minorhistory has been traveling for all of time and I’m reblogging all her photos.
Ramadan in Istanbul
This guy has the task of waking everyone up to eat before sunrise. The tradition dates back to a time before iPhones and alarm clocks. The first night, I didn’t know what was happening. He came down our street at around 1.45am. Every night I watched him.
If you stay up late enough sometimes everyone will go to sleep and if it’s cool out all the windows will be open and you can see out at the block and the trees and the night sky and all you can hear is a train leaving downtown and it takes your heart right with it.
Hello, tumblr! As schools go back into session and everyone dusts off that binder they swear they’ll use for actual notes and organisation and definitely not skip any classes the whole year, we are gearing up for more poetry, more truth, and more importantly…HOSTING THIS YEAR’S…
Belfies (Belfast Selfies)
From Nicky Larkin:
The Belfast Selfie project also strives to present a new face of contemporary Belfast, different to the traditional, historically presented ideas of Belfast. Belfie subject’s names are not given, as even a name can identify and hence be troublesome in a city with such a fractured, sectarian past, such as Belfast. Each Belfie subject was chosen at random on the streets of Belfast city centre, and given only one simple direction - to look directly into the lens for a prolonged 30 second period.
These are wonderful.
Below are hours of ambient noise from various home and office environments that might enhance your own:
I am working from the bridge this morning.
I just finished reading Shirley Jackson’s beautiful terrifying Hangsaman; I will probably quote it at length here later. In the meantime enjoy the 1933 surrealist film The Blood of a Poet, which she references twice in the novel.
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