Recommended Reading!

It’s Day 19 of the September Blogging Challenge and today is all about link love! I figured I’d share with you five blogs that I really enjoy reading – they have nothing to do with make up but they’ll give you a better insight into me as a person.

Blogs I visit – and why!

Dark Water: Take a Boat Ride Through a Flooded Museum
Dark Water: Take a Boat Ride Through a Flooded Museum

Weburbanist

I love this site. They feature daily articles on Urban Architecture, Art, Design, Travel, & Technology. It really feeds my interest in strange, abandoned places, cool new technology and interesting design trends that might form a new inspirational pathway for me. I also like them on Facebook so I see their new content pretty much straight away.

Strange Remains

Phrenology heads
Set of sixty miniature heads used in phrenology produced by William Bally in 1832. Image Credit: Science Museum, London via Wikipedia

To give you an idea of the kind of stuff this blog covers, just check out their navigation bar. ‘Forensic Science’, ‘Archaeology’, ‘History’, ‘Art and Ephemera’, and ‘Human Remains in the News’ are all there for the browsing! My current academic project involves delving into the depths of medical history, and examining its links with culture, so it’s perfect for kickstarting research, although it’s also just damn interesting if you like weird historical stuff (and I do).

Zooborns

Second Guanaco Birth of the Year in Prague. Photo Credits: Zoo Praha
Second Guanaco Birth of the Year in Prague. Photo Credits: Zoo Praha

This is probably the cutest website on the internet, and it’s dedicated to sharing photos of new arrivals in zoos all over the world. Whenever I’m having a bad day, or I’m sick of all the horrible news in the world, I pop over to Zooborns and go “awwwww” for a while, or at least until I feel a bit better about life. It’s difficult to feel awful when you’re looking at photos of cute baby animals, particularly those whose arrival herald a shift in fortunes for critically endangered species!

The Dabbler

The Slang Guide to London – The Jago
The Slang Guide to London – The Jago

Described as ‘The Culture Blog For Connoisseurs Of Everything’, its aim is “to bring you the unexpected, the arcane, the overlooked, the obscure, the hilarious and, above all, ceaseless torrents of brilliant original writing”. That should give you a good idea of what it covers, and again it satisfies my appetite for the weird and the downright odd!

Urban Ghosts Media

Abandoned Russian MiGs in an Obscure Moscow Aircraft Graveyard
Abandoned Russian MiGs in an Obscure Moscow Aircraft Graveyard

Much like WebUrbanist, Urban Ghosts has a tendency towards the abandoned and the weird, with categories called ‘Abandoned & Urbex’, ‘Art & Design’, ‘History & Folklore’, ‘Military’ and ‘Travel & Living’. It always features cool and interesting things, and is a particularly good read if you’re fascinated by abandoned spaces!

What blogs do you recommend?

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