Cool Links 6-22-19 edition
It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of the most interesting things I’ve found on the internet. Cool links 6-22-19 edition brings you reclaimed books, bagpipes and dragons.
From garbage to library
In my opinion, it’s a crime to throw away a book, but some people do (shame). In Turkey, local garbagemen rescued discarded books and started their own library. What started as a private library soon grew to a collection of over six thousand books and opened to the public in September, 2017.
The full article can be found here.
A litany of bagpipes
It’s odd how one link will lead to another. I looked up something mundane (I can’t remember, really), which lead me to an article on Fort Dunvegan, an early Hudson Bay Trading Company outpost in Alberta, Canada. It was named by Archibald Normal MacLeod after his ancestral home on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. So, of course, I had to look up Dunvegan Castle, continuously occupied by clan MacLeod for over 800 years.
And then I read about piobaireachd, a term I’d never heard. Piobaireachd is music of the Great Highland bagpipe. If you’re a fan of bagpipes (and who isn’t?), here’s the site for you.
Listen to dozens of tunes. If you’re really serious and want more, you can join the piobaireachd society and pay a monthly fee. Me, I’ll take the occasional lament and call it a day.
A dragon hedge
I’ve never had a hedge to clip, but if I did, I’d follow the example of John Brooker from the U.K. He looked at a 150 hedge near his home and wondered how to make it less boring. The answer: clip it into the shape of a dragon. It took him ten years, but you’ll have to agree, his dragon hedge is awesome and enviable. The full article can be found here.