Got Sand? Make Art.

Darlene Beck-Jacobson

One of my favorite summer beach activities has always been playing in the sand.  It was so satisfying to fill up the bucket with damp sand and turn it upside down to create the turrets and towers of a sandcastle. Last week I witnessed sand art on a grand scale.

Atlantic City NJ hosted the Sand Sculpting World Cup. This amazing display – held on the Pennsylvania Ave. beach next to the Steel Pier – draws artists from all over the world for the three week event.  All the sculptures are made with only sand and water.  A special “sticky” sand is brought in for the artists to use.  Once their creations are complete, a fine spray of watered-down Elmer’s glue keeps the sculptures from succumbing to the elements during the three week show.   Here is just a sample of tsand 15he magnificent creations: sand 3

The competition originated in 1897…

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the erected poem

valeriu dg barbu

Trilingual post: English, Italiano, Română

I caress the knee of the glass and ask him
how much is jealous
when I forget it in a corner of the table among the texts never finished
and I betray him with a woman
knowing that most of the men kiss the lips of the glasses
looks at me with full of eyes
from the beads somehow tells me
you are looking for the truth in wine
the mystery in the women
and poetry in meat of the paper
a sort of minor trinity
the poetry and the women often it leaves you
and so not his sorrows it drowned as well as the sweet too fleeting
you always come back to me because it’s so
to drink your soul to the last drop
just one thing to keep in mind
,, to let the woman drink from me,
your glass,
is an…

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I Will Follow Him

Sandra Li-Pham

The longest week has just passed.  For a couple times I thought I was ready to go home to the Lord as my body slowed and I only wanted to sleep but my friend, Sharon, called and said I had to go to the doctor.  She had prayed for me for an hour and God gave her a vision that I had to get something out of my body.  Having walked from cancer treatment, the doctor is the last thing I think about these days.  But even the clinic said fainting, dizzyness and chest pains are beyond the scope of the clinic and I should head right over to ER at 5 pm that night.  And so I did.  This time, my middle son drove me.  I am no longer alone.  And there, they found fluid build up around the heart drowning it, suppressing healthy heartbeats.  More of that, it…

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Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Chateau do Vinnie

 From the great ancient capitals to the modern cities of Asia, the Americas, and beyond, here are the 50 cities you mustsee during your lifetime.


1.) Venice, Italy – How could we not include Venice? From its picturesque canals and grandiose basilicas to its colorful homes and cozy wine bars, there’s simply nowhere like it on Earth.(Photo by Jesus Lopez)

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2.) Seville, Spain – Seville is the crown-jewel of imperial Spain and visitors can delight at the city’s narrow streets lined with orange blossoms, Moorish castles, and some of Spain’s most legendary tapas joints. (Photo by Zu Sanchez)

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3.) New York City, USA – It’s no wonder New York is often called the “Crossroads of the World.” Nowhere else can you find such a mind-blowing concentration of art, culture, cuisine, and business. (Photo by Iker…

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Eccentric Houses Around the World

Chateau do Vinnie


As casas mais excêntricas que você já viu

 1- Texas
Esta casa feita de madeira e aço à beira de um desfiladeiro rochoso impressiona. São 110 toneladas de aço e levou 23 anos para ficar pronta.
2- Malibu
Casa dos Flintstones, pode ser estranha por fora, mas é bastante confortável por dentro e esteve à venda há alguns anos.
3- Tennessee, EUA
Esta cidade é realmente repleta de casas estranhas como esta em formato de disco voador.
4- Londres
Conhecida como cidade dos containers, essas instalações chamam bastante atenção, seja pelas cores ou pela arquitetura.
5- Dresden, Alemanha
Essa é uma casa interessante, munida de uma tubulação especial, ela se transforma em instrumento musical quando chove.
6- Polônia
Essa casa foi construída simbolizando a era comunista aliada ao presente.
7- Pensilvânia
A casa bota está localizada no meio de um milharal, nem as cores salvam!
8- Seul
E não é que existe a casa vaso…

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