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BEST FULL SCREEN PRINTING ON THE MOON!

 

Camera: Sigma DP1

Exposure: 15 sec.

Aperture: 8.0

Iso: 50

Tripod.

Self-release.

Processing: SigmaPro/ PhotoFiltre.

 

MUSIC

Michael Buble feat. Laura Pausini - You will never Find - Caught in the Act

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMc3XDOy3AY

I think you touched when you hear the song !!!!!!!!!! Yes !!!!!!!!!!

 

On 19 September 2013 was the full moon, but unfortunately cloudy.

The following day however, there was absolutely no wind, almost cloudless, and when the moon this evening got up almost at the same time as the sun went down, I decided to take to Sæby to photograph the beautiful harbor, where almost only yacht.

The highest point overlooking the harbor was FRANKS restaurant, which is located right on the harbor. Here I was allowed to go through the restaurant, where there was a lot of people and ate the most fish board. I went out on a porch where I an hour standing on a stable table and photographed.

It was getting dark and I walked at a fast pace back to the car with the camera on a heavy tripod. Suddenly I met a group of young women who definitely was ready to talk and asked me to photograph them. I had no time and quickly went on. Suddenly shouted one of the women that I had to photograph her ​​naked, but I was unfortunately still on. Later I wondered whether it might be too much liquor they had received. But over by the car park was now completely dark, lit only by street lights and moonlight. In the harbor there was two fish vessels, and there really was calm now with reflections and blue moonlight, I took a number of pictures.

12:52 B is for....

 

bear, bench and balloons!

 

Oscar is my latest felted creation :)

In 1872, Jabin A. and Oscar F.Bundy built adjacent brick with brownstone facade houses on Baldwin St., later numbered 267 and 269. The Bundys, who owned a grocery store and also a dance hall, designed their homes like the New York City brownstones, with a lower level partially underground and the main floor 13 steps from the ground.

Sunday morning Bessie and Oink the pig woke up to 1.7 inches of new fluffy snow .

The Academy awards is about to begin ......and many movies, actors , and so much more all hoping to win a coveted Oscar award.

 

Oink had pigged out on some peanut butter so Bessie needed to take him out in the white fluffy snow and clean him up for the big night of awards.

 

Oink & Bessie ready for the Oscars hosted by our favorite late night host Jimmy Kimmel. There are many good movies out this year but I'm pulling for Hacksaw Ridge for Best picture. A true story and what a story it is.

 

It's Oscar time ......

With a fantastic mountain backdrop, two former United Kingdom based locomotives stand in the warm Bulgarian sun at Pirdop: BZK green and yellow liveried Class 87, No.87029 and Class 92, No.92025 'Oscar Wilde'.

 

The 87 will later be joined by an ex-Romanian GFR (Grup Feroviar Roman) Class 40 to form the 18:40 departure to Razdelna with loaded Sulphuric acid tanks whilst the Class 92 (which was exported in December 2012) will run light engine to the nearby Chelopech mine to collect a rake of hoppers.

The term "sciuscià" appeared in Italy while the country was occupied by US forces during the last years of WWII (1944-1945), when it was common for several young italian boys to earn few moneys by cleaning the shoes of US soldiers, who usually referred to them as "shoeshine boys" or "shoe shiners", which in italian sounds like "sciuu-sciain(er)", leading to the italianized term "sciuscià".

 

"Sciuscià" is widely known as it is the original title of an italian movie, directed in 1946 by Vittorio De Sica, about two shoeshine boys trying to find the money to buy a horse. Regarded as De Sica's first major work, it was the first italian movie to receive an "Oscar" in 1948: it was an "Honorary Academy Award", the precursor of what would later become the "Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film".

"I can't change the direction of the wind,but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."

Jimmy Dean

 

Several black families were residing in Gillespie County by the 1870s. A schoolhouse was built in 1877 on property adjacent to this later church site. Blacks probably met in the school for worship services before this church was completed 10 years later. In 1887 Oscar Basse deeded this lot to William McLane, Silas Russel, James Scruggins, and James Tinker as trustees of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. Members of the congregation erected this simple frame structure, with its small steeple, atop a native limestone foundation. In recent years, when the local black community dispersed, use of the church building decreased and deterioration set n. Cora Phillips, widow of Paul Phillips, well-known Gillespie County veterinarian and church trustee, suggested restoring the structure for use by youth organizations united in 1974. The youth, representing half a dozen faiths, carried out repair and renovation work and gained national recognition for their endeavors. Dr. Robert Mosby, son of the black congregation's third pastor, the Rev. William H. Mosby, preached at ceremonies in February 1976, when the restored building was dedicated as the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

This historic Church is being restored again.

 

Happy Resurrection Day

was your last day?

Tomorrow was too late..

Could you say goodbye to yesterday?

Would you live each moment like your last?

Leave old pictures in the past?

Donate every dime you had?

& would you call those friends you never see?

Reminisce old memories

would you forgive your enemies?

 

Nickelback

 

*it just makes you a better person when you reflect on all this. Learn to appreciate and enjoy the simple things in life, learn to share and most importantly, learn to forgive before its too late. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong, it's not a sign of weakness and besides "always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much" Oscar Wilde.

