Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #29

Start your Monday off right: 

  1. Does your day need a Wes Anderson-like soundtrack to it? Someone created a Spotify playlist contain every song used by the director in his films. 
  2. I forget if I included this short video on the kite fights raging over Rio de Janeiro before. The kite fights reminds me of the years spent in India and watching the kites soar on those hot winds. 
  3. A couple spent 20-years building a colorful self-sustaining island in Tofino, British Colombia. A combination of 5 greenhouses and 14 solar panels allows them to live completely off the grid. 
  4. Tucked in the Cornish countryside, the 7th Rise teaches the old skills of fishing, hunting, butchery, and knife making. 
  5. "THE WORLD IS FULL OF MAGIC THINGS, PATIENTLY WAITING FOR OUR SENSES TO GROW SHARPER."  ---  W.B. Yeats
  6. A photographer friend of mine, Andrew Janjigian, traveled back to his historic family home in Eastern Turkey and thankfully, brought his camera. His family was driven out during the often forgotten Armenian Genocide. He was the first to return back home.  

  7. Another photographer friend of mine, Austin Hodges, visited the Logan Triangle in Philadelphia. In 1920 houses were built on 60 feet of ash & cinder atop of buried Wingohocking Creek. Years go by & the homes slowly started to sink due to the unstable soil mix. In 1986 the shifting grounds caused a gas main to leak, than explode & that resulted to four homes being damaged & destroying two. Later in 1986, the city forced the residents (950+ houses) to permanently leave their homes.