Skulls are fascinating and repelling, dead yet alive with those large eye sockets filled with shadow and that endless rictus grin. The skull has different talismanic meanings across all cultures, and the power to make a serious statement. Here are five curious and often macabre uses of a human skull.
Urban exploration: wandering the remains of an abandoned industrial estate in search of graffiti art.
Studies prove that nature has a beneficial effect on our happiness. So here’s how £40 spent a year ago continually restored my spirits throughout troubled times.
Urban exploration by bike: in Glasgow exploring abandoned pubs and the urban remains of a forgotten world of the Forth & Clyde Canal.
How Athens anarchists provided a solution to a refugee and homeless crisis in their city.
Poetry duels, pagan beer rituals and playing with storms – the unique folklore legend of the Blue Men of the Minch, with a sideways look at their urban gangster cousins.
Walk in parts of Devon and Somerset and you walk the footsteps, opium dreams and Romantic poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Victorian London was a charnel house of the dead; a city oozing horror and nowhere more so than a small chapel where they danced on the dead.