Puget Sound, Washington
submitted by: millivedderphotography, thanks!
pollytree asked:

Hi there! I am looking into volunteer programs in Central America for later this year. I have heard so many mixed reports about how good these programs actually are. I was wondering if any of your followers have had experience with these programs and could recommend any organisations to volunteer with? Thanks!

Okay I’m gonna post to let people answer - who has volunteer experience in Central America?


   Church Street, Rye, East Sussex, England.
   I am home (to the internet as well) after the holiday of happy happy happiness that will live in my heart forevermore. **dreamy sigh**
   Really, it was all as lovely as this photograph. I cannot even formulate one of my silly neologisms to describe it. (my photo)

   King’s Bench Walk, Middle Temple, London. (my photo)
   Visiting the Inns of Court:

   The Inns of Court are only open 12.30-3:00 in the afternoons, M-F, no bank holidays, so plan to be there at noon. The entrance to Middle Temple Lane is just where the Strand becomes Fleet Street, to your right if you’re walking towards Fleet Street. You will think you aren’t allowed to enter because a long barrier reading NO ACCESS or something like that stretches beneath the entrance archway, and there is a man sitting inside a booth like a sentry on the lookout for eager explorers. It definitely puts you off.
   Rest assured, however, that the sign is for CARS (they may not enter) You are free to stroll past Scary Man, as long as you are properly dressed (no trainers/tennis shoes, hoodies, that sort of thing) and you must behave yourself in a very dull fashion or they will throw you out. You cannot shout or run around or ride a bicycle or spin like a top and cartwheel across the gardens in a short skirt. These are LAW COURTS! You must behave. You won’t care, though, because the place is so fabulous even I behaved myself and that is extremely unexpected.
   Inner Temple and Middle Temple are connected by a multitude of labyrinthine passageways and courtyards and Narnian portals and the allotted two and a half hours will pass very very quickly. My BFF and I went to Inner and Middle Temples one day and Lincoln’s Inn and Gray’s Inn (the other two) the next.
   Lincoln’s Inn is easily reached from the Gothic Revival glory that is the Royal Courts of Justice building, on the other side of the street (the Strand). Follow the enormous building until you can turn left up Chancery Lane, which may be my favourite street in the whole city it is EXTREMELY EXCELLENT! Walk up and down that first (you’ll see the back of the Tudor Lincoln’s Inn building- it’s the oldest of the law courts, founded in 1422); then at the bottom of the street turn into Carey Street and begin your explorations into glory.
   Gray’s Inn is north of Lincoln’s in Holborn, and isn’t as attractive or thrilling as the other three; but the others I would rate my number-one- can’t-miss London attraction. 

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Sirmione, Italy (by Lior. L)
Beauty of Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey | by Steffi-Helene
Prague, Czech Republic | by Ioana_Lungu

Rainbow in the Frozen Falls (By Jessi Kingan)

Palau Rock Islands from the air || aussieSkiBum


in the aeroplane over the sea of fog. photos by (click pic) jennifer gormley, amanda travers and joe nevins above new york, sharpmagunda above chicago, and the london metropolitan police over london. 

(see also: similar posts of fog from my previous blog)


In the Shadow of Giants «explored» (by mpb11)
A third view of the picturesque church of St. Magdalena in the Val di Funes, Italy. The hills are covered in yellow dandelions and those jagged peaks in the background are the Dolomites.

the Okavongo Delta - Botswana | lostin4tune - Thanks for 500’000+ views

Skokomish (By bennetroper)
Opaque  by  andbamnan