APRIL 19’ MONTHLY SELECTS
Another month another newsletter, a special one!
Finally! Fine Art Prints online shop is live! Every print has been carefully selected from all around the globe.
But what's most important is that, for every purchase, you not only support my work, you will donate 6% of the print total value to an NGO on the quest to save our planet! That's amazing!
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Did you miss previous month newsletter? Does sound interesting? Well, you can read all about that here March Selects
Let's dive into April's stories!
In Lake Tekapo we spent about 24h long, it was intense, yet we brought amazing memories from that place in New Zealand.
Terrific night skies, mind-blowing sunrise and fantastic area to roam around. Sure 24h isn't long enough, but we made the best out of it and this story is all about that!
Spring is here, well not really in Spain, but we thought it was the time to get abroad, usually, we like to get somewhere during this time of the year, its shoulder season, not too crowded, cheaper fares and weather normally respect us.
Destination: São Miguel, The Azores.
It had been on my list for a while now, glad we made it there. The island is truly a pearl, its natural gems, evergreen forests and rugged coastlines make it look like a paradise for nature lovers. I can't wait to share more of the images the coming days over Instagram.
Bits of inspiration.
This month the great documentary of Our Planet was released on Netflix, haven't had the time to watch yet but it looks promising!
I could watch his speech over and over, listening to Sir David Attenborough it always inspiring, however, this time he is so touching.
To mention a few quotes:
“right now we are in the midst of the Earth’s sixth mass extinction”
“96 % of the mass of mammals on earth our planet today are us and livestock we domesticated only 4% is everything else”
And one more:
“Nature once determined how we survive, now we determine how nature survives.”
I really hope we simply watch him and think twice about our actions, we are here to learn and it’s in our hands to get our planet back on track.
In May 2018, three British climbers Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham set out to attempt the first ascent of Janhukot, and that has been quite inspiring, not only the ascent but to actually see how these expeditions get prepared.
They filmed themselves while climbing, but what I found most interesting was the short movies about how to prepare the route, how to get fit, how to pick up a partner and how to get back home safe.
Both videos and reading material are amazing, simply check it out.
Its the first volume I read from Wilderness Magazine, and I'm impressed, it's been truly inspiring as a whole, but if I had to pick one essay, it would be this one "Adventure is Ruined".
The essay speaks about the Adventure true meaning as of today, and there were a few sentences that really called my attention and maybe it gives you a bit of insight and gets to read the story.
German sociologist Erich Fromm put it like this: "We are a society of notoriously unhappy people: lonely, anxious, depressed, destructive, dependent -- people who are glad when we have killed the time we are trying so hard to save"
Chris Wiersma defines "authentic adventure" as activities involving some small measure of high managed thrills with little or no real risk.
Positive Sum: Climate Action in Europe and Central Asia: working to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
Great read sharing 17 sustainable development goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. In the western world we pretty much consider these goals for granted, we have access to clean water, energy, quality education, and very decent health care systems, if not the best health systems in the world. Those though aren’t as granted for everyone, unfortunately, there are many people who don’t have access to that, or they live in poverty.
Reading through this post it really inspired me to do more, we have the resources to make the change and it seems we don’t do enough. Hope inspires you as well and makes you feel privileged for having all the above easily accessible.
One More Thing
For the coming month, May, on the 30th, Thursday, I'll be sharing my first ever photography exhibition, and I can't be more excited about that! 🎊
It will be in Madrid, at Sala Siroco from 21:00h to 01:00h I wish all of you could attend and enjoy some time with you, so for those who can come here all the details.
Sigh! That was all about April! Wish you the best for the coming month full of surprises and joy!
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