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Photographer Kilian Schönberger’s tribute to the spruce forests of Germany – decimated in recent years by a raging bark beetle infestation spurred by climate change but seen here in the ethereal light of misty mornings. To wit:

Huge woods were destroyed by the bark beetle within a few weeks. Since the lowlands are not the natural habitat of the spruce the bark beetles just restored the balance of nature… In the Eastern Bavarian mountain ranges with higher precipitation, I was looking for natural spruce forests and found a wood wonderland. That’s the area where almost homogeneous spruce forests will also grow in the next decades.

More of his work here.


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From Eimear O’Connor:

A number of roads in the city centre will be closed for prolonged periods over the course of the bank holiday weekend to facilitate the set up of the city track, the event itself and the dismantling of the track.

Dublin’s transformation from a cityscape into race track will be completed between Saturday evening and Sunday morning. The city track starts at the Convention Centre Dublin on North Wall Quay, continues onto Customs House Quay before crossing Butt Bridge, chicanes at D’Olier Street, zips past College Green and the Central Bank on Dame Street before reaching O’Connell Bridge.

Pic via Paul Larkin