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Watch “Find Your Park – National Park Service Happy 100th” on YouTube


Tomorrow marks the National Park Service 100th anniversary!

All national parks will offer free admission from August 25-28th.

Come celebrate with us here at Joshua Tree National Park!

#NPS100 #FindYourPark

Santa Monica Mountains:  The brochure and map for the 67-mile.Backbone Trail is now available!


The brochure and map for the 67-mile Backbone Trail is now available! Pick one up at the visitor center or download it here: http://go.nps.gov/bbt-brochure. Enjoy! – Ranger Zach

Bernard Buffet (France 1928-1999)Doellan (1972)dimension 89.5 x 130.5 cmprivate collection


Bernard Buffet (France 1928-1999)

Doellan (1972)

dimension 89.5 x 130.5 cm

private collection

✍…a face un lucru minunat, e bucuria fiecarei zile…a unui suflet, trecator spre lumea plina de minuni…✍


✍…a face un lucru minunat, e bucuria fiecarei zile…a unui suflet, trecator spre lumea plina de minuni…✍

✍…nu la suprafata trebuie sa te infrumusetezi, ci in adancul sufletului…✍


✍…nu la suprafata trebuie sa te infrumusetezi, ci in adancul sufletului…✍

Today’s Holiday:Ukraine Independence Day


Today’s Holiday:

Ukraine Independence Day

On this day in 1991, just after a failed coup in Moscow, Ukraine declared its independence from the USSR. On December 1, 1991, 90 percent of the people voted for independence.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Lavinia Fontana (1552)


Today’s Birthday:
Lavinia Fontana (1552)

One of the few female Italian artists of the 16th century, Lavinia Fontana was the daughter of Italian mannerist painter Prospero Fontana. She was a fashionable portrait painter in Bologna and Rome who was especially noted for the vibrant color and detail of her works. Her self-portraits and a portrait of Pope Gregory XIII show a fine decorative sense in the treatment of costume. She was also a painter of religious subjects. What are some of her major works?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Pluto Gets Demoted (2006).


This Day in History:
Pluto Gets Demoted (2006)

Although it was recognized as a planet for decades, Pluto is much smaller than the other planets in our solar system and more closely resembles a giant comet nucleus. Consequently, the International Astronomical Union demoted Pluto to the category of dwarf planet, which reflected astronomers’ conclusion that it is a member of the Kuiper belt, a strip of billions of icy bodies orbiting the Sun beyond the orbit of Neptune. What is a “plutino”?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Francis Bacon


Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

God…doth hang the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Light Therapy


Article of the Day:
Light Therapy
Sometimes used to treat skin conditions, mood disorders, and sleep disorders, light therapy consists of exposure to specific wavelengths of light for a prescribed amount of time. Visible violet light is used to activate a naturally occurring compound that kills acne-causing bacteria, while sunlight-mimicking light boxes and other infrared lights are used to treat seasonal affective disorder, a winter-related depressive disorder. What travel-related affliction is also treated with light therapy?
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Word of the Day:monomania


Word of the Day:

monomania

Definition: (noun) Pathological obsession with one idea or subject.
Synonyms: possession
Usage: He thought of it constantly, so that it became a monomania.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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A mountain pass: Valea Prahovei


Transfagarasan, Romania 2016. Foto: Dan Mihai Balanescu


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Transfagarasan, Romania 2016.
Foto: Dan Mihai Balanescu

Watch “Mozart Concerto D Minor K466 Freiburger Mozart-Orchester, Michael Erren,Valentina Lisitsa” on YouTube


Watch “Exploding Beethoven: Tempest Sonata Live from Paris Valentina Lisitsa” on YouTube (an exploding performance!)


Mamaia 1960_ Hotel Parc: Viorel Simionescu


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Mamaia 1960_  Hotel Parc: Viorel Simionescu

By pam carter Posted by Laleh


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By pam carter
Posted by Laleh

By pam carter
Posted by Laleh

My Chakra today no.1


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My Chakra today no.1 k

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony no. 9, “From the New World”, Forth part (my vizualization)


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Antonin Dvorak: Symphony no. 9, "From the New World", Forth part (my vizualization)

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony no. 9, “From the New World”, Forth part (my vizualization)

Watch “Four Seasons ~ Vivaldi” on YouTube


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Antonio Vivaldi: the Four Seasons

Watch “Gustav Holst – The Planets, Op. 32” on YouTube


Watch “Antonin Dvorak – New World Symphony (Full)” on YouTube


Babele și Sfinxul din Munții Bucegi


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Babele, Munții Bucegi

Babele, Munții Bucegi

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Sfinxul, Munții Bucegi

Sfinxul, Munții Bucegi

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Munții Bucegi

Munții Bucegi

Masivul Bucegi, cu o suprafață de circa 300 kmp, se află la extremitatea estică a Carpaților Meridionali, desfășurându-se între Valea Prahovei la est și culoarul Branului și Valea Ialomiței la vest; cade brusc spre nord către depresiunea Bârsei și spre sud, până la contactul cu Subcarpații de curbură. Se întinde pe teritoriul județelor Dâmbovița, Prahova și Brașov.

