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Beautiful symbolic Snake jewelry

Snake jewelry

Beautiful symbolic Snake jewelryю Belle Epoque Magnificent Snake Bangle Gold Enamel Ruby Diamond

Beautiful symbolic Snake jewelry. It is not far off when we’ll all live in 2013, under the protection of Black water snake, and it’s a great opportunity to change life as if to leave the old skin for a new one. In festive attire should prevail silver, green, dark blue colors and their shades. But what kind of jewelry likes a new owner in 2013, Snake? First of all jewellery decorations should be conservative and thought out to the smallest detail. Do not skimp on the cheap jewelry. Well suited decorations made of natural stones, as snake loves stones and everything connected with them. First of all, especially good for the year Snake is a small beautiful brooch in the form of a snake.
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Kremlin Christmas tree traditions

Kremlin Christmas tree

Kremlin Christmas tree traditions. New Year’s day celebration at Kremlin Palace

Kremlin Christmas tree traditions

Every year since 1954 the Kremlin Palace has become the place for holidays of New Year’s Kremlin Christmas tree. The holiday is held in three halls of the State Palace and includes musical entertainment and theatrical performance, dance, game programs, and this year will be no exception. New year’s fairy tale story is not yet known because it is kept secret until the last days, to make a surprise for younger viewers.
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Roger Vadim who created women

Roger Vadim who created women

Roger Vadim who created women. With Catherine Deneuve

Roger Vadim who created women
There are a lot of geniuses, and there are a lot of great directors. There are a lot of filmmakers who married famous actresses. But Roger Vadim has an absolutely unique place in the world of cinema. He didn’t marry the stars. He met girls who were completely unknown. They even did not have a particularly bright appearance. When he met with Brigitte Bardot, she was only 15, nobody said: “Oh, what a lovely bride.” When he began a relationship with actress Catherine Deneuve, she was 17, nobody believed that he was lucky. Everyone said, “her sister Francoise Dorleac is much better.” But these two women became stars. And then he helped Jane Fonda. “A part of my crafts – to create actresses, and to be able to find them. It flatters me. So, I have good taste and I can create a free woman”.
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One-of-a-kind Glass bottle houses

One-of-a-kind Glass bottle houses

One-of-a-kind Glass bottle houses. House made by African-American folk artist Minnie Evans

One-of-a-kind Glass bottle houses

This is probably the most beautiful House of the bottles in the world, made by Minnie Evans – African-American folk artist. The house is built of thousands of multicolored bottles of various beverages, ranging from children’s Lemonade to the strong alcohol. And the walls are decorated with a variety of ornaments: trees, birds, butterflies. Bottle walls can be constructed in many different ways, the complete instruction how to build such wall can be found on the net, I just see the environmental and aesthetic sides of such creations, they look so beautiful, both at night and on a sunny day! Actually the first bottle house was constructed in 1902 in Tonopah, Nevada, by William Peck. The house was built out of 10,000 bottles of beer, unfortunately the house was demolished in the 1980s.
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Frida Kahlo wardrobe exhibited in Mexico City

Frida Kahlo wardrobe exhibited in Mexico City

Iconic Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo wardrobe exhibited in Mexico City

Frida Kahlo wardrobe exhibited in Mexico City
Over 300 artifacts belonging to the late Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo or inspired by her are put up for the first time in Mexico City. Diego Rivera, husband of famous painter, didn’t let exhibit his wife’s wardrobe until half a century after her death. Puffy skirts, embroidered corsets and dresses, and items illustrating the influence of Frida Kahlo on the modern fashion. Each image is a riot of colors, ornaments, embroidery, loose cut, flower pattern and solid gold jewelry. She always contrasted with the society of her time, putting on a colorful, embroidered with “peasant” blouses and long skirts. She made wearing folkloric Mexican costume look modern. However, the clothes were for Kahlo the way to hide her physical disabilities, she was forced to always wear a corset, long skirts to hide her deformed body. “Frida and Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting” runs from October 20, 2012 to January 20, 2013
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Sarah Bernhardt a legend and a name in history

Sarah Bernhardt a legend and a name in history

Beautiful Sarah Bernhardt a legend and a name in history

Sarah Bernhardt a legend and a name in history. From the great actors remains not much, posters and newspaper reviews, pictures and memories. But a few remain a legend and a name in history. And one of the most brilliant theatrical legends was Sarah Bernhardt, the greatest actress of European history. She was called great and gorgeous, Sweetheart and Mademoiselle Riot. The theater became for her not just a profession, but also the way of life. When she was 56 years old, she played the role of twenty-year-old Duke of Reichstadt, son of Napoleon, written specially for her. At the age of seventy Sarah played a 13-year-old Juliet.
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Mechanical Elephant by Frank Stuart

Mechanical Elephant by Frank Stuart. Thraxted, Essex. 29th July 1950.

Thraxted, Essex. 29th July 1950. Mechanical Elephant by Frank Stuart

Mechanical Elephant by Frank Stuart
This Mechanical Elephant has a name Nellie, and it was a creation of English engineer Frank Stuart in 1950. Nellie later successfully toured to different countries, had several owners, and continues to be operated to the present day. Interesting model of the first mechanical robot elephant powered by a petrol engine, can move independently, transporting its passengers. Frank According to Stuart’s wife, he was a genius. In addition, he was a maker of stage scenery and masks. Frank motivated the construction of mechanical elephant by high cost of feeding and keeping real elephants. By the way, Nellie was not the only mechanical elephant, as at least 10 mechanical elephants were built. But later appeared reports of them ending up all over the world. Unfortunately, due to poor financial management the elephant building business was not a success and stopped in the 1950s.
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