Archive | May, 2013

Parkour: run, jump, swing, roll, GO

What is it about seeing the 'Red Bull' logo on anything that makes you think, god this is going to be exciting?  Great marketing for one, but also it's also always bloody true.  On a peruse of Vimeo I discovered this Red Bull video on Parkour.  I looked up the term Parkour and it's extremely cool - it is a holistic training discipline using movement, it was developed out of military obstacle course training.  The idea is to keep your momentum going using any type of movement like running, climbing, vaulting, flipping, rolling, swinging, jumping... all whilst trying to maintain balance and safety.  Parkour has become increasingly popular from movies like District 13 and is a very cool thing to watch, especially if it is filmed in some sort of cool Urban space.  This one was set in the Turkish Old City of Mardin.

Red Bull Mardin Parkour from Daghan Celayir on Vimeo

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A little French town called Bergerac

In a small town in the South West of France there once lived a man with a very large nose... Cyrano de Bergerac.  It is said that people travelled from miles around just to see this spectacular site, his unbelievably large nose.  See for yourself: (what a profile)

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As well as the nose, Bergerac is such a beautiful French village, you can see how Cyrano de Bergerac was so inspired to write his stories that would go on to inspire many subsequent writers.

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Here one writer who's been inspired by the nose and the village, Little Wing's Nicole.

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