A Celtic Hymn to Love

With images from Scotland
May the path meet you.
May the wind always blow at your back and the rain fall soft on your fields.
And until we meet again, may the Future smile on you constantly.
May you live as long as you want and may you always be able to live fully.
Always remember to forget the things that made you sad, but never forget to remember the ones that made you happy.
Always remember to forget the friends who turned out to be false, but never forget to remember those who remained faithful.
Always remember to forget about the problems that have already passed, but never forget to remember the good things of each day.
May the saddest day in your future be no worse than the happiest day in your past.
May the roof never fall on you and may the friends gathered under it never leave.
May you always have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and may the way always open at your door.

May you always have warm words in a cold evening, a full moon in a dark night, and may the way always open at your

May you live a hundred years, with an extra year to repent.
May the Future keep you in its “hands” and don’t squeeze its fingers too much.
May your neighbors respect you, problems leave you, your friends accompany you, and your health does not fail you.
And may the fate of the Celtic hills embrace you.
May you never regret being born.
May your conscience be light and your heart heavy with friendship and love.
May good luck pursue you, and each day and night you have walls against the wind, a roof from the rain, drinks by the fire, laughter that comforts those you love, and that your heart may be filled with everything you desire.
May you see your children’s children, may your misfortune be brief and leave you rich with longing. May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May you have many years of life, pursuing Friendship, Solidarity, and Peace among all Human Beings…
…and so be it every year, forever!

Original: “Saudação Celta” by an unknown author!

Blue hour

Landscapes at Blue Hour

The blue hour is the period between day and night, when the sky is filled with a darker blue than daytime blue due to “Rayleigh scattering”.
The blue hour in Bruges (Belgium)
Bergen, Norway

Summer is a good time to take advantage of the blue time. This waiting time when day passes into night and the sky takes on a particular tone that allows you to see the shadows invading the Earth…

Prague, Czech Republic
Tokyo station at the blue hour, Japan
Las Vegas, United States of America
It is in the first moments of the “blue hour” that the birds start to sing.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Venice, Italy

It’s the time of the “blue hour” that I prefer, when everything becomes prettier, smoother and brighter. It’s like a dream veil…

Haarlem, Netherlands
Hallstatt – Austria
Blue Hour at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The sun is setting, but night has not yet fallen…
It’s like time is suspended, in complete harmony with the World and the light…

Rome, Italy
Pont Megyeri, Budapest, Hungary

With the tops of the mountains touching the sky in this enigmatic blue hour, all things get confused and the time seems to have gone wrong, being enveloped in a scenario of perfect tones announcing the darkness to come…

Ho-Chi-Minh, Vietnam
Blue Hour in Mithimna Molivos, Greece
Blue Time at Paris, France

In the morning, the blue hour precedes dawn and at night, twilight follows, marked by its pink tones.
For photographers, this is a moment of unique magic!!!

Berlin, Germany
Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Canada

The blue hour is the time of day when the sky glows dark, a deep blue, almost electric.
It happens twice a day: in the morning before sunrise and in the afternoon after the sun goes down.

Budapest, Hungary
Blue Time on the London Eye, United Kingdom
La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada
The blue time in Summer is the best time to feel the scents of flowers!!!
Pont Couverts, Strasbourg
The blue hour in the passage from day to night is a very short transitional moment, but very beautiful.
It’s like a state of grace.
Paysages à l’heure bleu

The End

Images and texts are from the Internet.

