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The Glorious, Almost-Disconnected Boredom of My Walk in Japan | WIRED
Craig Mod on his long walk; his descriptions of the nature of all-encompassing boredom remind me of hiking the Pembrokeshire coastal path, alone, and how your thoughts change as you slip into walking as your primary focus.
craigmod  japan  walking  travel  meditation  boredom 
9 days ago by infovore
The Technium: The Clock in the Mountain
"In contrast to the human-scale of the prototype, the Clock in the mountain will be monumental, almost architectural in scale. It will be roughly 200 feet tall. Located under a remote limestone mountain in the Sierra Diablo Mountain range in Texas, it will require a day’s hike to reach its interior gears. Just reaching the entrance tunnel situated 1500 feet above the high scrub desert will leave some visitors out of breath, nicked by thorns, and wondering what they got themselves into." Beautiful; not only that they're building it, but that pilgrimage is practically built into the design. "You wind the clock by walking", as it were.
longnow  clock  pilgrimage  hiking  walking 
june 2011 by infovore
Walk: North Downs Ridge Circular Walk
This is a nice little route, and a great hill for messing around on in the middle of it.
walking  surrey  hills  reigate 
april 2011 by infovore
Tell My Mom Not To Worry (Maine) : Ben Benvie Photography
Ben Benvie hiked all 2000miles+ of the Appalachian Trail, and took his camera. These are his pictures from Maine, the final state of the trail, and it just looks brilliant. I am not sure I could do this, but the appeal is enormous.
hiking  walking  america  mountains  appalachiantrail  photography 
november 2010 by infovore
Canterbury Tales - a set on Flickr
A beautiful thing James did; not sure how I missed this at the time.
flickr  walking  chaucer  jameswallis 
february 2010 by infovore
Annapurna Moonrise: Night Photography at Base Camp
"There is a rhythm to hiking, as there is in walking. And once you find the cadence — after a day or two — your mind empties. All your social obligations related to work and friends and life are muted. They aren’t gone: they just no longer require your direct attention. There is a shocking beauty to this silence. It’s as if every day of our lives is filled with a white noise. And suddenly, in the presence of these unbelievable peaks, the noise is gone." Lovely pictures, but, more to the point, strong truth, from Craig Mod.
walking  hiking  photography  silence  quiet 
february 2010 by infovore
Four Walks
"I did a set of four walks in Austria; two long ones, two short ones. I did some "daystreaming" where using bits of technology I was updating my location, status and pictures as I walked." Ambient information gathering, whilst taking in the outdoors, and all for charity. Lovely.
walking  streaming  ambient  data  hiking  christhorpe 
november 2009 by infovore
"From 30th June to 25th August, I'll be following a route across Scotland from the south western tip of Mull to the outskirts of Edinburgh, as charted in Chapters 14–27 of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Kidnapped’." I remember talking to Tim about this at BookCamp; it's great to see it in-the-world.
books  literature  maps  walking  media  kidnapped  stevenson  timwright 
july 2009 by infovore
Great London walks - Time Out London
"Explore London on foot with our suggestions for some great capital walks, including riverside rambles, architectural adventures, even the odd pub crawl." A useful page to bookmark.
london  uk  walking  guide  cities  tours 
june 2009 by infovore
Joyce Walks because somewhere sometimes it's always bloomsday
"Joyce Walks is a psychogeographical art project which generates walking maps for any city in the world based on remapping routes from Ulysses allowing users to create a mashup of their own walk to be shared with other users both on the Joyce Walks site and as embeddable maps on any site."
maps  psychogeography  joyce  ulysses  walking  mapping  surreal 
october 2008 by infovore :: Go for a walk
"When faced with a roblem you want to solve, or even to find out where the real problems are in the first place, try what the native americans called the Medicine Walk." I've been doing this a lot recently, and the pairing tip is spot-on.
process  practice  productivity  walk  walking  meditiation  calm 
april 2008 by infovore

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