Tuesday, June 19, 2018

World Cup. It's all kicking off...

Just as England opened their World Cup campaign, Milan from the Geographical Association pressed the publish button on a new set of resources that I have written for the GA website.



There are so many additional geographical stories emerging each day that the World Cup happens of course, so keep an eye out for them, and if you spot something interesting let me know and I'll add it to the post here as an update.
There's an extra Teachit Geography resource here, which was flagged up on their Facebook page.

There's also this useful set of ESRI StoryMaps.

And you also need to be a bit careful of some of the stories of course.
There were some stories about an earthquake that was triggered by Mexican fans.

The wording has now changed, and it's more like the fact that perhaps there were some sensors which noticed some movement. The New York Times explained it more accurately...

I liked this story too:

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Bastille #urbex

Some Urbex style images on the new BASTILLE album, part of my daughter's CD collection... Any other geography-related album cover images that you know of?

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Anthony Bourdain RIP

It's many years now since I read 'Kitchen Confidential' by Anthony Bourdain. It described life in kitchens, and exposed how they worked, and introduced the underbelly of life for many chefs.
He sadly took his own life earlier this week.
A nice piece by Tony Quartaro on his work and legacy.
He describes him as a 'culinary geographer' which considering his travelling and documentary work which introduced many to the food cultures of those countries is certainly true.

I would say he was definitely a cultural geographer too as a result of that.
And this was a super tribute...

Also good to see Jamie Oliver dedicating a recipe to him on Saturday Kitchen this morning...