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D.C. Road Trip - A Long Day at the Museum

Going into the trip, we had not settled on what day we would visit the Smithsonian, but the decision was made on the road to Lynchburg. 889 more words


Honking Horns

The last few days have been pretty busy.  I have spent hours watching and listening to the footage from the most recent Innoskate festival held in Florida.   235 more words


The History Of The Skateboard Wheel

Today has been all about the wheel.  The component that keeps you moving.  It has had a lively and varied history so much so that in the 1960′s the American government banned the sales of skateboards considering the clay wheel to be too dangerous for riders. 139 more words



For the next month I am camping out in Washington DC having been awarded a fellowship at the Smithsonian Institute.  Honoured to be one of only a handful from outside the US to be granted this prestigious opportunity I am making the most of my time here.   90 more words


Day 11: Museums I Would Like to Visit

  • Guggenheim Museum: I had not actually actually heard of the Guggenheim until I saw a film called “When in Rome”. The main character, portrayed by Kristen Bell, worked there and once the film had concluded I went and did some research on the museum and found out that there are several locations around the world.
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30 Day Challenge

The Passenger Pigeon

The passenger pigeon (Extopistes migratorius) was once the most abundant bird on Earth. Flocks of millions of birds darkened the skies of North America, and took days to pass overhead. 629 more words

Wanganui Chronicle Features

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

D: Jean-Pierre Jeunet / 105m

Cast: Kyle Catwell, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Niamh Wilson, Jakob Davies, Dominique Pinon, Julian Richings

On a ranch in Montana, ten year old T.S. 881 more words