These photographs illustrate the consequences of humanity’s never-ending need for conflict. Photographer Magnus Wennman captured these moment of young refugees. Check out his Instagram. Where will your child sleep tonight?
During the winter, some areas in the mountains may never see the sun. This morning, around 6am, I decided that I was in desperate need of a serious sun bath. I made my way towards higher elevations embracing the warm rays of sunshine I caught here and there.
After I found a decent spot to park, I began hiking upwards. The soil was unusually dry, which made the hike rather difficult. Even large rocks began shifting in the dry, sand-like dirt.
Although the temperature was around 4° C (39° F), I was getting pretty hot! As I climbed higher and higher, my daily worries slowly disappeared and I was left with the familiar feeling of freedom and happiness.
I spend roughly an hour at my spot listening to nature´s sounds and feeling the warm sun on my skin. Nature is a different kind of home than our birth place or family residence. In many ways, nature is perfect. From the heat of the sun to the nourishment that can be found in the wilderness: Everything we need for survival can be found out here. Nature provides for us without judging, without asking questions. Out here, we are all just humans part of a cosmic whole.
Here are some pictures I found online illustrating how different people make the lifestyle work. I find this incredibly fascinating and very useful for my own future projects.
As I walk my usual mile after work, I contemplate whether it is more important to hold my hat in place or keep my fingers from turning into useless sausages. It is a refreshing 2° Celsius (35° Fahrenheit) outside and winds of up to 64 km/h (40m mph) make me feel like a kite just before departure. Despite these rather unfriendly conditions, I find myself almost ecstatic. BRING IT ON MOTHER NATURE! Nature´s power reminds me of how small and insignificant I really am, but at the same time creates a sense of warmth and belonging within me. I am going to survive earth´s outburst huddled in my blankets and clinging to a bottle of hot water. I will reemerge from my shelter once the sun reigns over the sky again and marvel at the beauty of our planet. This is my home.
The first real snow hit my city in form of a massive storm. In fact, it was so massive that it blew the white crystals into the parking garage (the ONE PLACE I thought I could hide from mother nature!) and through my 1/4 inch-open-windows. After being gently rocked back and forth all night, I awoke covered in snow. Nature as an interesting sense of humor.
Street humor at its best!
- Cozy one-room, Vancouver-style carriage house, with storage.
- Modern construction; well-ventilated; with a fabulous view of False Creek.
- No utilities except for running water from November through May.
- Located right in the heart of the Fairview neighbourhood.
- On the corner of Alder St. and West Broadway Ave.
- Close by a hospital, transit, shopping and back alleys.
- Hurry. This one is sure to go fast!
Here are some pictures from a kickass campaign in Britain. The organization “The Passage” started this fundraiser, which not only raises money for the homeless, but additionally illustrates that homeless individuals lack more than food and shelter.
Check out their website: http://passage.org.uk/