a Lebanon Cedar

A post from one of my favorite fellow bloggers! Thanks, Michel!

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Sometimes, when looking through the flags of visitors of this blog, I can see the flag of the Lebanon, which shows a cedar as a national symbol. This reader from Lebanon is Jacqueline Hadel, https://jacquelinemhadel.wordpress.com a photojournaliste, actually working in Beirut, highlighting street art and culture all over the world by excellent photography work, and today I like to dedicate this “old” picture of a Lebanon cedar at the castle’s garden of Bad Homburg to her.

lebanon_0706The cedar was planted in 1820 in front of the “Koenigsfluegel” (front wing) of the palace of Bad Homburg. The tree was a present made by the Duke of Cambridge to his sister on the occasion of her marriage to the Landgraf Friedrich VI. Joseph. Today the cedar has a maximum girth of 6,40 meters (about 19 ft) and a hight of more than 20 meters (about 65 ft). The crown of the tree…

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Top 3: You Inspire Me

Words cannot express my gratitude or the feeling of connectedness when I receive a gratuitous gesture of kindness like this. Thanks so much for mentioning me, http://thereshegoesxo.wordpress.com!

REBLOG FROM HACHEGE: “50.- The traveller”

This is a shot from one of my favorite bloggers, Hachege, who does street photography. This is special.

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He was taking a rest to smoke a cigarrette, five minutes later he started to pedal again and my eyes lost him into the crowd.
Where could he be now?

EL VIAJERO
Se tomaba un descanso mientras fumaba un cigarrillo, cinco minutos más tarde comenzó a pedalear de nuevo y le perdí de vista entre la multitud.
¿Donde estará ahora?

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MATURIN GRAFFITI: PIG POLITIKS

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A cool painting of a pig. Beside him, is a blacked-out stencil of Capriles Rodonski, Hugo Chavez’s opponent in last year’s presidential election.

27JAN13. Maturin, Venezuela.

What a cool couple!

Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life

These photos were captured at about 6:30 AM local time in the golden light of morning at a game reserve near Mossel Bay, South Africa. Range was about 10 meters and there were no barriers between me and the lions.  After seeing Lions up close in their natural environment I have come to believe they are the most beautiful of all wild animals.

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