Just for thoughts..

Ciao ^_^

        

IBLueS oN BLaCKI

 

HaPPY Blue MoNDaY

  

Hope your week started also blue like mine.

 

First of all I want to thank you all for your blessings and wishes, the flu is better and my nose not running anymore.

 

The fever is also better and my wild dreams are still here, so I wish you a happy blue Christmas in advance.

 

(wanna be the first, who do this this year!!!)

       

Miss me, I will be not much around this week.

 

Christmas shopping, LoL

,.-))))

    

So enjoy my shots you will see…………….

        

Get your Christmas blues and……………..

♪♪♫ L I S T e N ♪♪♫♪♪♫

"..."I cannot understand why the Spring is so late in coming," said the

Selfish Giant, as he sat at the window and looked out at his cold

white garden; "I hope there will be a change in the weather."

 

But the Spring never came, nor the Summer. The Autumn gave golden

fruit to every garden, but to the Giant's garden she gave none.

"He is too selfish," she said. So it was always Winter there, and

the North Wind, and the Hail, and the Frost, and the Snow danced

about through the trees.

 

One morning the Giant was lying awake in bed when he heard some

lovely music. It sounded so sweet to his ears that he thought it

must be the King's musicians passing by. It was really only a

little linnet singing outside his window, but it was so long since

he had heard a bird sing in his garden that it seemed to him to be

the most beautiful music in the world. Then the Hail stopped

dancing over his head, and the North Wind ceased roaring, and a

delicious perfume came to him through the open casement. "I

believe the Spring has come at last," said the Giant; and he jumped

out of bed and looked out.

 

What did he see?"

 

From: The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde - www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/2179/

 

Lovely Texture, thank you:

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BEST FULL SCREEN PRINTING ON THE MOON!

 

126. Romantic Moonrise atmosphere.

  

IMAGE IS PHOTOGRAPHED A HALF HOUR LATER THAN PICTURE NUMBER: 114 AND ANOTHER ANGLE.

 

Camera: Sigma DP1 .

Exposure : 15 sec .

Aperture: 9.0.

Iso : 50

Self-timer.

Tripod .

Processing: Sigma Pro/PhotoFiltre.

 

MUSIC:

Spice Girls - The Return Of The Spice Girls 2007 - 2008 (FAN EDIT - FULL CONCERT!)

Joey Moe - Million

 

Spice Girls - Full Wembley Concert HD

 

The Music makes a weak in a way that one becomes strong. Benny Andersen. Yes !!!!!!!!!!

 

ROMANTIC WALK AROUND THE HARBOUR WITH SAILING SHIPS

 

Tall Ships Race Aalborg 2015 second evening.

This evening and night it was my intention to shoot the 70 sailing ships from the 11th floor of the high building located at Limfjordsbroen. Full Moon picture no. 22, I photographed from the 11th floor, but I changed my mind when all the ships would be too small.

I therefore went onto the sidewalk pointing towards the center of Aalborg, where also the vast majority of ships were moored. I waited for the full moon as I hoped came into sight.

Late in the evening the fog lifted, and the moon rose with a slight red tinge.

I hurried to take pictures when the moon sometimes disappeared between the clouds.

 

The Tall Ships Races first took place in 1956. The aim was to create a regatta for the world's most beautiful sailing ships, where crew members could meet across nationalities.

 

Committee Sail Training Association (later renamed Sail Training International) was established and was responsible for the course.

 

The regatta was so successful that it has since been arranged in different ports around Europe. The Tall Ships Races is the world's largest annual race for school and training ships.

 

Each year, over 100 ships of the size from 30 to 300 feet with crews which combined represent 3.000 to 4.000 young people from about 30 different nations.

Haraldshaugen is a national monument in Haugesund, Norway. The monument was erected during the millennial celebration of Norway's unification into one kingdom under the rule of King Harald I of Norway (Norwegian: Harald Hårfagre).

 

Haraldshaugen commemorates the Battle of Hafrsfjord which commonly dates to the year 872. The Battle of Hafrsfjord has traditionally been regarded as the point in which western Norway was for the first time unified under one monarch. Haraldshaugen has been stated to be the burial site of King Harald I, who died circa 933 at Avaldsnes on nearby Karmøy, south of Haugesund.

 

Haraldshaugen was unveiled on July 18, 1872 by Crown Prince Oscar (later King Oscar II of Sweden) in connection with the one thousand year anniversary of the Battle of Hafrsfjord. The monument is designed by Norwegian architect Christian Christie. Norwegian national poet, Ivar Aasen, wrote a poem entitled Haraldshaugen to commemorate the event.

 

Haraldshaugen is located in the northern suburbs of Haugesund. The monument consists of a large mound surrounded by a granite memorial stones with 29 smaller stones, one from each of the historic counties of Norway. At the top of the mound stands a 17m high granite main obelisk, with four bronze panels around the base. Each panel depicts important scenes from the life of King Harald I.

  

Opened in September 1929, the Paramount Theatre, which originally seated 914, was designed in the Atmospheric style. It was designed by the firm of Ellerbe & Company.

