When did Black Friday become Grey Thursday?Traditionally we started our Christmas shopping on the day after Thanksgiving – causing retailers balance sheets to turn into the black and spawning the origins of the name Black Friday.But then stores started opening early, then earlier, and then really early.Then people started sleeping outside stores to be first in line.Then things went from bad to worse when stores decided to open at midnight on Thanksgiving night.And now the opening... continue reading
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The irrational fear of Friday the 13th is so well know it has even been given it’s own scientific name – paraskevidekatriaphobia (which never fails to invoke my irrational fear of spelling).And while we all know that Friday the 13th is an “unlucky day”, have you ever asked yourself why?Or ever done a deep dive into a few other common unlucky superstitions you may have held over the years?Well, here is your chance to explore the meaning and symbolism behind 13 unlucky superstitions we... continue reading
If you love travelling around and discovering new places inside out then festive season is the best time for you. During this time you can get acquainted with every aspect of a place be it music, local cuisines or culture. Everything is at it’s prime. The best time of discovering Christian dominated countries is mainly either during Holy Week or during Christmas time. One of the most interesting day of Holy week is Good Friday.Good Friday, also known as ‘Holy Friday’ is the Friday... continue reading
The following stained glass windows depict the events on Good Friday: Jesus is accused before Pontius Pilate, convicted, tortured and made to carry the cross to Golgotha, the Mount of Skulls. There he is crucified and dies. The previous post depicted the events prior to Jesus' conviction and death, the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. continue reading
The world divides the bad luck in two days: Friday 13 (sd Tuesday for Spain and America) and Friday 17 (for Italy).But what you do you know about these two numbers? You may not know, but their history is very interesting!The number 13 has different symbologies: 13 is the number of tarot of death, 13 is the number of diners at the Last Supper, 13 is the number associated with the revolt of Lucifer, 13 is the day when it was decided the end of knights Templar.All unfortunate events .... or... continue reading
I'll make this my shortest blog ever.I really just wanted to commemorate that in just over 24 hours I hit a new PB of 140 credits worth of sales plus 7 sub sales bumping those images up the level system.If only every day was like this it would be a Dreamstime :-)Making a very bad week just a bit brighter :-) continue reading
Wooohoooo, I just sold my first image in 2012. year, and on a Friday 13th :). Bad luck? I think not :). It was a subscription sale, but anything is better then nothing :).I really hope this will be a good year for my sales. If everything goes as planned, I will try to have at least 500 images online until end of this year.This image was taken on my vacation trip in Turkey. Many thanks to a buyer. continue reading
Yes, it's Earth Day! For me celebrating Earth Day is a double-edged sword. It saddens me to think of how much beauty we have destroyed on our precious planet. But I rejoice whenever I experience the immense scale of nature, its creativity and the magnificent isolation of untouched land. The Grand Canyon is one of those places that take your breath away - there are no words in my vernacular to describe it. No photo will ever completely capture the pure intensity that is the Grand Canyon. Happy Earth... continue reading
Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving day in US, when Christmas shopping begins.While many worry about how to cook the big bird, others have something different in mind: to get the best spot in line for the Black Friday sale.Some people skip Thanksgiving to camp outside the store, others move their party to the campsite in the overnight waiting line.Stores open very early in the morning.At 5am, the final wait can be quite exciting.... continue reading
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