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Village in Holland with no Roads

Village in Holland with no Roads

ca. 1950-1980, Giethoorn, Netherlands. A boy poles a punt through a canal in Giethoorn, Netherlands, a village entirely surrounded by canals. Village in Holland with no Roads

Village in Holland with no Roads
In a village Giethoorn you can’t find a single road, and all transportation is by boats. However, nobody thinks it is a problem, because it is so beautiful!! Located in the province of Overijssel, there are 4 miles of canals and farmhouses with thatched roofs dating back to the 18th century.
Undoubtedly, beautiful town of Giethoorn is a popular tourist attraction. Meanwhile, its likeness with Italian Venice made people give it a nickname – the Venice of the Netherlands. Cycling and sailing, as well as a guided canal tour – are some of the many ways to discover its rustic charm.
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Amazing and terrifying Holes in the Earth

Kimberlitovaya pipe, or Mir diamond pipe, Yakutia. Amazing and terrifying Holes in the Earth

Kimberlite pipe, or Mir diamond pipe, Yakutia. Amazing and terrifying Holes in the Earth

Amazing and terrifying Holes in the Earth
First, in the list of notable holes is Kimberlite pipe “Mir” – quarry located in the town of Mirny, Yakutia, Russia. Noteworthy, the quarry with a depth of 525 m and a diameter of 1.2 km, and one of the world’s largest open-cast mines. In fact, Diamondiferous kimberlite ore mining ceased in June 2001. Meanwhile, currently on board of the quarry engineers build an underground mine of the same name. However, to work out the remaining stocks, open pit excavation is not profitable.
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Remi Rebillard Photoart Water and the girl

Remi Rebillard Photoart Water and the girl

Eyes over the sea. Remi Rebillard Photoart, series Water and the girl

Remi Rebillard Photoart Water and the girl
According to belief, a picture is worth a thousand words. And Remi Rebillard’s photos speak volumes. French photographer Remi Rebillard has shot iconic faces such as Angie Everhart, Tasha Tilberg, Karen Mulder, Rebecca Romijn and Malgosia Bela. Various European magazines, including most revered Fashion magazines published photographs by talented French photographer Remi Rebillard. In particular, Amica, Anna, Grazia, Uomo, and Vogue among many others.
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Den lille Idas Blomster

Jade flowers. Den lille Idas Blomster

Ida’s Flowers by Russian doll maker Alexandra Okatova. Den lille Idas Blomster

Den lille Idas Blomster
Beautiful jade flowers featured in this post – made in Guangong, China. Chinese call it oil jade due to its shining, glossy texture and glass-like transparency, and the leaves are from green Taiwan Jadein. Meanwhile, these jade flowers in my post perfectly decorate the fairy tale written in 1835 by famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875). In particular, Den lille Idas Blomster or Little Ida’s Flowers.
‘My poor flowers are quite dead!’ said little Ida. ‘They were so pretty yesterday evening, and now all the leaves hang withered. Why do they do that?’ she asked the student, who sat on the sofa; for she liked him very much. He knew the prettiest stories, and could cut out the most amusing pictures—hearts, with little ladies in them who danced, flowers, and great castles in which one could open the doors: he was a merry student. ‘Why do the flowers look so faded to-day?’ she asked again, and showed him a whole bouquet, which was quite withered.
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Snow is falling

Snow is falling

“There is something hot in snow: Its pure and clean look!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan. Snow is falling

Snow is falling
“I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still. Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened.” ― Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares.
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Abnormally large animals

Giant George. Abnormally large animals

Giant George. Abnormally large animals

Abnormally large animals
Noteworthy, Giant George is the world’s tallest living dog, and the tallest dog ever according to the Guinness World Records. His records were announced as he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in February 2010. The dog reached four-year growth by as much as 2 m 13 centimeters. And the weight of the giant – 111 pounds. A four-year-old dog George looks more like a horse than a dog.
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Rescued by men animals

Rescued by men animals

A touching photo of a soldier feeding a kitten. Rescued by men animals

Rescued by men animals
Real men know that showing kindness to the innocent doesn’t show weakness, but rather shows a more important strength. In particular, a strength of character that doesn’t weaken with age. Undoubtedly, real men are kind to animals. And these pictures show the real men in action, saving animals, some good quotes accompany the images. “Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality
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