The Death of Stalin

[Armando Iannucci • 2017]
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SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA GRAFFITI: NEGUS

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THERE ARE SO MANY PROLIFIC GRAFFITI WRITERS IN SAN JOSE; THEIR PIECES ARE EVERYWHERE! HERE ARE 10 PIECES FROM NEGUS. TO SEE MORE OF THIS ARTIST’S WORK https://www.instagram.com/negus_artevida/
FEB-APR2019. SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA. 
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april in argyle

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SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA GRAFFITI: DUNK Pt. 1

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There are so many prolific graffiti writers in San Jose; their pieces are everywhere! Here are 10 pieces from DUNK. To see more of this artist’s work: https://www.instagram.com/_dunkest/

feb-apr2019. san jose, costa rica. 

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SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA GRAFFITI: NEUR Pt. 1

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THERE ARE SO MANY PROLIFIC GRAFFITI WRITERS IN SAN JOSE; THEIR PIECES ARE EVERYWHERE! HERE ARE 10 PIECES FROM DUNK. TO SEE MORE OF THIS ARTIST’S WORK: https://www.instagram.com/n32lt/
feb-apr2019. san jose, costa rica. 
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Thor: Ragnarok

[Taika Waititi • 2017]
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The Wild Horses of the Namib

Dawn crept in across the desert plain catching the gossamer dust clouds in a golden light.  The spellbinding scene cast a sense of elation as the wild horses drew closer.   We were at the Garub viewing terrace following their trail in anxious anticipation as they neared the borehole water site.  We’d heard that they were in reasonable shape after low rainfall had resuscitated the grass and foraging opportunities had improved.  Small family groups kept together, and we could make out the figures of two small foals.   Lone stallions came from different directions keeping a distance from the small herds.

They are recognised as a separate breed, the “Namibs” after 100 or so years of their blood lines merging through natural selection across the generations.   Elegant and long-limbed, they’re handsome creatures.  Living free on the plains of the eastern edge of the Namib-Nauklauft desert, has it’s challenges.  Their story of survival in this unforgiving environment is one that evokes awe, but are the odds stacked against them as their numbers dwindle and predation by the spotted hyaena is a continued threat?

To be continued …..

 

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Earth Day: For Whom the Bell Tolls?

 

Today we’re marking the 49th Earth Day after it’s inception in 1970.  Celebrations?!  It should be a wake up call, an urgent clarion call to action right round the globe!  Let us not kid ourselves the environment is in a deteriorating state and we’re killing Earth’s creatures.

Scenes are pictured at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where beaches are littered with plastic and storm strewn fishing gear from nets to piles of rope, fish traps.  Recent whale carcasses washed up near Buffels Bay and another on the Atlantic side near the Tommy T Tucker shipwreck.

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SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA: UNDERNEATH THE INSANE ASYLUM (21 Pilots, Pt. 4)

THE SOUNDTRACK TO MY THREE MONTHS OF LIVING IN COSTA RICA HAS BEEN ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY, THE 4 TWENTY ONE PILOTS’ ALBUMS: SELF-TITLED, VESSEL, BLURRYFACE, AND TRENCH. THIS UPCOMING 4-PART PHOTO SERIES WILL FEATURE CAPTIONS WITH THEIR LYRICS DESCRIBING AN EVEN DEEPER CONTEXTUALIZATION OF MY OVERALL PURE VIDA EXPERIENCE.

as it’s the fourth and final part of this series, i should probably mention that every photo in the entire series was shot from the hip. i never raised my camera to my eye. so, i never really knew what i was capturing until i got back to my room and went through them. 

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i can’t believe how much i hate. pressures of a new place roll my way. 
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no, we are not just graffiti on a passing train.
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this culture is a poacher of overexposure.
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i’ll morph to someone else. i’m just a ghost.
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hide you in my coat pocket, where i kept my rebel red. i felt i was invincible, you wrapped around my head.
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i’ve always been collected, calm, and chill. 
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i want you to follow me down to the bottom. underneath the insane asylum.
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sometimes i feel cold, even paralyzed. my interior world needs to sanitize.
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nice to know my kind will be on my side. i don’t believe the hype. and you know you’re a terrible sight. 
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i’m lighter when i’m lower. i’m higher when i’m heavy. 
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in city, i feel my spirit is contained
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i move slow, i want to stop time. 
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i’m sorry i did not visit. did not know how to take it. when your eyes did not know me. 
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i needed change of pace. couldn’t take the pace of change. 
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you’re loving on the psychopath sitting next to you. 
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you’re loving on the freakshow sitting next to you. 

apr19. San Jose, Costa Rica.

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HEREDIA, COSTA RICA: CITY OF FLOWERS

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Heredia is one of Costa Rica’s most historical cities. It was founded in 1705. Its nickname is “City of Flowers.”

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El Fortin, what’s left of an old Spanish fort.

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Cultural center, Escuela República de Argentina.

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Old Post Office.

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Monument to Volunteers: pays respect to those who served in the volunteerism movement of the 1860’s with the founding of The Red Cross and other organizations. 

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Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción. Standing since 1797.

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Old Colonial architecture.

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20apr19. San Jose, Costa Rica.

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