Trekking: Delve into “The Great Wide Open” with Gestalten

first_img2. Photo: Chris Burkard 3. Photo: James Bowden 4. Photo: Chris Burkard 5. Photo: Julian Bialowas 6. Photo: Stefan Dahlqvist 7. Photo: Sophie and Charlie Radcliffe 8. Photo: Kilian Schoenberger 9. Photo: Chris Burkard 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Editors’ Recommendations center_img Man isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a quick surf session or seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons. One day we may highlight an ultra-light stove and the next a set of handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace, so get outside and live it.The realm of outdoor photography isn’t particularly spare, but nonetheless, it’s always been peppered with notable standouts. These photographs— whether talking the contemporary work of David Muench or the many iconic images Ansel Adams captured during his 1930s heyday — serve as visual testaments to the awe-inspiring planet we call home, ones that promote conversation efforts while continually fueling our desire to leave civilization and the claustrophobic cityscape behind us in the rear-view mirror.Related: See the slopes with Jeff Curtes’ “Chasing Epic”As one of the latest in Gestalten’s tabletop book series, The Great Wide Open ($68), continues to explore our ongoing relationship man has with nature. It’s a remarkable collection of images from a select group of a photographers, encompassing everywhere from Mongolia and Australia to Iceland and Peru (and everywhere in between). Renowned photographers like Chris Burkard and Julian Bialowas catapult you through the dense forests of Canada and warmly lit canyons of the southwestern United States, while the likes of Sophie Radcliffe and others showcase distant mountain peaks and glimpses of northern Germany. Moreover, the glossy-paged book is dotted with the stories behind several of the photos, thus giving you some insight and perspective on just what it takes to exist in some of these rugged expanses of wilderness. Hint: it takes more than a little ambition.Check out Gestalten online for more information, to make a purchase, or to browse the German publisher’s outstanding collection of books. The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know last_img read more

Highway Maintenance Projects to Improve Driving Conditions

first_imgNova Scotia drivers and tax payers will enjoy improved road surfaces and extended pavement life as a result of three road-improvement tenders announced by the province. The Department of Transportation and Public Works called the tenders for surface treatments on the following provincial highways: — Antigonish County: 2.3 kilometres on Lower West River Road, west from Trunk 7, and on Ohio East Road, west from Trunk 7 for 5.1 kilometres; — Colchester County: 4.2 kilometres on Trunk 4 from the car-pool parking lot at Exit 17, north to the junction of the East Mountain Road; 2.7 kilometres on the Stewiacke Park Road, from Alton Road to the Stewiacke River park gate; and 2.4 kilometres on Marney Road, from Irwin Lake Road south to the end of Marney Road; — Cumberland County: 7.3 kilometres on Route 366, from east of Trunk 6 to Green Road, and from Green Road east for 5.7 kilometres to Joe Bert Road. The three tenders add up to 29.7 kilometres of highway improvements. “Timely maintenance now can save us larger construction costs later on,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “These projects are essential to protect our existing paved highways.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more