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Unique White Sands Desert

Unique White Sands desert

Unique White Sands desert


In the US state of New Mexico, this amazing and unusual area stretches for almost 700 km². It is unlikely that somewhere on the planet, except, of course, snow-covered latitudes of Antarctica, there is such a strange vast space of barkhans, ridges, high hills sparkling in the sun with crystal-snowy overflows … If it were not for scorching heat … The Desert of White Sands. Indians-Apaches and European immigrants aptly called it “porcelain.”
In fact, such an outlandish landscape-sand phenomenon of the desert is due to the gypsum crystals, and not quartz grains like in any other similar natural zone. And snow-white variety of gypsum – soft selenite, similar to chalk. In particular, the cover of the albino desert is precisely selenite. Once, here, instead of sand was a shallow sea. The interaction of the sun and the sea, geological processes, wind and water erosion have done their job. Meanwhile, ridge, sandy selenite sandstones at the foot of the Sacramento are about 18 m high. Striking, with unusual “two-story dunes” slowly moving in the north-west direction. The width of the moving barkhans is 8 km, and the length is about forty km.
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Colorful Lochristi Begonia flower Festival

August 2016. Colorful art installation created entirely from begonias. Traditional Lochristi Begonia flower Festival

August 2016. Colorful art installation created entirely from begonias. Traditional Lochristi Begonia flower Festival


Undoubtedly, Lochristi Begonia Festival, which takes place last weekend in August is worth visiting. A colorful celebration is, in fact, a tribute to the national flower of Belgium, held in Lochristi (six miles from Ghent). They say, 30 to 33 million flowering tubers grow each year on more than 400 acres. For the festival, residents create enormous three-dimensional floral installations for a parade of flower-decked floats. In addition, each year they depict a different theme. For example, the world’s favorite fairy tales. Colorful arrangements of millions of yellow, red, orange, and white blossoms on beds of sand turn the town’s main street into a carpet of flowered pictures.
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Choosing the tablecloth color

Tablecloth color meaning. Choosing the tablecloth color

Tablecloth color meaning. Choosing the tablecloth color


Undoubtedly, nothing refreshes the interior so much as a beautiful new tablecloth. A new colorful tablecloth – and the room will play with new colors. Whether it is a gentle lace tablecloth on the table or the original colorful, checkered in the style of Provence or white in a minimalist style – it’s up to you. Many try to buy a tablecloth in the tone of the rest of the textiles (curtains, upholstery of furniture, lampshade), but not less interesting is the color antagonist.
Traditionally, tablecloths in Russia have always been referred to as “clean” linen, and therefore washed and rinsed them in the first place. And the passers-by welcomed the woman busy with washing the tablecloth, very beautifully: “God help you, swans to you!” That is, the tablecloth should be clean and white, like swans.
Meanwhile, today we use tablecloths of various colors. But the knowledge on preferable color can be very useful for you.
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Menton France Colorful Lemon Festival

Welcome to Menton France Colorful Lemon Festival

Welcome to Menton France Colorful Lemon Festival


Traditionally, the riot of yellow color is Lemon Festival which lasts from late January through mid-February. Meanwhile, since the 1930s the town of Menton, France, has celebrated it annually. About 300,000 people visit the town during the festival. In particular, they enjoy the colorful parades featuring larger than life-sized figurines made entirely of citrus fruit, a specialty of the region. Besides, no less interesting are other activities. For example, performances of local folk music and dance take place during the festival. In addition, visitors may stroll by scenes from famous stories reconstructed out of citrus fruits and displayed in one of the city’s parks. Noteworthy, the Lemon Festival coincides with another important local event, the Orchid Festival. And those who attend this exhibit of orchid specimens may also sample regional foods and view the work of local artists.
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The International White Cane Day meaning

15 October International day of white cane

15 October International day of white cane


Traditionally, the international community celebrate many noteworthy and memorable dates on the calendars. And among them – the International Day of the White Cane, established October 15, 1970 on the initiative of the International Federation of the Blind. However, this date is not a holiday, but a kind of sign of trouble, reminding the society about the existence of a number of people with disabilities. It is about help and about solidarity. Indeed, the main goal of this Day is to once again draw public attention to the problems of blind people. Sometimes unnoticed for a long time, they live next to us and do not see all the colors of the surrounding world. This is the date to understand and accept each other as we are. With all the virtues, negative and positive aspects of the character, complexities and specifics.
Noteworthy, White cane is a green traffic light for the blind and a warning sign for the drivers of the vehicle. For example, when raised, it means drivers should stop, even in those places where there is no pedestrian crossing. Also, there is also an additional sign “Blind pedestrians”, installed in places where blind people often move.
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Color hearing and the inseparable connection of music and color

Associations of musical keys with colors. Color hearing and the inseparable connection of music and color

Associations of musical keys with colors. Color hearing and the inseparable connection of music and color


To color the rainbow is simple: just take the right color and draw. The main thing is to remember the sequence. Is it possible to color music sounds and, if so, what and how? What is a musical paint? What colors can correspond to this or that sound?
First of all, the musical paint is not an individual sound, but a whole sequence of sounds, in simple terms – gamma. It forms a mode, major or minor, and tonality. Even the very word “tonality” comes from the word “tone”. In music it is sound, and in painting – color.
One of the musicians who dreamed of establishing such a “sound-color” connection was the composer Alexander Nikolaevich Scriabin. He had a color-toned hearing, that is, he perceived tonalities in a certain color. In particular, C major in red, G major in orange and pink, D major in yellow, A major in green, E major and B major both in blue-whitish color, F-sharp major-bright blue, C-sharp major – violet, A-flat major – purple-violet, E-flat major and B flat major – both steel with metallic luster, and F-major – dark red.
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Indian Blue Lotus Festival

Symbol of the festival. Photo by Oakridge Keg & Cask Festival. Indian Blue Lotus Festival

Symbol of the festival. Photo by Oakridge Keg & Cask Festival. Indian Blue Lotus Festival


An International event, the Blue Lotus Festival focuses on presenting the richness of Indian culture and music! The visitors coming to the festival discover the sounds of India at Pushkar, Rajasthan. The event takes place in February. The mission of an unprecedented international event – to present the richness of genres and styles of best of Indian music. In particular, Sufi, Folk, Traditional, Gypsy, Tribal, Devotional, Spiritual and Indigenous music from 13th to 18th February 2013. The festival in Pushkar, an ancient town of great cultural and historical importance is in Rajasthan, India.
According to Indian mythology, Pushkar has originated from the petal that fell from a blue lotus held by Lord Brahma – the creator of the universe. From the fourth century BC people have been visiting Pushkar for pilgrimage and some settled here transforming it into a town of unique spirit with hundreds of hidden temples and picturesque ghats surrounding the lake.
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