Category Archives: Beauty

The 12,400km by 200m Nature Preserve

The European Green Belt initiative is a grassroots movement for nature conservation and sustainable development along the corridor of the former Iron Curtain. The term refers to both an environmental initiative as well as the area it concerns. The initiative is carried out under … Continue reading

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ABC Scrap Books

A few years ago I went to New York City for my daughter Aurora’s graduation from NYU and during my stay in there I created this alphabet of collected images.  (the ‘C’ is a link of chain, not dog feces, honest)   … Continue reading

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Falcon Heavy Test Flight: A Momentous Event

The world’s newest, most powerful rocket in decades has reached space. It took a few weather delays Tuesday, but the private space company SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center. Watch the video of the launch at the … Continue reading

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Illustrations from the Russian Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (1890-1907) |

From Runiverse, a sort of Russian Google Books: Dear users!  Again we present you the “Encyclopedic Dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron”. We carried out work to restore the integrity of the publication. The volumes XXVIIa and XXVIII, dedicated to Russia, and also … Continue reading

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Galactic Lens Shows Quad-Quasar View

Explanation: An odd thing about the group of lights near the center is that four of them are the same distant quasar. This is because the foreground galaxy — in the center of the quasar images and the featured image … Continue reading

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Yarn Bombing Pachyderms!

Okay, not really ‘yarn bombing’ since it’s not done surreptitiously but from a practical standpoint I’d still say that wrapping Asian elephants in knitted wool sure comes close to it for its inherent coolness. Below is a short video showing elephants being given beautiful … Continue reading

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‘Curmudgeons’ ~by Danny Devito

I just finished watching this exquisite little movie and want to share it with the world. I imagine you will too: <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/159449591″>Curmudgeons</a&gt; from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/jersey2ndave”>Jersey 2nd Avenue</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Science vs. Fanaticism

I love the use of 21st century technology to repair 2nd or 3rd century artifacts that were destroyed by 20th century fanatics who worship a 6th century prophet whose words were not written down until the 8th century. Source: Art Daily Though not a … Continue reading

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For Sale: Thai Temple Oil Lantern

I bought this beautiful oil lantern in Thailand many years ago and have never used it. I believe it is designed for outside use (inside it would create soot and CO). I’ve used a flickering LED pumpkin light in it … Continue reading

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Rare Tribal and Asian Art at the 2017 San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show

The 2017 San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show opens at Fort Mason Center on February 9 with a wondrous assortment of art from a variety of indigenous sources. Says John Strusinski, who founded Los Angeles-based Primary Source 28 year … Continue reading

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