I doodled San Antonio for March 6th, so figured I’d color it. No, I have no idea how to draw greying hair. OTL But here she is in color, Alejandra Rosa Navarro Seguín.
Hardly, well what I mean is, that’s not all I do as an archeologist. When you aren’t digging you’re doing field reports…basically paperwork of your findings. Some months I do that, while others I’ll just teach classes. I worked at a museum once, but that wasn’t very entertaining.
Asheville, NC: Carolina Lane. You’ve been here. You’ve always been here, right?
Can you believe that top mural is the back of a parking deck? And wow. Even the dumpster has been graffitied! And yes, I threw in the top line when I saw the twins. XD
Asheville, NC: Chicken Alley. The long wall of stylized graffiti and mural attempts.
These are some of the real gems to the place. This part of the alley ends up at Carolina Lane at the top. There is so much colorful, chaotic cool stuff going on here. I like a lot of things on this wall.
Asheville, NC: Chicken Alley
These aren’t the main murals and bits of graffiti that really define these two alleyways downtown, but they’re interesting to view. I especially like that piano garage door. :)
I will say this though, there are security cameras viewing people back there, so if anyone wants to even consider spray painting anything, I’d ask the local owners of these buildings about it first! I just don’t want any of you in jail because you felt adventurous one night! And I don’t have bail money for y’all either. I mean some buildings don’t look like they mind, but others do. Just get a general consensus first.
FESTIVAL DE LA CALLE OCHO
Calle Ocho is where different ethnic communities wear colors or flags representing pride in their heritage. Flags from Colombia to Nicaragua to Puerto Rico to Costa Rica and even Ireland flood the streets. Foods from different countries are usually sold, and popular music like reggaeton, salsa, bachata and merengue can be heard through the festival.
In 1977 tensions among Miami’s different ethnic groups were running high. Eight Cuban-Americans, mostly from the Kiwanis of Little Havana, were trying to come up with ideas to address the situation. They considered a bicycle race on SW Eighth Street (Calle Ocho). It was turned down because the organizers feared that it would pit one ethnic group against another. Willy Bermello came up with the idea of doing something similar to the block parties and street festivals of Philadelphia. Calle Ocho was born .
The festival takes place between 27th Ave and 4th Ave along Southwest 8th Street. Over 30 stages and hundreds of street vendors participate in the live music street festival now in its 3rd decade. Calle Ocho earned an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records when 119,986 people formed the world’s longest conga line on March 13, 1988.
In 2010, the Florida legislature identified the Calle Ocho-Open House 8 festival as the official state festival (x)
Gurung Honey Hunters by Andrew Newey
Photographer Andrew Newey documented the ancient tradition of honey hunting in central Nepal. Perched precariously on rope ladders, honey hunters risk their lives to gather the honey, using only long sticks known as tangos to knock the honeycomb off the Himalayan cliffside and into baskets, which are then lowered to the ground.