Saturday, September 23, 2017

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3 Things to Inspire Your Weekend: #68


Quote of the day: 

No one has ever become poor by giving. -Anne Frank



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In a small eastern Anatolian town in Turkey several restaurants offer free meals to those in need and is an ongoing tradition dating back several decades. Those in need are offered free meals and the locals see it as a way of giving back to the less fortunate. Hasan Gulbasan started working as a dishwasher at age 14. Now at 65 he owns one of the restaurants in the town offering this good deed. And he says he receives calls from all over the country from strangers thanking him after learning of the tradition. Gulbasan believes that inviting the poor and needy does not have any slight effect on his earnings but insteads brings blessings.



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The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has unveiled its largest ever portfolio of environmental grants for climate change and wildlife conservation. DiCaprio announced a $20 million grant bringing the total till date since its formation in 1998 to $80 million. The grant will be offered to around a 100 organizations supporting causes such as climate programs and wildlife conservation. Other areas the grant covers include marine life and ocean conservation and innovative solutions. The Foundation is dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all earth's inhabitants and supports projects all over the world.





As seen on Arch DailyMosha House

Architects: New Wave Architecture
Location: Mosha, Iran
Photographs: Parham Taghioff

Brief: A living space inspired by an intensive topography and location between mountains offering distinct views and sightseeing.

Theme:  Surrounded by natural landscape in domains of Alborz mountains, merging nature with human life inspired the shape of the house -a transverse volume with three cantilevered boxes which gives a sense of space and endless views. The building is covered with a single white shield, wooden floors and a non-conventional spiral staircase.


Peace. Love. Light* 

40 comments:

  1. The house looks interesting, but at my age, I am not interested in stairs. Philanthropy should not be a substitute for basic welfare citizen services that governments should take care of, however who could not approve of the spending by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. He has my new respect.

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  2. Thanks for the inspiration, especially the stories of kindness!

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  3. What great words from Anne Frank, and the thought of a restaurant opening its doors to those in need is truly inspiring. I saw Dicaprio on Ellen a little while ago talking about this, and it painted a wonderful new portrait in my mind of who he is as a person A great way to start the weekend, and the start of Fall. Hugs...

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  4. Hello, my friend Blogoratti!

    You have indeed inspired me with these three items. I truly believe that giving produces abundance. I wish more businesses around the world would follow the example of those Turkish restaurants. We also need more people like Leo DiCaprio whose philanthropy is helping to offset the perilous blind apathy of our political leaders.

    I am enjoying your architectural features. That house is simply amazing. What a pleasure it would be to inhabit it and take in those mountain views!

    Thank you, Blogoratti, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Love your Friday posts.

    Wouldn't you hate to put up with that view from the Mosha house? Horrible. Horrible.

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  6. Great inspiration. Loved the story about the man in Turkey.

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  7. We have a local restaurant that does free community meals once a month and allows police to bring in anyone who they find hungry for a free meal at anytime. Too bad this restaurant was found to be not paying their employees payroll taxes to the government and the owner is spending 3 years in jail for tax fraud. Oops! Got caught. I can't imagine what they were thinking. Something so good was spoiled.

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  8. Good things to start the weekend! Have fun!

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  9. I'll have to show the architecture stuff to my son. He just got his masters in that area

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  10. I love that quote from Anne Frank, and the man offering meals to the needy is very inspirational, we need more people like him.

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  11. Here are two people from different socioeconomic backgrounds who are making such a big difference!! Kudos to them.
    This would be a house for much younger people. : ))

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  12. AMAZING house and Amazing View, that is just stunning. I love it. I could not live in it because the old bones would not let me, but I would if I could

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  13. Interesting concept with restaurants offering free food for people in need.
    And really a good thing DiCaprio does.
    But to be honest, the most inspiring was this house! I don´t like snow, but, wow, the architecture is truly amazing!

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  14. What a marvel of architecture that house is. I love to give. It brings such joy.

    Love,
    Janie

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  15. Another fabulous Friday post!!
    Thank you.

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  16. Inspiring stories and Wow! That house!

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  17. I so enjoy your inspirational posts. What a stunning view from that window in the bottom photo!

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  18. Great post! I would need an Acorn Stair Lift, but would love to live in that home.

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  19. That's a wonderful thing the restaurants do. I'm sure it thrills people who just can't afford that luxury. Oh that house is way too modern for me!!! :)

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  20. I was aware of Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. I did not know how large it has become. Good for Leo.
    That marvelous man who feeds the needy has my admiration. What a selfless thing to do.

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  21. Great stories. I saw something last night about DiCaprio, so glad to know what that was about (I didn't check out the story). Giving is always good.

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  22. No one ever became poor by giving ...so true, i particularly like the pictures, so inspiring

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  23. interesting House design...
    we have always given to others... though I live in poverty... still will share the bit that we do have...

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  24. I believe Hasan understands that you get back what you send out into the world.

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  25. Kindness applies to the environment too! Good to see these kindnesses. Happy weekend, B.

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  26. Thank you, as always, for these inspirational finds.
    I have shared this post here and on FB.

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  27. wonderful inspiring news today! I love the quote.

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  28. The first two items are uplifting to the spirit. Sometimes, we are blessed in ways other than monetary. That house is unique, It might be fun to stay there for a few days.

    Peace, light and love...

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  29. Hi Blogoratti - brilliant Turkish restaurant owner - we need lots more people like him. Leonardo - it's good he's putting back into society too ... and that house looks amazing - cheers Hilary

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  30. Inspiration is all that's left ... friend B ... Love, cat.

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  31. That's some kind of house! Kudos to the Turkish chef and Leonardo for doing such good deeds! The world needs more good people like them.

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  32. Cool post, thanks for sharing!
    Happy Monday!
    https://anjage.com

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