Monthly Archives: January 2014


Originally posted on Kevin's Walk on the Wild Side:

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Welcome spring with San José Fallas in Valencia

Vagabond Images Indians mostly welcome and celebrate spring with a festival of colors (Holi), which incidentally a night before also has an occasion to light a fire to burn the evil spirits. Similarly, Valencia welcomes the spring with its Fallas … Continue reading

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PHM on Tour: Salford

Originally posted on People's History Museum (PHM):
On the first leg of our AGMA tour, we visited Barton Moss in Salford to meet some of the anti-fracking protesters who are campaigning against iGas, who are drilling in the area…

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the blue pig, manchester

Originally posted on thinhungrygirl:
there’s something about sunday lunches, isn’t there? every family has their own way of doing things – what time of day do you actually eat? what trimmings are there? what meat do you traditionally have? i…

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A Big Thank You

Originally posted on Hopalong Cassidy:
So much about traveling depends on the kindness of others and their willingness to answer usually dumb questions. We’ve seen this kindness in the bus driver who gave us a free ride when we didn’t…

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An Archaeology of Cricket

Originally posted on archaeologytea:
Whilst sport has been played for thousands of years, mass sporting participation is one of the consequences of industrialisation, and like the classic industries of the Industrial revolution it has left a remarkable physical legacy, from…

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Carnival Kings, Silly Strings, and Blooming Things

– The Curious Rambler – Photo courtesy of Rose-Marie Morro© In Nice, France we are preparing for the carnival and that means another royal visit.  Every year in February, a different king comes to town to celebrate the carnival with … Continue reading

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Paper Age by Ken Ottmann

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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (and an interview with illustrator Christian Robinson)

Originally posted on Design of the Picture Book:
written by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson (Published 2014 by Chronicle Books.) Have you seen the buzz flitting about this book yet? Allow me to flit a bit more. It’s…

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Border control challenges Brazil

Originally posted on World Policing:
This article describes significant border control challenges facing Brazil. The country has a particularly long border, its neighbors are major drug producing countries, its own growing affluence increases the internal drug demand market, and it…

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