Japanese 130 Years Ago [Oldies]

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 4175, Educative
    Japanese 130 Years Ago [Oldies]



    Three samurai warriors in armour, circa 1880. (Photo by Kusakabe Kimbei). P.S. All pictures are presented in high resolution....

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    Last Emperor Of Russia. Part II

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 5770, Educative
    Last Emperor Of Russia. Part II



    Heralds ride on horse-back through the streets of Moscow proclaiming the forthcoming coronation of Tsar Nicholas II, 1896. P.S. All pictures are presented in high resolution....

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    Salvador Dali [Oldies]

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 3668, Educative
    Salvador Dali [Oldies]



    Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali (1904–1989) viewing the camera through a magnifying glass at his home in Cadaques on the Spanish Costa Brava, 1955. (Photo by Charles Hewitt). P.S. All pictures are presented in high resolution....

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    The Eiffel Tower from Below

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2171, Educative
    The Eiffel Tower from Below



    Built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the World’s Fair, the 320 meter (1,050 ft) tall Eiffel Tower, located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, is undoubtedly one of the most iconic structures in the world. For 41 years it held the title as the world’s tallest man-made structure until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York City in 1930....

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    Korean War. Part III

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 6080, Educative
    Korean War. Part III



    American soldiers leaping from an armoured personnel carrier during exercises in Korea, 17th March 1954. (Photo by Three Lions)...

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    Sulfur mining in Kawah Ijen Lake

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 2761, Educative
    Sulfur mining in Kawah Ijen Lake



    The Ijen volcano complex is a group of stratovolcanoes, in East Java, Indonesia. It is inside a larger caldera Ijen, which is about 20 kilometers wide. The Gunung Merapi stratovolcano is the highest point of that complex. The name of this volcano resembles that of a different volcano, Mount Merapi in central Java, also known as Gunung Merapi; there is also a third volcano named Marapi in Sumatra. The name "Merapi" means "fire" in the Indonesian language....

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    Salar de Uyuni

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 2041, Educative
    Salar de Uyuni



    Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the worlds largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, and is elevated 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above mean sea level. The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average altitude variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar....

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    Kaindy Lake in Kazakhstan

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 2298, Educative
    Kaindy Lake in Kazakhstan



    Kaindy Lake (Kazakh: Қайыңды көлі, Qayındı köli) is a 400 metre long lake in Kazakhstan that reaches depths near 30 metres in some areas. It is located 129 km ESE of the city of Almaty and is 2,000 metres above sea level. It was created by the result of an enormous limestone landslide, triggered by the 1911 Kebin earthquake. The track to Kaindy lake has many scenic views to the Saty Gorge, the Chilik River valley and the Kaindy Gorge. Dried-out trunks of submerged Picea schrenkiana trees rise above the surface....

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    Smoking Kids

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 2748, Educative
    Smoking Kids



    A YouTube video of a chainsmoking Indonesian toddler inspired me to create this series, "Smoking Kids". The video highlighted the cultural differences between the east and west, and questioned notions of smoking being a mainly adult activity. Adult smokers are the societal norm, so I wanted to isolate the viewers focus upon the issue of smoking itself. I felt that children smoking would have a surreal impact upon the viewer and compel them to truly see the acts of smoking rather than making assumptions about the person doing the act. ... ~Frieke Janssen...

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    Flying Squirrel

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 3524, Educative
    Flying Squirrel



    Flying squirrels are not capable of powered flight like birds or bats; instead, they glide between trees. They are capable of obtaining lift within the course of these flights, with flights recorded to 90 meters (295 ft). The direction and speed of the animal in midair is varied by changing the positions of its two arms and legs, largely controlled by small cartilaginous wrist bones. This changes the tautness of the patagium, a furry parachute-like membrane that stretches from wrist to ankle. It has a fluffy tail that stabilizes in flight. The tail acts as an adjunct airfoil, working...

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