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@j.a.y_daley   Hakuna matata

1 day ago

On the 28th June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was travelling to a hospital in Sarajevo when his driver took the wrong route and stopped to back up the car. As he was reversing, the car stalled in front of a cafe, where a member of the black hand terrorist group, Gavrilo Princip, happened to be buying a sandwich. ⠀ ⠀ This coincidental mishap allowed Princip the opportunity to shoot and assassinate the Archduke, thus setting in motion the events of WW1.⠀ ⠀ Think about this. If Gavrilo Princip hadn't have stopped to buy a sandwich where he did on 28th June 1914, WW1 might never have happened. Tens of millions of people wouldn't have died. European nations would have put more resources into building economies. The US would have remained more isolated from the rest of the world. Germany would not have been punished at Versailles, and Hitler would not have risen to power.⠀ ⠀ When Princip stopped for that sandwich, he began a chain of events that would lead to the need for antibiotics and blood transfusions. The need for military spending, which drove the advent of nuclear energy and the internet.⠀ ⠀ If Princip didn't stop for that sandwich, many of our grandparents wouldn't have crossed paths.⠀ ⠀ Sometimes we need to remind ourselves it's the whim of a minute that can change everything.⠀ ⠀

4 days ago

#Hellofrom Rovinj. Rovinj is a Croatian fishing port on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula. ⠀ ⠀ The old town stands on a headland, with houses tightly crowded down to the seafront.⠀ ⠀ A tangle of cobbled streets leads to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia, whose towering steeple dominates the skyline.⠀ ⠀ 🇭🇷 ⠀ ⠀

1 week ago

TODAY in Australia, an average of six men will take their own lives. By those same averages, another six will tomorrow and another six the day after.⠀ ⠀ They're from both the country and the city, are young and old, and from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds.⠀ ⠀ But the one thing they have in common is that almost all will leave behind grief-struck family, friends and colleagues who had no idea they were struggling and who will wish they could have done more.⠀ ⠀ Today is R U OK day in Australia and a chance to ask those you care about if they are OK, but it doesn't have to be and shouldn't be a 24hr solution.⠀ ⠀ While men who die by suicide are significantly less likely to have sought help, mental health doesn't discriminate by gender. Let's look out for those we care about.⠀ ⠀ Not just for one day.⠀ ⠀ #RUOK #RUOKEveryday ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

1 week ago

I grew up by the ocean but I feel at home in the mountains.⠀ ⠀ Where’s your happy place? The mountains or the ocean? ⠀ ⠀ ⛰ 🌊⠀ ⠀

1 week ago

There’s an estimated 100 billion stars in our galaxy and approximately 10 trillion in the universe.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ That’s around 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars. ✨⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Now for the fun part.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ About 7.6% of them are what is called a Class G Star - ie. Like our sun.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ All of these sun-like stars have at least one planet and based on observations from the Kepler telescope, it’s estimated that a quarter of those stars have at-least one rocky planet similar to earth and in what is known as the ‘habitable zone’.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ So, there are at-least 19,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars similar to our sun with at-least one planet similar to Earth. 🌏⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Who here believes in 🛸👽?⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 🇦🇺: @Australia ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀

2 weeks ago

It seems I’m hardly ever shooting these days.⠀ ⠀ Obviously, that’s not a good thing, however it has forced me to wander back into the hard drives and realise how many photos I’ve actually taken over the years.⠀ ⠀ This one was titled ‘Orion’ and is from Sydney’s Sculptures By The Sea in 2015. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

2 weeks ago

There’s something so special about finding a place that makes big things look small 🌍 ⠀ ⠀

3 weeks ago

#HelloFrom the Church of the Good Shepherd. New Zealand ⠀ ⠀ 🇳🇿 ⠀ ⠀

3 weeks ago

Archway to Doha.⠀ ⠀ 🇶🇦⠀ ⠀ ———⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #HelloFrom 👋🏻 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

4 weeks ago

The Australian winter is quickly coming to an end 😥⠀ ⠀ ❄️ ⠀ ⠀ Taken at Mt Kosciuszko, NSW, @australia 🇦🇺 ⠀ ⠀

1 month ago

At 69º18N, the village of Andenes is the northernmost settlement of the island Andøya and feels (almost) like the end of the world, especially in the long, cold nights of an arctic winter. ⠀ ⠀ 🇳🇴 ✨⠀ ⠀

1 month ago

I could have written a story about a well-adjusted family. Ned Stark comes down to Kings Landing and takes over and solves all their problems. ⠀ ⠀ Would that have been as exciting? ⠀ ⠀ ...George R R Martin⠀ ⠀ —-⠀ ⠀ Kings Landing ☀️⠀ ⠀