Development and Culture
As a researcher I actively immerse myself within a culture (as opposed to simply being a voyeur to it).
Crucially, I like to have an understanding of the small things, as well as the big, as all too often; it’s the minute factors that make the greatest difference.
The world is in the detail.
There is an area north of Guiyang’s central Nanming that is markedly different from the rest of the city. The colours are brighter; blues, yellows and oranges splatter the buildings. It smells exotic; the spices are particularized. Unusual sounds can be heard -- the hum is different -- the energy too [...]
On the night of March 25th skywalker Vitaly Raskalov, photographer Vadim Mahorov, and a team of companions slipped past the security at Giza, just outside of Cairo and scaled the restricted walls of the Great pyramid of Khufu. They photo documented their ascent to the summit and less than 24 hours later Mahorov's photographs had gone viral [...]
"Are you alright Miss? You look like you've seen the wild-man!"
I jumped at suddenly being brought back to my senses. The heritage worker looked at me with a mixture of amusement and concern.
"Its just you've been up here for a long while, and the rest of your party is waiting in the gift shop" [...]