Something I really miss living in a big city (Paris) is that I almost never get to see the stars anymore. Some of my best memories in university were going out for walks at 3AM and just laying around in a field, looking up at the stars and being humbled by a sense of awe at the scale of ‘everything out there’. Chris Gammell posted a link to scaleoftheuniverse.com on twitter, and when I had a look it reminded me exactly what’s so amazing about the world we live in, and everything around, in, and above us. Great to be reminded to look up … and down … from time to time.
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