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Chinese Ivory carving

Chinese Ivory carving

Chinese Ivory carving. Beautiful and amazing details – miniature carved figures of people in the boat, lace – like carved walls of the palace

Chinese Ivory carving

In China, bone carving – one of the earliest forms of art. Its sources go back to 3700 BC., when on the plains of the Yellow River lived elephants. The greatest flowering of the art of ivory carving reached in the era of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), when Chinese sculpture has acquired distinct decorative features. In the Ching Dynasty it suited the growing taste for intricate carving, and became more prominent, being used for brush-holders, boxes, handles and similar pieces, and later large models of houses and other large and showy pieces developed. From that time this kind of arts and crafts in China has become one of the leading. Bone carving art practiced by all peoples of the Earth, but only some of them have reached absolute perfection, and managed to turn the craft into art.
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Flower language

Flower language

Flower language. Coltsfoot, widely spread early spring flower, also known as ‘Mother-and-Stepmother’ in Russian folklore

Flower language. How would you tell someone “I love you” or “You are special” – you could write a poem or compose a song – or you could give flowers! For thousands of years, people around the world have given special meanings to beautiful flowers and plants. Flower language reached height of popularity during the reign of Queen Victoria in Britain. Dictionaries were written to explain each flower meaning. Here are just a few examples.
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Beautiful kissing lips of Psychotria Elata

Beautiful kissing lips of Psychotria Elata

Beautiful kissing lips of Psychotria Elata

Beautiful kissing lips of Psychotria Elata is not a work of Photoshop, this exotic flower has naturally kissable lips shape of bright red color, and its scientific name is Psychotria Elata. Psychotria is a genus containing 1900 species within the plant family Rubiaceae. Psychotria Elata is a small understory tree in tropical forests whose flowers are affectionately known as hooker’s lips. Some Psychotria species are endangered or facing extinction due to deforestation, especially species of central Africa and the Pacific. Many species, including Psychotria viridis, produce the psychedelic chemical, dimethyltryptamine (DMT). The name Cephaelis is considered a synonym of Psychotria. Psychotria can be found in the tropical rain forests of Central and South America, in such countries as Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. Beautiful kissing lips of Psychotria Elata attract hummingbirds and butterflies, as well as photographers and tourists from all over the world.
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Fire river in Kamchatka

Fire river in Kamchatka

Fire river in Kamchatka

Fire river in Kamchatka. These stunning pictures of a volcanic eruption and lava flow were taken by Russian photographers and traveling bloggers Lyudmila and Andrei. Tolbachik volcano is located in the Far East of Russia, in Kamchatka. ‘A little adventure during the very first night at Tolbachik’, Andrey writes. “For us who were at the volcano explosion site for the first time it was quite unnerving. We had been waiting for the dark to come at the site where a lava tube was coming out of the surface. It was a full moon and perhaps it does make a difference on how active the explosion was. Perhaps it was the same principle that works with the tide in the ocean”.
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Red Laguna in Chile

Red Laguna in Chile

Red Laguna in Chile

Red Laguna in Chile. In the city of Kamina, on the north of Chile, 147 km from the city of Iquique and approximately 3,700 m above sea level, there is the Red Laguna. Its waters have so bright red hue, that it seems that this lagoon is filled with red ink or blood. Local people knew about this place, but it was not known even to the National Service of Tourism until 2009. This region has long been inhabited by Aymara Indian people, who managed to preserve the ancient secrets and legends of this land. The same as Egyptian tombs have mysterious curse, this red pond also is rumored to be damned, and a curse imposed on anyone who approaches the red waters. That’s why no one knows where exactly the lagoon is, and just for this reason it is not on the map.
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Space gemstone meteorite Fukang

Space gemstone meteorite Fukang

Gemstone meteorite from outer space was named one of the greatest finds of the century. Beautiful Gemstone meteorite Fukang

Beautiful Gemstone meteorite Fukang is the most beautiful meteorite ever found on Earth. Thirteen years ago, in 2000 it was found near the Chinese city of Fukang, north-western mountainous region of Xinjiang. The iron meteorite with striking patches of olivine crystals weighed 2.211 kg. These blotches are marked only 1% of all meteorites being found on the surface of the Earth. Gemstone meteorite from outer space was named one of the greatest finds of the century. On February 2005 the meteorite was taken to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Later the mysterious meteorite was investigated in Meteorite Center, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona in Tucson. The Fukang pallasite contains large, gem quality olivine, or peridot, in a nickel-iron matrix.
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Monastic festival Tsechu in Bhutan

Monastic festival Tsechu in Bhutan

Monastic festival Tsechu in Bhutan

Monastic festival Tsechu in Bhutan
Paro is a city in western Bhutan with a population of 15 000 inhabitants, located at an altitude of 2,400 meters. Here, richly carved, painted wood distinguishes Paro Dzong, a fortress-monastery in Bhutan that sits above the town of Paro and serves as its religious center. A tiny Buddhist kingdom in the Himalaya, traditionally isolated Bhutan has in recent years become the tourist destination. A balance of playful yellow and passionate red, orange attract attention of hundreds of tourists who arrive in Paro during the annual monastic festivals (Tsechu).
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