Hilda Magazine ― prose, poetry, illustrations, photography, video, and music from a wide assortment contemporary artists. [contains some nude art images] [more inside]
Andre Gunther Photography ― The galleries of photographs are certainly beautiful, but this site shines also for its technique tutorials and camera reviews.
Cute quiz: Name the Simpsons characters. Also: US states, countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America, periodic table of elements. More.
Hurling, the national sport of
is known as the fastest
(mpeg) field sport. It is one of many Gaelic games unique to Ireland ,
collectively they are known as the GAA. The origin
of hurling date back at least 2000 years and is prevalent in many Irish legends
(rm). Playing hurling (wmv)
requires great skill
it’s described as cross between field
hockey and lacrosse,
but with the ability to hit the ball like a baseball into
the air. Equipment mainly consists of
the hurley and the sliothar
(ball), while many players wear helmets, many choose
not to. Every year, the All-Ireland
Championship is played in Croke Park
where the top two counties
compete. All hurlers are amateur athletes, there are no professionals. Its
popularity is on the rise in North
America as well as Europe.
The women's version of hurling is called camogie. Ireland
Photos by Martin - a gem of a site for vicarious travelers, it features wonderful, charming photos and fascinating stories from a guy who quit his job three years ago to travel the world. He credits global photojournalist Steve McCurry as an influence. I am such a fan of these photo travel narratives, professional and amateur alike - has anyone else discivered some special favorites?