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Posts tagged sense of place

Sep 8

salahmah:

Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.

The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).

Whatever the reason, the town’s blue walls attract visitors who love to wander the town’s narrow streets and snap some beautiful photos. 

What a sense of place! On Managing with Aloha: A Sense of Place Delivers True Wealth

(via whats-out-there)


May 24

Snaps from a “stop the car for a minute, would you?” kind of day driving upcountry through the Kamuela pasturelands.


May 19
darkryemag:

A well-done and well-served bar is an art form.

I do agree.

darkryemag:

A well-done and well-served bar is an art form.

I do agree.


May 15

May 14

Coastline beach textures: A day of adventuring did not take the turn we expected it to, but there was still so much to take notice of and appreciate.


Mar 18
humansofnewyork:

"There are a lot of ‘Irish’ pubs in America, but they just don’t have the ‘craic.’ You know the word ‘craic,’ don’t you? Craic is a special fun atmosphere that Irish people can produce. Some Irish people have more craic than others. There are all kinds of craic. There’s good craic, mighty craic, savage craic, and deadly craic. Then there are boring people who have no fun inside of them. We call that minus craic."

Love learning new words like this!

humansofnewyork:

"There are a lot of ‘Irish’ pubs in America, but they just don’t have the ‘craic.’ You know the word ‘craic,’ don’t you? Craic is a special fun atmosphere that Irish people can produce. Some Irish people have more craic than others. There are all kinds of craic. There’s good craic, mighty craic, savage craic, and deadly craic. Then there are boring people who have no fun inside of them. We call that minus craic."

Love learning new words like this!


Jan 7
““Why am I here?” It’s a useful question to ask often. Either it will re-focus your reasons for being where you are, or it will make you realize your reasons have expired and you should be somewhere else.”

Why am I here? | Derek Sivers

That choice we make to live where we live, is a profoundly critical choice, yet we often get too settled, unable to easily move on, and we avoid that “Why am I here?” question.

Should you be moving on?

P.S. In today’s connected world, “Because my family is here.” may be a cop out…

Related: Why We Live Where We Live, by Benjamin Spall


“If you can walk to work or take your bike on a daily basis, I think that’s just about the coolest thing that there is. Every morning I listen to the traffic on the radio, and they talk about how they are jammed and I just laugh. I love traffic. I love traffic reports because I’m not in any of them.”

Jerry Seinfeld, urbanist.

Pair with a general theory of walkability and these lovely illustrated field guides to biking in European cities

(via explore-blog)

Pretty much how I feel about working from home (mostly), walking the dogs in the morning or having coffee in the garden, and escaping from the traffic we dealt with living on O’ahu. Love living on a neighbor island and not the busiest ones.

(via explore-blog)


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