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There’s an area of Seoul which has managed to retain a lot of pre-war/colonial architecture, markedly different from a lot of the cookie-cutter buildings built nowadays: high ceilings, huge, wall-length windows, etc. Because the buildings are so old, they can’t be developed, which means elevators can’t be installed. This, in turn, means that the rent stays low, and it’s becoming the perfect place for artists and designers who can’t afford to be in, say, Hongdae.

We climbed to the top of this one, right in the heart of the city, built in 1937. We drank wine from red cups and enjoyed the cool breeze, a welcome retreat from the normally humid Seoul summer.

FRONT/CENTER: BIG NEWS IN LIP

We’re having a mouth-off moment.

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‎”the first week of august hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. the weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, & those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of august is motionless, & hot.”
—  natalie babbitt, tuck everlasting
My cousin has been having parties again!

I’ve actually been social! It’s not so bad when I go to his parties; I can actually talk to people and not be really awkward. I’m not sure why, but I feel super comfortable there. Everyone is really funny and nice. And there’s always some type of food. It’s really great. So, yeah, I had fun!

The days may not be so bright and balmy — yet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory. Over everything connected with Autumn, there lingers some golden spell — some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its mysterious power.
— Northern Advocate.

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Stonehenge is not alone: 7 ancient megaliths you’ve never seen
Positively looming with significance, the mysteriously arranged structure of Stonehenge is one of the world’s greatest wonders. But these odd stone arrangements can be found throughout the world in many shapes and sizes. Known as megaliths, these giant stones formed prehistoric structures in amazing (and perplexing!) feats of construction. Their purposes may be shrouded in mystery, but their remains add character and ancient beauty to landscapes across the globe, from the cold mountains of Russia to the balmy Mediterranean.