Nike sneakers made of pure, 24-carat gold by American designer Ken Courtney
Ten unusual gold products. Gold has always been a symbol of luxury and wealth. But millionaires want to have not only gold jewelery. The most bizarre and expensive items made of gold, for which rich people spend tens of thousands of dollars is a kind of modern gold rush. Sunny shine of precious metal attracts not only investors, but also masters of the originals wishing to implement insanely creative (or creatively insane) ideas from not cheap material. American jewelry designer Ken Courtney has released Nike sneakers made of pure, 24-carat gold. Price of a pair of shoes is more than 5000 dollars, which perhaps is not large for passionate fans of the brand. But who would dare to jog in such sports shoes, I wonder.
Lana Del Rey in the legendary House of the Rising Sun
July 9, 1964 the group The Animals hit the first line of the British charts with the song "The House of the Rising Sun". Simple plot of the song about the hard life of a poor boy and rhythmic strumming of British folk won the hearts of millions of people from around the world. What was the reason for such popularity? The paradox of the Legendary House of the Rising Sun was the fact that The Animals were not the first one who told the story of the fateful "House". For several centuries prisoners, drunks, vagrants sang this song in UK and Ireland and, of course, there was no New Orleans yet. The British sailed to discover the the New World and took a simple motif with them, close to everyone story that they could sing, even without musical accompaniment.
The Great Banyan - a tree with the world's largest area of the crown. Botanic Garden in Howrah, India
Symbol of India The Great Banyan - a tree with the world's largest area of the crown. Located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden in Howrah, near Kolkata, India. The Great Banyan, or as it is called, tree-forest, has not one, but thousands of trunks. Great Banyan Ficus is a Bengali, small and inedible fruit when ripe red. In the ancient times banyan tree was called the world tree, it is a symbol of human consciousness. It is quite possible that this tree grew in the Garden of Eden. And it was called the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Tree represents a constantly updated and resurgent world, an inexhaustible source of life. It appears from the seed, grows, creates its own world, its life. It is a symbol of order and harmony as opposed to Chaos.
Alina Zalyalieva photo studio. Model Anna Koryukova, Photographer Margarita Kareva
Beautiful fantasy by Margarita Kareva. Bright photo gallery of the novice Russian photographer Margarita Kareva, from Yekaterinburg, presents art project with surreal, often gothic world, unique images, consisting of fabulously beautiful Russian beauties. Their fantastic costumes against urban background or magical nature landscapes create the world similar to painting. Photography by Margarita Kareva and her team - models, stylists, costume designers, makeup artists can be described as art. After graduating from photography school just a couple of years ago, she became known both in Russia and abroad.
Silver jewelry of Yemeni bride
If European bride can be immediately recognized by the white dress, the Yemeni - by the abundance of silver jewelry. Gold is considered by Muslims the metal of devil and can bring misfortune, but silver - blessed the prophet himself. Therefore, it is believed that the more silver jewelry a bride has, the more successful will be her marriage. The total weight of Silver jewelry of Yemeni bride can be a few pounds. Most of silver decorations are worn on the chest and around the neck - multiple rows (about 16) of massive necklaces with pendants of different shapes; oval, cylindrical, square, or in the form of fish charms with text from the evil eye; choker; on her hands - bracelets, sometimes up to the elbow; on each finger - at least one ring. Bride's head covers Taj Cape, under which is put a special decoration - gorgush. It is like a headband with side pendants and can also be decorated with antique coins, pearls, beads.