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    Majestic Beauty – Arabian and Andalusian Horses [36 pics]

    Spanish Horses (Andalusians), Lusitanos, Shagyas - Fantasia

    Spanish Horses (Andalusians), Lusitanos, Shagyas – Fantasia

    Andalusian’s  most common coat color is gray, although they can be found in many other colors. They are known for their intelligence, sensitivity and docility. Image Credit: Wojtek Kwiatkowski

    Introduction

    Wojtek Kwiatkowski’s majestic photography of Arabian and Andalusian horses take our breath away. He is an author and a publisher of books about Arabians breeding all over the world.  he is also a WAHO (World Arabian Horse Organization) consultant for Arabians pedigrees (Poland, Hungary, Wail/Germany). He have many years of experience in the field. For about 25 years he has gathered a wide photographic record library of  the breeding in Poland. He states: “I passionately love Arabian horses and try to capture their beauty and soul in my pictures”

    The Arabian or Arab horse, is a breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. It is also one of the oldest breeds, with archaeological evidence of horses that resemble modern Arabians dating back 4,500 years.

    The Andalusian, also known as the Pure Spanish Horse, is a horse breed developed in the Iberian Peninsula. Its ancestors have been present on the Iberian Peninsula for thousands of years. The Andalusian has been recognized as an individual breed since the 15th century, and its conformation has changed very little over the centuries. [36 pictures]

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    The Weird and Wonderful Burning Man 2010 [24 Pics]

    Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event starts on the Monday before the American Labor Day holiday, and ends on the holiday itself. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening.

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    Bikes, MCs and Sunshine – 2010 American Heat [50 pics]

    American Heat - 2010 Palm Springs - Bikes

    American Heat – 2010 Palm Springs – Bikes

    Credit: MH

    Introduction

    ‘American Heat Palm Springs Motorcycle Weekend is an event so hot it sizzles. You’ll find stunt shows, kickin’ live entertainment and retail vendors galore. Palm Springs is a great place to play. It’s bounded by lush mountain ranges for the perfect ride and tours of the desert cities. Live music rocks throughout the weekend along with plenty of activities. Open to all motorcycles.’  – This is how they sell this event at the American Heat

    Ever since Discovery Channel started airing the American Chopper series I’ve had a fascination for bikes, their builds, designs and art work. With the new Sons of Anarchy FX series, that fascination has only grown. So last year I took myself out to Palm Springs for it’s annual “American Heat Palm Springs Motorcycle Weekend”. This year, in case you want to go, the American Heat returns to Palm Springs next weekend – Oct 14 -16, 2011. If you can make it, I can strongly recommend the experience. The bikes will blow your mind. [50 pictures]

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    Banksy – Guerilla art wrapped in mystery and controversy [35 pics]

    Bansky Truck

    Banksy Truck

    Photo credit: Banksy

    Introduction

    Banksy, an anonymous England based graffiti artist, political activist, film director and painter, is probably the most popular, yet most mysterious, urban street artist in the world. He has become an internationally known as a subversive graffiti artist – yet manages to maintain a secret identity. However, many newspapers assert that his real name is Robert or Robin Banks.
    He is a counter-cultural prankster, but has art in major cosmopolitan galleries around the globe. Banksy made his name with his trademark stencil-style ‘guerrilla’ art in public spaces – on walls in London, Brighton, Bristol and even on the West Bank barrier separating Israelis and Palestinians – his works have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    He has dozens of celebrity collectors including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Christina Aguilera. It is hard to find good facts about the art so some captions in this article might have the wrong name of the art. In case you know what the correct name is, please let us know and we’ll change it. [35 pictures]

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    Tribal face paints in Papua New Guinea [37 Pics]

    Tribal face paints in Papua New Guinea- Goroka - Festivity of Independance

    Papua New Guinea – Goroka – Festivity of Independance
    Head decoration with feathers of pigeons, Birds of Paradise, parrots, and other exotic birds. Many shell decoration on the neck is a sign of prosperity. Shells were formerly used as money exchange. It is especially valued when it is a wedding gift from the husband. Photo credit (all rights reserved to): Rita Willaert

    Introduction

    Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries on Earth, with over 850 indigenous languages and at least as many traditional societies, out of a population of just under seven million.

    The PNG Constitution expresses the wish for “traditional villages and communities to remain as viable units of Papua New Guinean society”

    The word papua is derived from pepuah, a Malay word describing the frizzy Melanesian hair.

    Papua New Guinea is one of the most heterogeneous nations in the world. There are hundreds of ethnic groups indigenous to Papua New Guinea, the majority being from the group known as Papuans, whose ancestors arrived in the New Guinea region tens of thousands of years ago. Many remote Papuan tribes still have only marginal contact with the outside world.

    The Goroka Show is definitely happening of the year. Thank you very much to Rita Willaert who gave us special permission to use her fantastic images. [37 pictures]

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