Capilano Suspension Bridge =================================
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В прошлом году на католическое Рождество я попала в Страсбург и буквально влюбилась в Эльзас😍 но к сожалению, я ну никак не могла и просто не успевала попасть в ту поездку в ещё один потрясающий городочек в Эльзасе - в Кольмар
Я не расстроилась и отложила😌 в мыслях его на этот год
Заранее ещё не знала ничего, не планировала, единственное, я себе в планах на этот год прописала «Попасть в Кольмар на Адвент»
Ну и забыла благополучно про это🙈
Потом👉 у Победы была распродажа, я ловила билеты, потому что знала, что мне нужно будет взять в декабре на новой работе 2️⃣ недели отпуска
В общем🤷🏽♀️, если долго не распинаться, я мысленно включила в свой маршрут Кольмар📌
Долго не брала билеты🐸, не прописывала маршрут( у меня на руках только билеты туда победой в Лейпциг и обратно из Кельна), ничего не делала, ждала скидонов🤩
Дождалась, стала брать билеты на автобусы и поезда и прописывать маршрут и поняла, что я СНОВА не успеваю заехать в Кольмар, ну вот не по пути ну никак😞
Расстроилась, конечно, но думаю ну чтож, пусть так, значит так надо. И отпустила😤
И вот сейчас, я села бронировать ночлеги и оказалось, что в паре городов тупо уже нет доступных цен на ночлеги на даты, что я буду там! 🤬
Дикий ценник, просто жесть. Пришлось думать как менять маршрут🤯
И вот в этот момент я осознала, что это просто нереальный шанс🙌, судьба откинула не столь нужные сейчас мне города, чтобы я смогла увидеть Кольмар😍
И вот что хотите говорите, как не называйте, но желания нужно визуализировать и их нужно желать и желать правильно✔️
З.Ы. В IGTV ищите мое первое видео - как я обработала эту фотографию✨
Perched on the 70th floor of the iconic Swissotel The Stamford, SKAI bar is a vibrant craft cocktail bar, set to take the most discerning of drinks enthusiasts to new heights. Inspired by Mother Nature, the pioneering concept weaves organic elements into each detail, from the bespoke cocktail offering inspired by four contrasting altitudes to the minimalist space featuring warm maple wood and natural hues. Rising above the clouds, SKAI bar is an intoxicating escape for thrill seekers and chill seekers alike.We had a cocktail before our dinner at Jaan.Had to post this was too nice to keep frome, you guys!!! Enjoy
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Times Square 🌃🗽🌆
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CONFESSION TIME.. About a year ago I posted this photo after an amazing 2 weeks in Sri Lanka. ✧
What I am about to say is highly embarrassing and I’m ashamed of it.
I didn’t think this photo was worthy enough for Instagram so I edited it to make myself appear “thinner” and made my skin look “smoother”. SWIPE to see a wrinkle free dress, flat stomach, thinner arm and smooth skin. ✧
Yep, embarrassing right. I now realise it’s ridiculous as I look at this original photo (where I have only enhanced the colour).
I’m speaking out for the young girls that torture themselves thinking they are not good enough or not skinny enough! This isn’t easy for me to talk about but if it helps one person, then I am happy.
The story behind this photo is that I was 6 weeks into my honeymoon. I chose to indulge in cultural eating and live life to its fullest. When it was over I punished myself mentally for gaining weight. Thinking that my external appearance defined me. But I was wrong. It doesn’t define me or you. ✧
The sad thing is that I still see girls do this. When will it ever stop? When will we embrace our true beautiful selves without caring if we fit into this unrealistic and fake society?
If you’re brave enough, share your story below. I’d love to hear it.
Amid 2nd century art within 14th century architecture...this is my wanderlust
The Loggia dei Lanzi, located within the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, is an outdoor gallery proportionally filled with marble sculptures--some much more famous than others, but all with a grand story to tell. The Loggia, like many other Florentine buildings and works of art, was a symbol of Medici power and was filled with statues selected for various, specific political reasons. My photo includes a few of the less-frequently discussed pieces.
The larger statue, in the foreground of my photo, portrays Menelaus supporting the dying body of Patroclus during the Trojan Wars. If you've ever read Homer's Iliad or seen the film Troy, then you know that Patroclus died at the hands of the Trojan Prince Hector. And as legend has it, it was the Sun God, Apollo, who willed the Trojans to win that battle. The next statue, directly to the right of me in the photo, is of a Roman woman named Salonina Matidia, who was the niece of Emperor Trajan and mother-in-law to Emperor Hadrian. Matidia was named Augusta in AD 112, which meant she could issue her own currency, wear imperial finery, and run her own courts. And lastly, to the left of me, and slightly hidden, is a Roman statue of a Germanic woman named Thusnelda. She was abducted by the man who would be her first husband and then later, delivered by her own father as a prisoner to another man who then invaded her homeland of Germania. Each of the statues you see here was restored by the hands of some of Italy's finest sculptors and remain available for visitors to see, all day, every day, gratuitamente, or for free.
