Want To See a Polar Bear? Just Follow the Bones

Originally posted on Longreads:
In Kaktovik, Alaska, dozens of polar bears take advantage of the bone pile—the remains of this community’s yearly quota of bowhead whales, which locals butcher right on the shore—to supplement meager summertime hunting. The bone pile is also a bounty for locals like hunter and guide Robert Thompson, who’s booked solid… Continue reading Want To See a Polar Bear? Just Follow the Bones

Scenes & Shots from Jezez: Mucho Mosto, Mucho Arte – Alotta Mosto, Alotta Art

Originally posted on Lives and Times:
If fino wine – crisp, dry, elegant – is Jerez’s summer time drink of choice, then mosto – duller and flatter it is true, but fruity and flavoursome it is is also a fact – is perfect for a mid-winter Sunday session amongst the vines and amidst flowing flamenco rhymes.  Mosto is, basically,… Continue reading Scenes & Shots from Jezez: Mucho Mosto, Mucho Arte – Alotta Mosto, Alotta Art

Exploring La Sauceda, Spain: A Town Wiped off the Map by Fascism

Originally posted on Lives and Times:
It is July 1936, Spain, and a long-planned military conspiracy aims to dislodge from power a democratically elected government. Aircraft fly in mercenaries from abroad, troops are mobilised across the country, and a war begins. In Spain’s southern-most province, Cadiz, the war was hardly waged and the democracy’s defeat… Continue reading Exploring La Sauceda, Spain: A Town Wiped off the Map by Fascism

Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico, Art of the Oaxaca region-Monte Albán

Originally posted on ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind:
A general view of the archaeological site of Monte Albán (Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán municipality, southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico) from the Middle Preclassic to Terminal Classic Periods (500 BCE – 1000 AD). Monte Albán Site plan of Monte Albán. Besides the Central Mexican plateau, another area that… Continue reading Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico, Art of the Oaxaca region-Monte Albán