This greeted me while having breakfast this morning.
No photoshopping on this one, the only “cheating” I did was climb up into the attic to get a better view.
Washington Post (free registration required): The Grander Canyon. “Forget the crowded South Rim. At little-known Tuweep, it’s just you and the view.” By Julian Smith.
His experience at Grand Canyon sounds similar to our visit their during our last trip to the USA in 2002. We had a spare day near the end of the trip and decided to spend it hiking down into the Canyon from the South Rim. We didn’t risk trying to hike down to the river and back up in a single day (which must be torture in August), but opted for a lesser known trail that leads to Horseshoe Mesa. We started early (between 7 and 8 am, if I remeber correctly), hiked down for a couple of hours, then rested before climbing back up. We reached the top again around four in the afternoon and met less than ten people during the day. The hike was quite strenuous, but very rewarding.
The paintings of Rob Gonsalves remind me of M. C. Escher and René Magritte. Take a look!
Links via MetaFilter and Ask MeFi.
Cooking for Engineers has a very cool (albeit somewhat geeky) visual way of diagramming recipes”, says Roland of VanEats fame. I like it!
Telepolis: Die unsichtbare Frau hinter Einstein.
Link via Schockwellenreiter vor ein paar Tagen, wenn ich mich recht entsinne.
Here’s an Ask MeFi thred about games to play on car trips, mostly for children. Also, Mom’s Minivan has more ideas for trips. Some of these games might come in handy for school trips.