Tbilisi is the capital of the country of Georgia. Its cobblestoned old town reflects a long, complicated history, with periods under Persian and Russian rule. Its diverse architecture encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. Looming over it all are Narikala, a reconstructed 4th-century fortress, and Kartlis Deda, an iconic statue of the “Mother of Georgia.”
Daily Archives: January 25, 2022
Podcasts: ‘The Arctic Story Hunter’ (NatGeo)
What’s it like to grow up underneath the aurora borealis, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean? Photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva describes leaving—and returning to—Tiksi, a Siberian coastal village that during her childhood became a ghost town in the wake of the Soviet collapse. That experience taught her to find beauty in unexpected places—riding reindeer with nomadic herders, visiting isolated Arctic weather stations, and following mammoth ivory hunters.
Analysis: Will We Be Eating Insects Soon? (Economist)
By 2050 there could be 10 billion human mouths to feed. Eating insects could help solve the global food-supply problem.
Video timeline: 00:00 – 00:47 How to feed our growing population 00:47 – 03:23 The potential of insects 03:23 – 05:31 Eating cricket powder in Madagascar 05:31– 06:30 Madagascar’s climate change famine 06:30 – 08:00 Cricket farming in Africa 08:00 – 11:30 Expanding insect production 11:30 – 12:20 Insects: a green solution? 12:20 – 13:12 Will insects become a staple?
Read more here: https://econ.st/3fTILxA
Walking Tours: Andorra La Vella In Andorra (4K)
Andorra la Vella is the capital of Andorra, in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain. It’s known as a duty-free retail hub, with shops lining Meritxell Avenue. The 12th-century Sant Esteve church has baroque altarpieces. Former parliamentary seat Casa de la Vall, dating to 1580, features 16th- and 17th-century murals. The nearby area of Vallnord has resorts with trails for winter sports, plus a bike park.
Green Design: ‘Living The Noom’ In Cancun, Mexico
Living the Noom apartments look like giant bamboo bird cages bursting with green plantings. On top, shared roof decks boast deck chairs and community gardens where residents can grow food for the community or host a picnic. A pool sits on the axis between the apartment buildings, creating a natural landscape of green and blue.
Morning News: Germany’s Military Problem, Armenia, Burns Night In Scotland
We discuss Germany’s controversial hands-off approach to the Russia-Ukraine tensions and hear the latest on Armenia after the president’s resignation. Plus: the week in technology and Scotland’s Burns Night traditions.
Front Page View: The New York Times – January 25
Tours: The Getty Center In Los Angeles, California
The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. The $1.3 billion Center opened to the public on December 16, 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles.