From the weekend
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
Highlighted by Khanh Linh Nguyen in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (via readmill)
Some amazing photographs in this BBC magazine feature on urban exploring in Russian territories.
I adore Dutch photographer Gerco de Ruijter’s aerial shots. He attaches a film camera to a 30-foot pole or a kite to capture the incredible views.