Ricki Hall, via Endarkenment.
Given the recent Pet Shop Boys hype around my tattoo, I’m simply thrilled to see them tomorrow at the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Michael Day. They are putting on a special performance with the BBC Orchestra and Chrissie Hynde, and debuting their exclusive piece of music celebrating the life of codebreaker and mathematician Alan Turing, an “orchestral pop biography in eight parts for electronics, orchestra, choir and narrator.” Spectacular.
zvereff: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
The sun follows the horizon line in a circle, giving 24 hours of light, and the surrounding mountains each take their turn to be in the light. I wander along trails of neon moss, with a stick for protection from the birds that aggressively attack me — twenty hours of aimless walking under the relentless sun, and not a polar bear in sight.