All content © La pas prin România. All rights reserved. No reproduction full or partial.

Cine isi mai aminteste?


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Cine isi mai aminteste?

The blue grosbeak sang a song in early morning at Yolo Bypass. Feel free to share and enjoy the weekend.


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The blue grosbeak sang a song in early morning at Yolo Bypass.

Feel free to share and enjoy the weekend.

Keeping yhe distance small: A family portrait


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Family Portrait

Gruccioni ( Merops apiaster )
Other shot on Michele Bavassano Photographer

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Cum era să fie din generație în generație


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Today’s Holiday: Queenship of Mary


Today’s Holiday:
Queenship of Mary

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was identified with the title of “Queen” at least as early as the 13th century. On October 11, 1954, during the Marian year that marked the centenary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Pope Pius XII established the feast of the Queenship of Mary on May 31. After the Second Vatican Council, the feast (classified as an obligatory memorial) was changed to August 22 so that it would follow the Feast of the Assumption on August 15.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Deng Xiaoping (1904)


Today’s Birthday:
Deng Xiaoping (1904)

Deng was a Chinese revolutionary and government leader. A veteran of the Long March, he became deputy premier in 1952 and soon joined the Politburo Standing Committee. He was ousted and reinstated several times and at one point was assigned to work in a tractor factory. From the late 1970s until his death in 1997, he was China’s most powerful leader. He promoted a wide-reaching reform program that introduced free-enterprise elements into the economy. What was Deng’s famous saying about a cat?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

The Battle of Bosworth Field (1485)


This Day in History:
The Battle of Bosworth Field (1485)

The Battle of Bosworth Field was the penultimate battle of the Wars of the Roses in which Henry Tudor defeated the royal forces of Richard III, the last king of the House of York. Richard was killed in battle, and Henry advanced to London and was crowned as Henry VII. In 1486, Henry married Edward IV’s daughter, Elizabeth, thus uniting the houses of York and Lancaster, ending the Wars of the Roses and founding the Tudor royal dynasty. This battle is featured in which of Shakespeare’s plays?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jonathan Swift


Quote of the Day:
Jonathan Swift

Few are qualified to shine in company; but it is in most men’s power to be agreeable.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Atomic Force Microscope


Article of the Day:
Atomic Force Microscope

With a demonstrated resolution of fractions of a nanometer, the atomic force microscope (AFM) is one of the foremost tools for imaging, measuring, and manipulating matter at the nanoscale. Unlike the electron microscope, which provides a two-dimensional image of a sample, the AFM provides a true 3-D surface profile. Though the term “microscope” suggests the visual study of minute samples, this high-tech device functions in an entirely different manner. How does the AFM gather information?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: irk


Word of the Day:
irk

Definition: (verb) To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
Synonyms: gall
Usage: The sight of her gave Sheldon fresh courage, and the tedious hours of waiting did not irk him.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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My pot with flowers today no.1


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Flowers today no.1


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My Chakra today no.2


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My Chakra today no.1


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La basilica di Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, uno dei più insigni monumenti dell’arte romanica pugliese e gotica in Puglia, è un edificio del centro storico di Galatina.


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La basilica di Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, uno dei più insigni monumenti dell’arte romanica pugliese e gotica in Puglia, è un edificio del centro storico di Galatina.

La basilica fu realizzata tra il 1369 e il 1391, per volontà di Raimondello Orsini del Balzo. Questi, in uno dei suoi numerosi viaggi, di ritorno dalle crociate, si spinse sino alla sommità del Monte Sinai per rendere omaggio al corpo di santa Caterina; secondo la leggenda, nel ripartire, baciò la mano della santa, strappandole il dito con i denti. Tornato in Italia portò con sé la reliquia che, incastonata in un reliquiario d’argento, tuttora si conserva nel tesoro della chiesa. L’edificio, alla morte di Raimondello avvenuta nel 1405, sarà completato dalla moglie, la principessa Maria d’Enghien, e poi dal figlio, Giovanni Antonio Orsini Del Balzo.

