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Barbarian Days

Looking for a beach read this summer? Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life is a damn good book about surfing, worthy of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography.  The compelling book is William Finnegan’s memoir of his obsession with surfing, which he calls a beautiful addiction. In the book Finnegan describes his childhood growing up in California and Hawaii in the mid 1960s, his vagabond years hunting down secluded surf spots around the world, stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu, and taking LSD before hitting the waves of Honolua Bay on Maui, and when he almost died of malaria. For surfing aficionados, this will be the ultimate literary rush.

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YELLOW TREE HOUSE RESTAURANT

Award wining Yellow Restaurant was designed by Pacific Environments Architects and is located in New Zealand. It sits almost 10m wide and over 12m high, with the split-level floor sitting 10m off the ground. Timber trusses form the main structure. The curved fins are glue-laminated pine, plantation poplar has been used for the slats and redwood milled from the site used in the walkway balustrading....
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THE AMAZING GIRAFFE MANOR | NAIROBI AFRICA | Image

THE AMAZING GIRAFFE MANOR | NAIROBI AFRICA

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READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO TAKE GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS OF PEOPLE

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