 

Its auditorium resembled a Spanish courtyard, with a ‘starry sky’ on the ceiling. The side walls were decorated with scenes of the Spanish countryside, divided by colonades.

 

It contained a small stage and orchestra pit since it hosted both live shows as well as films in its first couple decades. The exterior was built in the Spanish Baroque style, with decorative terra-cotta work and an arched window over the marquee.

 

The Paramount Theatre continued to delight the citizens of Austin for nearly half a century, before it was closed in 1975.

 

From the late-1970’s into the late-1980’s, the former theater served as everything from a nightclub, to a teen dance club, to a comedy club before closing again and standing vacant for several years.

 

The Paramount Theatre was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, as one of the few Atmospheric style theatres remaining in Minnesota.

 

The Austin Area Commission for the Arts was formed in 1990 and purchased the theatre two years later with the intent of transforming it into a performing arts center and a venue for classic films, concerts, and civic events. It will also be home to the Matchbox Children’s Theatre.

 

Since 1996, restoration work has begun in earnest, and much has already been completed. The roof has been replaced, the lobby repainted in its original colors, and a 1950’s era marquee removed and replaced with a replica of the original 1929 one.

 

The restoration of the Paramount Theatre has been completed, the theatre is now alive with performances both live and on-screen, and is once again the centerpiece of downtown Austin.

"The founder of Camp St. Malo, Monsignor Joseph Bosetti, had for years entertained an idea that one day he would build a chapel on this site. In 1916 he and two friends observed a falling meteor during the night and in his search for the remnants the next morning, he came across a large rock. The beauty of the land inspired the priest and he remembered Jesus’ words to Peter: “Upon this rock, I will build my Church.” (Matt 16:18).

 

Vowing one day to build a chapel here, Msgr. Bosetti prayed for nearly 20 years to acquire the funds. During time, he found himself in a constant battle with the Colorado Highway department which had plans to dynamite the enormous piece of granite to both widen and straighten the curve in the road.

 

Eventually, Msgr. Bosetti won the battle and years later, when the chapel became a reality, it was reported that a group of engineers who laid out the road came to the dedication and thanked him for his perseverance.

 

The chapel was designed by noted Denver architect Jacques Benedict. The contractors were the Coulihan Brothers and Charlie Miller of the nearby town of Allenspark, who had native stone hauled in by mule carts from the surrounding area to use as building material.

 

The land on which Camp St. Malo is built was given to the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Malo who purchased the 160 acres from the William McPhee estate in 1935.

 

The Malos donated the funds for the building of the chapel and paid for its maintenance for decades. The chapel was dedicated by Archbishop Urban Vehr in 1936 to the honor of Saint Catherine of Siena and in the memory of Mrs. Malo’s mother, Catherine Smith Mullen.

 

In 1993, Pope John Paul II visited the chapel during his trip to Denver for the World Youth Day and bestowed his personal blessing on the chapel.

 

Over the years, thousand of visitors have stopped at the chapel to enjoy its simplicity and beauty as it is framed against majestic Mt. Meeker. In 1999, Boulder County designated the chapel as a historic site. The Chapel on the Rock is truly a Colorado landmark".

 

Source: www.saintmalo.org/chapel.htm

You have to be able to appreciate these things. How many people can say it was a full moon last night and appreciate it?

 

Sandy Miller

 

Oscar Wilde

Camera: Sigma DP1.

Exposure: 15 sec.

Aperture: 9,0.

Iso: 50.

Self-timer.

Tripod.

 

BEST IN FULL SCREEN.

 

It was only at full moon last night that the situation appeared to be present, full moon, calm, clear weather, and of course to the apartment the owner was present. It did last night late, where I took some pictures. It's wishful thinking that there should be a bunch of people in front of the entrance to the ship, but when the recording is 15 sec., It would probably not be as good anyway.

 

On 13 June 1931 dubbed Her Royal Highness Princess Juliana of the Netherlands the new training ship from "Onderwijsfonds" (Dutch maritime training organization). "Princess Juliana" was built at the shipyard "Gideon" by Mr J. Koster HZN. in Groningen.

 

This boat would make "Onderwijsfonds" able to increase the level of training for inland waterways and canals in the Netherlands.

The new training vessel that was equipped with a then modern cruiser, was rigged as a schooner tomastet and equipped with a highly modern Ørtz patents think.

 

The ship's engine was 150 hp and made of pure bronze. When fully loaded motor, sail, was expected a rate of 9 miles.

 

In late 1931, the vessel was put into service, but due to a rapid increase in student numbers, you were forced to expand and improve the cabins.

 

The reconstruction was also carried out of the yard "Gideon" and the ship was also extended from 32.40 to 38.85 meters.

 

Princess Juliana served as a training ship until 1969, when more modern Dutch school ships took over.

 

However, there was a break during the second World War, when the ship was used for the accommodation of German officers. The 31 December 1969, the ship was laid up, and 10 March 1970 the ship was sold.

 

Subsequently, it has served as a restaurant ship.

