National Geo: Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?
My God. Nat’l Geographic, in rigor mortis. Not a peep about Colin Fletcher - or more importantly, Harvey Butchart, without whom many sections wouldn’t have been known to be passable. These later through-walkers stand on the shoulders of giants. For shame, Nat’l Geographic. For shame.
Atlas Obscura: Nobuo Fujita’s Sword – Brookings, Oregon.
ANN: 40,000 shipwrecks waiting to be found off British coast, says Historic England.
Amazon.com: Pendleton Rainier National Park Full Blanket.
Pendleton has made a whole series for all the National Parks.
ESPN: Brazilian police say video shows Ryan Lochte’s, swimmers’ robbery story untrue.
“The official said Lochte’s teammates Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz, who were pulled off a plane going back to the United States late Wednesday, told police that the robbery story had been fabricated.” For shame.
The Atlantic: The Couple Who Worked as Truck Drivers Together.
Guardian.UK: Visitors rush to the Great Barrier Reef to catch it before it’s gone.
Italian Ways: Lake Garda in tourist posters.
Return of the Cafe Racers: Gear Review - Ruby Helmets Castel.
$1200 buckeroonies? Sheesh.
NY Times Mag: Fractured Lands - How the Arab World Came Apart.
Allegedly 42,000 words. Take your time.
NBC Sports: Enzo Lefort loses cell phone mid bout.
I ripost this, sans comment (wink) ...
Atlas Obscura: Highgate Cemetery – Greater London, England.
Complete with some weird backstory.
Italian Ways: Seven eclectic castles.
Eclectic is right. My eyes! There are some overly-tiled bathrooms in Santa Fe, but a couple of these take the cake.
Guardian.UK: ‘It wasn’t our time’ - Hawaiian pilots tell of crash, shark and 21 hours in open sea.
Atlas Obscura: Youth Tries to Improve 5,000-Year-Old Carving, Causes ‘National Tragedy’.
Why don’t kids ASK anymore?
DYT: Discover The Abandoned Orient Express Train In Belgium.
More artful, beautiful rust.
Foreign Policy: This Bikini-Wearing Swedish Cop Tackled a Thief — Then Instagrammed It.
Maybe I’m strange. I imagine this kind of thing happens frequently. And I never saw “Baywatch”.
Italian Ways: The imposing Castle of Catajo.
“There are mighty staircases built for the passage of horses, and huge gardens with redwoods from America.” And not a single photo of a staircase? Come ON!
Italian Ways: Italy’s funiculars - wonderful all the way to the top.
Love these things.
Colossal: Street Artist Paints Over Ugly Graffiti to Make it Legible.
NY Times Review: Jeff Beck’s Virtuosic Sleight of Hand at Madison Square Garden.
BBC: Nice attack - Prosecutor says suspect had accomplices.
Premeditated. Not good. I wouldn’t participate in public crowd events for a good while.
Mashable: Brits not happy about advice to take vitamin D supplements.
Silly. Take it. Esp. if you’re male and advancing in years. Your weight will be lower, your T levels slightly higher, your mood better. Saves me from the depths of SAD every winter, too.
Mashable: Birkenstock will pull its shoes from Amazon over counterfeit sellers.
Counterfeits have become a HUGE issue for sellers using Amazon. Huge. Buyer beware. At least there’s a return policy.
OpenCulture: 4 Interactive Maps Immortalize the Roads That Inspired Jack Kerouac.
Apparently the staple myth in Santa Fe of old Rt 66/Kerouac is untrue. Amazing what happens when you actually read a book ...