Category Archives: great escapes

Abandoned

I am ashamed to say I abandoned my blog last…
I started a new job and have been working full time and trying to sneak in freelance work in the evenings. So the sometimes zoo was neglected, horribly neglected.  However, neglect can be something quite beautiful and poetic, as these lonely places will testify:

abandoned2an abandoned Wonderland amusement park outside Beijing

abandoned3Holland Island, Chesapeake Bay

abandoned415th century monastery in Black Forest, Germany

abandoned5Maunsell sea forts in England

abandoned6Russian military rocket factory

abandoned7abandoned city of Keelung in Taiwan

abandoned8El hotel del salto in Colombia

abandoned9abandoned fishing hut on a lake in Germany

images via http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2Il7Bt

if i could escape monday…

this is where I would go

awesome river cottage, perfectly poised in the middle of a river in Serbia.

not all who wander are lost…

the folks at wander asked some of their favorite illustrators to imagine a postcard from everywhere and nowhere at once. there are some quite evocative designs that instantly get your wanderlust fired up …and they are available to download as high-res ipad or iphone wallpaper…for those dreary house/office-bound days.

a witching moon

the perigree moon has risen full and spectacular over cape town these past two evenings.  i was lucky enough to be there to bask in the witchery of it…

{images via here}

uber-aerial photography

i love aerial photography, can’t stop staring wide-eyed out of plane windows as i am whisked across the country.  so imagine my delight at these aerial photographs taken from a space station!!

amazon river, brazil

wintery landscape of canada

london at night

the sahara dessert

the alps

“escape can’t be the only way…to escape”

i was recently introduced to this amazing, canadian singer-songwriter, dan mangan, and instantly fell in love with this song and its award-winning music video…

*three-finger salute*

if you are an avid camper, ex-girl guide (or scout) and amateur outdoors-person like me then you will love the fancy-schmancy survival gear available from new york-based retailers, bestmade company

{via jp at eyecandy}