 

"Princess Juliana" has sailed under several captains. It fell to Captain Solomon from "Prins Hendrik", to get the honor of bringing in "Princess Juliana" from the yard, and he remained at the helm until 1948. Then it was D. G. Spuyman 1948 - 1959, P. C. Noordhoek (replacement) 1959-1960, RD Houtman 1960 to 1963, R. vd Huizen 1963 - 1965, W. Bos 1965 - 1966, H. Klootsema 1966-1970.

 

By the end of spring has come again "captains" of Princess Juliana, the ship was restored. The princess had after a lifetime of 75 years of badly needed a facelift inside and out.

 

This renovation project took about. 10 months from June 2006 to April 2007. There will be continuously carried out improvements and changes to the ship, so that comfort and quality are paramount ....

 

".... And Princess Juliana now live happily on as floating restaurant with permanent berth at the Western Harbour Promenade in Aalborg"

 

I have eaten there several times and everything is superb excellent!

“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.” - Oscar Wilde

 

Kiev60 + Biometar120mmF2.8

/ Fuji Reala Ace

- selfdeveloping NCC_s (1:1)

 

... catch you up later

Oscar Wilde

 

This one is for my Mother, Happy Birthday Mam!!

 

Sorry to post and run but will be back later to comment

William Patrick Auld of Finniss’ survey party named the Howard River after Frederick Howard on 20 April 1865. Captain Howard was the master of the small topsail schooner HMS Beatrice which carried out exploration work from the Escape Cliffs settlement in 1864. Escape Cliffs is located on the western coast of Cape Hotham about half way between the Cape and the mouth of the Adelaide River.

Escape Cliffs (12o 08’S 131o 15’E)

 

The Howard River iron bridge was built by the Herbert brothers as the original crossing of the Howard River. Originally at the crossing there was a flying fox arrangement set up by the Herbert brothers to ferry supplies in the wet season for their cattle station in Koolpinyah.

 

Koolpinyah has an important place in the history of the development of the Brahman breed of cattle, now so important in Northern Australia. The exact date of the construction of the bridge is unknown.

 

In 1907, Charles Edward Herbert created Koolpinyah station which stretches from Howard Springs and the Adelaide River, north to the Adam Bay coastline and south toward Humpty Doo. Charles Herbert had first come to the Territory in 1884 to practice law in Darwin. It seems that Charles Herbert was always keenly interested in the possibilities of live cattle exports and saw a special opportunity for developing this trade from Koolpinyah.

 

Herbert was then Northern Territory Government Resident and the leases were issued in the names of his sons Lloyd and Oscar. The brothers moved onto the property in 1907.

 

Lloyd was later killed in action during World War One, but younger brother Evan joined Oscar at the station and the two men rarely left the property until their deaths in 1974.

 

Did receive help in locating resouces needed by a fellow Territorian. Many thanks!

 

I always appreciate your visits, comments & faves. Happy & Safe weekend everyone!

    

It's behind you. Steam Photters start to line up to capture Galatia later, most were bemused by my interest in modern traction. It didnt stop them standing in my shot though, even though I was set up long before they arrived. I wonder what would have happened if I did the same to them and stood in their shot with the pole fully extended? 66154, Oscar 41, running as an X-Ray today, passes Bapton in the Wylye Valley with the 6X41, Westbury Down TC to Eastleigh East Yard. 21/3/17

got out the other night at last, and of course i had some indoors setting on my camera before i noticed it so half the session was just crap!! but i got a few ok shots.

there is something strange happening with the pictures uploading them to flickr, the colours become more desatureted, wonder why?

anyways, been really busy and sory for not stopping by your streams and checking out your work!! will try to catch up as soon as i can:)) have to more weeks with much work before i can take it more easy with our son Oscar, gonna be at home with him for 10 weeks before he is of to the kindergarden:)) that will be nice:))

 

anyways, hope you like this shot? have a couple of shots with the sun as well, will post them later on:)

 

thanks for stopping by leaving comments and faves, much appreciated:))

 

have a wonderful weekend everyone:))

Me,Oscar, was on the top of the Mt.Shiraka .. waiting for the right time to catch sunset of pacific.. fortunately, the chance has given to me to get the sunray from the clouds and lights are falling on the sea.. that was so amazing to see. i was frozen, staring for a while feeling the nature of the mother earth. After quite long, I have decided to capture this sunray instead of waiting the perfect sunset as the time also too late to go down from the mountain...this shot is one of my faved shot in this jp trip.. 

View The Structure Of Geometrical Beauty On Black

   

Structure = Form =

  

Structure is a fundamental if sometimes intangible notion referring to the recognition, observation, nature, and stability of patterns and relationships of entities. From a child's verbal description of a snowflake, to the detailed scientific analysis of the properties of magnetic fields, the concept of structure is now often an essential foundation of nearly every mode of inquiry and discovery in science, philosophy, and art. In early 20th-century and earlier thought, form often plays a role comparable to that of structure in contemporary thought. The neo-Kantianism of Ernst Cassirer (cf. his Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, completed in 1929 and published in English translation in the 1950s) is sometimes regarded as a precursor of the later shift to structuralism and poststructuralism.

 

The description of structure implicitly offers an account of what a system is made of: a configuration of items, a collection of inter-related components or services. A structure may be a hierarchy (a cascade of one-to-many relationships) or a network featuring many-to-many relationships.

