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In the heart of the mythical Elqui Valley in Pisco, surrounded by the Andes Mountains, 500km north of Santiago in central Chile, lies a magical place that allows for star-spangled dreams beneath the clear pure sky. Combining stargazing and specialized astronomic tours with night-time horseback riding, meditation and even tarot readings, Elqui Domos is a hotel quite like no other.
It was completed in 2005 to fulfil its owners’ desire to observe and enjoy the grandeur of the one of the world’s most star-filled skies. It is one of only seven astronomic hotels around the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, offering breathtaking views of the magic skies draped over the Elqui Valley (the valley is renowned for its sharp, clear skies, as it happens to sit under one of the clearest atmospheres in the world). The lack of rain and pleasant weather all year round set the perfect conditions for astronomic tourism, where guests can gather to enjoy a unique chance to liaise with the stars.
Be aware of your breathing. Notice how this takes attention away from your thinking and creates space.
Eckhart Tolle (via cosmofilius)
I was walking through Bryant Park when a girl ran up to me, tapped me on the shoulder, and asked if I could photograph her group of friends. I actually said “no,” which is my general rule for on-the-street requests, but then I turned around and saw twenty kids waving at me.
They had just finished demonstrating on behalf of The Fair Elections Act. According to their explanation, the act lessens the influence of corporate money in political campaigns by magnifying the effect of individual donors.
Every dollar donated to a campaign by a private citizen would be matched by $6 in public money.
Anyway, they reassembled their demonstration for my benefit. They described it as a “visual representation of how our politicians are tied up by corporations.”
The U.S. will soon begin to open combat positions to women. That’s already the case in Israel, where women say it is an important step but doesn’t guarantee full equality. The military’s upper echelons remain male-dominated.
Photo: Larry Abramson/NPR
How about no more war?