Notre-Dame at first light 🌅
"City of light? City of love? City of…breakfast?" says Anthony Bourdain on Paris, No Reservations S6E24. It's easy to fall in love with Paris, and it's even easier to revisit this beautiful city over and over again. There are some destinations you can't fully cross off your list…ever. And when you head to a city as beautiful as Paris, you have to change your schedule. You have to be willing to get out of bed (at least once) before the sun comes up just to see the rest of the city wake up. In a city like Paris, one doesn't say no to much, not even to climb to the top of the Notre Dame's bell towers at daybreak.
L'Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris translates to The Cathedral of Our Lady of Paris in English. This superb example of medeival Gothic architecture has adorned the Place du Parvis since it's (first) completion in 1345 and has been witness to centuries of France's most momentous, and even tragic, events. At the end of the 12th century, Archbishop Herclius (of Caesarea) called for the commencement of the Third Crusade and 55 years later, the Crown of Thorns was brought back to Paris to be housed in the Notre Dame, where it currently resides today. And through the centuries that passed after that, this cathedral is where kings were crowned, where royalty exchanged marriage vows (notably, Mary, Queen of Scots to the Dauphin, Francis & Napoleon and Josephine), and where romantic novelist and poet, Victor Hugo, found inspiration for the valiant efforts of Quasimodo, the fabled hero from the most beloved novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Just your typical postcard from Paris 💌.
This picturesque bridge, with an even more picturesque view, has connected the Quai de Montebello, a path along the Seine, to Paris' Île de la Cité' for almost 4 centuries. Its primary purpose: for those on the south bank to easily reach l'Hôtel-Dieu, the city's first hospital and the oldest hospital in the world that continues to operate today. Due to collapse and the need for renovations, the bridge has been demolished twice since the original was completed at the behest of King Francis I in 1634. The Pont au Double's name is derived from the toll that was charged to cross it: a double coin for each man on foot and six for each man on horse. And today, instead of needing to pay a toll to cross it, one just needs a bit of patience to capture that perfect Kodak moment.
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In Giantville @ #TheLouvre — Looking at “Pentecost” by Jean Restout II— oil on canvas (1732)
This gargantuan painting spans over 15 feet high and over 25 feet wide. According to religious teachings, and as shown in this piece, the first Pentecost (feast) occurred when the Holy Spirit descended on the Virgin Mary, the 12 Apostles, and several others, and reached out as tongues of fire above each person's forehead, allowing them to suddenly speak in different languages. As one can clearly see, Restout succeeded in illustrating such a dramatic scene, as shown in each of the character's facial expressions, except for Mary's, who is portrayed calmly, never doubtful nor surprised by the wonders she sees. And like countless pieces of artwork, what exists of Restout's Pentecost today is incomplete due to supposed, unfortunate mishandlings that occurred during the French Revolution. Nonetheless, it rules its room in the Louvre with it size, exceptional preservation, and of course, the artist's perfect use of Baroque imagery.
I am no expert in history or religion, but I am always wanting to learn, and I profoundly enjoy being able to see such awesome portrayals of history like this one. It helps me picture the scene as it could have been when it happened and it helps me understand what people believed in at the time the artwork was created. What's more, nothing can replace the joy of learning about something so historically significant and what it has meant to humanity over the centuries. For every culture, language, and religion, art that tells a story is art worth knowing and learning about.
Just the beginning, and what a fantastic beginning it was.
Looking at “La Pyramide Inversée” by architect I.M. Pei— glass, stainless steel, stone (1993)
~...a remarkable anti-structure...a symbolic use of technology...a piece of sculpture. It was meant as an object but it is an object to transmit light.~
Pei was challenged on his idea of building such a modern pyramid amidst the classical facades of Paris’ Palais du Louvre. But like countless architects, artists, and other innovators of Europe’s past, Pei proceeded with his work and constructed what eventually became the perfect contemporary addition to one of France’s most symbolic structures. Further, his creation serves not only as a artistic addition to the palace, but also as a passage for natural light to illuminate the foyer in the Carrousel du Louvre below, and as a more accessible, subterranean entrance for visitors to enter the museum, shops, and other points of interest within the palace area.
When I think about the symbolism of this very modern structure, the award-winning film—The Da Vinci Code—comes to mind. [No I have not read the book...yet 🙃] Regardless of the many criticisms made against the film (and book), the postulations made by the book's author, Dan Brown, are enlightening to me. Other interpretations of Pei's structure include 1) the Louvre having been a Masonic Temple and 2) that the two pyramids are an artistical representation of the Seal of Solomon. But if there's one fact that any theorist should agree on, it's that this structure is as beautifully illuminated during the evening as it is in daylight.