BY

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structure

   

A View On Life Here?

   

Structured Life?

   

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

 

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.

An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

 

Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.

 

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

  

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and playwriter

BY

paulocoelhoblog.com/page/2/

   

THE STRUCTURE OF LIFE AND THE STRUCTURE OF ARCHITECTURE HAVE MANY SIMILARITIES AND EVOKE THE SENSE OF UNDERSTANDING IN US! THIS IS WHY WE MUST BE OPEN TO CELEBRATE THE STRUCTURES OF PERSONALITY AND MAN-MADE SURROUNDINGS IN A WAY, WE RECOGNIZE TO BE A CONCEPT OF OUR OWN PERSONALITY! BE OPEN, BE FREE, BE UNDERSTANDING, FIND A NEW STRUCTURE, IN YOU, IN US, AND OUR PLANET, CALLED EARTH! ENJOY!

   

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The Titanic movie featured Kate Winslett as Rose wearing "The Heart of the Ocean" - a blue diamond necklace based on the famous Hope Diamond. (the actual Hope diamond was never on the Titanic) This stunning necklace has captured the imaginations of romantics everywhere.

 

Jewelers Asprey & Garrard were inspired to make a real Heart of the Ocean diamond necklace. The result was a 170 carat heart shaped sapphire with 65 diamonds, each 30 carats. Celine Dion wore it at the Oscar ceremony as she sang "My Heart Will Go On" - the theme song from Titanic during the 1998 ceremony. It was later sold at a benefit auction for $2.2 million.

 

Jeweler Harry Winston created a "Heart of the Ocean" blue diamond necklace. The $20 million necklace was worn by Gloria Stuart, who portrayed Rose

The Chapel On The Rock

The founder of Camp St. Malo, Monsignor Joseph Bosetti, had for years entertained an idea that one day he would build a chapel on this site. In 1916 he and two friends observed a falling meteor during the night and in his search for the remnants the next morning, he came across a large rock. The beauty of the land inspired the priest and he remembered Jesus’ words to Peter: “Upon this rock, I will build my Church.” (Matt 16:18).

  

Vowing one day to build a chapel here, Msgr. Bosetti prayed for nearly 20 years to acquire the funds. During time, he found himself in a constant battle with the Colorado Highway department which had plans to dynamite the enormous piece of granite to both widen and straighten the curve in the road.

  

Eventually, Msgr. Bosetti won the battle and years later, when the chapel became a reality, it was reported that a group of engineers who laid out the road came to the dedication and thanked him for his perseverance.

  

The chapel was designed by noted Denver architect Jacques Benedict. The contractors were the Coulihan Brothers and Charlie Miller of the nearby town of Allenspark, who had native stone hauled in by mule carts from the surrounding area to use as building material.

  

The land on which Camp St. Malo is built was given to the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Malo who purchased the 160 acres from the William McPhee estate in 1935.

  

The Malos donated the funds for the building of the chapel and paid for its maintenance for decades. The chapel was dedicated by Archbishop Urban Vehr in 1936 to the honor of Saint Catherine of Siena and in the memory of Mrs. Malo’s mother, Catherine Smith Mullen.

  

In 1993, Pope John Paul II visited the chapel during his trip to Denver for the World Youth Day and bestowed his personal blessing on the chapel.

  

Over the years, thousand of visitors have stopped at the chapel to enjoy its simplicity and beauty as it is framed against majestic Mt. Meeker. In 1999, Boulder County designated the chapel as a historic site. The Chapel on the Rock is truly a Colorado landmark.

 

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The first cherry trees planted in Montana were actually planted in the Bitterroot Valley by Thomas W. Harris in 1866. According to the Stevensville Historical Society, Harris was our state’s first horticultural farmer. Later came the first commercially-grown cherries planted on the shores of Flathead Lake, cultivated by the Robbins Brothers, Oscar Moen, Mitchell Ratty and others. Moen is still referred to as the “father of the sweet cherry industry,” as 95% of the cherries grown in the Flathead Valley are sweet Lambert Cherries.

 

Throughout the early 20th century, Flathead cherry orchards continued to sprout up on the east side of Flathead Lake, with trees planted 26 feet apart in square patterns. In 1935 the Flathead Cherry Growers, Inc. cooperative was founded, and by 1948 over 1.2 million pounds of Flathead cherries were being processed and sold through the Great Northern Railroad processing plant in Kalispell. Today there are nearly 600 cherry orchards in Flathead County and 1,400 in Lake County, ranging from one to five acres in size. The average cherry tree lives between 25 and 30 years.

 

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Operation Crossroads was a series of nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. It was the first test of a nuclear weapon after the Trinity nuclear test in July 1945. Its purpose was to investigate the effect of nuclear weapons on naval ships.

