A Gunrun Project

Copenhagen’s Unique Line of Defense from the Middle Ages

Copenhagen, Denmark
Balazs Gardi, June 18, 2013

By damming a natural stream in the early Middle Ages a system of lakes were created to serve as a natural defense line and to provide water to the city in the event of an attack. Later, for centuries, the lakes served as reservoirs providing drinking water to Copenhagen.

Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Oakland, United States
Balazs Gardi, April 22, 2013

Thanks to our friends at Someoddpilot for building this amazing new home for our water stories. Happy Earth Day everyone!

Tijuca National Park

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
January 6, 2013

Tijuca is a hand-planted rainforest and the largest urban rainforest in the world. In an effort to protect Rio’s water resources Tijuca was replanted by Major Archer and a handful of slaves in the second half of the 19th century after the original forest had been destroyed to make way for coffee farms.

The World Did Not End, Now What?

Oakland, United States
Balazs Gardi, December 21, 2012

The world still exists although the over five thousand-year-old Mayan calendar has officially ended. To be honest I wasn’t really surprised since my friends in New Zealand had safely passed the doomsday deadline while I went to bed halfway around the globe.

Not everyone expected this day to be our last. Some interpreted it as the beginning of a new world rather than the end of it, others saw it as an opportunity for a global shift in awareness, a transformation in consciousness.