Writes blogger samsebeskazal: «Favourite places and photos from the book" Taking off Russian war "Margaret Bourke-White, the summer of 1941 which was the only foreign photographer in the Soviet Union. Her book - a unique material consisting of rare photographs, descriptions of events through the eyes of Western man and interesting domestic details. This post - continued. The first part consisted entirely of photos with captions. In this I decided to add that seemed interesting to me in the text book. But the letters turned out so much that I had readability dilute their photographs from the archives of LIFE. They also authored Bourke-White, but has long been in the network, so it is more known. I must clarify that this is not a literal translation of the text, and freestyle attempt to retell the contents of some chapters without distorting the facts mentioned therein. The book was published in New York in 1942. I have the original edition, not bought ebay.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Thursday, 3 July 2014
Friday, 27 June 2014
North Korea is ruled by an unscrupulous dictator, while South Korea enjoys democracy. And despite the fact that the two countries share the same peninsula, a feeling that they are separated worlds. In the photo project "Korea-South Korea» German photographer Dieter Leistner decided to demonstrate how North and South Korea are different from each other.
Thursday, 26 June 2014
June 10, 1793 in Paris, opened the first public zoo. Zoos are still very popular, especially when they appear young. Present to you a selection of photos of newborn creatures, made in the last few months
1. Three-month cub pressed to his mother at the zoo Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., March 29. (Nati Harnik / AP)
To start the holiday period many of our compatriots are chosen as a place to stay beautiful Italy. For those who can not be surprised bustle of the eternal city of Rome and Milan shopping our selection of the most cozy Italian cities on the coast. Probably each of us ever dreamed to spend if not life, then at least a vacation in a quiet hamlet on the beach, drinking coffee and wine tasting at local restaurants, listening to the voices of gulls and surf.
Vernazza is the most organic, beautiful and picturesque town Italian "pyatizemelya" (Cinque Terre) Liguria. Today it is home to just over a thousand people, so Vernazza is also one of the quietest towns and compete with them can only calm Manarola. On a background of multicolored multi-storey houses-towers are evident older medieval walls of galleries, palaces, monasteries and, of course, the castle, whose low walls once protected the rest locals from pirate raids. In the narrow streets of Vernazza, at steep angles going down to the sea, at almost every step, you can see the boats, "parked" at home so naturally as look cars standing in our backyards at entrances.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Some time ago, photographer Jason Hawkes (Jason Hawkes) went on a trip to Libya, where he had the opportunity to make a helicopter Mi-8 along the Mediterranean coast of Tripoli and several ancient towns, including Sabratha and Leptis Magna. Photographer kindly shared his photos with a broad audience.
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
May 8, 1976 has been a real revolution in the world of roller coasters. In the amusement park Six Flags Magic Mountain in California opened the world's first steel roller coaster with a noose. In our time loop - this is not the worst thing that the creators are willing to offer rides to fans of adrenaline lining up around the world to tickle your nerves. We offer you a virtual ride on the ten most scary roller coaster in the world! Attention: nervous, fearful height and people with weak vestibular system is better not to look further!
The fighting continued in Iraq today near a main oil refinery, with government forces trying to stop a week-long attack from members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and others. The Iraqi foreign minister has asked the United States for air strikes against the Sunni militants' positions but President Obama, in a meeting with leaders of Congress today, said he wanted for now to focus on training Iraq's security forces and providing equipment. Thousand of displaced civilians have been looking for shelter since the the attacks began. --Lloyd Young
An image downloaded on June 11 from the jihadist website Welayat Salahuddin shows militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waving the trademark Islamists flag after they allegedly seized an Iraqi army checkpoint in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin. Jihadists are pushing toward Baghdad on June 12 after capturing a town just hours to the north, as the US mulled air strikes in a bid to bolster Iraq's collapsing security forces. (AFP/Getty Images)
Monday, 23 June 2014
In 61 BCE a Roman seaborne expedition, probably led by Julius Caesar himself, landed at present-day La Coruña (Brigantium) with the intention of installing a port and commercial settlement. There had already been Roman colonisation along the Mediterranean facade of the Iberian Peninsula and along the south and south-west from the 2nd century BCE. The port of Brigantium played an important role during the Cantabrian Wars (29-19 BCE). Once peace was restored, its strategic maritime role at the entrance to the Bay of Biscay, as well as that of a trading station, were confirmed. It became a rear base for the conquest of the British Isles while Galicia was being Romanised.
Under the name of Farum Brigantium, the Tower was probably erected in the 1st century CE, at the latest in the reign of Trajan (98-117). The votive inscription on a small ancillary construction would appear to bear this out. This monumental lighthouse is located at the entrance to La Coruña harbour, in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula. It is designed to facilitate navigation along the rugged Galicia coastline, on a strategic point on the sea route linking the Mediterranean to northwest Europe.