 

Crossroads consisted of two detonations, each with a yield of 23 kilotons:[1] Able was detonated at an altitude of 520 feet (158 m) on July 1, 1946; Baker was detonated 90 feet (27 m) underwater on July 25, 1946

 

To prepare the atoll for Crossroads, Bikini's native residents agreed to evacuate the island of Bikini. Many were moved by the LST 861 to the island of Rongerik. Later, in the 1950s, a series of large thermonuclear tests rendered Bikini unfit for subsistence farming and fishing. Because of radioactive contamination, Bikini remains uninhabited as of 2011, though it is occasionally visited by sport divers. Although there are claims that participants in the Crossroads tests were well protected against radiation sickness, the Oscar-nominated documentary Radio Bikini showed footage of Navy sailors wearing little or no protection during their inspection of the target ships only hours after the explosions, even though some of the observer ships were caught in the fallout of the Baker explosion. In addition, the documentary revealed that Navy ships used contaminated water from the area for drinking and bathing purposes after the blast. One study showed that the life expectancy of participants was reduced by an average of three months.

The three expats near the seaside freight station at Burgas. Both DB Schenker 92s are about to leave heading a ~2600 ton train with copper concentrate bound to Pirdop. 92 025 features a newly installed pilot modification.

 

87 006 of BRC will depart much later with a mixed goods train for Romania.

Oscar Wilde

 

Another from the Getty. I've always wanted to do a shot like this, I was fortunate there were few people around so early in the day. Score one for the June Gloom. Also? Me!

 

For Anti-bokeh Wednesday. Bokeh Wednesday? Later today.

 

Into the light

ILeT iT SNoW oN BLaCKI

 

HaPPY SNoWiNG HoLiDaYS !!!

   

Happy Holidays, my friends.

 

Thank you so much for this amazing year here in FLiCKRLaND.

 

All the best for a wonderful christmas and a happy and healthy 2010 ,.-)))

 

miss me

 

see you later

     

Please put the volume up, up to the sky and………..

♪♪♫ L I S T e N ♪♪♫♪♪♫

Statue of the Marquis de LaFayette stands atop a fountain in LaGrange's LaFayette Square.

 

I did some checking on the history of this friendly little town in western Georgia. LaGrange is named after the country estate near Paris of the Marquis de La Fayette, who visited Georgia in 1825.

 

The settlement of LaGrange began in the early 19th century, soon after the territory was ceded by the Creek Indians and the subsequent establishment of Troup County. The city was incorporated in December 1828. During the American Civil War, LaGrange was defended by a volunteer women's auxiliary group known as the Nancy Harts. After the Confederate defeat in nearby West Point, Georgia, the Union troops, led by Colonel Oscar La Grange, marched north to LaGrange, with Confederate prisoners near the front of the column. The Nancy Harts assembled and negotiated a surrender.

 

Although local assets were burned and looted by Union troops, Colonel La Grange spared the private homes of LaGrange, including Bellevue, the home of Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill. This may have been a returned favor. Col. La Grange had previously been under Confederate medical care for wounds received and had been attended by the niece of Senator Hill. Afterward, La Grange was exchanged for a Confederate prisoner and returned to battle duty. This was an opportunity to return the kindness he was given.

 

To show their gratitude for sparing their homes, one of the Nancy Harts hosted a dinner for Col. La Grange, and he paroled some local prisoners so they could attend. Many women of the town cooked all night to provide the meal. The next morning the Federal troops marched out, taking various men of the town as prisoners of war. They were soon released, though, when it was learned that General Lee had surrendered.

 

LaGrange developed as a railroad center and as an industrial center for the textile industry which was established and grew from the late 19th century, peaking in the mid-20th century. The city was fortunate that as the textile industry declined, it was replaced with a diverse mixture of new industry, which provided steady local employment for a number of years.

 

The city maintained its position as a transportation hub with the completion of Interstates 85 and 185, which pass through LaGrange. This location has benefited the city's development, by providing industrial and commercial access for businesses, such as a Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

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A Blessed Sunday To All.

 

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I was out on a long holiday for 10+ days as we went to Mindanao so forgive me if I haven't been around in your streams lately. It was a big event for me, first time in how many years me and my family got together. We visited the islands of Camiguin and Bohol which I have never been before. Bear with me as I take you down the trail.

 

The above photo was taken at the Sunken Cemetery in Camiguin. Located in Bonbon, Catarman a huge cross marker has been installed by the Provincial government to mark the community cemetery that sunk during the 1871 volcanic holocaust. Years ago, gravestones were visible during low tide. Today, it is an interesting diving site.

 

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History

BOXING - Pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines today snatched his 7th world title in seven weight divisions after knocking down his opponent Miguel Cotto twice and turning his face into a bloody mess before finally stopping him at 55 seconds of the 12th round.

 

The Filipino star used his blazing speed and power from both hands to win his seventh title in seven weight classes and cement his stature as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Cotto took such a beating that his face was a river of red from the fury of Pacquiao's punches but he refused to quit even as his corner tried to throw in the towel after the 11th round.

 

The fight was billed as a 145-pound classic, and in the early rounds it didn't disappoint. The two went after each other with a vengeance and Cotto more than held his own as they traded punches in the center of the ring.

 

Pacquiao dropped Cotto with a right hand early in the third round, but he wasn't badly hurt and came back to finish the round strong. But after Pacquiao put Cotto on the canvas with a big left hand as Cotto was advancing forward late in the fourth round, the Puerto Rican was never the same again.