Original PowerPoint can be found here: https://slideplayer.fr/slide/12569943/

Author: Jean-Charles Lapierre

Modern architecture

Wonders of modern architecture
The Cybertecture Egg – Mumbai, India
Grand Lisbon – Macau, China
Bullring & Grand Central – Birmingham, United Kingdom
BMW Welt – Munich, Germany
MoPOP Museum (Museum of Pop Culture) – Seattle, USA
Mumbai Convention Centre – Mumbai, India
Sage Gateshead – Gateshead, United Kingdom
USAFA Cadet Chapel – Colorado, USA
Universum Bremen – Bremen, Germany
Fuji TV Building – Tokyo, Japan
30 St. Mary Axe aka The Gherkin – London, United Kingdom
Lotus Temple – Delhi, India
National Centre of the Performing Arts – Beijing, China
Banknote Building – Kaunas, Lithuania
Palais Bulles – Cannes, France
The Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” – Canary Islands, Spain
The Seashell House – Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Torre Galatea – Figueres, Spain
Curve House – Sopot, Poland
Terracotta House – Leyva, Colombia
Cathedral of Brasília – Brasilia, Brazil
Cape Romano Dome House – Florida, USA
Earth House – Lostorf, Switzerland
The Eden Project – Cornwall, United Kingdom
Chapel of the Holy Cross – Arizona, USA
Druzhba Holiday Center Hall – Yalta, Russia
Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval – Hauterives, France
Olympic Stadium – Montreal, Canada
National Library of Republic of Belarus – Minsk, Belarus
WonderWorks Pigeon Froge – Tennesse, USA
Steam World Museum – Gramado, Brazil
The Piano Building – Huainan, China
Great Mosque of Djenné – Djenné, Mali
Chang Building aka Elephant Building – Bangkok, Thailand
The Dancing House aka Fred and Ginger – Prague, Czech Republic
Kunsthaus Graz: Contemporary Art – Graz, Austria
La Tête Carrée – Nice, France
Casa do Penedo – Fafe, Portugal
Ripley’s Believe it or Not – Ontario, Canada
Snail House – Sofia, Bulgaria
House Attack – Vienna, Austria
Hằng Nga Guesthouse – Da Lat, Vietnam
Habitat 67 – Montreal, Canada
Sutyagin House – Anchangelsk, Russia
Cube House – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Heliodyssee: Grand Four Solaire of Odeillo – Odeillo, França
Flintstone House – California, USA
Robert Harvey Oshatz – Oregon, USA
Bunker House – Illinois, USA
Beijing National Stadium aka Bird’s Nest – Beijing, China
END…

Breathtaking buildings, where architecture meets its zenith… But this is just a glimpse of architecture zenith in the World.

This post was based on the PowerPoint presentation that you can find here: https://slideplayer.com.br/amp/10451635/

I do not know its author!

Iceland

Iceland Trivia

Icelanders don’t have a nickname, they use a handy system by which they match the son’s name with the father’s in each generation. At the same time, families do not identify themselves by a nickname or family branch, something very different from what we are used to.

There is no private health or education, public services are so good that there are no complaints. More books are bought per inhabitant than in any other country. They invented the Icelandic sagas, the most similar to a novel.

Geyser is one of the few Icelandic words exported to the world through English, which incorporates the ending to refer to the well-known geological phenomenon that occurs on the island and which is almost universally used.

The Icelandic language is only used in Iceland and is very similar to some Scandinavian languages, especially Old Norwegian.

It is not a very populated country, it has 360 000 inhabitants, half of them concentrated in the capital – Reykjavik – being one of the countries with the most concentrated population in the world and the safest.

It is a pioneer country in terms of implementing democracy. Presumably it has the oldest democratic system in the world, founded some 1000 years ago. In 1996 gay marriage was legalized.

In Iceland, water (from rain and nature reserves) is so abundant and uncontaminated that what is consumed reaches homes without any type of treatment. The large number of thermal sources provides an efficient and inexpensive heating system for homes. In Summer there are 24 hours of light.

Winter is not as cold as you might think, due to the relation of its latitude and the moderation of the ocean. The daytime temperature is around 0°C. Volcanic-type underground channels provide free hot water. There are 33 volcanoes and it is the country with the most and largest documented volcanic eruptions.

Iceland is the only NATO country that does not have armed forces, which were abolished in the 13th century. Only a tiny fraction of the country’s 679 police – a crisis unit called The Vikings – use guns. The annual murder rate is less than five and the total amount of the imprisoned population is 118.
Iceland has the highest density of mobile phones per capita in the world. There are more mobile phones than inhabitants, and ¾ of the population has an Internet connection.

