The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand, known for its population of glowworms (Arachnocampa luminosa). These glowworms are found exclusively in New Zealand and are around the size of an average mosquito. This cave is part of the Waitomo Caves system that includes the Ruakuri Cave and the Aranui Cave.
detail of drawing. for SCOPE Basel Art Fair in June. at @thinkspace_art booth
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.
Prague, Czech Republic
Victor Hugo (1802–1885)
Château fantastique au crépuscule, 1857
Pen, brush, brown and black ink, and stump, with touches of white gouache on cream paper
Signed and dated in white gouache at lower center, Victor Hugo–Guernsey. 1857
12 5/16 x 9 5/16 inches (310 x 460 mm)
Thaw Collection, The PierpMorgan Library & Museum