Sweden Views: A Hike To Ristafallet Waterfall (4K)

50 meters wide with a height of 14 meters. Ristafallet is one of Sweden’s most beautiful waterfalls, and famous from the movie “Ronia the Robber’s Daughter”.

In Hålland between Undersåker and Järpen lies the easily accessible Ristafallet. Turn off the E14 from Hålland into Ristafallet’s Camping. Park by the restaurant, then walk through the camping area until you find the waterfall.

Architectural Design: ‘Yacht House’ By ARNO MATIS ARCHITECTURE (2022)

This concrete waterfront residence explores the lines between landscape and architecture; blurring nature and building. In a postmodern world of dislocation, the use of landscape and topography as form-generator is a particularly cogent means to establish a sense of “poetic belonging”.

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This rocky, steeply sloping waterfront site was an ideal source of inspiration to create a residence which explores this dialectical tension. The residence is massed in two forms that cascade to the waterfront.

Yacht House west vancouver modern house waterfront luxury architect contemporary design california, Modern Architecture Design, Vancouver, Canada, Arno Matis Architecture
Yacht House west vancouver modern house waterfront luxury architect contemporary design california, Modern Architecture Design, Vancouver, Canada, Arno Matis Architecture
Yacht House west vancouver modern house waterfront luxury architect contemporary design california, Modern Architecture Design, Vancouver, Canada, Arno Matis Architecture
Yacht House west vancouver modern house waterfront luxury architect contemporary design california, Modern Architecture Design, Vancouver, Canada, Arno Matis Architecture
Yacht House west vancouver modern house waterfront luxury architect contemporary design california, Modern Architecture Design, Vancouver, Canada, Arno Matis Architecture

The spaces between the forms, expressed as slip-planes, undulate like the rock formations on the Burrard Inlet shoreline. The juxtaposition of forms are loose and geometries are non-orthogonal and sympathetic to the site contours.

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Cover: New York Review Of Books – August 18, 2022

August 18, 2022 issue cover

The New York Review of Books – August 18, 2022

Mark Danner: We’re in an Emergency—Act Like It!

At a time when the threat of authoritarianism is rising, Democrats have a duty to make crystal clear to voters what is at stake in the November elections.

Alan Hollinghurst: In the Shadow of Young Men in Flower

In Andrew Holleran’s novels, the inescapable narrowness of his world is transcended and given poetic resonance by his close and steady attention to pain and loneliness.

The Kingdom of Sand by by Andrew Holleran


Jennifer Wilson: The First Russian

An unfinished novel about his African great-grandfather provides the best sense of how Pushkin considered his own Blackness.

Peter the Great’s African: Experiments in Prose

by Alexander Pushkin, translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler and Boris Dralyuk, edited by Robert Chandler

Village Tours: Todenham In The Cotswolds, England

Nestled near Shipston on Stour and just north of Moreton in Marsh, Todenham is a lovely hidden gem, worth visiting in the Cotswolds.

Todenham is a village and civil parish in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. The village is significant for its Grade I listed 14th-century parish church. 

Nature Views: Live Oaks On Jekyll Island, Georgia

“Sunday Morning” takes us to the stately live oaks of Jekyll Island, Georgia. Videographer: Alex Goetz.

Jekyll Island is located off the coast of the U.S. state of Georgia, in Glynn County. It is one of the Sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia barrier islands. The island is owned by the State of Georgia and run by a self-sustaining, self-governing body.

British Isles: Breathless Beauty & Cold Isolation

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Wind is the defining element of the thousands of islands that encircle the British Isles. Wet and salted, it sculpts every branch and bush, burns palm fronds (yes, our islands do have palm trees — albeit bedraggled), shifts shorelines and leaves surfaces rimed and rusted, skin tanned. Incessantly, it buffets the seabirds and whines at windows; often, it sends the ferry back to port, marooning islanders on their anvil of rock and sand.

Mary Miers, July 30, 2022

Ours are not the great city islands of Venice and Stockholm or the blue-lagooned atolls of the tropics, but kelp-fringed outposts of tough survival for generations of farmers and fishermen and places of insular retreat. They encapsulate extremes — of weather, architecture, landscape and emotion — preserve faith and tradition, offer refuge or redemption, feed dreams and intensify dramas.

Life on the islands of Britain: ‘Mesmerising in its beauty and deeply cruel in equal measure’ https://ift.tt/P5iFot9

Walking Tour: Dijon In Burgundy, France (4K)

Dijon is the capital city of the historical Burgundy region in eastern France, one of the country’s principal wine-making areas. It’s known for its traditional mustard, vineyard tours, autumn gastronomic fair and building styles ranging from Gothic to art deco. The distinguished 1787 Musée des Beaux-Arts, housed in the vast Palace of the Dukes, holds a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, crafts and antiquities. 

Front Page – The New York Times Sunday – July 31, 2022

How the Kremlin Is Forcing Ukrainians to Adopt Russian Life

In Russian-occupied regions in Ukraine, local leaders are forcing civilians to accept Russian rule. Next come sham elections that would formalize Vladimir V. Putin’s claim that they are Russian territories.

G.O.P. Feuding and Chaos Endanger the Party’s Chances in Michigan

A handwritten letter from Betsy DeVos, last seen trying to remove Donald Trump from office, elicited an 11th-hour endorsement. But is that enough to make peace among Michigan’s warring Republicans?

City Guide: Top Sights To See In Frankfurt, Germany

Do you know Frankfurt am Main? With its skyscrapers and modern glass facades, at first the banking city in Hesse can appear somewhat cold. But it also has wonderful quaint corners with half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets. The New Old Town, the Römerberg and the Alt-Sachsenhausen district are some of the sights not to be missed. Take a tour through one of Germany’s largest cities with Elissa and Rodrigo from @Alemanizando.

Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 00:44 Main River and Bank District 01:49 Main Tower 02:35 Old Sachsenhausen District, Eppelwoi and Green Sauce 04:28 Römerberg, Old Town and the New Old Town 05:45 Kleinmarkthalle