Journeys: Alhambra To Tarifa In Andalusia, Spain

As he travels the Mediterranean, Jaafar Abdul Karim visits Andalusia in Spain. He tries flamenco dancing, tours the Alhambra, and finds his dream house on the Costa del Sol. In Tarifa, photographer José Luis Terrado shows Jaafar his photographs of refugees.

Flamenco music has its roots in the south of Spain. In Las Negras, journalist Jaafar Abdul Karim meets up with flamenco performer Anabel Veloso for a dance. His Mediterranean journey then takes him into the interior of Andalusia. Throughout its history, the region has been a gateway to the Arabic-speaking world. More than 700 years of Islamic rule have left their mark, especially on the architecture.

In Granada, Jaafar visits the famous Alhambra, a world heritage site. Back on the shores of the Mediterranean, the journey continues past beautiful beaches and picturesque bays to the city of Málaga. It’s located on the “Costa del Sol”, where the sun shines more than 300 days per year. The climate attracts millions of tourists, especially from Germany and Britain. Many have bought property here.

In Estepona, Jaafar finds his dream home: the architects José Carlos Moya and Bertrand Coue have built a solar house with floor-to-ceiling windows and 360-degree panoramic views. Its unique design allows it to follow the trajectory of the sun, all day long.

Finally, Jaafar heads to Tarifa, just 14 kilometers across the sea from Morocco. The proximity to the North African side of the Mediterranean has inspired the work of photographer José Luis Terrado. His pictures depict migration and the conditions under which refugees from Africa have to work in order to survive. More than any other destination on his Mediterranean journey, Andalusia shows Jaafar Abdul Karim just how closely linked Europe and Africa are, culturally as well as economically.

Nature: Bryce Canyon National Park In Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park, a sprawling reserve in southern Utah, is known for crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations. The park’s main road leads past the expansive Bryce Amphitheater, a hoodoo-filled depression lying below the Rim Trail hiking path. It has overlooks at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point and Bryce Point. Prime viewing times are around sunup and sundown.

Interviews: Author John Irving – “A Writer’s Life”

CBS Sunday Morning – Author John Irving has mined his personal history and obsessions as the starting point for such acclaimed works of fiction as “The World According to Garp” and “The Cider House Rules.” Now 80, he has published his first novel in seven years, “The Last Chairlift,” a tale of sexual politics and ghosts. He talks with correspondent Rita Braver about inspiration, Charles Dickens, and acceptance.

Home Tours: The Gardens Of Saitama In Japan (2022)

The Open Gardens of Saitama private residences:

0:00 Ms. Mizue Takahashi ‘s Residence (Herbal House), 7:31 Interiors of her house, 11:05 Her garden at Night

13:23 Ms.Yoshie Saito’s Residence (Garden Cafe Green Rose)

27:07 Ms.Mariko Gonda’s Residence(Le Jardin Secret)

Saitama Prefecture is part of the Greater Tokyo area. In Saitama City, the Railway Museum traces rail history from the steam engines to bullet trains. Kawagoe city is known for well-preserved Edo-era buildings. West, the 3 Kuroyama Santaki falls cascade down mountains. Chichibu city is home to the 34 Buddhist temples of the Kannon Pilgrimage. Near Kinsho Temple, the Iwadatami rock formations line the Arakawa River. 

Book Previews: The Review Of Politics – Fall 2022

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The Review of Politics – Fall 2022

Caleb J. BasnettAdorno, Politics, and the Aesthetic Animal

Sara BrillAristotle on the Concept of  Shared Life

Stuart EldenThe Early Foucault

David Graber and David WingrowThe Dawn of Everything:  A New History of Humanity

Ioanna TourkochoritiFreedom of Expression:  The Revolutionary Roots of American and French Legal Thought

The Review of Politics publishes high-quality original research that advances scholarly debates in all areas of political theory. We welcome manuscripts on the history of political thought, analytical political theory, canonical political thought, contemporary political thought, comparative political thought, critical theory, or literature and political thought.

Walking Tours: Split In Dalmatia, South Croatia

Split, Italian Spalato, seaport, resort, and chief city of Dalmatia, southern Croatia. It is situated on a peninsula in the Adriatic Sea with a deep, sheltered harbour on the south side.

