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my oldest daughter exercising at sunset - Tel-Aviv

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The topic for this blog post came to me a few weeks ago whilst listening to Lou Reed ~ Caroline Says II, but as it is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25th November I decided to wait and post it now. If you can spare a few minutes to read I would appreciate it. Thank you.

 

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Shot at Water Lantern Festival

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Taken on my trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica.

On the fabulous property of the HALF MOON Resort sits this little boat, I would say it is about 10' long. They restored it and here is what was written at the site.

 

"Fifteen refugees, eleven men, two women and two children sailing from Cuba in this boat made landfall here on March 8, 1996. Some settled in Jamaica and others were accepted by the United States of America.

Their boat has been restored and will be maintained on this site as a tribute to all those, anywhere in the world, who risk their lives for dream of freedom."

 

Used Florabella textures

feral horses...Conwy mountain. North Wales

Silhouette of a bird flying at sunrise.

 

You may be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes all it takes for the best shot is being in the right place at the right time!

It doesn’t even matter if you take it with your mobile phone or high-end DSLR.

 

Have a wonderful Sat/Sun!

Nice to be back, had a virus and was unwell for a few days!

with joy, spirit and humor into the new week, dear friends....... :-)

Explore(d), #419, July 12, 2009 - Thank you ! ;)

 

Queen,Freedom Song

 

A sunset ...one helicopter ..

 

Well, I love helicopters .. my dream is have one , or better, I would like fly with one always that I have wants ...almost everyday ; ))

It's a freedom way for live ...

A dream ...my dream ...

 

Thanks a lot for all !!! Wish a great week to all of you !

  

If you want ... View On Black ... is cool !!!! Thanks ; )

 

This photo also is here ... www.flickr.com/cameras/canon/eos_50d/... thanks !!!

 

Second place winner in October Challenge ~ Cloudy Skies ~ Month of October 2010 in Tis' The Season...Thank you !!! ; )

 

*Third Place* winner on Challenge for September * Members Choice - 2011 on ~Stealing Shadows~ .. Thank you so much !

 

Liberdade...

Foto tirada de cima do Morro do Urca, vemos ao longe a Baía da Guanabara, Ponte Rio Niterói e Aeroporto Santos Dumont.

"Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be." - James Baldwin

 

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Today was lovely. The weather was lovely. People are lovely. Loveliness is everywhere goddammit! Except in the mountain of essays I have to write tonight. Damn.

 

I made these wings myself - believe it or not, no shops anywhere in Buxton sell normal white feathers. So I went to the park, and found a goldmine of them! Just lying around!!! I am so happy with how they came out, I never want to take them off! I have lots of outtakes from this shoot, which I haved uploaded to our blog!

 

Oh, and that little cluster of houses in the background is my town! :) I am up on Corbar Cross, a big hill near my house!

Best view: Freedom On Black and also try Large :)

 

>>The secret of happiness is freedom and the secret of freedom is courage.

- Thucydides

 

>>Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.

- Stephen R. Covey

 

Shot At: Bhuvanagiri fort, Hyderabad, AP, India.

 

>>It was really AMAZING to watch sunset atop bongiri hill.

>>One step on the other side and i would have been rolling down the hill ;)

   

"I've Been Tagged" by Aditya and Natasha (somewhere in Jan) and here are 16 facts about me :)

 

1.I am e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y lazy. The laziest ass in the world.

2.I am a food lover. I eat a lot a lot and a lot :)

3.I do painting sometimes. The last time I did was during my xth class :P

4.I love Hyderabad. I can argue it to be the best city in the world. Yes it IS.

5.I am a nature lover and love traveling a lot.

6.I love my bike. My driving speed (within city) can vary from 20 to 100 depending on my current mood (boring/sad to angry/happy) and/or on the song currently playing in my iPod :D

7.I seriously think I have some memory loss. I forget everything. :O

8.I bought a new guitar for myself 3 months ago and its still staring at me from the corner of my room. :(

9.I hate reading and also writing, esp. facts abt myself. ;) :)

10.I started compiling these facts since January. huge task :)

11.I love sleeping. If allowed I can sleep all 24hrs. it’s the backbone of my laziness.

12.For me any time before 8am is midnight.

13.I feel Sunday afternoon + bawarchi biryani + sleeping = heaven

14.I love sitting near tank-bund facing Budha at 12 o’clock in the night.

15.I sometimes feel I need to join politics and I alone can change this system.

16.This is longest list of facts I have written abt me. :O

 

ufff at last i could complete this task : ) : ) "freedom"

  

Spl. thanks to Adarsh for the click : )

 

Explore highest : 1 :) thanku guys

 

Freedom from the fear of not fulfilling ones dreams...

(Explore: Dec 21, 2014 #196)

A shot of the Manhattan Skyline and the Freedom Tower from the Hudson River.

Freedom of thought and expression are two of the most basic tenants of any free society.

Without those two things, you do not have a free society.

 

We went to a must see movie this weekend. In Ben Stein’s (“Ferris Bueller's Day Off.”) new documentary movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Ben shows how little academic freedom exists in our universities if you want to discuss unpopular topics like the origins of life.

