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The Crater of Diamonds


The Crater of Diamonds

Situated over an eroded volcanic pipe in Arkansas, Crater of Diamonds State Park is the world’s only diamond-bearing site open to the public. The park features a 37-acre plowed field where visitors can prospect for diamonds and other gemstones. Moreover, they may keep whatever they find regardless of value. Since the area became a state park in 1972, visitors have taken home more than 25,000 diamonds. In 1924, the largest diamond ever unearthed in the US was found there. How many carats was it? More… Discuss

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WORD: traipse


traipse 

Definition: (verb) Walk or tramp about.
Synonyms: shlep
Usage: I spent the holiday exploring the countryside, traipsing from town to town with just a knapsack of supplies on my back. Discuss.

welcome to euzicasa: visitors from 200 countries, and 5 continents found this site interesting enough to visit again: Did you?


welcome to euzicasa: visitors from 200 countries, and 5 continents found this site interesting enough to visit again: Did you?

welcome to euzicasa: visitors from 200 countries, and 5 continents found this site interesting enough to visit again: Did you?

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JOYEUSES PAQUES!


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horreur j’ai râté le début, il y a pas la musique gggrrrrrr !!!
Je vous prie de bien vouloir m’en excuser, je sais pas ce qu’il s’est passé, je l’ai fait vite ce matin parce que après pas le temps.
Ben voilà je voulais juste vous faire plaisir, pffff !!!!

Une petite Vidéo pour vous souhaiter, petits et grands de très bonne fêtes de Pâques
Soyez sage sur le chocolat et bonne chasse aux oeufs 
Prenez soin de vous
Bisous
AGNES

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: SAN MARINO ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARENGO


San Marino Anniversary of the Arengo

The Republic of San Marino, a landlocked nation surrounded by Italy, is the smallest republic in the world. The Arengo was its first form of government, under which all of the patriarchs assembled to decide on important matters. March 25 is a national holiday commemorating the Arengo of 1906, which marked the birth of a Parliament elected directly by the people. The military corps appear in full uniform in front of Palazzo Begni; a laurel wreath is placed on the monument to the Fallen, and the ceremony continues with a mass in the Basilica to thank the founder saint, MarinusMore… Discuss

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: ARGENTINA NATIONAL DAY OF MEMORY FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE


Argentina National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice

This is a public holiday in Argentina that commemorates all those who lost their lives or otherwise suffered under the National Reorganization Process, a military dictatorship that seized power in Argentina on March 24, 1976. The junta held power for eight years, and in that time, at least 30,000 citizens were kidnapped, tortured, and executed for their political views. Around the country, art exhibitions, poetry readings, prayer services, and other cultural events are dedicated to remembering the events of March 24 and its aftermath. More… Discuss

 

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES NATIONAL HEROES DAY


St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Heroes Day

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a nation comprised of a group of more than 30 islands in the Caribbean Sea, with St. Vincent being the largest. March 14 is National Heroes Day, when citizens honor their national hero, Chief Joseph Chatoyer. He led the nation in preventing the Europeans from colonizing the islands. On March 14, 1795, Chatoyer was killed by British troops at Dorsetshire Hill. A monument honoring Chatoyer stands on this spot; as part of the Heroes Day celebration, a wreath-laying ceremony is held at theobelisk at Dorsetshire Hill. More… Discuss

 

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: BARON BLISS DAY


Baron Bliss Day

Baron Bliss Day is a public holiday in Belize honoring Englishman Henry Edward Ernest Victor Bliss (1869-1926). When he died on March 9, Bliss bequeathed his entire estate to Belize City. On this day each year, a morning mass and wreath laying is held at his tomb in the Fort Point area. Then there is a regatta in the harbor, a cycle race, and a kite contest. More…Discuss

 

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QUOTATION: Jack London


The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

Jack London (1876-1916) Discuss

 

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: GAMBIA INDEPENDENCE DAY


Gambia Independence Day

Gambia gained independence from Britain on February 18, 1965, and became a constitutional monarchy. On that day, people gathered in Bathurst for music, dancing, and the replacement of the Union Jack with the Gambian flag. A public vote in 1970 made the Republic of the Gambia a British Commonwealth. Independence Day is a national holiday in Gambia. More…Discuss

 

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Jurnal de calatorie prin Tara Fagarasului (bring your appetite with you, we’ll do the rest!)