A major commercial and transportation centre, the city is best known for the ruins of the Palace of Diocletian (built 295–305 CE). Collectively with the historic royal residences, fortifications, and churches in the city, the palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.

Video timeline: 0:00 Drone intro and Map 2:15 Matejuška Port 4:39 Trumbiceva Obala 6:40 Riva Promenade 12:11 Ferry Terminal 20:11 Marmontova Ulica 21:33 Fish Market 26:35 Ulica kralja Tomislava 30:20 Golden Gate & Gregory of Nin 32:41 Hrvojeva Ulica 33:56 Silver Gate 37:15 Riva Promenade 40:01 Trg Brace Radic (Fruit Square) 42:35 Narodna trg (People’s Square) 49:21 The One-time Convent of Santa Maria de Taurello 54:51 Morpurgova Poljana 57:24 Trg braće Radić (Fruit Square) 58:26 The remains of the Church of St. Michael 1:04:37 Peristyle Court 1:05:41 Vestibul 1:14:35 Triclinium (Diocletian’s Dining Room) 1:20:40 Diocletian’s Mausoleum & Cathedral 1:25:56 Undergound Market 1:31:59 Hrvojeva Street Market 1:32:39 Green Market 1:37:21 Silver Gate 1:41:02 Iron Gate 1:41:55 Narodni trg (People’s Square) 1:46:20 Golden Gate 1:52:21 Carrarina Poljana 1:57:03 Peristyle Square 1:58:11 Temple of Jupiter 1:59:05 Let Me Pass Lane 2:01:50 Trg braće Radić (Fruit Square) 2:03:04 Riva Promenade 2:06:24 Platz der Republik 2:08:13 Marmontova Ulica 2:11:48 Matošića Ulica 2:14:10 Ulica ban Mladenova 2:16:01 Senjska Ulica 2:20:34 Prva vidilica na Marjanu 2:29:01 Seaside Promenade

Sunday Morning Stories: News Headlines From London, Athens & Istanbul

Emma Nelson, Charles Hecker and Terry Stiastny unpack the weekend’s biggest talking points. Plus, Tyler Brûlé in Athens, Hannah Lucinda Smith in Istanbul and Monocle 24’s Andrew Mueller with a Eurovision update.

Front Page: The New York Times – October 23, 2022


Using Adoptions, Russia Turns Ukrainian Children Into Spoils of War

Thousands of Ukrainian children have been transferred to Russia. “I didn’t want to go,” one girl told The New York Times from a foster home near Moscow.

For Trump’s Backers in Congress, ‘Devil Terms’ Help Rally Voters

In vilifying tweets and speeches, G.O.P. lawmakers who contested the election have far outpaced other Republicans and Democrats in fueling polarization.

Fears Over Fate of Democracy Leave Many Voters Frustrated and Resigned

As democracy frays around them, Republicans and Democrats see different culprits and different risks.

Views: The Scarborough & Whitby Railway Route In North Yorkshire, England

ScarboroughTourist – The Scarborough & Whitby Railway was a railway line from Scarborough to Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. The line followed a difficult but scenic route along the North Yorkshire coast.

The line opened in 1885 and closed in 1965 as part of the Beeching Axe. The route, now a multi-use path, is known as “The Cinder Track”

The track was subsequently lifted in 1968, although speculation about a potential potash mine near Hawsker meant that the track from there to Whitby remained in place until 1972.

The line is now used as a bridleway for cycles, pedestrians and horses, known as the “Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail”, “Scarborough to Whitby Cinder Track”, or simply “The Cinder Track”.

In the 1980s an area of the former line in the Northstead district of Scarborough was briefly used as football and cricket pitches.

In 2018 plans to spend £3.5 million to repair and improve the Cinder Track were backed by the borough council. The plans would see the route resurfaced, drainage improved and the creation of a new management body to oversee the development of the track. There is also the possibility of introducing a visitor centre, cafe and pay and display parking to generate ongoing funding to maintain the route. Work upgrading the track began in January 2020 and the first stage is now complete.