fernweh [feyrn-vey]

– (noun) This wonderful, untranslatable German word describes the feeling of homesickness for a far away land, a place you have never visited. Do not confuse this with the english word, wanderlust; Fernweh is much more profound, it is the feeling of an unsatisfied urge to escape and discover new places, almost a sort of sadness. You miss a place you have never experienced, as opposed to lusting over it or desiring it like wanderlust. You are seeking freedom and self-discovery, but not a particular home. (via thunderloved)

(Source: wordsnquotes.com, via thunderloved)

afp-photo:

MALAWI, Lilongwe : James Kasimu Banda tries to wear a client’s skirt which he made in his tailoring shop ‘MTSOGOLO MOYO MBUYO MOYO’ (meaning there is life ahead of one’s life just like there has been in the past) on August 14, 2014, at the Thanki Market of the Area 23 suburb of Malawi’s Capital Lilongwe. Self employed Malawian tailors, mostly those who are not formerly trained, and working in their small tailoring shops or verandas of big shops in the city, have over the years to pay a lot of attention listening to clients who are mostly women. They however come up with pieces of design as described by the clients and to their satisfaction. However their work has been simplified by the sheets of fashion catalogues from West African countries like Nigeria which the tailors hung on their walls for the clients to easily choose a design of their choice thereby easing the tailors of the hard work of listening attentively to the unwritten descriptions coming from the women clients. AFP PHOTO/AMOS GUMULIRA

lomographicsociety:

Petzval Artist: AM Renault of Yamanaka Yuko

As the core person behind Yamanaka Yuko and Six Dimen Boy, AM Renault’s enthusiasm for nature manifests in the themes he incorporates into his art and photography. In this exclusive interview, AM shares his impression of the Petzval Art Lens. http://bit.ly/1mu0bwG