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wryer:

Ellen June is an artist from Canada who uses air-drying clay, wire, glaze and acrylic paint to create these amazingly beautiful sculptures of fantasy animals. Each sculpture is handmade and painted with no more tools than fingers and a paint brush, completely unique and produced in a fluid and intuitive manner. With inspiration derived from animal physiology and a love of the fantastic, grotesque and absurd, each sculpture is completely unique. She’s absolutely incredible. 

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Through A River Darkly
Dawn in Shanghai. The Oriental Pearl Tower reflected in the dark waters of Suzhou Creek.  Between 4am and 5am is my favourite time of day to shoot the Bund and Pudong - with the sun rising above the concrete monoliths of Pudong.  It is also the quietest time of day, with barely a soul on the streets.
For me, this image sums up how I feel about Shanghai …
One can never truly put one’s faith in Shanghai, it is a city that breeds distrust, doubt and cynicism. It is a city that encourages lies and deceit. If one stays here too long (as I have), it can twist and corrupt your faith in human nature.  And, if you are not careful, it can hurt you.
But each dawn reflected on Suzhou Creek inspires new possibilities: with a little luck, good weather and a strong mind things can be different.  Hope is what brings the hoards to Shanghai; and hope renewed is what keeps them here.

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Through A River Darkly

Dawn in Shanghai. The Oriental Pearl Tower reflected in the dark waters of Suzhou Creek.  Between 4am and 5am is my favourite time of day to shoot the Bund and Pudong - with the sun rising above the concrete monoliths of Pudong.  It is also the quietest time of day, with barely a soul on the streets.

For me, this image sums up how I feel about Shanghai …

One can never truly put one’s faith in Shanghai, it is a city that breeds distrust, doubt and cynicism. It is a city that encourages lies and deceit. If one stays here too long (as I have), it can twist and corrupt your faith in human nature.  And, if you are not careful, it can hurt you.

But each dawn reflected on Suzhou Creek inspires new possibilities: with a little luck, good weather and a strong mind things can be different.  Hope is what brings the hoards to Shanghai; and hope renewed is what keeps them here.

theangrytherapist
For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you feel that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (via theangrytherapist)
americasgreatoutdoors:

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history.  Used by American Indians, “Kaintucks”, settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive (including this view from Baker Bluff) but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.Photo: National Park Service 

americasgreatoutdoors:

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history.  Used by American Indians, “Kaintucks”, settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive (including this view from Baker Bluff) but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.

Photo: National Park Service