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Ancient art of Painting with sand

Ancient art of Painting with sand

Girl’s portrait. Ancient art of Painting with sand

Sand performance of Painting with sand with the video projection of the performance on large screen – a technique which appeared in the 70s of XX century. And the performing in this technique artist is Sand Animator. Undoubtedly, Sand animated art by Russian artist Alyona Voynova is worth watching. This is a unique art of fleeting images on glass, which can destroy even the slightest touch or breeze. There must be not only the ability to draw, but also the ability to feel the sand, so as not to spoil the picture by the reckless move. Drawing with sand on the glass develops imagination, attention, motor skills and spatial perception of the fingers. According to parapsychologists, sand absorbs the negative psychic energy, harmful to human health, and stabilizes emotional state.
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Aritz Bermudez silhouette landscapes

Aritz Bermudez silhouette landscapes

A Young Boy silhouette in the landscape. Work by graphic artist from Guatemala. Aritz Bermudez silhouette landscapes

Aritz Bermudez silhouette landscapes
Graphic designer and artist Aritz Bermudez was born in Venezuela and raised in Guatemala. He holds a degree from Parsons School of Design in New York. Aritz created a series of silhouette landscapes titled Young Boys. Using his own photographic captures of stunning stretches of land and vast expanses of oceans, Bermudez showcases his engaging portfolio as a photographer. He represented Guatemala at the 2011 Young Lions Cannes Festival and won a prize for best cyber advertising.
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The Azov Sea turned bloody red

The bloody red color of the Azov Sea, near Berdyansk (port city in the Zaporozhye region), Ukraine

The bloody red color of the Azov Sea, near Berdyansk (port city in the Zaporozhye region), Ukraine

The Azov Sea turned bloody red
I visited the Azov Sea a couple of years ago, but didn’t see such scary red color. Tourists, locals and scientists are buffled as the waters of the Azov Sea, near Berdyansk village, turned bloody red. According to the locals, it might be a sign of the coming events, prepare for the second coming. Meanwhile, the officials try to calm people down, claiming that this is perfectly normal event, nothing to worry about. They explain everything that has happened, happened due to natural reasons. However, it still remains unclear what has happened. The red color of the sea might have different causes, among them algal bloom. Besides, the toxic pollution is also in the list.
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The Hebrides – Edge of the World

The Hebrides - Edge of the World

The Hebrides – Edge of the World

The Hebrides – Edge of the World
Harsh and inaccessible Hebrides is the embodiment of realm of wind and waves. But it is at first glance. The attentive traveler will find here a special romance and beauty. Internal and External Hebrides – more than five hundred islands and islets. It is often foggy and rainy, the wind blows almost incessantly, and the sea around is so unstable that even the most experienced captain can experience fear. In these seas all is variable: for an hour-dimensional silky swaying tropical wave piercing blue color is replaced by the rapid invasion of the lead foam rollers.

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Salar de Uyuni world’s largest mirror surface

Salar de Uyuni world's largest mirror surface

Miracle of walking on water. Salar de Uyuni world’s largest mirror surface

Salar de Uyuni – world’s largest mirror surface
Covered by a few meters of salt crust, Salar de Uyuni is the largest dried-up salt lake in the world. Located in a valley in the Altiplano of Bolivia at an altitude of 3,650 m above sea level. The inner part of the lake – covered with a layer of salt thickness 2-8 m during the rainy season is covered with a thin layer of saline water and is transformed into the world’s largest mirror surface. Meanwhile, Aymara legend tells that the mountains Tunupa, Kusku and Kusina, which surround the Salar, were giant people. Tunupa married Kusku, but Kusku ran away from her with Kusina. Grieving Tunupa started to cry while breast-feeding her son. Her tears mixed with milk and formed the Salar. Noteworthy, many locals consider the Tunupa an important deity and say that the place should be called Salar de Tunupa rather than Salar de Uyuni
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Garden of poisonous plants

Garden of poisonous plants. Behind the large black gates of the garden grows about 100 varieties of drugs prohibited by law.

Behind the large black gates of the garden grows about 100 varieties of drugs prohibited by law. Garden of poisonous plants

Garden of poisonous plants Alnwik
One of the many public gardens, adjacent to the castle Alnwik in Northumberland, England, the second largest castle in the UK. Meanwhile, the main difference from other gardens is that there are growing plants that can easily kill a person. The most dangerous plants of the world are in this poisonous garden. Noteworthy, behind the large black gates of the garden grow about 100 varieties of drugs prohibited by law. In particular, Belladonna Atropos, also known as deadly nightshade, strychnine, hemlock, hemp, and many others. Despite the fact that the poisonous garden Alnwik is relatively recent, the history of other parks and gardens in the castle has origins in 1750. And the inspirations came from the famous garden near Padua, Italy. The place where the Medici poisonous plants grew in a sophisticated way to get rid of enemies.
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Guinea pigs 2013 calendar. No animals were hurt

Guinea Pig Games - Going for Gold

Guinea pigs 2013 calendar “Guinea Pig Games – Going for Gold”

Guinea pigs 2013 calendar
Maverick Arts Publishing created a calendar titled ‘Guinea Pig Games – Going for Gold’ and shows what our furry friends would look like if they took part in sporting events. The side-splitting Guinea Pig Games 2013 calendar features the furry creatures competing in major sports events including rowing, track cycling and javelin. They are also seen rowing, tackling the marathon and sprinting in a close-run relay race. But animals lovers need not fear that the furry creatures were made to compete for real, the humorous calendar was created using clever image manipulation techniques. Digital tricks allowed designers to make the guinea pigs appear to form sporty poses. The 9.99 pounds Guinea Pig Games 2013 calendar is available now.
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