Striving for brevity, wit, & soul. Not necessarily in that order.

 

Slovenia was an awesome 4th of July destination, I’m really behind on my Internetting.

Counties Galway and Clare make for an excellent weekend in Ireland.

Sintra may have well been plucked from a fairy tale; estates so majestic it’s hard to imagine they used to be ‘just’ residences.

Lisboa: Lisbon is a city composed of mosaics and pastries, interspersed with public transit. Quite lovely place and people.

Barcelona is such a culturally rich city, 10 photos can’t begin to serve as a highlight reel.

thegongshow:

Bits, please meet atoms. Atoms, bits.  You will have a long and interesting relationship together over the next 10 years.

davemorin:

Russian subway now accepting 30 squats as payment for ride

A day visiting the White Cliffs of Dover and a stop into Canterbury.

Hungary is gritty, beautiful, and chock full of history. The people, paprika, and HUF are all wonderful as well.

historical-nonfiction:

A Pythagorean cup looks like a normal drinking cup, except that the bowl has a central column in it. It was supposedly invented by Pythagoras of Samos (yes, that one). It allows the user to fill the cup with wine up to a certain level. If the user fills only to that level, the imbiber may enjoy a drink in peace. If, however, the user gets greedy, the cup dumps all the wine into the unfortunate victim’s lap.

historical-nonfiction:

A Pythagorean cup looks like a normal drinking cup, except that the bowl has a central column in it. It was supposedly invented by Pythagoras of Samos (yes, that one). It allows the user to fill the cup with wine up to a certain level. If the user fills only to that level, the imbiber may enjoy a drink in peace. If, however, the user gets greedy, the cup dumps all the wine into the unfortunate victim’s lap.