Places

Letter from Forli

By / July 2016

Rachel Pieh Jones writes from Forli, (adopted) home of dictators, bell towers, pseudo-historical scandal, and perhaps the world’s most beautiful prison.

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Istanbul Will Endure

By / June 2016

As we grieve and fume and await justice for the victims of the terror attack at Ataturk airport, we offer this collection of stories from our favorite city on earth.

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In Kore, the High Cost of Cleaning Up

By / May 2016

“A nearby recycling plant,” Kaela La Farge writes from the slums of Addis Ababa, “promises to employ locals to sort trash. But how long will the work last?”

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5 Beautiful Bridges

By / April 2016

What’s your favorite bridge? From Iran’s Khaju to Paris’s Pont Neuf, here is our list of five of the world’s most stunning.

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On a Turkish Isle, Cat Paws on Cobblestone

By / April 2016

Jason La Farge sends these pictures from Cunda: “Off-season, the island empties, the elements amplify.”

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The Fish in the Clouds

By / March 2016

Rachel Pieh Jones unravels a mystery on the streets of Dire Dawa: “I’m not sure which is more implausible: that fish fall from clouds or that the government could come up with such a creative ruse to pacify a potential conflict.”

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