apropos putting things into words –

Aquabob, clinkerbell, daggler, cancervell, ickle, tankle, shuckle, crottle, doofers, honeyfur, zawn … The English language used to be a rich language, full of vivid, precise words to describe the landscape and natural phenomena. But where are these words nowadays? According to Robert Macfarlane we have not kept up with developing this side of our language, on the contrary we … More apropos putting things into words –

Next Stop Atlantic

Over the last nine years the N.Y.C. Transit Authority has worked with the national artificial reef building program to sink around 1,800 subway cars. Next Stop Atlantic | © Stephen Mallon Beginning in 2007, Brooklyn-based photographer Stephen Mallon embedded himself with the maritime company in charge of the dumping operation. You can read about the … More Next Stop Atlantic

the coldest permanently inhabited place on earth

It’s been a while since my last post on Oymyakon, but the town is not forgotten! And just this week the Smithsonian & Amos Chapple gave us some wonderful images from Siberia. Gas station and Christmas tree (Amos Chapple) Cars must be run continuously when making a trip to Oymyakon (if they stop you wont get them going again … More the coldest permanently inhabited place on earth