Anonymous asked:

did your parents ever tell you why you were named liz? do you know what your name would've been if you'd been born male?

Actually yes, my name Elizabeth Anne was my mom’s two best friend’s middle names, although at the time she didn’t realize that it’s almost basically a law that if you’re name is Elizabeth your middle name has to be Ann/e. Like at least 80% of the Elizabeth’s I’ve known have Anne as a middle name, although mine at least ends in an -e, which I like. 

Considering my mom was barely 20 years old when I was born and it was the mid 80’s and I have a terrible last name (another reason she wanted me and my brother Nick/Nicholas to have ‘classical/traditional’ sounding names), I have to say I did pretty well in the name department, no complaints.

If I were a boy my name would have been Phillip Steven and no offense to the Phillips out there but it would have been awful with my last name and I’m glad I dodged that bullet.




Warm sunrise || Leonid Tit

Svartifoss, Iceand | by: { Tim James }

Sultan Qaboos Mosque - Oman (von khowaga1)

The Doll house 


5 Places to Visit in Central Africa:

Mile Six Beach, Cameroon

Although it’s not as well known as other more prominent surfing destinations around the world, Cameroon’s Mile Six Beach located in the Southwest province and lies along the coast of the South Atlantic Ocean, is renowned for its perfect surfing waves and far less crowded than other more popular surfing spots.

Boca de Inferno,  São Tomé and Príncipe

Translated into English as ‘Hell’s Mouth’, and with good reason, this impressive and absolutely astounding water sprout is described as, “is a natural phenomenon caused when the waves finds their way in to a narrow ravine that ends in a cave with a hole in the roof. The water is then forced up through the hole and creates a cascade of water that shoots up into the air.”

Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon, Gabon

A vast collection of Gabon’s rich history is housed in this wonderful museum located in the country’s capital city of Libreville.

The Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo

An incredible body of water is the world’s deepest river, and the second largest river in the world by volume of water discharged, the second-longest river in Africa and the fifth-longest river in the worldIt also wields more hydroelectric power potential than almost any other river in the world. It is a magnificent source of life - both for humans and the fauna that live in and surround it. Navigating the source of the river from the highlands and mountains of the East African Rift to where it ends and deposits itself in the South Atlantic Ocean will take you from when end of the DRC to the other. 

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

A once co-host city of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament, Equatorial Guinea’s captial city is located just off the mainland on Bioko island and whilst it doesn’t have a strong tourist culture and infrastructure, there’s much to do for the non-commercial tourist who appreciates local life in places not familiar to them.

December: Highlighting Travel and Exploration in Africa

P.S.: Before you travel anywhere, it is important to do your research on the place(s) you plan on visiting and make an informed decision on whether visiting there would be in your best interests, as well as that of the local community.

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(by Elena Laustsen)

Cheyenne River Valley by Bonny Fleming

Bucegi Mountains by ~Cristian Lee


10 Pictures that will Make You Fall in Love with Islamabad.

Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Located within the Islamabad Capital Territory the population of the city has grown from 100,000 in 1951 to 1.15 million as of 2011, making it the ninth largest city in the country. Below is the selection of 10 pictures that will make you fall in love with this great city.

  1. Centaurus Mall.
  2. Faisal Mosque.
  3. 7th Avenue Islamabad.
  4. PM House.
  5. View of Islamabad from Monal.
  6. Blue Area Islamabad.
  7. Pakistan Monument.
  8. Jinnah Super Market.
  9. Rawal Lake.
  10. Zero Point.

(via alex-nnisz)


Swallow's Nest in Yalta, Crimea. Aerial view by Serguei Fomine


   Foliage of Sussex: a red tree in Arundel, cottage gardens at East Dean, trellis in Amberley Castle courtyard (my photos)

   Sorry sorry my computer has not been working I will do better in July. I do not blame you if you do not believe this, since generally I am just being lazy, but it is actually true.

Opaque  by  andbamnan