the compliments. Let’s not argue too much when they overcharge us.
During the underwater afternoon hours let’s speed
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I’m fascinated by other worlds and other cultures, having grown up a TCK, and Morocco is high on my list to visit.
Yoshitaka Kashima does some of the most gorgeous casual urban photography I’ve seen: mesmerizing, magical snapshots of Japan’s alleys, bookstores, subways.
Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one. – Japanese proverb
Amsterdream, by Romain Mattei
Amsterdam is ripe for rambling, its compact core laced by atmospheric lanes and quarters. You never know what you’ll find: a hidden garden, a shop selling velvet ribbon, a jenever (Dutch gin) distillery, an old monastery-turned-classical-music-venue. Wherever you end up, it’s probably by a canal. And a café. And a gabled building that looks like a Golden Age painting. – from Lonely Planet’s Guide to Amsterdam
rt Maja Topcagic
I got my red dress on tonight
Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
- C. Booth is one of my favorite skincare lines. I’ve been using their tea tree oil toner on my face every day for the past week and a half and it has cleared up my skin straightaway. (Not that while I like C. Booth, I don’t think this effect is specific to just their product; rather it’s sold me on tea tree oil in general)
- TIME talked to the man who revised U.S. dietary guideline for 5 tips on eating healthy
- Writers, when you get discouraged, never forget that the The New York Times said of Steinbeck during his lifetime: “limited talent is, in his best books, watered down by tenth-rate philosophizing.” Steinbeck never published another work of fiction and died 6 years later
- These Korean Engrish signs are gold, particularly “If you want to ride again, pleas reenter after existing”
And finally, Natalie Tran of Lonely Planet went to the world’s smallest country..Monaco