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WINNERS—Magnum Photography Awards 2017


Floating Seahorse, Dubai, January 2017. The Floating Seahorse is an underwater holiday villa at the Heart of Europe, a man-made archipelago 2.5 miles off Dubai. It features underwater bedrooms and bathrooms. By the time the ambitious project is complete, in 2018, there will be more than 125 floating villas, which cost as much as £2.2 million each. © Nick Hannes. Documentary Series Winner, Magnum Photography Awards 2017.

Source: WINNERS—Magnum Photography Awards 2017

The Old Cottagers by John Clare | First Known When Lost

The Old Cottagers

The little cottage stood alone, the pride
Of solitude surrounded every side.
Bean fields in blossom almost reached the wall;
A garden with its hawthorn hedge was all
The space between.  —  Green light did pass
Through one small window, where a looking-glass
Placed in the parlour, richly there revealed
A spacious landscape and a blooming field.
The pasture cows that herded on the moor
Printed their footsteps to the very door,
Where little summer flowers with seasons blow
And scarcely gave the eldern leave to grow.
The cuckoo that one listens far away
Sung in the orchard trees for half the day;
And where the robin lives, the village guest,
In the old weedy hedge the leafy nest
Of the coy nightingale was yearly found,
Safe from all eyes as in the loneliest ground;
And little chats that in bean stalks will lie
A nest with cobwebs there will build, and fly
Upon the kidney bean that twines and towers
Up little poles in wreaths of scarlet flowers.

There a lone couple lived, secluded there
From all the world considers joy or care,
Lived to themselves, a long lone journey trod,
And through their Bible talked aloud to God;
While one small close and cow their wants maintained,
But little needing, and but little gained.
Their neighbour’s name was peace, with her they went,
With tottering age, and dignified content,
Through a rich length of years and quiet days,
And filled the neighbouring village with their praise.

John Clare, in Edmund Blunden and Alan Porter (editors), John Clare: Poems Chiefly from Manuscript (Cobden-Sanderson 1920).

Source: First Known When Lost

Mandolin Orange – Lonesome Whistle – 11/2/2016 – Paste Studios, New York, NY – YouTube

Mandolin Orange – All I Have To Do Is Dream – YouTube

Mandolin Orange – Boots of Spanish Leather (Bob Dylan Cover) – Audiotree Live – YouTube

The Mammals “Culture War” (lyric video) – YouTube

The Mammals Old Plank Road mountain stage – YouTube