alternative, architecture, traveling

Ghetto Golf Liverpool.

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While I’m out in Liverpool making some new memories, I decided to give you guys a glimpse of one of the places I got to know on my last visit here.

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Fairy lights, magic mushroom paintings…

The place is officially called ‘Ghetto Golf’ and it’s simply a chilled-out place where you can have some drinks and burgers – and play ‘crazy (mini)golf’ with friends!

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I want to clarify regretting nothing by posting this. I think the interiors are frickin awesome!

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You just gotta love Ghetto Golf’s clever little third-wave feminist hipster slogans painted in the weirdest (or the most familiar?) places.

Had to add my favourite Hole song since ‘Violet’ has been stuck in my head while making this post.

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Personally, as a person suffering from IBS, I absolutely adore the toilet humour as decorative element!

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Choose which monkey to associate yourself after your hit-or-miss.

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A place with a painted camper van inside can’t be that bad. Gotta appreciate those fellow van-golfers!

Yours,

Miah

announcement, popular culture, second hand, vintage, traveling

Tripping to Liverpool.

And so it is that, once again, this restless soul is soon going to be packing and leaving to see the world again.

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Proper introverted traveller hobbies!

This time the travel destination will be Liverpool (via Manchester).

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Although Manchester is particularly known for its brick buildings, this old brewery (above) is actually found from Liverpool.

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The last time I had a morning walk in Sefton Park, it was kinda freezing… Though I honestly don’t know if I prefer it to this weather! At least it provides me with the possibility to go out camping in the Lake District that I’ve heard reminds the landscape we all Twin Peaks fans adore…

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I also have some unfinished business on Lark Lane since the combined bakery-cafe AND vintage store ‘Freida Mo’s‘ opened the next weekend after I had already left. I can’t wait to get my paws on their collection and vegan treats!

This time I won’t miss it (or any other of the second-hand/vintage shops nearby). Another must is Pop Boutique located in both Manchester and Liverpool. I see only some serious shopping possibilities here!

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So far away – but so close…

When this post reaches all of you guys, I hope to be already working on the new material gathered from UK!

Yours,

Miah

daily blog, Finland, traveling

A Day in the Childhood.

After a whopping amount of posts about visiting Greece, I decided to publish something different – show you what a typical summer in Finland looks like!

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Stereotypical Finnish river/lakeside view.

So, this is what happened even in reality: after returning to steaming hot Helsinki, I got a phone call from my mother who was washing the carpets with my grandmother in a river close to my childhood home (where the rest of my family still lives).

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Even though I had just returned, they kindly offered to come and pick me and my dog up for some cooler days in the countryside. I had no problems with that!

So after a couple afters they finally arrived; wearing bikini and hair still wet from the river water!

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White foxglove was one of the first species I learned to know.

This highly artistic piece of photography is supposed to represent the spontaneous and lively nature of the ideas I’m willing to join on my good days (the ones where I haven’t locked in to study or edit this blog).

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I remember being utterly confused as a child when my grandmother first told me we have opium poppies (Papaver somniferum) growing in our yard!

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This interesting cone is called ‘k├Ąpy‘ in Finnish; the word can also be used as an adjective in describing someone old and boring. Looking at it still makes me a bit upset because my dad made me pick up all of them before he mow the lawn. To be fair, he paid me 5 euros per bucket which made me stock them up behind the garage. What a young ingenious I was with my bank of half-rotten cones that I was able to trade for cash…

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This maple tree above was planted by my uncle and grandmother in the same year I was born; a tradition that held for my cousin as well when she was born a few years later.

Yours,

Miah

architecture, history, traveling

Ancient Agora of Kos.

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This is mostly picture-oriented photo post of the Ancient Agora (meaning forum) located in the centre of the Kos town.

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My best guess is that the pic above might represent one of the three main gates to the Agora.

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General view of what the archaeological site looks like nowadays.

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Above the general map of the Agora site and below a more in-depth official description of the historical background.

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Just take a look at the detailing that can still be admired in the (post-)modern days!

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As far as I’ve understood, the area has been frequently rebuild with different kind of materials after earthquakes that have struck the island repeatedly. Consequently the scholars can analyse from the differences in the building materials the time period of the layers.

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What has been left is a rich and multi-layered excavation site for archaeologists and scholars of all kind.

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Apparently the first ones to dig up the site was Italian Archaeological School after the massive 1933 earthquake. So basically the destruction made the excavations possible, and the Agora was kept as a monument during the reconstruction of the other parts of the town.

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Ending this post with a classic type of photo framing for this blog! Hope you haven’t already gotten bored of it…

Yours,

Miah

architecture, traveling

Kos Town.

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No matter which part of the island of Kos you’re staying, there is always a cost-efficient and quick way of getting into the town centre: renting a bicycle…

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…or taking the bus. One single ticket costs around two euros (and approximately three and a half from Kos town to the airport) and is usually sold by the driver or a ticket vendor who tours inside the bus. I found that it’s also accepted to be a little lost and unsure when you are looking for the right bus – the driver or locals are used to guiding you to the right direction (though the timetables are always found in English from the bus stops).

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I always pictured someone quite affluent living in the building above.

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The beach boulevard of Kos town.

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Another easy way of seeing the town is to hop on into the city tourist train pictured above.

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The harbour where you could buy tickets to a nice day-trip to one of the islands near.

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The stairs above were quite a popular location to be photographed in. And no, the pretty lady above is not me.

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The building (pictured better below) is called the ‘Church of Ayia Paraskevi’ belonging to the Greek Orthodox branch of Christianity.

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After a quick visit to the church, you’re able to head back to the labyrinth-like Kos town via these stairs right next to it.

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The centre of Kos town.

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The supposed tourists above will lead us to explore the Ancient Agora on next post…

Yours,

Miah