Arabic/Chinese calligraphy intersects at a Chinese Muslim temple in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia - Oct 2012
Camels!!!!! Inner Mongolia, Oct 2012
Desert Dunes - inner mongolia - october 2012
Lamassary (Monastery) in inner mongolia - October 2012
the grasslands of Inner Mongolia - October 2012
Torpids (Oxford end of term intercollegiate crew races) go Magdalen! (not sure if people really ever say that) Hilary Term 2013 (almost a year ago now!)
Oh no, I would have loved to help you with this! I’m so sorry - I just wasn’t checking my blog that often this summer and I’m no longer in New York. Have you managed to find them? Good luck! Let me know - I might be able to ask a friend.
Wandering around colonialism: we came across these structures that were tributes to the 1492 voyages of Columbus and to Isabella and Fernando. Madrid celebrates in a way I don’t approve of. History is history, though.
"Birds converge on abandoned stroller"
old European architecture is just so fun, isn’t it?
Me too, Audrey. Me too.
Madrid 2013: the city skyline from the top of the Royal Post Office/Palacio de Cibeles
One of my favourite things about this summer has been the New York Public Library. Outdoor reading room at Bryant Park and the Rose Reading Room are great, that’s expected. But the most incredible thing is that I can get ANY book amongst the 15,634,320 books in the NYPL catalogue delivered to ANY library location - including the one INSIDE my subway station! WHAT IS THIS PARADISE!?! I do not know what to do with all the riches bestowed upon me.
(pictured: eclectic fourth of july long weekend reading)