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Click to access Tara Fagarasului here

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Post by Romania – Carpathian Garden: Fundata Brasov


Fundata - Brasov County - Romania Photo: http://www.fundata-sirnea.ro/

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Post by Romania – Carpathian Garden.

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: THE “DEVIL’S FOOTPRINTS” APPEAR IN DEVON, ENGLAND (1855)


The “Devil’s Footprints” Appear in Devon, England (1855)

In February 1855, the Devil, perhaps consumed with wanderlust, apparently took a 40- to 100-mile stroll across Devon, England. His outing might have passed unnoticed, except that it was snowing heavily at the time. When residents awoke, they were dismayed to find unusual cloven hoofprints all over the place—not just on the ground but also on obstacles like walls and even roofs. Of course, it is possible that something other than the Prince of Darkness made these tracks. What are some theories? More… Discuss

 

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Adventurer Account, by George-B


Adventurer Account, by George-B

I have been walking Northbound
until there was no mere North to go to
and then I took the opposite direction,
found myself upside down hanging by
the branches of the Southern tree…
I was by exhausted,
hungry,
unshaven…
So I took a long rest
next day
I started west, and kept at it, for a while
and then I hit a bump in the road
at Greenwich
and had to heal my foot…
Then I considered continuing my walk
same direction


Late that year I draw a conclusion

and build a house of red bricks,
a picket fence
a kidney bean pool
a tennis court
a trail with 5 flights of stairs, wooden,
to the sandy beach. 

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Marlene Dietrich “Je m’ennuie” 1933


Marlene Dietrich “Je m’ennuie” 1933

Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) enregistrée le 15 juillet 1933 à Paris.

The French lyrics are quite “benign” but don’t forget that it was the 1930s… If you never heard Dietrich sing, here’s your chance.

De ce que fut mon enfance, 
Je n’ai plus de souvenirs.
C’est peut-être que la chance
Ne m’offrit pas de plaisirs. 
Et chaque jour qui se lève
Ne m’apporte aucun espoir.
Je n’ai même pas de rêve
Quand luit l’etoile du soir.

Moi, je m’ennuie,
C’est dans ma vie
Une manie.
Je n’y peux rien..
Le plaisir passe,
Il me dépasse.
En moi sa trace
Ne laisse rien.
Partout je traîne,
Comme une chaîne,
Ma lourde peine,
Sans autre bien.
C’est dans ma vie
Une manie.
Moi, je m’ennuie…

Par de longs vagabondages,
J’ai voulu griser mon coeur,
Et souvent, sur mon passage,
J’ai vu naître des malheurs.
Sur chaque nouvelle route,
A l’amour j’ai dû mentir ;
Et le soir, lorsque j’écoute
La plainte du vent mourir…

Moi, je m’ennuie…
C’est dans ma vie
Une manie.
Je n’y peux rien..
Le plaisir passe,
Il me dépasse.
En moi sa trace
Ne laisse rien.
Partout je traîne,
Comme une chaîne,
Ma lourde peine,
Sans autre bien.
C’est dans ma vie
Une manie.
Moi, je m’ennuie…

visit: http://lannghiemphu.blogspot.com/2011/07/je-mennuie.html

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Why TB patient has life ban in Dubai | manishareview


Why TB patient has life ban in Dubai | manishareview.

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: SRI LANKA NATIONAL DAY


Sri Lanka National Day

The former British colony of Ceylon changed its name in 1972 to Sri Lanka, which means “Blessed Isle.” Sri Lankans commemorate the granting of their independence from Great Britain on February 4, 1948, with public gatherings throughout the island and special services in the temples, churches, and mosques. There are also parades, folk dances, processions, and national games. More… Discuss

 

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Info Transylvania – Accomodation in Transylvania, Tourist Attractions in Transylvania, all about Transylvania


Info Transylvania – Accomodation in Transylvania, Tourist Attractions in Transylvania, all about Transylvania.

 

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ROMANIA – Travel and Tourism Information


Romania's Castles and Fortresses - The Fortress of Rasnov (near Brasov, Romania)ROMANIA – Travel and Tourism Information.

 

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Fabulous Compositions/Great Performances: Weber Invitation to the Dance



April 2003- Weber, Invitation to the Dance

Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel returns to St. Petersburg, Russia to once again conduct the St. Petersburg Philharmonic for the 100th anniversary of the legendary Yevgeni Mravinsky. 

