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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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Three Slavic sisters

Three Slavic sisters - Belarus, Ukraine and Russia

Three Slavic sisters – Belarus, Ukraine and Russia

Belarus, Ukraine and Russia are three Slavic sisters. Culturally and intellectually, the titular nationalities of these republics have much in common. We are referring to three ethnic entities of the eastern Slavic nations. Our languages are similar and our life-styles and patterns of behavior are in many ways similar. The modern peoples of Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia all claim Kievan Rus’ as their cultural inheritance.
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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner became the second woman President (after Isabel Peron) and the first woman – elected Argentine President. Cristina Fernandez was born 19 February 1953 in La Plata, Buenos Aires province. Her parents – Eduardo Fernandez and Ofelia Esther Wilhelm. Eduardo Fernandez, the son of Spanish immigrants, worked as a bus driver and was a shareholder of transport company. Ofelia Esther Wilhelm – the daughter of a native of Germany Karl Wilhelm – was born in the town of Tolosa. Ophelia was pregnant when she was engaged to Eduardo Fernandez. At that time it was a scandal, but the couple decided to formalize their status only after the fifth anniversary of their daughter. Christine has a younger sister Giselle, who is two years younger, and she is a doctor in La Plata.
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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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American beauty Christie Brinkley

American beauty Christie Brinkley

American beauty Christie Brinkley

American beauty Christie Brinkley looks phenomenal if you accept the fact that she is 60 years old. In fact, Christie Brinkley is the embodiment of eternal beauty, proving that women are not aging anymore. Even if she had botox, and some other enhancement done to her face, she wouldn’t have this youthful appearance without good genes given to her by nature. In addition to good genes Christie Brinkley lives a healthy lifestyle, she is a long time vegetarian and activist for animal rights and the environment. Christie Brinkley believes its time to change our reaction to the numbers as we age. Indeed, There are 30-year olds that are a lot older than many 60 year olds. “I don’t think we should judge our age by the number of wrinkles we have, or how many grey hairs ….but by our spirit”.
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Chinese Atlantis underwater Lion City Shi Cheng

underwater Lion City Shi Cheng

Chinese Atlantis underwater Lion City Shi Cheng

Chinese Atlantis underwater Lion City Shi Cheng.

More than half a century ago, Chinese Lion City, also known as Shi Cheng was flooded. archaeologists, who have recently investigated Shi Cheng, called the rediscovered China’s Atlantis – Lion City. The mysterious ancient city Shi Cheng or “Lion City” was built in AD 208. And, in 1959, during the construction of hydroelectric power plant of Xin’an River Dam project, was flooded. The city at the foot of Wu Shi Mountain (“Five Lion” Mountain) went under the water, and around there appeared the most beautiful man-made lakes with 1078 islands. At present the submerged city Shi Cheng remains undisturbed at a depth of 26-40m.
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