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We are all human beings

This is a great little cartoon from Zen Pencils to illustrate a quote by the Dalai Lama:

“When I meet people in different parts of the world I am always reminded that we are all basically alike. We are all human beings. Maybe we have different clothes, our skin is of a different colour, or we speak different languages. That is on the surface. But basically, we are the same human beings. That is what binds us to each other. That is what makes it possible for us to understand each other and to develop friendship and closeness.”

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Photo Album: The Waymarkers of Ouseburn

On my walks around the local neighbourhood I often come across artworks and curious sculptures that make me want to learn more about the area. The Waymarkers were created by Lewis Robinson in 2002 to mark the main routes through the Ouseburn valley. They’re made from steel and glass, and each one celebrates a different aspect of the industrial past and culture of the area. The route itself is marked by blue-green bottles lined up on walls or propped against railings, like this one:

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Street Art of Ouseburn

Wandering around Ouseburn you often come across unexpected things. As Zoe describes it in Addled, the area is “an evolving time capsule, an oasis of animals and art in the centre of town.” Here’s a glimpse of some of the most curious or arresting images I’ve stumbled across: (click pics for a closer look…)

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