 

Much of the academic world thinks that the conversation should be closed because Darwinian Evolution has answered all of those questions… But, is that true????

 

If you do not think that is true as a professor, get ready to loose you job. Yes, that politically incorrect thought has been banned in the university… I thought the university was a place of open discussion and thought???? Think again…

 

At one point in the movie… (this most unbelievable point I think ) Ben is interviewing Richard Dawkins and pressing him on the point of where did that actual first cell come from for all life to begin so that everything could evolve from it.

Richard actually believes that some advanced life source from outer space seeded our planet with that first cell… Can you believe this stuff???? And he is the one that gets paraded out all the time as the expert in this area…

 

Well, my recommendation is to go see the movie…

 

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

 

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The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.

Bartholdi was inspired by French law professor and politician Édouard René de Laboulaye, who is said to have commented in 1865 that any monument raised to American independence would properly be a joint project of the French and American peoples. He may have been minded to honor the Union victory in the American Civil War and the end of slavery. Due to the post-war instability in France, work on the statute did not commence until the early 1870s. In 1875, Laboulaye proposed that the French finance the statue and the Americans provide the site and build the pedestal. Bartholdi completed the head and the torch-bearing arm before the statue was fully designed, and these pieces were exhibited for publicity at international expositions.

The torch-bearing arm was displayed at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, and in Madison Square Park in Manhattan from 1876 to 1882. Fundraising proved difficult, especially for the Americans, and by 1885 work on the pedestal was threatened due to lack of funds. Publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World started a drive for donations to complete the project that attracted more than 120,000 contributors, most of whom gave less than a dollar. The statue was constructed in France, shipped overseas in crates, and assembled on the completed pedestal on what was then called Bedloe's Island. The statue's completion was marked by New York's first ticker-tape parade and a dedication ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland.

The statue was administered by the United States Lighthouse Board until 1901 and then by the Department of War; since 1933 it has been maintained by the National Park Service. Public access to the balcony surrounding the torch has been barred for safety reasons since 1916.

 

Already this photo was in Panoramio.

Freedom Is Just Chaos, With Better Lighting

 

Alan Dean Foster

 

"To the Vanishing Point"

 

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Today's soundtrack: Odara - Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil

  

Deixa eu dançar

Pro meu corpo ficar odara

Minha cara

Minha cuca ficar odara

Deixe eu cantar

Que é pro mundo ficar odara

Pra ficar tudo jóia rara

Qualquer coisa que se sonhara

Canto e danço que dará

 

Its a wonderful life!

Large View - 'Freedom' On Black

 

One from my archives ...

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'On the Wings of Freedom' light sculpture at the Amsterdam Light Festival

Wishing everyone a great 4th of July weekend!

 

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta ~ 2010

“All good things are wild, and free.”

~Henry David Thoreau~

 

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An Atlantic Spotted Dolphin family socializing in the Atlantic Ocean near the Canaries.

 

Picture © by Boyan Slat

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www.boyanphotography.nl

 

Awarded: Dyxum Photograph Of The Week #178

 

As you see; Dolphins do not belong in captivity.

We visited the September 11 Memorial and Museum last weekend. It was an emotion and moving experience. Looking up at the Freedom Tower.

No Photoshop effects, just color correction and dust cleaning, this is the actual behind the scene setup.

 

“No matter how old are you, if you’re brave enough to do this, you’ll feel the true freedom” :)

*Imagine they are running with a slow motion effect with this song.

 

Again, maybe it’s nothing new using the dome piece as a balloon, but I have this ideas for quite a while, which are:

1. Taking an upside down build to use gravity on strings or chains.

2. Making a moving/motion blur effect (panning photography) with bricks.

And it turns out this mystery part fits for me to finally make those ideas into reality, though it turns out it really took a very long time to shot this scene to get the right lighting and angle…I guess I won’t do this kind of trick for a long time…hahahaha

 

It’s my 5th entry for Iron Builder competition vs. Gilcelio Chagas. The secret ingredient for this round is 2 x 2 Domes in Dark Blue.

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Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to face trial for breaching the conditions of her detention under house arrest, her lawyers have said.

Ms Suu Kyi will stand trial on 18 May, lawyer Hla Myo Myint told reporters.She was taken to a prison from her home in Rangoon, where she has spent most of the past 19 years, to hear the charges.

 

My friends........before leaving I wish to show you a pic i took in Burma years ago....... with the hope Aung san Suu can be freed and democracy can win.........

THANKS!

    

... is not negotiation. Freedom is not from something or for something. Freedom is not positive either. Its transcendence of negotiation and affirmation both. Freedom from duality. Knowing is freedom, not the fear, not the anger, not the enmity, not the rebellion. Only knowing is freedom.

Freedom of speech

Nous sommes Charlie

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libertà nel mondo per tutti, donne e uomini

Buon 8 Marzo a tutte le "colleghe" :)

 

Explore dell'8 marzo 2012 - # 90

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Fight for freedom.. its all urs...

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Location - Gurney Drive,Penang Island.

This golden moment only appeared for minutes & this is the best i can capture.

  

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.

 

-Herbert Hoover

 

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