Sunday, 22 June 2014
May Day celebrations this year - this is the time when we first eat almost one kebabs, and then - Easter cakes and eggs. And, oddly enough, some one does not exclude the other. But holidays, holidays, and in the world there are people who do the most absurd their usual diet feeding. Below are ten examples of people that have moved the food, so to speak, to a new level.
Diet: almost nothing but Red Bull, in a few months.
woman from New Zealand gained excess weight after pregnancy and really wanted to lose a few pounds fast, so she did something that would not have made any reasonable person - namely, began to consume only Red Bull. She saw it mainly for appetite suppression, but of course, it also gave her energy without having a meal. Despite the fact that this diet was not too successful and created health problems, including stroke, she still managed to lose a lot of weight very quickly. Apparently, she did not really want to diet conscious, it happens.
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Saturday, 21 June 2014
1. Jacqueline Kennedy
In 1952, at a reception 23-year-old journalist Jacqueline Bouvier was officially presented by 35-year-old Senator John Kennedy. A year later they were married. When in January 1960, Kennedy announced his decision to run for president, Jacqueline, despite the pregnancy, including her husband in the presidential race.
Friday, 20 June 2014
The small town of Alberobello in the province of Bari, in the southern region of Puglia, in Italy, displays some remarkable examples of a traditional mortar-less construction called Trulli. These dry stone huts are constructed out of limestone slabs stacked on top of each other to form pyramidal, domed or conical roofs. Despite the lack of mortar, the structure is surprisingly stable.
Trulli were built during a period of history, when the construction of stable dwellings was highly-taxed. The ingenious inhabitants of the region came up with the idea of the trulli – temporary houses that could be dismantled at short notice, particularly when the tax inspector is around. This is known to have occurred in 1644 to thwart tax inspectors sent by the King of Naples.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Sunday, 13 April 2014
Lake Karakul or "Black Lake" is located in the high and dry Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan, within the Tajik National Park, in one of the most beautiful and remote location in Central Asia. It is a deep brackish-water lake lying in a closed basin at an altitude of 3,900 meters above sea level. Surrounded by high mountains which block humid air masses, the valley receives less than 30 mm of precipitation a year making it one of the driest places in Central Asia. Between October to May the lake is entirely frozen and forms a white expanse when viewed from Karakul village where a small community of Kyrgyz people survive through nomadic herding of yaks, sheep and goats.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Finnish nature photographer Tea Karvinen shares her list of Finland’s ten most beautiful landscapes. Utö, Finland’s southernmost inhabited island is a very unusual place. Travelling there by car and boat from Helsinki takes just as long as flying to New York from Helsinki, even though the distance to Utö is a mere fraction of a trip to the United States.
Yet many Finns prefer to visit the island of Utö, especially during the winter or in the spring and autumn to watch the migration of the birds. The rocky island is just over one square kilometre in size and only about 50 people live there all year round – the number triples during the summer. After the Finnish Armed Forces vacated the island in 2005, their premises were taken over by locals that are now rented out as accommodation for tourists.
Jurmo, an island village close to Utö, is also worth visiting for those wishing to gain a glimpse into the nature and life on the Finnish archipelago, which is one of the world’s largest island clusters. Koli in northern Karelia is Finland’s most well-known national landscape. Imagine the blue (white in winter) of Lake Pielisjärvi, speckled with its many islands and the rocky summit of the Ukko-Koli Mountain soaring above you. This is surrounded by beautiful hills covered with tall candle-shaped spruce trees. This amazing landscape is only a short 10-minute walk from the Koli Hotel.
In Koli National Park, you can walk to a wide variety of natural wonders: traditional gardens, ancient forests, hilly scenery covered with trees, flowery meadows, sheep grazing areas, and lush groves. Over 100 years ago, Finnish artists and nature enthusiasts, such as classical composer Jean Sibelius, writer Juhani Aho and painter Eero Järnefelt, began elevating Koli’s status as an important national landscape.
Sunday, 26 January 2014
Jacob's Well in Texas Hill Country is a perennial karstic spring located on the bed of Cypress Creek in Wimberley. The mouth of the well is four meters in diameter through which thousands of gallons of water surges up per minute feeding Cypress Creek that flows through Wimberley, sustaining Blue Hole and the Blanco River, recharging the Edwards Aquifer, and finally replenishing estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico.
The well was first discovered in the 1850s when a couple of early settlers followed Cypress Creek to its source. They described the crevice in the creek bed which was overflowing with an abundance of clear, cool water as "like unto a well in Bible times." Since then, the location has been a beloved swimming hole for generations, a gathering place for Native Americans and early settlers, and a rich habitat for aquatic species. It is also a popular diving spot for thrill seekers despite the fact that at least eight divers have lost their lives here over the years.