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Posted in Arts and Humanities on October 7, 2013
I’ve always been into ancient stuff, and today I want to remind you about a few ancient historical cities and civilizations that I find fascinating.
Pompeii.This one is two thousand years old, a city of the Roman Empire that was destroyed by the powerful volcano Vesuvius. Excavation started only in 19th century, and even today historians and archeologists have a lot of work to do. You can see where the work stopped – there is a giant wall of ashes – a few meters. The amazing thing is: some of the frescoes are still there! You can actually see them. This isn’t just a museum; this is a place where you can actually touch stuff. The great and horrifying thing about Pompeii is – some of the bodies still remain there, fossilized. Buildings, streets, everything stayed in place. This sad song perfectly represents the mood of that city. It’s tragic, it’s dramatic but yet so beautiful and alluring.
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Posted in Exercise and Health on December 13, 2012
If you are a parent of a nice schoolgirl or a bright schoolboy you have probably thought about the right breakfast for your child already. The present-day rich assortment of raw and premade products choosing the well-balanced and nutritious ones is a real problem. The persistent advertisements advice the parents to give the ready-made dried breakfasts to their children. That doesn’t mean your child would eat dried products at all. These various stars, alphabet letters, moons and geometric figures are usually served with milk or yoghurt. Children enjoy various nut and chocolate pastes and eat them with a slice of bread. The powders that should be added to a glass of milk will instantly make this milk to look and smell like cocoa. To improve the grades of your children the numerous happy mothers from the ad videos advice to include a iodine and mineral pill in the daily eating plan of your kids.
Posted in Literature on October 9, 2012
Books are said to develop us mentally and spiritually, to provide us with knowledge and enable us of independent thinking. However, I sometimes want just to read, without all this personal development and other philosophical stuff. Yet, it appears that in the world where everybody has something clever to say t is difficult to find just an adventure story with interesting twisted plot which will make you “swallow” the book. Having dived into the depth of my memory I have extracted several adventure stories which I recommend you to read.
Posted in Arts and Humanities on September 24, 2012
Saul Leiter is an American photographer and painter who became famous for his images of unusual compositions and odd angles. He got acquainted with the art of photography at the age of 12 when his mother gave him his first camera. Raised in a religious family at the age of 23 he left Pittsburgh for New York City. His parents were very unhappy and sad to find out that their son would like to become a photographer. In fact they wanted him to be a rabbi.
Posted in Arts and Humanities on September 14, 2012
Frank Dituri is a photographer who creates images full of mystery and ambiguity. He is captivated by the time issues. Taking pictures Dituri creates surreal world. The photographer himself opposes his own works to the works by Henri Cartier-Bresson. It happens mainly because his images are about time while Bresson was captivated by the decisive moments. Bresson was sure that “there is nothing in the world that does not have a decisive moment”. For him photography was depicting significant events and significant moments. That’s why Bresson is believed to be a father of modern photojournalism.