The Chained Library of Zutphen
I took these pictures during a visit to the 16th-century chained library of Zutphen, in the east of the Netherlands. It is one of three such libraries still in existence in Europe. Nothing much has changed here for 550 years.
Here is more information (in English) on the chained library in Zutphen. Also check out this recent blog on medieval chained libraries (and Zutphen’s), written by one of the researchers in my project.
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Passarge of Hamburg dresses up as a cat and dances on wine bottles in June 1958. Her performance was based on a dream. She practiced for eight hours a day to do this. (x)“Her performance was based on a dream…” Go forth, dreamers! - Danielle
Be right back, just questioning every single one of my life choices that didn’t involve dressing up as a cat and doing ballet on wine bottles.
Show us around your favourite ancient tracks, holloways, and sea paths and you could spend your summer trekking across the country for Penguin Books and The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane. We’re looking for someone who doesn’t mind getting their boots dirty, can string a sentence or two together, and who can get creative about how they share their journey with the world – you should already know your way around social networks and be able to produce short videos on your own.
The winner will become our Wayfarer and will get paid to travel around the UK throughout July and August on our shout (so please only enter if you’ll be available all summer). You’ll visit some of the Old Ways paths, but more importantly, you’ll strike out on your own and make some new discoveries, on or off the beaten path. You will then report back on your adventures through blog posts, photos, videos and tweets.
We’d seriously try to enter ourselves, but we’re not allowed. Enter at ajourneyonfoot.com. (and if you apply before May 27, we’ll give you lots of free books! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info)
That seriously is the best summer job ever.