Last night the whole Roads & Kingdoms team gathered in the cloudless cool of Cadaques, Spain to celebrate las nupcias between the stunning Laura Perez Gonzalez and R&K co-founder Matt Goulding, shown here steeling himself, two-fisted, for married life. The party was ridiculous, the hangover and honeymoon will be even more so. So we’re going dark for a week. See you June 24 with more reports of war, food, love and absinthe.
@Writepudding representing Glendale, where everyone is Armenian (but especially the Armenians)
“The Pandits believe that the spring on which this shrine to the goddess was built changes its color as a forewarning; at the height of violence in the region, they say, the water was black.”
More on the oracular waters and the deep dilemma of the Hindus of Kashmir, in advance of the Kheer Bhawani temple festival that starts Monday. Rite of Return, by Hillary Brenhouse
Time Magazine’s Pelin Turgut was teargassed last night in Gezi. Today she writes for Roads & Kingdoms about why she still believes in her city.
Photo by Charles Emir Richards
Meanwhile, protests over administration in Bosnia. Here, International Crisis Group’s Marko Prelec meets with the most Reddit-looking Imam I’ve ever seen.
“the most Reddit-looking Imam I’ve ever seen”. Well played.
From yesterday’s small but spirited pro-Gezi, anti-Erdogan rally in Union Square NYC. The real Istanbul protests, including street meat, covered on R&K: http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2013/of-taksim-and-tantuni/
What’s it like growing up in Europe’s most persecuted minority? The gypsy portraiture of Chloe Borkett, today on R&K.
This is what is happening in Beyoglu, Istanbul. Read Justin Vela’s piece on what the protestors are eating (or not eating, in this case) while trundling off to be tear-gassed.
Are they not brothers, then, these protesters and the tantuni man?
“This is the worst place in the world”