Next week I am going to be super busy moving flat which might mean that I don’t have time to do a blog post because, well, I have precisely no furniture and haven’t even started packing up yet. It’s got to that stage where I have so much to do that I just can’t bring myself to do any of it.
Also, how am I supposed to write a funny/compelling/lovely/interesting/crap (delete as appropriate) post when I’m far too preocuppied thinking about what colour scheme I’m going to deck my new room out in and whether my potatoes will ever grow into anything. Yes, I’ve become one of those people.
Don’t worry, I’m sure it won’t last long.
In the meantime, here’s this week’s installment of Cultural Reading (because I
can’t be bothered don’t have the time to write my own).
So, this is an interesting piece about Berlin-life during and after the wall came down in 1989. It follows the story of Dirk Moldt who began squatting in Friedrichshain at the beginning of the nineties and is a must-read if Berlin/the 90s/squatting interests you.
You might not know it, but in 1867 Lewis Carroll (you know, that guy who wrote Alice in Wonderland) travelled to Moscow, where he threw himself into learning all about the city’s culture and made an effort to explore as much as he could. The question is, did Moscow inspire him?
Borocay is regularly listed as one of the top beach destinations in the world, and the booming tourism industry has brought with it many opportunities for local residents. However, there are a select few groups of citizens, including the Ati tribe, that have been struggling in the face of the island’s new found commercialism.
Yemen is one of the oldest civilisations in the world, yet not many people know about it. Recently though, a number of residents have been trying to draw attention to the country through blogging and social media. This article covers it all along with further information about Yemen’s history and food, and a number of great images and videos.
There are thousands if not millions of photos of the Vietnam war out there, spiralling around on the internet, but veteran James Speed Hensinger has only just released his collection of long exposure images after 40 years of keeping them to himself.
Suzdal was once a mighty power in Russia, outdoing Moscow on the architecture front. Now, though, it has slowly disappeared into the background, taking its years of fascinating history with it. Now, it not only lies 140 miles from Moscow, but also about 500 years.
That’s your lot.
Until next time.
Before I forget, though, good old Google Reader shut down this week so if you follow along via RSS feed you might be missing out which makes me very sad. To remedy this, you might wish to sign up to the newsletter or climb on the bandwagon of another feed reader (I, personally, have chosen Feedly which I’m getting along very well with currently). You just have to set up an account (easy enough) and add this link to it. Voila!
More Cultural Reading:
- Cultural Reading: Memory, Work Experience, and Adventure
- Cultural Reading: Street Children, Lost Cities, and Heritage Sites