Iceland from space
Blue Lagoon fence
Iceland’s blue sky
Blue calcite, close to a geothermal phenomenon.
Cookie Island
Exploring the Valleys Beyond and the Akureyri Fjords

GULLFOSS

Gullfoss, the Golden Cascade, is a cataract located on the Hvítá River in southeastern Iceland.
It is one of the most popular attractions in the country. It is located on the wide bed of the Hvítá river, which runs to the south and a kilometer from the waterfall turns abruptly to the east, falling in three curved steps. At that moment, the water falls in jumps: 11 and 21 m, in a crack 32 m deep, some 20 m wide and 2,5 km long. The average flow in this cataract is 140 m³/s in Summer and 80 m³/s in Winter. The maximum measured water flow is 2000 m³/s.
When the visitor approaches the waterfall, the crevice hides the view, giving the feeling that the mighty river simply disappears underground.

Gullfoss
Volcano
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Landmannalaugar or People’s Pools
Mountains and Lake Frostastadavatn in South Highland
Norse Gods in Moonfall
Streets of Reykjavik at sunset.
Abandoned Church in Icelandic Tundra
The Lighthouse. Built in 1939
The Orange Mold at Churchyard Tombstones

SKOGAFSS

Skogaföss is one of Iceland’s largest, most beautiful and impressive waterfalls. According to legend, the first Viking inhabitant buried his treasure in a cave behind this waterfall.

Eruption of Fimmvorduhals
Colored clouds over Iceland
Hunafloi Bay
Northern Iceland. Lights above the gray clouds of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano

BLUE LAGOON

Blue Lagoon is a natural geothermal resort, surrounded by lava fields and sandy beaches. Relaxing in this lagoon, in a vaporous environment, is captivating, providing a pleasant experience. The temperature is 37-39 °C.

The Blue Lagoon is famous for its unique active ingredients and their effects on the mind and body. Salts, silica and sulfur provide well-being. Algae give blue, green and nutrients. White silica, cleansing slime, and massage are highly recommended.

GLAUMBAER

Glaumbær is a town and former parish of the Icelandic community of Skagafjörður.

THE END

An amazing journey throughout the beauty, uniqueness and astonishingly Icelandic landscapes…

I do not own any rights on the photographs nor the words… You can find the original presentation here: https://slideplayer.com.br/slide/17307714/

Thank you Tobias Jakobsson for sharing this unique voyage into one of the most beautiful places in the World!

Mysteries of Nature – fantastic

You will see something fantastic

Looks like a Teletubbie?
It looks like a man’s face. We can clearly see the eyes, nose, mouth and beard …
Does this seem to you a prehistoric giant?
Iceberg … looks like a horse trying to get out of the water – Awesome!
Did anyone have the ability to carve this by hand? FANTASTIC.
Cat … Amazing!
Crab Island!
Astronomical … the face is clearly visible. That seems like a person thinking…
Looks like a woman reclined, with one leg bent…
Another woman reclined, looking at the sea?
Hmmm, how strange! – Is it an Alien or something?
Is it true that it looks like a human face?

Yes. However, the effect is surprising if we rotate the photo 90º.
The striking resemblance of the mountain mass to a gigantic human face, adorned with Indian costumes; its formation was hardly made with human hands.
Then, in the publication of this photo, the members of the international scientific community concluded the theory about its origin from an alleged extraterrestrial civilization.
A human face
The resemblance between this island and a puzzle piece is tremendous.
Is the great similarity between the photo and a dolphin casual?
It’s curious, isn’t it?
In 1986, on the island of Faial in the Azores, a gigantic storm occurred. In Horta Bay (mythical port), waves of 15 to 20 meters reached the coast. A photographer takes a series of photos to immortalize them. Two years later he realized that he photographed Neptune’s face. The photo cross the World (the cliff on the image is about 70 meters high).
How about this elephant?
And these rocks praying to heaven.
Beware for the crocodile!!!!!
A fish coming out of the sea.
A camel leaning on the Grand Canyon, Colorado.
A giant hare drinking sea water.

It was worth seeing … Wasnt’ it?

Taken by the PowerPoint translated by Tadeusz Roman from Spanish.

Photos by worth1000.com