 

Pacquiao, coming off of spectacular wins over Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton, added another one against Cotto, who had lost only once and held the WBO version of the welterweight title. Pacquiao did it in trademark fashion, throwing punches in flurries and from all angles until Cotto began to slow down and then pursuing him relentlessly until the fight finally ended.

Weddings wear me out.. 65 photos later I managed to make my way back home and finally was able to relax.. here oscar fetch it boy.. put it with the rest of your collection.. just don't.. chew it up to much never know when i'll need it again..

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNxFfEmJh_M

Venturing forth into my garden with the 60mm macro lens, I was attempting to get close-ups of all my ripening herbs and vegetables; however, with the usual late afternoon breeze, everything was moving and it was hard to keep a focal point. When I uploaded this one I thought the pretty pastel bokeh and fuzzy focus made for an appealing image anyway.

 

So here you have it, flowering dill straight from my garden, just 30 minutes ago

 

This is a dill plant already gone to seed - one of the herbs that I started from seed many months ago.

 

One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

 

Year:2034

Location: Baikonur, Kazakhstan

 

Civil unrest in Kazakhstan has peaked, and war has erupted. Baikonur is under rebel control, and despite weeks of bombardment it still won't fall. Finally, the KRF launches Operation: Burning Sands, the siege and assault of Baikonur. It is week 2 of the assault, half the city is destroyed and under KRF control. Squad "Delta Whiskey Niner" is seen here attacking a rebel-controlled apartment building. Below we have a recorded transmission from the assault.

 

>Login: foxygrandpa

>passcode: *******

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>Access granted

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>Access: transmission_DYX86

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>Initializing

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>Translating: Kazakh>>>English

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Date: [Redacted]

Location: [Redacted]

 

DW9- Cobra, this is Delta Whiskey Niner, we are taking heavy fire in sector Oscar Zulu Three from the apartment building, requesting immediate close air support! Danger close! How copy, over?

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Cobra- That's a solid copy, Delta Whiskey Niner, pull all of your men out of the area, flash your IR strobes and prepare for bombing run. Over

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DW9- Copy, Cobra, position marked and we're standing by.

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Cobra- Roger, starting run.

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DW9- Dammit Cobra, that bomb was a dud! Please advise, over!

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Cobra- Delta Whiskey Niner, uhh, we advise that you send in your breacher team, and wait for further instruction, over.

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DW9- Oh shit, man down, man down! Cobra, we've got a technical carrying enemy reinforcements entering fron the west fence, over!

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Cobra- I'm sorry, Delta Whiskey, but we're out of fuel and bombs, and we can't risk injuring your BT, you'll just have to sit tight and wait.

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DW9- And how fucking long is that going to take, over?!?!

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Cobra- At least 20 minutes to send in another sortie, you'll just have to wait, we're sorry, over.

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DW9- We don't have that time! We'l- RPG!

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Transmission lost

 

Now, wasn't that a nice little story. Also, more pics to come.

 

Also also, shit picture is shit :3

Nos vemos luego ...

 

See you later!

  

 

OBSERVE collective

 

SPNC - Year 4 - # 16

 

"Keep the rhythm" - Oscar Palomares

 

Oscar B. Castillo documented the bloody reality of gangs and riots in Caracas during Hugo Chávez's electoral campaign: bit.ly/WS8cxG. His full reportage can be found in the latest issue of LFI, now available through the LFI app on iTunes : bit.ly/Y1i1yN.

 

Haraldshaugen (Norwegian: Riksmonumentet Haraldshaugen) is a national monument in Haugesund, Norway. The monument was erected during the millennial celebration of Norway's unification into one kingdom under the rule of King Harald I of Norway (Norwegian: Harald Hårfagre).

 

Haraldshaugen was unveiled on July 18, 1872 by Crown Prince Oscar (later King Oscar II of Sweden) in connection with the one thousand year anniversary of the Battle of Hafrsfjord. The monument is designed by Norwegian architect Christian Christie. Norwegian national poet, Ivar Aasen, wrote a poem entitled Haraldshaugen to commemorate the event.

 

Haraldshaugen is located in the northern suburbs of Haugesund. The monument consists of a large mound surrounded by a granite memorial stones with 29 smaller stones, one from each of the historic counties of Norway. At the top of the mound stands a 17m high granite main obelisk, with four bronze panels around the base. Each panel depicts important scenes from the life of King Harald I.

 

Haraldshaugen commemorates the Battle of Hafrsfjord which commonly dates to the year 872. The Battle of Hafrsfjord has traditionally been regarded as the point in which western Norway was for the first time unified under one monarch. Haraldshaugen has been stated to be the burial site of King Harald I, who died circa 933 at Avaldsnes on nearby Karmøy, south of Haugesund.

 

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Photograph taken by

Jos van der Heiden (2016)

William Patrick Auld of Finniss’ survey party named the Howard River after Frederick Howard on 20 April 1865. Captain Howard was the master of the small topsail schooner HMS Beatrice which carried out exploration work from the Escape Cliffs settlement in 1864. Escape Cliffs is located on the western coast of Cape Hotham about half way between the Cape and the mouth of the Adelaide River.

