“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” –Albert Einstein
- Photographer I’m Admiring: Elena Shumilova, for her beautiful images of children and dogs. I first discovered Elena’s photography on Flickr where every one of her photos stands out. There an atmosphere, story, and uniqueness to her photos. You always know without looking which photos are hers.
- World Press Photo’s best nature shots of 2016. The photos on the rhino poaching wars in South Africa are heartbreaking.
- And an article about a rhinoceros killed at a zoo near Paris for its horn. The most valuable appendage in the world of illegal wildlife trade are rhino horns. They are even more valuable than elephant ivory. Learn more about the illegal trade through this Fresh Air interview with Bryan Christie, and read his investigative report at National Geographic. It’s not pretty; you’ve been warned.
- I collect book lists, and I loved this collection of the top 20 travel books at Telegraph. The list includes iconic books like On the Road by Jack Kerouac and Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck, but also has fiction and several books I’ve never heard of. Happy reading!
- What I’m Watching: Makato Shinkai’s movie, Your Name. He is considered by many to be the next Hayao Miyazaki, and I agree. I adored this movie. Don’t miss it.
- What I’m reading: I just finished Alain de Botton’s The Course of Love. It’s a fiction book with a non-fiction narrative, and a must read for anyone who is or wants to be in a relationship. Which is everyone…whether you want to admit it or not 🙂
- My favorite Siesta Doors photo this week. Read more about my Siesta Doors project here. I’m in Singapore and have slowed down on this project for the moment. But don’t worry, I’ll still be sharing a few new ones every week.