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Bridge mystic symbols

Bridge mystic symbols. Moon Bridge in Taipei, Taiwan is one of the most mystical bridges in the world

Bridge mystic symbols. Moon Bridge in Taipei, Taiwan is one of the most mystical bridges in the world

First of all, Bridge is the symbol of the transition, in particular through the water, which separates the earthly world from the world of the beyond. It replaces the ferryman (carrier), which is similar to the system of the world carries the souls. However, bridges not only connect, but also symbolize the situation of transition to a new form of existence. Such locutions as “burn all the bridges behind”, “seek ford” (tip of the bridge), “build golden bridges” (promise much) and ‘donkey bridge’ (crib, a leading question) quite clearly express associated with that word symbols.
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Incredible India in Follow Me photo project

Incredible India in Follow Me photo project

Incredible India in Follow Me photo project

Incredible India in Follow Me photo project

Taj Mahal, palaces of Jaipur and Udaipur, Sikhs and stunning colorful saris – yes, it is India. And today we see it through the eyes of the authors of the photo project “Follow me.” The idea of the project is simple – loving adventure a nice young couple (one of them with the skills of a talented photographer) capture wanders meeting on their way … And share the impressions and photographs of unforgettable moments on social sites, such as Instagram, for example. For the first time Russian couple Murad Osmann and Nataly Zakharova conquered Instagram in 2013, when they created a fascinating collection of photographs, “Follow me.” Since then, they do not get tired to please the subscribers with new photos. In February, the pair traveled to India. It was there that Murad and Nataly created this brilliant series of amazing photos, in which you can see the people, the style and natural beauty of India. Take a look at this incredible country through their eyes.
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Visiting English pubs

Visiting English pubs

Visiting English pubs

This post contains useful information and tips for visiting English pubs tourists.

Getting served

The most common mistake made by tourists is to sit at table and wait for someone to take the order. You have to go to the bar counter to order your drink, pay for it there and then in cash, and take it back to a table. You must go through this routine each time you want a drink.
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Mosaic Picassiette House by Raymond Isidore

Mosaic Picassiette House by Raymond Isidore. Chartres, France

Mosaic Picassiette House by Raymond Isidore. Chartres, France

Chartres – one of the most magical places in France. Of course, the cathedral with magnificent stained glass windows – the main miracle. Here and there was an amazing event, that’s what Raymond Isidore recalled: “I was blind as a child (metaphorically), I was in the cathedral, when first saw a wonderful light. It was dark, at first I did not notice anything, and then fabulous light poured out of the windows, illuminating the cathedral … ” But Chartres is also famous for its Mosaic Picassiette House by Raymond Isidore – the most beautiful mosaic-decorated house in the world. The house attracts thousands of visitors annually. The man who built the Mosaic House – Raymond Isidore (1900-1964), a simple worker of a local cemetery.
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Sheffield farmers Art Gallery

Sheffield farmers Art Gallery. Street art in Australian city of Sheffield

Sheffield farmers Art Gallery. Street art in Australian city of Sheffield

Sheffield farmers Art Gallery. The Australian city of Sheffield, located at the foot of majestic Mount Roland in the north-west coast of Tasmania, can rightly be called a museum city. This small town attracts tourists from all over the world because its streets are reminiscent of an exhibition hall with a huge number of paintings, which depict scenes from the plain everyday life of citizens. Each of these paintings – a work of art.
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Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is located in the largest Siberian city of Novosibirsk, considered the capital of Siberia. Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is the largest and one of the most technically advanced theaters in Russia. Its construction was completed in February 1944, and the first performance was held on May 12th, 1945. During these years, over 340 opera and ballet performances have been held here. Today, over 800 people work in the theater and about half of them are performers. Construction works lasted for about 10 years, from 1931 till 1941. Some say that is was built by Germans but it’s not true. During WWII, a lot of exhibits from museums located in the European part of the USSR were kept here, including the Hermitage, the State Tretyakov Gallery, and The Bolshoi Theater.
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Chinese Pharmaceutical Factory

Chinese Pharmaceutical Factory

The office of the Chinese Pharmaceutical Factory in Harbin

The office of the Chinese Pharmaceutical Factory has turned into luxurious Palace demonstrating a perfect example of healthy development of their business. According to Ministry of Finance data, state-owned enterprises made profits of nearly 2 trillion yuan. And how much money they have spent on such, so-called Chinese Palace of Versailles is unknown. The impressive gold interior of the palace shines with all its splendor inside of a pharmaceutical company in Harbin, located in the northeast of China. Beautiful gold foil inlaid hallways, corridors, lavish chandeliers are quite in the style of Paris Royal Opera house, and the only difference between them – you can’t visit it.
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