Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, Rock Stacking, August 2022 (Some rights reserved) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 2016 on the northbound side of Interstate 15 near the southern, southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard, about 30 miles from the Vegas Strip. One of our Las Vegas faves, this installation of 30-feet …

Lighthouse

Photo: Ron Mader, Byron Bay (Some rights reserved) Lighthouse = a tower or other structure containing a beacon light to warn or guide ships at sea FeaturesMoving the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Celebrations: National Lighthouse Day (USA)Observed annually on August 7, National Lighthouse Day honors the beacon of light that for hundreds of years symbolized safety …

08 • August • Agosto

Photo: Bill Ingols/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Perseids (Some rights reserved) What’s on the calendar in August? Aug 9, International Day of the World’s Indigenous PeopleAug 9-14, Perseid Meteor ShowerAug 12, World Elephant Day, Youth DayAug 14, Navajo Code Talkers Day (USA)Aug 15, Independence Day (India)Aug 25, Founder’s Day, National Park Service (USA) National Heritage …

Land Art

Photo: CSP67, Jetty (Some rights reserved) Land art = a genre of sculpture that involves moving earth to create a large-scale immersive experience for viewers. HeadlinesSean J Patrick Carney on Land art and American entropy Embedded Tweets WikipediaLand art Places Planeta.com

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Photo: Joe Ross (Some rights reserved) Albuquerque, New Mexico – Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – balloonfiesta.com – is held annually at Balloon Fiesta Park. 2022 marks 50 years for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Dates: October 1-9. “An event like no other.” Hashtag: #balloonfiesta According to Balloon Fiesta officials, more than 872 balloon pilots applied …

Street Art

Photo: Secretaría de Cultura CDMX, Conafe 50 años: un diálogo con nuestra historia (Some rights reserved) Street art = Visual art created in public locations Also see: public art, murals Headlines‘Corona town’: Cuban graffiti depicts anguish, urges courage – ReutersMelbourne is famous for its laneway street art. But artists work in a ‘grey area’ — …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster Aotearoa New Zealand – Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and public usage. Māori Language Week is celebrated annually in September …

El Foco

Screenshot Mexico City – Friends recommend watching El Foco, a walking tour (and in 2020, bike tours!) of the streets, neighborhoods, legends, and historical sites led by Hector de Mauleon (@hdemauleon) and Viveka Duncan (@VekaDuncan). Viva the slow adventures. Appointment viewing for the lucky, the program airs Sundays, 5pm on ADN40. Quickly the episodes are …

Milpa

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) As part of our features on the global lexicon, we would encourage you to cheer and share: milpa. Milpa = Elsewhere on the WebMilpa Gráfica: un homenaje al maíz y su cultura a través del arte TranslatingMaya: koolMazahua: tjööMixteca: itzzuOtomí: huähiPurépecha: tarhetaTotonaco: takuxtuTzotzil: yaxcolTarahuma: ichírariZapoteco: guela or cue DefinitionsMilpa is …

Parades

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Parade = a public procession, especially one celebrating a special day or event and including marching bands and floats Translating: ParadeSpanish: DesfileScots Gaelic: Caismeachd Embedded Tweets WikipediaParade Planeta