Golok Amdo woman smiles proudly displaying traditional jewelry at a summer nomad festival circa 2002. The many strands of coral that run from her ears around the back of her neck are a decoration specific to Golok women. The 4 coral necklaces will weigh several kilograms each and be worth a fortune | Photo from circa 2002 in Golok, Amdo (Guoluo, Qinghai)
No subway in the world runs as deep as the London Underground, known as the tube. The oldest and second largest subway system (after Shanghai), around 40 abandoned platforms and stations lurk on the network. One of the best known – although rarely photographed – abandoned tube stations is Aldwych (originally called Strand), which operated from 1907 to 1994 and famously sheltered Londoners during the Blitz of 1940.
3 strands of floss running stitch, laced with silver ribbon. I used a french knot of silver Kreinik extra fine braid to hold the outer curves of the laced ribbon in place. Green straight stitches and french knots completed seam.