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Enjoying the Mundane: A Photo Series

Mundane, dull, routine, ….

Although the world is full of wonders, our everyday life is pretty much mundane. However, if we know where to look, everyday life may be pretty amazing.

Here I present you some urban scenes that I found gratifying within everyday routine of our lifes.

Click here to check! Enjoy!

UrbanitAs: Urban Animals as Other City-dwellers, Glasgow Edition (Updated)

UrbanitAnimals. We live side by side. We call them pests, vermins, #mprracoon, pets, …

As a common human behaviour, we exterminate the ones we afraid of, and do everything to keep the ones we like around. The only thing we cannot do is to accept them as city-dwellers, just like us humans.

We are probably too late to acknowledge that we are just another species dwelling here on this planet. But, perhaps realising that we live side by side with a bunch of others, even in the most human-made environment (aka cities), may change our perspective.

This edition is dedicated to UrbanitAs living in the mighty city of Glasgow, and will be updated due course.

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UrbanitAs: Urban Animals as Other City-dwellers, Sweden Edition

UrbanitAnimals. We live side by side. We call them pests, vermins, #mprracoon, pets, …

As a common human behaviour, we exterminate the ones we afraid of, and do everything for keeping the ones we like around. The only thing we cannot do is to accept them as city-dwellers, just like us humans.

Here I present you UrbanitAs: The Other City Dwellers aka Urban Animals. This is a photo series formed by the photos I took at different times and in several cities.

I believe we are too late to acknowledge that we are just another species dwelling here on this planet. But, perhaps looking around while strolling on the streets and realising that we are already living with a bunch of others side by side even in the most human-made environment (aka cities) may change our perspective.

I was in Sweden for a conference and visited Uppsala and Stockholm. This edition is dedicated to UrbanitAs living in (and mostly flying over ) these two cities of the North.

 

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Labadie Collection: Hidden Treasures Now Online!

A very timely collection has been released online by University of Michigan, Labadie Collection, reminding the US its resistance history!

We are excited to share with everyone these Labadie Collection posters. Acquired over the past 100 years, they range in topics from anarchism (our strongest collecting area) to civil liberties, anti-colonialism, anti-war/pacifism, feminism, labor, youth and student protest, ecology, Occupy, and more. Due to their format, until now, we have only been able to provide very limited access. Our hope is that they will get more use now that everyone can view them. (UMICH)

Good job UMICH, click here to amaze yourselves 😉

A New Goldmine: David Rumsey Map Collection

I have recently found this goldmine! David Rumsey Map Collection!

An amazing collection of high resolution maps to download. Check it out!

The historical map collection has over 67,000 maps and images online. The collection includes rare 16th through 21st century maps of AmericaNorth AmericaSouth AmericaEurope,Asia,Africa, Pacific and the World.

 

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Go Home Human, We Take Over From Here!

We, humans, love greenery and landscape!

We all would love to sit under a nice tree or at a beautiful park, right?

However, somehow, we want these to manicured. We design the landscape, we trim the greenery, we cut them, garden them, we nip them off… We want them to flourish in our garden or parks, but we do not want them to grow other places…

Well, this is what we think. Let me tell you something, they do not care about it at all!

There are some majestic examples of that landscape and greenery take over the things humans built.

But they also are so hideous that I’d rather focus on details.

You know what they say, the devil is in the detail!

Here it is the green is in every crack of the city!

Keep an eye on it!

 

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Beer, wine spirits and this little tree over there

 

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We will rise again!!

 

 

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Let there be dandelions!

 

 

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You can never know where I am coming from!

 

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Almost there!

 

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Iron? Who cares! I will take over this phone box one day!

 

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Granite? No problem!

 

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Hello World!

 

 

Soo look around, you will see more of this sneaky invasion (and at perhaps more weird places).