Escape Cliffs (12o 08’S 131o 15’E).

 

The Howard River iron bridge was built by the Herbert brothers as the original crossing of the Howard River. Originally at the crossing there was a flying fox arrangement set up by the Herbert brothers to ferry supplies in the wet season for their cattle station in Koolpinyah.

 

Koolpinyah has an important place in the history of the development of the Brahman breed of cattle, now so important in Northern Australia. The exact date of the construction of the bridge is unknown.

 

In 1907, Charles Edward Herbert created Koolpinyah station which stretches from Howard Springs and the Adelaide River, north to the Adam Bay coastline and south toward Humpty Doo. Charles Herbert had first come to the Territory in 1884 to practice law in Darwin. It seems that Charles Herbert was always keenly interested in the possibilities of live cattle exports and saw a special opportunity for developing this trade from Koolpinyah.

 

Herbert was then Northern Territory Government Resident and the leases were issued in the names of his sons Lloyd and Oscar. The brothers moved onto the property in 1907.

 

Lloyd was later killed in action during World War One, but younger brother Evan joined Oscar at the station and the two men rarely left the property until their deaths in 1974.

 

Did receive help in locating resouces needed by a fellow Territorian. Many thanks!

 

I always appreciate your visits, comments & faves. Happy & Safe weekend everyone!

  

My entry to the "Around the Grid‘s Oscar Photo Contest".

 

gown - Sascha´s Designs Trust black

hair - [e] Later blonde

skin - YS&YS Andrea Passion

necklace - Exodi Pearl Essentials

pose - PURPLEpose Julia

  

In 1872, Jabin A. and Oscar F.Bundy built adjacent brick with brownstone facade houses on Baldwin St., later numbered 267 and 269. The Bundys, who owned a grocery store and also a dance hall, designed their homes like the New York City brownstones, with a lower level partially underground and the main floor 13 steps from the ground.

With Oscar the service droid on the scene.

 

Additional views:

System - www.flickr.com/photos/dragon55/6650513907/in/photostream

Oscar - www.flickr.com/photos/dragon55/6650513783/in/photostream

  

ALSO

- I'm thinking I might have you guys stumped on those dark bley round pieces with white rubber bands on..........yes

Smoke Photo Art.

 

"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."

Oscar Wilde

 

I'm posting this one late at night (at least where I am) so it will show up in everyone's dreams.

58/365 MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY! :)

Inspired!

ill edit later im watching the oscars :)

  

EDIT!

Kay so as i promised. i was going to edit after the oscars. well the oscars were over last night (2-27-11). so im doing the ten things i hate TODAY (2-28-11)

  

OKAY!

10 things i HATE.

1. BUGS. ALL TYPES. they DISGUST ME. i freak out when there is a fly around me, especially the big fuzzy ones.

2. when my naps are longer than 20 minutes and i end up sleeping for 3 hours and cannot fall asleep at night.

3. homework.

4. when my dads in a pissy mood and yells at me for stupid reasons like closing my bedroom door.

5. When people on flickr just add me to build their contact list.

6. LIARS! i cannot stand lying. what is the point of it? little lies are acceptable, but lying compulsively is so stupid. for ex. my cousin... she made up having cancer. WHO LIES ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT?! cancer though. psh.

7. my teeth. i have so many F*ckin cavities. ugh... FML ):<

8. the fact that i go to an all girls high. DRAMA DRAMA all day everyday.

9. When teachers force you to do stupid things in class just to annoy you. like today.. our student teacher wanted me to dance and sing. F* out of here... im not doing that so i told her i had cramps... which i did :)

10. riding the bus... people tend to be very obnoxious..

I COULD GO ON :). but tens the limit haha

11. OKAY! ONE MORE,, FAKE PEOPLE!. not plastics.. just people who are fake and nasty.

im tagging those who tagged me :)

This is Oscar Brown (84), possibly the coolest, most interesting dude I know.

He was good friends with my Dad ever since I was a little kid, and I grew up listening to these crazy stories he would tell me and my brother about his life. No matter how far-fetched and ridiculous they were, we always believed them. Whether it was about him getting his leg blown off in Vietnam or about him hanging out with Nat King Cole we believed whatever he said.

 

One of the stories that I remember the most is that he was born to a royal family in Africa, and that he was actually an African prince. I thought this was true up until a few years ago when I realized that he was actually just an insanely good story teller.

 

Anyways, a few months ago Oscar's health started getting pretty bad. He found out that he had cancer spreading throughout his body and that he couldn't get out and do the stuff that he liked doing anymore. So he decided that he would just move back to California where his family was. Before he left, I told him that I wanted to take some photos of him. And this was exactly what this shoot was for, I just wanted to remember this awesome dude the way I thought of him as a kid.

 

A few more from this shoot will be up later tonight on the blog, be on the lookout.

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EXPLORED!!! Gracia's Amigos/Amigas..mwah!

 

"A true friend stabs you in the front."

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

HBW!!! ill visit you streams later after my work guys! take care!

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This is one of the first books I read: The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde. I read a children´s version first, and the original text a bit later when, coincidentally, I found it in my father´s library. (...)

 

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