Inhabitants of the 117 countries listed above found their way to this tiny, quiet little spot on the web. Wow, I had no idea… I think it’s great! thank you, I wish we could actually meet! 🙂
I studied the flags, the design, the colors, the meaning maybe? a few names spark an idea, a memory of sorts, a bit of information I picked up along the way.
South Korea, is that you Sunmi? How are you?? – Ghana, a great place to hide from cold winters – Papua New Guinea, I wrote about your Huli People, fabulous men! – A colleague moved to Myanmar, to start-up a car rental before they laid the roads – Ireland, careful not to get caught in the coach trail of roots seeking Americans and having to cue behind them in every other pub 😉 – United States, some really nasty characters are tucked away here, but also the birth ground of bright stars leading the way. Admiring it, disgusted by it, in short – Morocco, a world of scents and smells it seemed to me, a nose’s paradise – Russia, fascinating how it looks so much bigger on almost every map than it is in reality (read the post here) – India, I knew about the onion craze from experience but recently understood the effect of their love for the bulb vegetable on the Dutch economy through the Brexit roadblock at the harbor of Calais – it’s all connected.
But! A lot of countries I still know little of, and just seeing their tiny flags in my stats to me feels like an invitation, a conversation starter. I would love to know about all of these places, how is life with you?
A shout out to the one (and only) visitor from the British Virgin Islands, Guernsey, Moldova, Nepal, Bahamas, Myanmar and Mongolia – you are ahead of your countrymen, you found this spot first 🙂
(…) sorry for maybe replying a bit late, but doing nothing is not good for my motor I’m afraid. I do keep myself busy, you saw some stuff from the archive, but without the bustle of guests around, it feels like doing nothing. First night alone at home this year, my son hasn’t seen the UK this year, but tonight has gone to stay with a friend – it’s only me and Bonnie now. She just sleeps. No news – we’ll have a quiet christmas, as we had to cancel a visit to family because of the lock down – I bought a set of backgammon, just sitting quietly tonight, enjoying my home, playing music, I took a bath – first in more than a year. then I went to the roof – smoked a cigaret – took pictures here’s one I like
When asked Anja explained: “The world is swamped by images, we don’t see them anymore. When going through my archive of slides, trying to make it accessible, I grouped them, making stories. By singling images out, you can actually read them, associative and make them relevant. It is actually making stories for the archive – a way of filing my slides“.
and thank you for stopping by, taking an interest in my blog. I am the 'relentless hunter and gatherer of soothing beauty, great and small' behind these pages, which for now means: here you find the stuff that makes me think, that inspires me, that I envy and am passionate about. I would love to see or read your views too, so feel free to comment!