Links that may or may not be related to gardens, food, travel, nature, or heterotopias and liminal spaces but probably are. Sources in parentheses.
short essay: Into the garden: lemon verbena (Substack/The Imperfect Umbrella: Mark Diacono). In praise of. Plus a limoncello recipe.
map: Underskin: The Human Subway Map (Sam Loman, reprinted at Infographics). Traces the routes of the eight systems of the body: arterial, central nervous system, digestive, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, respiratory, urinary, and venous.
song: The Windmills of Your Mind (YouTube/Noel Harrison, 1969). Music by French composer Michel Legrand, lyrics by American duo Alan and Marilyn Bergman. (scroll down here for lyrics, and enjoy the first image on the page — Winter Night in the Mountains — as a bonus)
photo essay and interactive tour: It Was A Mystery in the Desert for 50 Years (NYT – gifted article). Fifty years after it was begun, Michael Heizer’s land art megasculpture called “City” is opening to the public. … It’s a mile and a half long and nearly half a mile wide, in the middle of a remote stretch of the high Nevada desert, and it cost $40 million to build. “‘I’m a fool, alone, helplessly watching as they wait for me to die so they can turn my ranch into a gift shop and motel,’ Heizer told me here this spring. At 77, in rapidly failing health, he is as pessimistic as ever. ‘This is a masterpiece, or close to it,’ he said, ‘and I’m the only one who cares whether the thing is actually done.’”
quick blog post: don’t forget to eat the banana peel! (Archimedes Notebook). Or moisturise your skin with it.