Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Bhujangasana, the name comes from the Sanskrit words bhujanga (snake, serpent) and asana (pose). Cobra Pose, if practiced regularly, will help develop a healthy spine. A cat's famous reflexes depend on unimpeded tranmission of signals from the brain to the rest of the body throught the nerves in the spinal cord. Cats who practive this posture live up to the cobra name in terms of ther increase speed and reflexes.
Pat was so generous send me several postcard from USA, Singapore, Thailand and Australia, and this yoga cat is one of it. Thank you Pat.
at 8:05 AM
Friday, October 22, 2010
Planetarium, Ratusz Starego Miasta, zamek dawnej kapituly warminskiej
Olsztyn is a city in northeastern Poland, on the Łyna River. Olsztyn has been the capital of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship since 1999. It was previously in the Olsztyn Voivodeship (and in other units in 1945–75 and 1975–98).
The capital of Warmian-Masurian Voivodship, Olsztyn is the largest city of the region and is inhabited by some 174 000 people. Due to its official function, the city houses all the most important institutions of the area and draws investors from all over the country.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Designated in 1919, Zion is Utah's oldest national park. The park is known for its incredible canyons, including The Narrows, which attract canyoneers from around the world. In Zion National Park, the Virgin River and its tributaries have cut narrow slot canyons. In places, a canyon twenty feet wide may be bordered by rock walls over a thousand feet high.
Thank you to Christine of The Daily Postcard send me this long (size 25cm x 10cm) from her recent trip. This postcard really brighten up my day.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I received this gorgeous un-even postcard from Libania Neves of Portugal.
Azulejo is a form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tilework. They have become a typical aspect of Portuguese culture, having been produced without interruption for five centuries.
In Portugal, azulejos are found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses and even train stations or subway stations. They constitute a major aspect of Portuguese architecture as they are applied on walls, floors and even ceilings. They were not only used as an ornamental art form, but also had a specific functional capacity like temperature control at homes.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The Sea of Galilee, also Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, Lake Tiberias is the largest freshwater lake in Israel.
Its main source is the Jordan River, which flows through it from north to south. The lake is deep in the Jordan Great Rift Valley, the valley caused by the separation of the African and Arabian Plates. Because of this, the area has earthquakes and, in the past, volcanic activity.
Due to its low-lying position in the rift valley, surrounded by hills, the sea can get sudden violent storms; as in the New Testament story about Jesus calming the storm.
A main feature of the lake seems to be that it is always changing. It is still famous, just as in New Testament times, for having plenty of fish, and in today's restaurants, "St. Peter's Fish" (tilapia) is very popular.