Széchenyi Termálfürdő (Széchenyi Thermal Bath)

Széchenyi Termálfürdő (Széchenyi Thermal Bath)
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Image by Shawn Harquail
The Széchenyi Medicinal Bath in Budapest, built in 1913, is the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Its water is supplied by two thermal springs, their temperature is 74 °C (165 °F) and 77 °C (171 °F), respectively. At around US for a full day, admission is very affordable and includes a locker and access to all of the indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, steam baths and the gym.

Sunrise over Bagan ~ Myanmar (Burma)

Sunrise over Bagan ~ Myanmar (Burma)
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Image by Martin Sojka .. www.VisualEscap.es
Spectacular Bagan was one of our next stops in Myanmar. Bagan was the ancient capital of several ancient kingdoms in Burma and is located on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River. The ruins of Bagan cover an area of 42 square km. The majority of its buildings were built in the 11th century to 13th century. It is estimated that as many as 13,000 temples and stupas once stood on this 42 square km plain in central Myanmar, and Marco Polo once described Bagan as a "gilded city alive with tinkling bells and the swishing sounds of monks’ robes". Approximately 2,200 remain today, in various states of disrepair.

Hot air balloons are flying over Bagan every morning. We’ve seen five balloons total that day. The flight is relatively short (around 1 hour) because the air is not cold enough when sun rises above the horizon in Myanmar. Watching them flying slowly in the silent morning was a nice experience too. And intense warm tones during the sunrise were just lovely.

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Mexico-7230 – Great-tailed Grackle

Mexico-7230 – Great-tailed Grackle
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Image by archer10 (Dennis)
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Close-up of a Great-tailed Grackle. A large, noisy blackbird, the Great-tailed Grackle has been expanding its range in North America throughout the last century. A bird of open country with scattered trees and water, it took advantage of urbanization and irrigation to move northward from Mexico into much of western United States.

Nice Surabaya photos

Rice Fields, Java 1942
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Image by Blue Mountains Local Studies
Notes: Sailors off HMAS Westralia, l to r – Jack Bevan, Vic Every, Keven Hooper. Rear Admiral Karl Doorman’s Eastern Strike Force was based at Surabaya – militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari1/p/javasea.htm
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Part of: Local Studies Collection img 565
Provenance: Jack Proctor

“Explanation of how freedom (in the male form) and revolution meet to create a liberated Puerto Rico”

“Explanation of how freedom (in the male form) and revolution meet to create a liberated Puerto Rico”
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Image by ever/siempre
Los Muros Hablan Festival, Santurce, Puerto Rico 2012

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San Juan, Puerto Rico, 4 de octubre de 2012 — Llega a Santurce el festival de arte urbano internacional más grande del Caribe, Los
Muros Hablan, en el cual reconocidos artistas urbanos locales e internacionales rescatarán espacios abandonados y los
transformarán en valiosas piezas de arte al aire libre. El festival se celebrará desde el 4 hasta el 14 de octubre.

Los Muros Hablan es una iniciativa presentada por Coors Light con la intención de restaurar el ambiente santurcino a través del
despliegue de impresionantes murales que convertirán el área en un gran museo exterior. “Nos sentimos muy orgullosos de refrescar
la ciudad con este innovador esfuerzo artístico y contribuir con ideas creativas que mejoran nuestro entorno”, señaló Arnaud Cahen,
director de mercadeo de MillerCoors Puerto Rico.

Los murales que transformarán espacios a lo largo de las avenidas Fernández Juncos, Ponce de León y de Diego serán creados por
Sego (México), Aryz (España), Jaz (Argentina), Roa (Bélgica), Ever (Argentina), Neuzz (México) y los artistas puertorriqueños Bik
Ismo, Sofía, Celso, Pun 18, La Pandilla y El Coro. “El muralismo es descrito como el movimiento artístico-cultural más grande en la
historia universal del arte y su esencia es tan democrática que cualquiera con deseos de expresión puede dejar su marca, lo que ha
producido manifestaciones de menor relevancia como muchas otras que se convierten en legados históricos”, explicó Celso González,
uno de los gestores del proyecto y artista participante. Los Muros Hablan es una producción de Buena Vibra Group.