Mgła - Presence
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Simply known as the “Blue Pond,” the beautiful body of water in the town of Biei in Hokkaido, Japan seems to change colors right before visitors’ eyes. Depending on how the light falls, or in Japanese photographer Kent Shiraishi’s opinion, “because of the weather,” the picturesque pond can be a breathtaking turquoise blue color or a stunning emerald green.
In the months of October and November this year, Shiraishi captured these shots of the green pond with snow covered trees rising out of it. The artificial pond was created as part of an erosion control system that was built to prevent damage to Biei in case of an eruption by nearby Mount Tokachidake. The blue color of the pond, for which it is known, has not been fully explained but is attributed to the presence of aluminum hydroxide in the water that reflects the shorter wavelength blue light the same way the earth’s atmosphere does. What a dreamy spot for photographers.
Wear your Iron Maiden shirt, or additional 7 € punishment fee (=10€ entrance) will be added, no xcuses. Otherwise 3€… super unofficial and very special pre party planned for chosen few between 20-21.00 , This night will be only for Real Diehard Iron Maiden Maniacs! No classics, Except some rare and strange versions of them, A LOT of Blaze Bayley-era and some unexpected choices by the MW-dj: Immu & GuestS. Happy wasted hours… 21-23. Be there or be quick or be dead!
Glorious testament to Moorish Spain, the Great Mosque of Córdoba rose in A.D. 786. During the Reconquest of Spain a cathedral was erected within the mosque. These hooded penitentes pass soaring Moorish arches during Holy Week, National Geographic, July 1988
Angkor is one of the most important and the greatest archaeological sites in the world. This by the way the world’s largest (400 square kilometers) temple complex (almost a 1000 temples) was between IX and XV century the capital of the Khmer Empire. Probably, in the eleventh century, numbering one million inhabitants of Angkor was the largest city in the contemporary world.
A few finds from the Brooklyn Museum Archives, both taken in Saqqara, Egypt.
The first photo is titled: Chapel, Tomb of Nefer-Seshem-Ptah. 6th Dynasty, and the second: Tomb of Mera, 6th Dynasty.