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BENARAS – KASHI – VARANASI: What’s in a name? The world’s oldest living city is perhaps the world’s most alive city as well. The first reaction the name evokes in most ‘posh’ travellers, who haven’t visited yet is that ‘It’s a filthy city’. My wife and I (of course we are posh), also screwed our noses at this thought, but decided to visit the holy city because it didn’t seem like an expensive destination for a quick weekend breather out of Delhi. The Taj Gateway hotel as well as the flight were reasonable so we soon found ourselves negotiating the crowded lanes of the city, crossing festooned dead bodies, tied to Sumo tops, as we drove to our hotel, and they to their final destination at the Mannikarna ghats. The Taj Gateway hotel was a tired and weary hotel, almost a blemish on the Taj legacy. We headed to the famous ghats in the evening for the Ganga Aarti, which has been often dissed by some as being too theatrical, orchestrated and Bollywood influenced. Frankly my dear, I don’t care a damn, since I was there to see a spectacle and the aarti surpassed my wildest imagination. We took a tour of the Ganga in a hand rowed boat, the boatman regaling us with stories of ancient lore and wisdom, fact and fiction, sea gulls flying about us, the sun coming down lending a golden copper glow to the world. We didn’t venture too close to the infamous Burning Ghats, as I am not too fond of burning and burnt corpses. But at a surreal level, the funeral pyres reflecting in the sunset waters posed for perfect photo opportunities. We viewed the aarti first from the boat, facing the extravaganza and then climbed up the stairs to numb our distractions in the clanging musical instruments and ritualism. It was worth every dime and rupee and I would go back to experience the Aarti in a heartbeat. benares varanasi incredibleindia templesofindia ganga holyriverganga ghatsofvaranasi lonelyplanet lonelyplanetindia cnntraveler condenasttraveler traveltales travelblogger ancientindia worldsoldestcity history

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one sec voldemort i just need to get some mana to kick your ass

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Today in History: 1789 - The first Congress of the United States approves 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and sends them to the states for ratification. The amendments, known as the BillofRights, were designed to protect the basic rights of U.S. citizens, guaranteeing the freedom of speech, press, assembly, and exercise of religion; the right to fair legal procedure and to beararms; and that powers not delegated to the federal government were reserved for the states and the people.

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POSTALEA |3| 📸 “Si hay niños como Luchín que comen tierra y gusanos abramos todas las jaulas pa’ que vuelen como pájaros con la pelota de trapo con el gato y con el perro y también con el caballo” Víctor Jara (1932-1973) Postal comprada al lado del GAM, hecha por la serie de postales de los Grandes Chilenos del Bicentenario 🇨🇱 ——————————————————————— victorjara chile postcard history luchin postal postales photo foto photography artist

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’m pleased to share with you next image from the new Amber series. This stunning insect is called a Click Beetle and it has been frozen in time wishing Amber for the last 50,000,000 years. These creatures are characterized by the unusual click mechanism they possess. A spine on the back of the insect can be snapped into a corresponding notch producing a violent "click" that can bounce the beetle into the air. Clicking is mainly used to avoid predation, although it is also useful when the beetle is on its back and needs to right itself. Today there are about 9300 known species of Click Beetle worldwide. I hope you like him as much as I do! Swipe through the images to view more detail. LB. amber insect beetle nature naturephotography gold detail history entomology macro macrophotography microscopy microscopic aliens alien detail texture interiordesign wallart picoftheday instaart fineart fineartphotography levonbiss

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Anything the king declares a drug will become a drug, from coffee to alcohol to tobacco to pot to video games or meat. These blanket statements and laws are only meant to make everyone subject to the violation of their individual Rights and supersede Charters and Bills Of Rights. 🕊🗽🕊 [Source/Photo: Globe and Mail: Stephanie Nolen: Canada signs on to U.S.-led renewal of war on drugs] 🕊🇨🇦🕊 Canada Toronto Ontario BritishColumbia Ottawa Montreal Vancouver Alberta Newfoundland Quebec Calgary Brampton Mississauga NewBrunswick PrinceEdwardIsland Manitoba Saskatchewan Novascotia Liberty Freedom History Art Law Economics HumanRights FreeSpeech Cannabis Owner

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This little screech owl would be hard to spot! Amazing find satw.wildlife 🦉 Thank you for sharing with us 👏🏽 Photo Chosen by: sammypikulinski ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ↠ ↠ ↠ Want to be featured? Follow us & tag your South Jersey photos to southjerseyadventures ________________________________________ Follow us as we explore the northern half New Jersey on northjerseyadventures & around the NJ coast at coastaljerseyadventures! Follow our fellow Jersey friends at njinbloom & woodsnwaves! nj southjersey newjersey njspotsjerseycollective instagood jerseygrammers njisallgood just_newjersey njshooterz shoot2kill jshn sjshowus njisntboring keepexploring justgoshoot coastaljerseyadventures adventure nature history adventureisoutthere

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📽В преддверии лекции о цвете в интерьере с головой окунулась в мир черно-белых фотографий... А что, логично же!)⠀ .⠀ Историю любви Роми Шнайдер и Алена Делона причисляют к величайшим романам прошлого столетия. Об отношениях этой пары — страстных, мучительных, порой болезненных — писали много. И в том, что в конце концов остановилось сердце Роми (она умерла в сорок четыре года), обвиняли не кого-нибудь, а именно ее жестокого возлюбленного. Хотя с тех пор актриса успела дважды выйти замуж и развестись. А вот женой Делона она так и не стала.⠀ .⠀ Люблю все их ч/б снимки. И пусть судьба героев трагична, но именно на этих фото присутствуют те яркие и добрые чувcтва, которые многие ищут. Живые и искренние фото!⠀ ⠀ alendelon bwphoto history love RomySchneider

