From what I saw, this documentary was made in 2011. TIBETE – train ride …. with the best technology in the world
As I do love to travel and Tibete it’s one the spots I really want to go, when I saw this PowerPoint I had to share it! The Author is Eddy Cheong. Thank you!
From Beijing to Lhasa
Tribute to railway builders
Since the founding of the Republic of China by Dr. Sun Yat-sol in 1911, it has been a dream of that country to have a national railway system connecting all its provinces. Tibet became the last province to be linked, as there were major obstacles.
Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures Of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm
These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends. Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings, the gifted Russian artist creates cozy and heartwarming photography that will leave you amazed.
The boys in the photographs are the photographer’s sons and the animals belong to the farm she runs. “I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos.”
As it should be, here’s an anecdote involving Snails: An Alentejano leaves home at dawn for his rural work. At the end of the day he returns to his house but before entering he looks back and sees a snail on the floor. Furious, he steps valiantly exclaiming: Take this big f *** ~ * ’cause you’ve been chasing me all day !!!
Credits: Based on the PowerPoint “O extraordinário caracol” by José Cervantes. Images from Internet.
1. Rafflesia arnoldii: this parasitic plant develops the world’s largest bloom that can grow over three feet across. The flower is a fleshy color, with spots that make it look like a teenager’s acne-ridden skin. It smells bad and has a hole in the center that holds six or seven quarts of water. The plant has no leaves, stems, or roots.
2. Hydnora africana, an unusual flesh-colored, parasitic flower that attacks the nearby roots of shrubby in arid deserts of South Africa. The putrid-smelling blossom attracts herds of carrion beetles.
3. Dracunculus vulgaris: smells like rotting flesh, and has a burgundy-colored, leaf-like flower that projects a slender, black appendage.
4. Amorphophallus: means, literally, “shapeless penis.” The name comes from the shape of the erect black spadix.