Siesta: A Midday Escape

Siesta: A Midday Escape

Regina Yunghans
Jul 19, 2010

It is hot, hot, hot! As an escape, let's imagine that we live in a culture where the daily siesta is a part of life. Take a look at these siesta-"scapes" for a little inspiration:

1 Old Calcutta in the shade under a wood lintel.
2 In The Siesta by John Frederick Lewis, look at the sheer drapes over screens: love the layering of shading devices that still let air through!
3 A hammock from Maxwell's trip last year to Chianti.

Have you lived in or visited a culture that takes siesta? Or do you even incorporate it into life in the United States? Let us know in the comments below!

(Images: Flickr member suvodeb licensed for use under Creative Commons, Orientalist, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan)

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