Inspired by recent BestBlog commentator, Inadvertent Gardener, I went looking in the tags for gardening blogs. I found some nice sites. And then I found something extraordinary: Robo.
Robo is not a gardening site, although the author does work in a greenhouse. It is also written from right to left. Don’t let that put you off. When I look at blogs in languages other than my own, I look at the pictures. It’s kind of a relief to let go of words. Have a look at caricature and pictures on Robo. I like his greenhouse pictures, and the women marching, and the flowers. But what sold me on this site are Robo’s flickr (فلیکر) photos. (I’ve linked directly to flickr; you can get there from the widgets bar also.) They’re interesting, lovely. Even if you don’t know what he’s saying, the blog is typographically beautiful. Robo seems to also have an interest in posting some in English — so that’s something to look forward to.
One final thought: Even when we do not share a common language, we can still speak to each other, with enough good will and enough good pictures.
And a question (or two): Do you ever look at blogs in other languages? What common language do you discover you share?