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Sheltering
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PostSun Apr 07, 2024 3:23 pm
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I took this picture two days ago. I saw this little creature sheltering from the rain under a leaf. I hope you like it.

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Stevie Wonder - Saturday Night Live
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Poster:  gstark
Forum: General Discussion
PostFri Apr 05, 2024 9:54 am
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This came up on Xitter this morning (the "x" is pronounced as "sh") :)

https://twitter.com/DannyDeraney/status ... 6168873311

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Stained glass window (Eglise Saint-Saveur de les -Andelys)
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PostSun Mar 31, 2024 11:55 am
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This is the third stained glass window in this little, but charming church. It represents one of the Stations of the Cross. The first and original stained glass windows dated from the 15th century when the church was finally finished. But some windows exploded during the war in 1940 and they had to be replaced. In 1973, a tornado destroyed the spire which collapsed destroying the roof and windows. So this is a modern stained glass window in a church which construction started in 1220. Happy Easter!

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Space Venus
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PostSat Mar 23, 2024 8:03 pm
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This is a bronze reproduction at the d'Arenberg Cube in South Australia. The original sculpture is in Paris and represents Venus, the goddess of beauty, and Dali adds a soft watch, an egg, two ants and a separation of the body into two parts. It’s meant to represent the ephemeral beauty of the body and the eternal beauty of art. The ants represent the lack of importance and human mortality. The egg represents renewal, the promise of the future and it is also a symbol of fragility with a hard exterior and a soft interior.

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An artist’s living room
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PostSat Mar 16, 2024 12:37 pm
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Monet lived and painted for 43 years in Giverny, France. He was inspired by his gardens, and spent years transforming them, planting thousands of flowers. But the picture today is of his living room. I imagine Monet at the cocktail hour enjoying his art collection.

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Vertical garden (Madrid)
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PostSat Mar 09, 2024 1:19 pm
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When you haven’t got much space, vertical gardens may be the answer. They’re brilliant for balconies and patios. You might want to grow herbs or simply add some colour to your outdoor arrangement. If you use recycled material, you will also end up adding some visual interest. I hope you like it.

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Gamay
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PostSat Mar 09, 2024 1:10 pm
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We arrived at Saint-Lager in the district of Beaujolais (France). Before entering the winery where we would taste some wines I took this photo of grapes still in their vine. It appear this grape was not favoured by the Duke of Burgundy, Philippe the Bold, who outlawed the grape in July 1395. Sixty years later another Philippe, this time nicknamed the Good, issued another edict against Gamay reasoning that "The Dukes of Burgundy are known as the lords of the best wines in Christendom. We will maintain our reputation". Using the carboni ...

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Contemplation
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PostSat Mar 09, 2024 1:09 pm
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I took the photo in Lyon (France). We were looking at the city skyline from the cathedral’s gardens when I saw this man in quiet contemplation. It transpired he was a monk of the little brothers of the Lamb. The community was only founded on 8 August 1990, but is spreading fast around the world.

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Windmills
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PostMon Feb 26, 2024 1:51 pm
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I took the photo of these windmills in the town of Consuegra. These windmill are from the 17th century and have been restored to full working order. Consuegra is a town in the province of Toledo and in the vast region of La Mancha. I am sure the photo will conjure the mental image of the fictional Don Quixote.

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Hand carving
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PostMon Feb 26, 2024 1:49 pm
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I took the photo of this carving two days ago. It seems the art of gourd carving has been practiced for more than 4,000 years in Peru. Peruvian gourds tell stories of cultural events, you can see stories of celebrations, folklore, myths, tragedies, and daily events.

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Meerkat
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PostSun Feb 04, 2024 11:59 am
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The meerkats (Suricata suricatta) is a small mammal that lives in the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. Despite its name, it is more closely related to the mongoose family than to cats. You may or may not know that a group of meerkats is called a "mob" or "gang", and all of the meerkats in a mob are related. I took this photo at the Australian Zoo, but if it had been in the wild I would have had to be near their burrow very still before sunrise so when the first meerkat comes out it would accept me as part of the scenery. ...

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La fenêtre (French window)
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PostSun Jan 28, 2024 12:50 pm
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We walked along Rue Voltaire in Ales and looking up I saw this window on a decorated façade. I hope you like it.

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