Musicians in Barcelona rehearsing before an audience of … plants.
Strange phenomena in Wiltshire! “What we’re seeing is two massive monuments with their territories. Other archaeologists, including Michael Parker Pearson at University College London, have suggested that, while Stonehenge, with its standing stones, was an area for the dead, Durrington, with its wooden structures, was for the living.”
Millie Ginnett is filling her time and getting her exercise by delivering used books to book-hungry people. She calls her endeavor the South London Book Swap.
My wife and I were talking the other day about what makes for beautiful interior spaces, and we decided that no domestic interior is truly beautiful unless it has been marked by the lives of the people living in it. The study of the late Sir Roger Scruton — as photographed by Rod Dreher — is beautiful:
And so, in a very different way, is the studio of Robin Rimbaud, AKA Scanner:
I guess I am always especially drawn to spaces where people work — which are exceptionally varied. Here’s E. B. White in his converted boathouse in Maine — a famous photo by Jill Krementz:
Only after I collected those images did I discover that there’s an entire Pinteresty industry devoted to collecting images of writers’ and artists’ studios. It’s kinda gross. But what the heck, here’s the reading & listening end of my study:
Finally, Malcolm just turned thirteen and is contemplating the wisdom that, as a teenager, he has accumulated: