Patagonia is a region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes mountains as well as the deserts, steppes and grasslands east of this southern portion of the Andes. The Colorado River is usually considered its northern boundary in Argentine territory. To the west, it includes the territory of Valdivia through Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Patagonia has two coasts; a western one towards the Pacific Ocean and an... continue reading
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This week we stay in China but move to the Guilin region to visit the Reed Flute Caves, Ludi Yan.The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. Inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition. Illuminated by colored lighting, the fantastic spectacle is found in many variations along this 240-meter-long cave.The Reed Flute Cave is a natural cave carved... continue reading
Krakow pigeonsNumerous legends purport to explain the presence of numerous pigeons on the Main Square.According to one legend, Henry IV Probus,who tried to take over the Senioral Province during the period of regional disintegration of Poland, attempted to go to Rome with financial offerings in order to gain papal approval for his coronation.However, a certain enchantress turned his knights into pigeons.They pecked out some pebbles from the walls of St. Mary's Church, which then turned... continue reading
THE LEGEND OF THE TRUMPETEROF KRAKOWOne of the most famous legends about the city of Krakow is the Legend of the Trumpeter.Historically, the city of Krakow could be seen from the tallest of the two towers of the Mariacki Church of Saint Mary.In a little room at the top of the tower a watchman stood guard over the city protecting it from danger.If an emergency arose, he would blow his trumpet alerting the people.In the 13th century, the brutal Tartars invaded the land, burning... continue reading
Wawel Dragon LegendA popular version of the Wawel Dragon tale takes place in Kraków during the reign of King Krakus, the city's legendary founder.Each day the evil dragon would beat a path of destruction across the countryside, killing the civilians, pillaging their homes and devouring their livestock. In many versions of the story, the dragon especially enjoyed eating young maidens, and could only be appeased if the townsfolk left a young girl in front of its cave once a month.... continue reading
"The Strait of Messina is a place across the border, that "originates infinite." And it is there where the border becomes less clear that creeps the myth, destabilizing the man's eyes and pushing beyond reality, in the domain of the imagination."The myth that most characterizes the Strait is that of "Scylla and Charybdis", a metaphor of the drifts, the vortices, of the landing at the bottom of that now send the traveler, now bring him back to the surface, grip him always in the grip of uncertainty.... continue reading
I'm going on with my research of traditional Christmas stories to make new vintage illustrations hand made in watercolors.So I discovered that originally Santa's dress was not red, but green.Of course there are a lot of old tales about Santa Claus.In north Europe Saint Nicholas was a man dressed in green, that goes to bring gifts to good children. Evil kids were visited by Krampus, a beast-like creature, a hairy demon with horns that went to punish.In some places on the Alps on december... continue reading
25th June 2009 (26th June morning in India). I woke up due to a call at 3.30 AM in the morning. A call from my dear friend in London. She was crying. All she said was come online. By the time I went online, one more call followed from LA, from a source close to MJ who said "Mike is dead!". I couldn't believe my ears. The next thing I did was googling news for Michael Jackson and saw the news "Michael Jackson feared dead". Still I didn't believe. For me Michael Jackson is far more than King of Pop,... continue reading
This is really possible and please do not say I made a big topic. :-P There are lots of things we look at everyday but never noticed its meaning inside!Let's look into the below picture which shows you one of the pair of Hua Biao.The obelisk marble columns engraved with entwining dragons and clouds. This kind of ornamental architecture is called Hua Biao. However, have you ever noticed its top??? Allow me to show you another picture with more close-up details.The lion-like creature... continue reading
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