“He is, simply put, a master… There is an authority and authenticity in Maestro Tchivzhel’s music making that is indisputably commanding and communicative.”– Yo Yo Ma 

http://www.maximaltd.com/edvardtchivz…
ttp://www.greenvillesymphony.org/

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: GRAND CANYON DESIGNATED A NATIONAL MONUMENT (1908)


Grand Canyon Designated a National Monument (1908)

Arizona’s Grand Canyon, the great gorge of the Colorado River, is one of the natural wonders of the world. The canyon reaches depths greater than 1 mile (1.6 km), and its multicolored rock layers and steep rims are renowned for their beauty. After visiting the Grand Canyon in 1903, US President Theodore Roosevelt—an avid conservationist—became a major proponent of its preservation and designated it a US National Monument on January 11, 1908. Who fought against his efforts? More… Discuss

 

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CESAR FRANCK: PSALM 150 – CONDUCTED BY TAMÁS VÁSÁRY, XAVER VARNUS AT THE GREAT ORGAN



Cesar Franck: Psalm 150 (O Praise God In His Holiness)

with the participation of
XAVER VARNUS on the great organ,
The Budapest Tomkins Vocal Ensemble, The Budapest Opera Orchestra

Conducted by TAMÁS VÁSÁRY
http://www.tamas-vasary.com/biography
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgMSmr…

Taped in the Great Hall of Franz Liszt Academy of Music of Budapest

http://www.facebook.com/xavervarnus

 

AMAZONIA: LAST CALL (The lungs of the Planet are getting to small for the Planet’s survival)



Ep. 3.THE VOICE OF THE JUNGLE: The protection of Indian cultures, headed by Sidney Pssuelo. This series travels across Brazilian landscapes by way of one of the main links still binding the essence of humanity with the Earth: the Amazon. The filming of the first point of contact with an isolated race, the Zos, the encroachment on areas of the Amazonian forest previously uncaptured on film, the evidence relating to the development of the illegal trafficking of species or the recording of the immeasurable value of Brazil’s natural spaces; these are just excerpts from the series. The underlying theme is the conflict between the development and conservation of one of the key natural areas underpinning the stability of the planet.

 

Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome about marriage


Brains are at a discount in the married state. There is no demand for them, no appreciation even.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

 

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah Credit: Sarun Laowong/Getty Images


Bryce Canyon National Park Utah 
Credit: Sarun Laowong/Getty Images 

In the latest book by Lonely Planet, titled ‘Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World’, mesmerizing images of the world’s of beautiful landscapes give us a glimpse of the stunning world we live in. 

As the world’s largest travel guide book publisher, Lonely Planet takes us on a journey into some of the most beautiful places on earth. 

Featuring beautiful grasslands, icebergs and wildlife, this book contains over 200 images that will inspire you to want to travel somewhere. 

View more of these images below, and you can buy the book onAmazon

Word: FOREGATHER


foregather 

Definition: (verb) Collect in one place.
Synonyms: assemblemeet
Usage: The captains of every ship in the fleet rowed into the lagoon to foregather on its secluded beach. Discuss.

 

Quotation: Nathaniel Hawthorne


In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Discuss

 

GRAND-ER CANYON DISCOVERED UNDER GREENLAND ICE SHEET


Grand-er Canyon Discovered Under Greenland Ice Sheet

Hidden beneath the ice sheet that covers much ofGreenland is a vast canyon half a mile (800 m) deep and 470 miles (750 km) in length. By comparison, the Grand Canyon, though deeper, is just 217 miles (349 km) long. The hidden gorge, which has never been seen by human eyes, was discovered by chance as scientists researching climate change mapped Greenland’s bedrock. Now covered by an ice sheet that is 2 miles (3 km) thick at points and is so heavy it causes the entire island of Greenland to sag in the middle, the canyon was likely carved millions of years ago by an ancient river. More… Discuss

 

Wall Street Journal: Thailand Tightens Web’s Leash Censorship on the March


Wall Street Journal_Thailand Tightens Web Leash_Censorship on the March

Wall Street Journal_Thailand Tightens Web Leash_Censorship on the March ( click on the picture to continue reading the article at the Wall Street Journal)

Palace of Versailles: Virtual Tour: Thanks to Google Art Project… Let’s Go!


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Marie-Antoinette_Painting_Pallace_Versailles_Tour (click on the Picture to start your tour)

I hope you’ll enjoy your virtual tour, as much as I did. You can save your link, as a portal to the Google Art Project and visit more  famous museums and their art galleries.