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Chris Botti In Georgia




A beautiful woman wades out into the ocean, with sun-dappled waves lapping at her dress as she stares into the distance.

Her style of clothing suggests the mesmerising photo and others from the same set were taken in the 1950s or 60s, possibly for a magazine shoot.

The images were discovered gathering dust in a box in a thrift store by professional photographer Meagan Abell, who is now on a mission to uncover the story behind them.

Abell had been rifling through vintage rolls of film and negatives when she found four sets of transparency slides in Richmond, Virginia.

Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, she has now launched an internet campaign to trace the women in the surf and the original photographer, using the hashtag ‘FindTheGirlsOnTheNegatives’.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3181283/Who-mystery-1950s-girls-surf-Photographer-launches-hunt-women-vintage-photos-Virginia-thrift-shop.html#ixzz3hdUFsiD6




Mani Di Fata

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One of the most beautiful things in Milano, to meet with MANI DI FATA. From my early ages I have been knowing this great name. My mother and my grandmother they were subcriber for many years… And then I started to follow this magazine. And now I was in Milano and it was standing there… When I visited first time, it was closed. Because there is an interesting thing in this city, all city is going to vacation at the same time. It means in August, everywhere is closed. Just a few places for tourists… and some emergency places… But this it not the only interesting one, even during weekend none of hospitals and police office are open. Only emergency service.

So I waited for the time to be open again…

I bought magazine and also I started to knit this one,

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Put Thoughts and Feelings into Your Art

How much I her art…


Unusual Light House

Columbus Lighthouse (Spanish: Faro a Colón) is a monument located in Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic, in tribute toChristopher Columbus.

Construction began in 1986 using plans drawn by Scottish architect J.L. Gleave in 1931, in time for the 500th anniversary of theDiscovery of America, the monument was inaugurated in 1992. It was funded by the Latin American states[1][2] and the total cost of construction was approximately US$70 million.[3]

The monument’s lighthouse-style features projecting beams of light, forming a cross shape, which are so powerful they can be seen from neighboring Puerto Rico.[3]

Containing what are purported to be the remains of Columbus, the monument is both a mausoleum and a museum showcasing objects including a boat from Cuba and Columbian jewelry. Constructed of concrete, the monument is 680 feet (210 m) long.[3] Its architecture is cross-shaped and represents the Christianization of America.



The Columbus Lighthouse is a cross-shaped monument made of reinforced concrete. Its dimensions are 680 feet (210 m) by 195 feet (59 m). There are 157 beams of light that emanate towards the sky from the structure and a rotating beam, which can be seen for miles.

The Dominican historian Antonio Delmonte y Tejada, in his book History of Santo Domingo, published in 1852, expressed the idea of erecting a monument in honor of Columbus in Santo Domingo.[4] In 1914, the American Pulliam William Ellis began selling the idea of building a monumental beacon in the first city of the New World to the American press. The idea becomes universally accepted during the 1923 celebration of the Fifth International Conference in Chile, when it is decreed that this monument should be built in cooperation by all governments and peoples of America.

Scottish architect Joseph Lea Gleave won the competition among 455 participants from 48 countries. The ceremony was held in Brazil in 1931, and the judges included distinguished architects such as Horacio Acosta y Lara (Uruguay), Eliel Saarinen (Finland), and Frank Lloyd Wright (USA).[5] But, by 1950 only eight countries had made contributions totaling less than $15,000, yet the Dominican government forged ahead with the project, and in 1948 the foundations of the monument were inaugurated.[4] After 1948 there was growing instability in the country and the political situation made it impossible to resume construction until 1986. During the government of Joaquín Balaguer, construction resumed under the supervision of the Dominican architect Teófilo Carbonell, and culminating in the construction of the monument in 1992, in time for the celebration of the quincentennial discovery of the Americas.[6]

The monument, though originally conceived by Gleave as a mausoleum, was adapted to house a permanent collection of exhibitions from each American country as well as other European and Asian countries, as requested by former President Balaguer.

The source : https://en.wikipedia.org

at night

Little Crow

3) The little crow (Corvus bennetti) is an Australian species of crow, very similar to the Torresian crow in having white bases to the neck and head feathers (shown when ruffled in strong wind) but slightly smaller (38–45 cm in length) and with a slightly smaller bill. It has the same white iris that distinguish the Australian species from all other Corvus except a few island species to the north of Australia, and one from Eurasia, the jackdaw (Corvus monedula). Like the Australian raven, this species has a blue ring around the pupil. wikipedia.org




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