Links, Notes, Bookmarks and Briefs for May 14, 2017

My Sunday included some rain, a short hike up a small hill, a pleasant lunch and beautiful company. It’s wrapping up with reads on the intersection between storytelling and travel, on the masked horsemen of Lesotho and a soundtrack by Geoffrey Oryema.

How was your Sunday?

A little more:

It was nice to see a story about Cristina Calderon, the last living speaker of the Yaghan language. The 89-year-old lives “in Villa Ukika, where the approximately 100 remaining Yaghans live, less than a mile (1.5 kilometers) outside Puerto Williams, the southernmost settlement on the planet.”

Want to go on an interesting trip today but have less than nine minutes to spare? Consider joining Alice on her visit down the rabbit hole in the first film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Filmed in 1903, it was originally 12 minutes in length, at the time the longest film produced in Great Britain. Heavily damaged, these eight trippy minutes are all that remain. Enjoy! Via Open Culture.

 

 

And here’s a time lapse look at the Triglav Glacier, which sits on the northeast side of Slovenia’s highest peak, and how it’s changed over the course of the last 119 years. Covering more than 40 hectares (almost 100 acres) in the late 1890s, it’s now a frozen puddle covering 1-2 hectares, depending on the season.

 

 

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Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 1,227th straight, was snapped in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 14 May 2017.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Manja Mexi Movie says

    I love the featured photo. And since you’re asking: my Sunday was a calm island between more stormy days, yesterday we (with visiting parents) had to eat-all-we-can Tuscan-style or 25 eur and tomorrow we are flying around again to see if we can extract that sword at San Galgano. So today we had to rest and eat mazzancolle and spinach-champignon-nuts-Parmesan salad at home. For Tuesday, my birthday, we’ve considered Giro d’Italy but it’s 2.5 hours away, so we’ll probably have a nice dinner in with father presiding at the stove. La vita e’ bella. 🙂 I see yours too…

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