Wander Lord

Interesting on art, nature, people, history

Blue Whistling Thrush

Blue Whistling Thrush

Gorgeous bird Blue Whistling Thrush


Seeming almost black from a distance, this feathered inhabitant of the Himalayas has the same name as that of the elusive fairy bird of happiness. A close relative of thrush Blue Whistling Thrush (lat. Myophonus caeruleus) can be found in almost all the countries of Central and South-East Asia. To the branches of trees this beautiful blue bird prefers stones in the deep hollows, near the mountain streams, lakes and shallow rivers. The bird grows up to 35 cm in length and has a long tail. The wing coverts have different shades of blue and the median coverts have white spots at their tips. And the yellow beak stands in contrast. In addition, the inner webs of the flight and tail feathers are black.
More »

Blackberry interesting facts

Blackberry interesting facts

Blackberry interesting facts


During ripening, blackberries change color several times – once they are green, then gradually becoming brown, and very ripe, they are black. Blackberry – a symbol of purity of the Virgin Mary. It is believed that the Burning Bush, appearing to Moses, served as a prototype of blackberry, the symbol of motherhood and virginity of the Virgin. Therefore, about the Virgin Mary said: “She gave birth to the flame of divine love, not burned with desire.” The people have a belief according to which to gather blackberries after September 29 is dangerous to health. In England, there is a belief that can be self-fulfilling prophecy – to collect blackberries after October 11 is dangerous. It is considered that on this day the Devil spits on blackberries, and those who eat them will be possessed.
More »

Yener Torun photographing Istanbul colors

Yener Torun photographing Istanbul colors

Architectural fantasy of Red, blue, green, and yellow. Yener Torun photographing Istanbul colors


Turkish Fine art photographer and architect, Yener Torun has lived in Istanbul for more than fifteen years. This city inspires him every day. Indeed, the city in the photographs of Yener Torun shown from a quite unexpected side – modern, beautiful, and magnificent with its colorful architecture. The talented architect and photographer spends his time wandering around the city capturing bright yellow, red, green, orange, and blue constructions. Besides, the photographer shares his work on social site, such as Instagram. By the way, he has about 400 posts and more than 120,000 followers. Indeed, Istanbul is the ultimate city of contrasts, with the new minimalist design of buildings that boasts a variety of colors. And 32-year-old photographer Yener Torun aims to show a clean minimalist view of the city, that contrasts the ornate, Ottoman architecture. According to Torun, Istanbul is mystical and historic but also a modern city. And he believes that the increasing variety of aspects provides a better understanding of the city. “I decided to look for something different and started searching less ornate, simpler, modern lines of the city”, says Yener Torun.
More »

Violet color meaning

Violet color meaning

Violet sunset over the lavender fields. Violet color meaning


To determine violet color, neither reddish nor bluish, is extremely difficult. Violet and purple look very similar; but the difference is quite simple – violet is a true color, with its own wavelength on the spectrum of visible light, while purple is a composite color, made by combining blue and red. Violet color has medical properties – helps treat neurosis, loss of faith, despair, loss of self-esteem, concussion, epilepsy, neuralgia and multiple sclerosis. It works favorably in extremely active and busy lifestyle, helps with insomnia, migraines and depression. But this color is not recommended for people with severe mental illness and suffering from alcoholism.

Violet is the hue of piety, and, when darkened and dulled, of dark superstition. Lurking catastrophe bursts forth from dark violet. Once it is lightened, when light and understanding illuminate dark piety, delicate and lovely tints enchant us.
More »

Red Cardinal

Red Cardinal

Red Cardinal


Red Cardinal – a favorite bird of many Americans. No wonder that seven states chose it as their symbol bird – Virginia, West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and North Carolina. However, not only Americans love this colorful bird, but also Canadians. Brought in 1700 to Bermuda, it has successfully taken root, and then it acclimatized in Hawaii and southern California. The bird enters the list of 10 most beautiful birds in the world. Cardinals are extremely intelligent, and have an excellent memory. Interestingly, they form couple for life and stay together even outside the breeding season. Besides, it belongs to the territorial birds, and the male does not allow other cardinals to penetrate its territory. Meanwhile, the loud singing and warns other birds about the occupied territory.
More »

Harbour Island Pink Sands Beach

Harbour Island Pink Sands Beach

Harbour Island Pink Sands Beach


Located on Harbour Island, the Bahamas Pink Sands Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Harbour island is visited by tropical storms, mainly in summer. The Island is covered with thickets of rare tropical flowers and trees. Feature of the resort – one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – Pink Sands Beach. The beach surface is covered with pink sand. Sand gets a pink color due to the presence of tiny shells of Foraminifera. During the day the pink sand plays different shades: sometimes pale purple, sometimes intense bright color, but always the same beautiful.
More »

Japanese traditionally forbidden colors

Fabulous landscape. Japanese traditionally forbidden colors

Fabulous landscape. Japanese traditionally forbidden colors


Historically, the forbidden color, known in Japan as kindziki, is the color of clothing, the monopoly for the use of which was a certain privelege of officials. Also, the system of forbidden colors appeared in the 8th century, during the time of the existence of the ritciero system. However, preserved to the present day, it no longer has a legal status. In particular, the forbidden colors include the seven colors established in the X-XI centuries. Among them – Pale-green, Sumach, Pale-red, Yellow-red, Dark purple, Gardenia, Rock and Dark-sappan. However, in the XIX century, during the Meiji period, they removed the ban from all colors, except for sumac, yellow-red and gardenia.
Meanwhile, exceptionally the Emperor of Japan could use Sumac’s color (Japanese: ko-roden) for the outer clothing. To date, the ceremonial Japanese clothing of the emperor during the enthronement – painted only in this sumac color. Besides, the source of the dye is fruits of sumac (Rhus succedanea) – a Japanese wax tree.
More »