Complete escapism in incredible Iceland. As my partner and I sat on the black sands of Reynisfjara beach, listening to our guide tell the tale of the Reynisdrangar rocks, a 20-strong Japanese photography group wandered past, taking pictures of the otherworldly basalt rock formations, the oil slick-like pewter sea (and, finally, us) with their telephoto lenses.
Photographic Escapism: An Interview with Richard Gaston. Richard Gaston records nature the way he sees it—an escapist dream right here on earth.
“We cannot accept submissions from professional photographers,” says an email from a photo blog manager. It is a pleasant surprise to Richard Gaston, who considers his title “open to interpretation.” He thinks of photography as more than just a calling-card credential. Anna Pavord: 'Gardening brings a joy both physical and metaphysical'
Gardening is an escapism of sorts.
By doing it, we make a cloak to throw around ourselves, a screen that softens the impact of the harsher world beyond. Meet the people living in isolation. Sculptor Turns Rain, Ice And Trees Into 'Ephemeral Works' New Lives in the Wild: Ben Fogle to film the next series in the UK. The second part of the third series of New Lives in the Wild returns tonight, with traveller Ben Fogle off to Laos, the Appalachian Mountains, the Mekong River and the Australian outback.
Here, he meets some extraordinary people who’ve swapped the rat race for secluded lifestyles. “In this series I met my favourite wild person of all time,” explains Fogle. Barbra Walker (originally from Switzerland) lives in the Australian outback alone. Thriving in one of the harshest, most arid environments known to man, she endures 50 degree temperatures, and has only the company of a bunch of rehabilitated kangaroos and some wild horses.
“I went to stay with her and I really think people are going to absolutely love her,” says Fogle. Walker originally lived in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia with her husband – when he died she had to bury him with her own hands. Photographic Escapism: An Interview with Richard Gaston. Banker swaps £75k-a-year job for a bamboo hut on remote island in Laos. Jon Watkinson used to be a City banker earning £75k a yearHe used to dread waking up and hating commuting with 'grey ghosts' At the age of 27, he gave up job and home to travel South East Asia Visited island of Don Det in Mekong River, Laos and decided to stayHad to build his own bamboo hut to live in and hunts for foodLoves his new life and his trust in humanity 'has been restored by locals'Only thing he misses about the UK is friends and family he left behind By Lucy Waterlow for MailOnline Published: 11:53 GMT, 19 July 2015 | Updated: 11:12 GMT, 20 July 2015 A banker who used to earn more than £75,000 a year and live in a plush apartment in London gave it all up at the age of 27 to find a more peaceful way of life on a remote island.
Jon Watkinson, now 31, bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok four years ago and, after travelling around South East Asia, chose to settle on the island of Don Det in the middle of the Mekong River in Southern Laos. Goodbye Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook... Ed Sheeran is taking a break from soci... Singer Ed Sheeran is taking a break from social media to get back to normality.
The 24-year-old Brit is known for his regular Twitter and Instagram posts, landing him over 20 million followers online. With his busy agenda at the moment including promoting his documentary movie Jumpers for Goalposts, Ed has decided he needs a relaxation period and has a well-deserved timeout from technology coming up. “I’ll put a post out saying, ‘I’m with friends and family - if you love me you’ll allow me to disappear for a few months and I’ll speak to you in a bit,'" he told Britain's The Sun newspaper.
“I think a break for me is coming off my phone, social media and emails. "I am constantly on my phone, texting, replying to emails, on Twitter, on Snapchat, on Facebook. Thermal Glass Igloos Offer Views of the Northern Lights at Finland's Hotel Ka... A romantic night under the stars is one thing, but a crystal clear view of the Northern Lights from your own private igloo is definitely another treat entirely.
The Igloo Village of Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland boasts 20 thermal glass igloos that allow visitors to enjoy incredible views of the Aurora Borealis from the warmth and comfort of their own hut. Each glass igloo is fitted with thermal glass walls and ceilings, that insulate the interior to keep it warm and cozy at night. The glass also contains a frost preventative, maintaining crystal clear panoramic views even when temperatures outside drop to -22 degrees fahrenheit. Fitted for two people, the igloos are small enough to be efficiently heated without consuming too much energy. One of the world’s seven natural wonders, Aurora Borealis results from the collision of gaseous particles from the earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun.
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