Old faces and older trades, oddly juxtaposed with the modern trappings of tourism and gentrification.

History preserved within the walls of Galle’s fort? Or carefully curated scenes of nostalgia?

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Old faces and older trades, oddly juxtaposed with the modern trappings of tourism and gentrification. History preserved within the walls of Galle’s fort? Or carefully curated scenes of nostalgia?

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As much as I enjoy freshly laundered towels and turndown service, there’s a certain charm that comes with living out of a local’s apartment in a residential neighbourhood.

Here we were, close enough to walk to the Douro River and Porto’s prettiest sights, but distant enough to sit out on the balcony with a bottle of port, and watch the world go by through this (both literal and figurative) window.

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As much as I enjoy freshly laundered towels and turndown service, there’s a certain charm about living out of a local’s apartment in a residential neighbourhood.

Here we were, close enough to walk to the Douro River and Porto’s prettiest sights, but distant enough to sit out on the balcony with a bottle of port, watching the world go by through this (both literal and figurative) window.

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“God Alone Knows”, Damien Hirst : A clever marriage of science and religion; an inventive use of preserved sheep carcasses in this instantly recognisable scene.

Contemporary art has always been somewhat of a hit and miss for me. When the contemporary man has neither time nor patience for frescoes or friezes, art can only seek to shock, intrigue, and scandalise; something to hold your attention just long enough till the next big thing comes along.

Could this be the natural evolution of art or merely symptomatic of our time?

Astrup Fearnley Museet
Strandpromenaden 2, 0252 Oslo, Norway

Art, Pangaea Picks, Travel

“God Alone Knows”, Damien Hirst : A clever marriage of science and religion; an inventive use of preserved sheep carcasses in this instantly recognisable scene.
Contemporary art has always been somewhat of a hit and miss for me. When the contemporary man has neither time nor patience for frescoes or friezes, art can only seek to shock, intrigue, and scandalise; something to hold your attention just long enough till the next big thing comes along.
Could this be the natural evolution of art or merely symptomatic of our time?

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Fell in love many times over with Portugal after spending last September in the Azores (if heaven was a place on Earth, this is it), and there was nothing more comforting than a huge vat of seafood stew at the end of a long hike.

All that goodness from the sea, bubbled with fresh herbs for hours, into this mouthwatering mix to be slurped on its own or enjoyed with the broth-soaked rice.

Why does Portuguese cuisine never get as much attention as its Spanish sister? 🇵🇹

Restaurante Mariserra
Rua Praia dos Santos, 61 – São Roque
9500-706 Ponta Delgada – São Miguel – Açores

Food, Pangaea Picks, Travel

Fell in love many times over with Portugal after spending last September in the Azores (if heaven was a place on Earth, this is it), and there was nothing more comforting than a huge vat of seafood stew at the end of a long hike.

All that goodness from the sea, bubbled with fresh herbs for hours, into this mouthwatering mix to be slurped on its own or enjoyed with the broth-soaked rice.

Why does Portuguese cuisine never get as much attention as its Spanish sister? 🇵🇹

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INVADER: one city at a time

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I first came across this French urban artist during a walking tour of street art in Paris – much of his work is composed of square ceramic tiles inspired by video game characters, and can be spotted in more than 65 cities and 33 countries.

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Was delighted to stumble across this little guy in Bangkok when I was on my way back to the hotel after a grocery run. Always keep those eyes peeled!

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INVADER: one city at a time
👽
I first came across this French urban artist during a walking tour of street art in Paris – much of his work is composed of square ceramic tiles inspired by video game characters, and can be spotted in more than 65 cities and 33 countries.
👀
Was delighted to stumble across this little guy in Bangkok when I was on my way back to the hotel after a grocery run. Always keep those eyes peeled!

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Barbershop by day, and an intimate space where musicians gather to jam by night, we cramped into this tiny space, carefully balancing our glasses of wine while watching the live action from the loft.

Hong Kong never fails to deliver as an urban playground. Eternally awake and always overstuffed, discrete establishments are organically cramped alongside each other and life continually sprouts wherever it can germinate.

Visage One
93 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong

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VISAGE ONE : Barbershop by day, and an intimate space where musicians gather to jam by night, we cramped into this tiny space, carefully balancing our glasses of wine while watching the live action from the loft.

Hong Kong never fails to deliver as an urban playground. Eternally awake and always overstuffed, discrete establishments are organically cramped alongside each other and life continually sprouts wherever it can germinate.

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When you think of life as a finite number of years, turning 30 means you’ve used up 30 days of birthday celebrations, 30 Christmas days with loved ones, and 30 New Year’s Eves rounding in a fresh start. On our wall is an 8 by 10 grid of squares. Assuming a lifespan of 80, 3 of those rows have now been shaded. How do you want to shade the remaining 5 (and do you even get to?) and where are the most precious hours of your days going?

When was the last time you took a step back and remembered your dream?

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When you think of life as a finite number of years, turning 30 means you’ve used up 30 days of birthday celebrations, 30 Christmas days with loved ones, and 30 New Year’s Eves rounding in a fresh start. On our wall is an 8 by 10 grid of squares. Assuming a lifespan of 80, 3 of those rows have now been shaded. How do you want to shade the remaining 5 (and do you even get to?) and where are the most precious hours of your days going?

When was the last time you took a step back and remembered your dream?

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