L’edificio fu costruito su una preesistente chiesa bizantina di rito greco risalente al IX-X secolo le cui tracce sono ben visibili nel muro esterno della navata destra in cui è stata inglobata, forse per risparmiare materiale edilizio, l’abside.

Glacier National Park,Montana,USA. Please rate this picture from 1 to 10


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Glacier National Park,Montana,USA.
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Remembering Elie Wiesel – Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation


https://www.themmrf.org/remembering-elie-wiesel/
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The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) mourns the loss of our dear friend, inspiration and hero – holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and multiple myeloma patient Elie Wiesel. Elie inspired generations with his teachings of peace, justice and human rights activism, and most recently inspired the multiple myeloma community with his perseverance and bravery. He fought multiple myeloma with the same determination that he fought injustice; we are deeply honored to have known him.

Elie shared so many wise thoughts, one of which we live by daily at the MMRF: “Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.” Last fall, the MMRF recognized his remarkable efforts with the MMRF Courage and Commitment Award. He was joined in receiving this honor by Marion, his wife of more than 45 years, and his son Elisha.

We send our thoughts and prayers and pledge our deepest support to his remarkable family – Marion, Elisha, Lynn and his beautiful grandchildren. You are in our hearts.

Today’s Holiday: Crow Fair


Today’s Holiday:
Crow Fair

The Crow Fair is one of the biggest powwows in the US, held since 1918 at Crow Agency, Montana, about 65 miles southeast of Billings. The fair is hosted by the Crow tribe but attracts thousands of other Native Americans, who set up more than 1,000 tepees on the camp grounds. Dancing at the fair includes not only traditional Plains Indian dances but also the Crow Hop, which is similar to a war dance and is unique to the Crows. There are also rodeos with cash prizes, horse races, art exhibits, and demonstrations of such crafts as pipe carving and jewelry designing.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Christopher Robin Milne (1920)


Today’s Birthday:
Christopher Robin Milne (1920)

Christopher Robin Milne was the son of author A.A. Milne. When Christopher was a young child, his father wrote poetry for him, which grew into the collections When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six. Later, Christopher and his toy animals were incorporated into stories about the adventures of the now-classic characters Christopher Robin, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore in Winnie-the-Pooh. How did Christopher feel about his name being used in his father’s stories?
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This Day in History: Mona Lisa Stolen by a Louvre Employee (1911)


This Day in History:
Mona Lisa Stolen by a Louvre Employee (1911)

In 1911, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa disappeared from the Louvre and was believed to be lost forever. Two years later, former Louvre employee Vincenzo Peruggia was caught trying to sell the masterpiece to a gallery owner in his native Italy. It turned out that Peruggia had stolen the painting by hiding in a closet, waiting until the museum had closed, taking it down, and simply walking out with it hidden under his coat. How much time did Peruggia serve in jail for his crime?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Francis Bacon


Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

Look upon good books; they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble: be you but true to yourself…and you shall need no other comfort nor counsel.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Flying Squirrels


Article of the Day:
Flying Squirrels

There are 43 known species of flying squirrel. While the name flying squirrel is a bit of a misnomer—the creatures cannot actually fly—they are able to glide long distances by leaping from tall heights and extending flaps of skin, called patagia, that stretch from their forelimbs to their hindlimbs. Once airborne, the squirrels have a high degree of maneuverability and are able to steer by adjusting the tautness of the patagia and using their tails as stabilizers. How do they “brake”?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: honky-tonk


Word of the Day:
honky-tonk

Definition: (noun) A cheap, noisy bar or dance hall.
Synonyms: barrelhouse
Usage: The missionaries went to the honky-tonk on a Saturday night hoping to save souls, but they were not very successful: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Santa Claus Town – Reine, Norway Instagram: maksified / Snapchat: smartali89


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Santa Claus Town - Reine, Norway

Instagram: maksified / Snapchat: smartali89

Santa Claus Town – Reine, Norway

Instagram: maksified / Snapchat: smartali89

This silence, this moment, every moment, if it’s genuinely inside you, brings what you need. ~Rumi


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This silence, this moment, every moment, if it's genuinely inside you, brings what you need.

~Rumi

This silence, this moment, every moment, if it’s genuinely inside you, brings what you need.

~Rumi

Sedona, AZ.


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Sedona, AZ.

Muzeul Țării Făgărașului | Valer Literat


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