While spending time in a small fishing town, Julie wonders if life is lonely or lovely with so little to do.
George Burden isn’t the first physician to visit Antarctica but he is one of the few privileged to visit this remote and stunningly beautiful continent. There was even the chance for an quick and icy dive with penguins in water of 1.8 degrees Celsius.
After you’ve been swept up in the glitz and glitter of Hollywood and seen the attractions, trying looking up … way up. You’ll see some beautiful architecture often forgotten amidst the bright lights and stars.
On Good Friday, April 13th, 1906, the sheriff’s wife falsely accused two black men of rape. The next day, over 6,000 people watched as Horace B. Duncan and Fred Coker were hanged and burned in the Public Square. The mob returned to the jail, grabbed another black man, set up a mock trial and repeated the atrocity. By Easter Sunday, hundreds of blacks had abandoned their businesses, homes, properties, farmlands and livestock…
George Burden saw a side of beautiful Vienna few tourists ever get to experience — as a guest at the exclusive Imperial Ball at the Winter Palace. But first, how on earth did one dance a Viennese waltz and would his father’s tuxedo for this black tie event really do the job?
Bunjae Artpia — on Jeju Island, 80km off the coast of South Korea, is the epitome of one man’s passionate sacrifice; a Korean pig farmer’s dream blossomed into reality — a garden of more than 2,000 bunjae (bonsai) trees.
Water bubbling up from a bore beneath the Hamilton Inn in central Tasmania is touted as the purest mineral water in the world — an ancient elixir that is at least 7000 years old, stored in fissures between dolerite rock from the Jurassic period about 200 million years ago.
Alas, for many people, the Middle East conjures up images of strife. True, Jordanians find themselves in a tough neighbourhood; reports from Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq often paint a disquieting picture of this part of the world. But Jordan is an oasis of calm from one end to the other.
Nathan Thompson has made a photographic study of alleys, where he finds the discarded, the forgotten and, occasionally, humanity’s hidden gems.
On April 25 each year, Australia pays homage on Anzac Day to its sons killed in war at Gallipoli. Vincent Ross recalls travelling to the land where so many thousands of Australians, New Zealanders, Turks, Brits, French, Indians and Canadians met their death because they were landed on an impossible stretch of coastline, the tragic casualties of British imperialism.