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I make no secret of the fact that I’m a hardcore bibliophile, but we’re a common enough lot these day. And the one sight that always makes me linger over a webpage is rows and rows of neatly organized books. So, in an effort to draw more like-minded read here to my little blog, I decided to round-up a gallery of photos of some of the most beautiful libraries I’ve ever seen photos of. Enjoy.
Matthew Fox once said – “If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice its knobs and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.” El Arbol de La Sabina
If possible, the first images in each set will be true-color, as you would see them with your own eyes. Most images will either be true-color or monochrome (black and white), unless stated otherwise. Many images can be vastly enlarged by clicking on them and choosing a larger size from the Flickr page.
You could call it Snowpocalypse 2011—one of the biggest and worst winter storms since the 1950s has walloped at least 30 U.S. states, according to NASA. Snow, sleet, freezing rain, and just plain old rain have fallen as part of a massive system that stretches from Texas , through the Rockies, and into New England. ( Explore an interactive map of the United States. ) NASA satellites have been monitoring the storm's clouds and movement every 15 minutes, beaming back pictures of much of the U.S. blanketed in white, including the above picture, taken Tuesday. In particular, the storm has brought blizzard conditions to the Midwest, severe ice buildup in the Mississippi River valley, and heavy rain and thunderstorms in the Deep South, according to NASA. (See your winter-storm pictures on National Geographic's website . )
If you’re one of those people who likes to ponder things while looking out a frosty window on a cold winter day, these pictures will clear up one of those long standing wonders: each snowflake really IS unique. Some look like roman columns, others circuit boards or spaceships. Taken under high magnification using a microscope, these images bring a fragile and beautiful world into view. See Also HARMFUL VIRUSES MADE OF BEAUTIFUL GLASS They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on?
> The Rebellion was a terrorist organization. Its something to think about. Actually, no. "Underdog fighting the established power structure" is not the same as "terrorist". The goal of all terrorists organizations is to randomly kill civilians (and not as accidental deaths while attacking military targets). Example: 9/11 or the attacks at the Egyptian pyramids where gunmen sought-out unarmed Western tourists and killed them.
<a href="http://ad.doubleclick.net/jump/dmd.ind.coolvibe/;tile=2;dcopt=ist;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?" target="_blank"><img src="http://ad.doubleclick.net/ad/dmd.ind.coolvibe/;tile=2;dcopt=ist;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?" width="300" height="250" border="0" alt=""></a> Undoubtedly the most extraordinary art we’ve featured here on Coolvibe, Radoslav Zilinsky’s 2007 artwork “The World” caught our attention a while ago, and we know we should’ve shared it earlier :) The level of detail is astonishing. For more of his work, check out Zilinsky’s site .