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Although designed and built for the prominent purpose of defense, today the castles seem like somewhat unrealistic constructions straight from the fairytale world. From solid strongholds to oriental fortresses and highly decorative palaces, the castles are our connection to the past, where legends mix with history and reality blends with a fairyland. This fairytale castle is the historical seat of the Prussian Kings and German Emperors. Its origin dates back to the Middle Ages - it was built in the 11th century, then completely destroyed in 1423 and reconstructed in 1461.
Photobomb - (verb) to drop into a photo unexpectedly. An otherwise normal photo that has been ruined or spoiled by someone who was not supposed to be in the photograph. hahaha! so THAT’S why I love cats!!
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Some cities die. The people leave, the streets go quiet, and the isolation takes on the macabre shape of a forlorn ghost-town - crumbling with haunting neglect and urban decay. From Taiwan to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, these abandoned cities lurk in the shadows of civilization. Their histories are carried in hushed whispers and futures stillborn from the day of their collapse.
First, let me explain…..My grandma sent these to me, and thought they were too good, not to share!! Some of the tips you may already know or have thought of, but some of them are original! Have Fun Learning Some New Things with these Really Random Tips !! Expanding Frosting When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes.
These are very beautiful drawings! Although I am sad to see Belle looking so unlike herself. On a different note: I’d love to know what the reference was for the period costuming for each Princess. Given what I know about the stories, a lot of these seem a little inaccurate time period wise (I have no idea about the costumes other than that they look gorgeous): - As far as I know, the German “Snow White” was published in 1812 with the rest of the Grimm’s collected works; even her supposed ‘real’ influence lived in the 18th century. Earlier versions do exist, but with very significant differences, since this the Disney (and thus, Grimm) version we’re talking about, it seems odd to use the style of a much earlier period.
Many artists have used pencils to create works of art – but Dalton Ghetti creates miniature masterpieces on the tips of pencils. Dalton, who works as a carpenter, has been making his tiny graphite works for about 25 years.
Browse more than 30,000 images of landscapes, nature, national parks, ancient and modern cultures, by QT Luong (San Jose CA) - including black and white , large format and panoramic , available as fine art prints , for image licencing , and computer wallpaper .
For this week's garden inventory, we're trying to verify the information and labels for plants by taxonomic groupings instead of by planted beds. Our priorities for this inventory round are plants in the Styracaceae family (e.g., Melliodendron xylocarpum ), Poaceae (e.g., Harpochloa falx , Berberidaceae (minus Epimedium , e.g., Mahonia × media 'Charity' ), Ericaceae (minus Rhododendron , e.g., Enkianthus campanulatus ), conifers (e.g., Pinus thunbergii ) and the family Lardizabalaceae, such as the plant in today's image, Holboellia angustifolia . A monoecious plant, both female and male flowers are present on the same individual plant (Vanderbilt University has a small resource that explains sexual systems in flowering plants ). Shown in today's photograph are the fragrant female flowers. Plants for a Future describes the plant as having a “ startling blue-metallic colour ”, but I've yet to see a fruit (or taste its edible pulp!).
A supercell thunderstorm rolls across the Montana prairie at sunset. (Photo and caption by Sean Heavey)