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Spilling the tea on the Furness family history with my wonderful Great Aunt Esther 👋

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While most locals know us as the Tom Thumb museum, that doesn't begin to explain what we do. Here we are showing off our Gamewell alarm post. Dozens of these once dotted the town sidewalks in the 1930s (and more recently) as a way to 1) activate an alarm to notify the fire dept. of a fire's location; 2) give police on patrol a place to check in with their dept.; 3) light the streets. Atop the post were two bulbs: one red and one blue. Which was lit depended on if a message was received for an officer on patrol. The telegraph box was later replaced with a phone. This Gamewell alarm was originally located in front of Farrar's (Nellie Rose) on the corner of Centre Ave and Center St, but they can be found elsewhere if you know where to look! Examples include the Town Hall basement and the entrance to Middleboro Public Library. history fire firedept vfw police local 1930s

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Recipiente Chino con gran definición y muy buena técnica de mediados de S.XIX con decorado de típicas labores del lugar y tapa adornada con las hojas y la fruta del melocotonero. Chinese Bowl from medium of 19th, great definitions and technique, decorated with pictures of chinese artisans and a peach tree on top. Size/tamaño: 18x10cm Precio/price: 1975€, 15800¥ bowl recipiente salsera sauceboat silver plata historia history china chinesehistory historiachina cultura antiguedades antiques shiny

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Patents are odd things. Some of them are clearly insane flights of fancy devoid of common sense or actual use, and some are solid renditions of actual designs which get built. A third type is where the inventor has an idea which seems good on paper, but would not be usable in the real world. The Calisi trench crossing armored car is one of those ideas. Adriano Calisi was an Italian citizen living in Waterbury, Connecticut, when he submitted a patent application on the 18th January 1919. He came up with the idea of combining the road speed of an armored car with the off-road abilities of a tracked vehicle. The concept was fairly simple on paper. A wheeled armored car (he called them War Cars) carrying a pair of rails ahead of it on supporting ‘arms’ that it would use to cross trenches. An article by Andrew Hills Illustrated by William 'Richtor' Byrd, funded by our Patreon Campaign http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww1-italy-calisi-armored-car/ tankencyclopedia tank worldwarone WWI italiantank history

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Tonight on France 2 discover the documentary series « Stories of a Nation » about the history of immigration in France from the 19th century (4x52’, directed by Yann Coquard) Ce soir sur France 2 à 20h50, les 2 premiers épisodes d’ « Histoires d’une Nation », passionnante série documentaire sur l’histoire de l’immigration en France depuis la fin du 19e siècle.

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2. The history of Mosques. [ Their function in the History & spread of Islam ] • The life that evolved in the mosques spread outward to put its mark upon influential circles everywhere. [] • In 859CE a university was established in the Qarawiyin Mosque in the city of Fes Morocco. • It is considered by many to be the oldest university in the world. [] • There were 3 separate libraries containing books on subjects such as : religion, science, intellect, & languages. [] • The mosque conducted classes in various subjects including : grammar, rhetoric, logic, astronomy, mathematics, history, geography, & chemistry. [] Not only were mosques the perfect location for education, they also housed the Islamic court system. [] • Judges & jurists would meet the daily legal needs of the community as well as delivered legal opinions, & conducted research. [] • Due to very little bureaucracy, the court system was efficient & for the most part plaintiffs & defendants represented themselves. [] • Legal interpretation was left up to the judge who would strive to make decisions based on the Qur'an & the authentic Sunnah (Hadiths). [] • Morocco’s al-Qarawiyin Mosque is a perfect example of a mosque being the centre of life & learning, so too is Egypt’s Al-Azhar Mosque that continues to this day to exert an influence over the daily life of Egyptians. [] • In many places throughout the rapidly expanding Muslim world the mosque became the source of water. [] • Islam requires believers to perform ritual washing before prayer thus the mosque courtyard has traditionally contained water fountains. [] • The decorative effect of water became central to Islamic architecture thus intricate & decorative pools & fountains can be found across the Islamic world & Andalusia. [] • The Sultan Ahmed mosque in Istanbul Turkey & the Mosque of Cordoba in Spain contain splendid examples of the decorative effect of water. [] • Wells & fountains in mosques cleanse the body & cool the air & in times past supplied water to the local community. [] Follow for Islam basics Life is easy with Islam :)

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'Work will set you free' This place is beyond belief

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The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars was a volunteeryeomanry regiment which, in the 20th century, became part of the British Army Reserve. It traced its origins to the First or Cheltenham Troop of Gloucestershire Gentleman and Yeomanry raised in 1795, although a break in the lineage means that its formation is dated to the Marshfield and Dodington Troop raised in 1830. Six further troops – officered by nobility and gentry, and recruited largely from among landholders and tenant farmers – were subsequently raised in Gloucestershire, and in 1834 they came together to form the Gloucestershire Yeomanry Cavalry. In 1847, the regiment adopted a hussar uniform and the name Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. Originally intended to counter insurrection and a French invasion that never materialised, the yeomanry's first deployments were ceremonial and as mounted police during times of civil unrest. Three Gloucestershire troops were deployed to Bristol on two separate occasions in the 1830s in support of the civil authorities. HISTORY WW2InPhotos WW2InVideo HistoryMilitary ww2 worldwar2 war history army travel travelgram travelingram  travelstagram wanderlust photography instatravel travelphotography nowandthen battle soldiers follow picoftheday trip like instagood beautiful military

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Bankgasse Strasse 2 🦕

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