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Lights of London : Christmas 2016

Happy Monday! This weekend has been a whirlwind of excitement and festivity. I have most definitely been getting into the Christmas mood (all presents are bought and wrapped) and I have decorated my bedroom to the max. 1,177 more words

Abandoned: The Real Estate Bubble And America’s Zombie Subdivisions

Previously: Bodie, California.

Although we wouldn’t officially know it until the end of 2008, a recession began in the United States in 2007. As anyone who lived through it knows, it was a bad one, claimed by many to be the worst financial crisis we’d seen since the Great Depression—  and the effects of this crisis can still be seen in a chillingly literal way scattered across the landscape of the entire country: What are called… 1,150 more words


GROUND 2: Sylvain Landry 2-02

Self already sent in a picture for this theme, but it’s been a while since she posted something for Sylvain Landry so here’s another interpretation of “Ground.” 22 more words


Why Kansas?

Having recently graduated with my MA in Russian Studies, I found myself in 2011 living and working in Almaty, Kazakhstan, when an early morning phone call came, announcing that my mother had passed away.   171 more words

Breathtaking photos capture the staggering natural landscapes of Canada

Ram river falls

Mark Jinks, landscape photographer based in Alberta,  captures breathtaking landscapes, like waterfalls, lakes, rivers and mountains, around Canada. 27 more words