Year after year, Valentine's Day has become more and more popular throughout the world, gaining new followers from the most diverse cultures.Apart from the obvious influence of western civilization spreading across the globe, I like to believe it's not just that, but also a more subtle reason, a thing of substance, and that is the inner meaning of this celebration: the willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice in the name of love.Back in third century AD, a roman priest put his faith in... continue reading
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Saint Valentine's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a public holiday in most of them. The history of this holiday is well known to everybody. Tradition of celebrating Valentine's day In Russia appeared not so long ago as Europe but that doesn't make him less popular. However, some consider it as the most romantic day on earth and the other ploy of marketers. Some believe that this holiday is alien to Russian culture because we have our day of all lovers... continue reading
In honor of reaching 700 accepted photos, I thought I would showcase some of my favorite "green" photos since Saint Patrick's day is soon to be celebrated here in America.Sugar cookies decorated to celebrate! A shamrock - symbol of St. Patrick.Click to see full photo.Doesn't crop well. A beautiful Japanese garden to welcome spring. A green flower bud. A gorgeous orchard path. For all you Hobbit lovers out there - a Hobbit Hole decorated cake. Dreaming... continue reading
William Shakespeare, Ophelia in Hamlet (1600–1601), Act IV, Scene 5:"To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day,All in the morning betime,And I a maid at your window,To be your Valentine.Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes,And dupp'd the chamber-door;Let in the maid, that out a maidNever departed more."As Valentine's Day is approaching, you can find heart images in the Heart, Hearts, Hearts collection.You can also suggest your own heart illustrations or photos.Happy... continue reading
On March 23, 2013 Smena World-2012 photography exhibition opened in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. It’s a great pleasure and an honor for me to be one of the authors presented there!Smena World is an international photo contest existing since 2006. For those photographers who love film and take pictures with a legendary Russian camera Smena, it is a great opportunity to show their most creative works!You might have heard of Lomography style in photography. “Lomo” is a title of a factory... continue reading
During my recent trip to Saint-Petersburg, my friends invited me to a concert at the recently opened Marriinsky concert hall to listen to the orchestra's playing Stravinsky. Never being a big fan of classical music, this time I was really impressed. Wanted to ask for recommendations of your favorite classical music masterpieces. What should I listen to?Some photos I took during the trip are here to give you a feeling of the cold jewel of Europe which is also the cultural capital of Russia.... continue reading
.May the road rise up to meet you,May the wind be always at your back,May the sun shine warm upon your face,and the rain fall soft upon your fields.And until we meet agan,May God hold you safe in the palm of His hand.Or my personal favoriteMay you already be in heavena half hour before the devil knows your dead!Happy St. Patrick's Day !! continue reading
Today is the famous Saint Patrick's Day and I want to wish everybody GOOD LUCK and have fun on this wonderful irish holiday! :)I like how Dreamstime always change the logo when there is a holiday...Just look at the logo and the funny leprechaun...It looks great! =)Have a nice day my friends! continue reading
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