Thursday, 23 June 2011

tree huggers

The size and scale of the festival is impossibly huge!
the numbers of people that attend are equivalent to the totality of city as Liverpool debunking to a farm and setting up a village of canvas. Glastonbury is super-enormous.
with over 50 stages and 1000’s of performers everyone’s Glastonbury will be very different, but one thing is assured; no matter how much rain, mud, sunburn, or hot spiced cider induced hangovers you incur, Glastonbury will leave you with more memories, more moments of life affirming goodness than you could ever have just going to gigs and concerts
Here’s just a few stats to give you some idea of the massive scale we are talking about:-
  • Area of Site – 1,100 acres (that's the equivalent of more than 500 football pitches)
  • Length of Fence - 8 miles
  • Number of Stages - at least 60!
  • Number of Catering outlets - Nearly 500
  • Number of Toilets - Over 4,300 cubicles & 700 metres of urinals
  • Number of Rubbish Bins – 17,000
  • Number of Punters' Tents - 76,000
  • Number of Tickets Sold - 137,500
  • Total Site Capacity - 177,500 (children under 13, police and officials not included), or to put it into perspective, the same population as a city the size of Norwich or Sunderland!!! 

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Sunday, 12 June 2011

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli
 “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

 “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” – Elizabeth Drew

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe”……Anatole France

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca
“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon

“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – Lillian Smith

 “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

 “Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – Freya Stark

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

 “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” – Paul Theroux

 “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G. K. Chesterton

“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman

“A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins

pictures - carcassonne, france
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber
 “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

 “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

 “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

 “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

 “The journey not the arrival matters.” – T. S. Eliot

 “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

″A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi

″A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi
 “When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” – D. H. Lawrence

 “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

 “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller


Why I like to travel: to learn and grow, to challenge myself, stretch my limits and foster an appreciation of both the world at large and the chair waiting in front of the woodstove back home.

 “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
 “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

 “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac

 “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb

 “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

“Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” – Aldous Huxley

 “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Anja Kroencke

Born in Vienna. After graduating from a textile art school in Vienna, she worked as a graphic designer and art director for a design company and an advertising agency. She moved to New York in 1994, and after working as a design director, she started to focus on illustration. Since 1997, she has been active as an illustrator. Her work done for the cover of New York Times Style Selection in 1997 was awarded a silver prize in the category of Society of Newspaper Design, as well as a Distinctive Merit Award. Appreciation of her award-winning carrier includes Award of Excellence by Communication Arts in 2000 and 2001. She was featured in Fashion Illustration Now (published by Thames & Hudson) as well as in the Sept/Oct issue of Communication Arts in 2001. In 2004, Pucci Mannequin started to sell mannequin characters design by Anja. She lives in Soho of New York City, with her husband and two cute daughters. Her lifestyle has been featured in American magazines. She was selected as one of the mature and sexy sophisticated women in NYC, for the April 25 issue of a Japanese magazine Croissant.

I like her illustrations very much. It seems so simple and elegant.