Monday, April 25, 2011

Popular poop

In one of the main scenes in English August - a 1994 landmark film in contemporary Indian Cinema and a must watch for every cinematic art lover - the camera in deft moves pans on a well-formed output of human end product. The scene is artistically shot and in place of eliciting scorn on the face and sickness in the pit of one's stomach brings out a good laugh at the nicely projected satire and awe at a remarkable directorial feat.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spanish Dogs Love To Swim

Puppies play in the fountain in The River, a park that winds through Valencia that ends at the Ciutat de les Arts, a collection of museums housed in enormous futuristic buildings. Valencia, Spain. March 2010.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

"Exploring Arequipa" Khillski's photos about Arequipa, Peru

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Arequipa, Peru by TravelPod blogger Khillski titled "Exploring Arequipa" Khillski's travel blog entry: "Founded on August 15th 1540 by Manuel Garcia de Carbajal, Arequipa is located at 2.325 meters (8792 feet) above sea level. The Main Square is bordered by beautiful arched walkways and the Cathedral. In the center is a bronze fountain of three plates crowned by the figure of a sixteenth century soldier called Tuturutu. The story goes that he was in charge of warning of any new event (town crier). Around the square are three granite portals with brick and limestone bases: : Portal del Cabildo (Portal de la Municipalidad), Portal de las Delicias (Portal de San Agustín), and Portal del Regocijo (Portal de Flores). The Cathedral was built in the seventeenth century out of the same sillar as much of the city center. It was destroyed by fire in 1844 and rebuilt in 1868 using a neoclassical style. In 2001, the Cathedral (primarily one tower) was damaged by an earthquake and rebuilt. The Santa Catalina Monastery was founded in 1580 by a rich widow, Maria de Guzman. It was not opened to the world for nearly 400 years and since 1970 visitors have been able to wander through the streets and cloisters. During the colonial times the monastery was reserved for the daughters of the nobility who had decided to steal themselves away from the real world and dedicate themselves entirely to prayer. Many of the wealthy nobility endowed the ...

Friday, April 22, 2011

Travel Agency in Peru - Chachapoyas Main Square The main square of Chachapoyas is the colonial heart of the city in the clouds. A bronze fountain is the centerpiece of the plaza.. Its surrounded by a ring of traditional buildings, the standout being the Archibishops Seat.. .other buildings have retained their traditional facades but now house restaurants and hotels for visitors eager to explore the regions archaeological and natural wonders. On the high side of the plaza the catedral is being restored... ,,as part of the citys plans to turn Chachapoyas into a haven for tourists who want visit the cloud forests of Northern Peru.Fertur Peru Travel. A full service travel agency and tour operator dedicated to making your journey to Peru a dream come true. Visit us at: Peru tours to Iquitos hotels peru peru tour huaraz peru caraz peru inca trail peru trip peru tourism peru alpamayo hiking peru travel agency peru climbing peru tour operator peru peru tourism trekking Peru peru flights peru bike tours tour companies

Thursday, April 21, 2011

World of Warcraft Cinematic - Fall of Arthas

A cinematic which is unlocked by going to the fountain in the center of Dalaran and clicking on one of the Bronze Statues. This can only be viewed once The Lich King has been downed on your realm.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

2010 APSP Builder Spotlight - Pacific Paradise Pools of Fountain Valley, CA

APSP is proud to feature builders from the 2010 International Awards of Excellence Competition (AOE). APSP's Rich C. Tonti of Pacific Paradise Pools received the gold medal in the Spas Built in Conjunction with Swimming Pools category and the bronze medal in the Traditional - 600 sq. ft. or less category. For more information on AOE, visit

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Best Indoor Water Fountains

These days there is a great trend to use good accessories at your house which can increase the all over look and charm of your whole house. These days there are a variety of designs and styles of fountains available in the market that have unique features, dazzling lights and are made of very good materials. They help in creating positive vibes and make the place look comfortable and pleasant. These days you will find them installed in many shops, malls, restaurants, offices, homes, health spas, clinics and gyms.
Below stated are some essential points that you must surely follow while buying a good water fountains.   
1. Glass and metal fountains
A variety of materials like glass, glass fiber, stone, marble, slate, metals, ceramic and copper are used to make fountains. One of the best is the glass and metal ones which give you a mirrored glass impression. You can even add your personalized logos to such fountains.
2. Handmade copper fountains
Copper is a very useful metal that can create fountains in different designs and styles. Such fountains are very popular these days because they have beautiful water sounds that can really enthrall the people who visit your house or office.
3. Painted water fountains
They are usually made of copper and are hand painted by the designers. Such fountains mix the trickling of water with the beautiful colors and gleaming lights to create a gripping impression. The designs are world class and you can easily obtain them in different styles and colors to match the décor of your room.
4. Bronze water fountains
Bronze is a metal which can help you to create a mixture of different things that it why it is used to create water fountain sculptures like dolphins, animals, mermaids and boats. The water flowing through such designs gives a soothing and enjoyable look to the atmosphere.
5. Custom made logo fountains
Logo fountain is a good way through which you can highlight your company's name using bright lights and trickling water in the background. It is a very good way to create a good impression on visitors, clients and staff members.
6. Stone water fountains
They are usually made of blue stone and are available in different stainless frames. They are best for indoor use as they can easily be installed and are maintenance free.
I am sure the above stated points would surely help you choose a good fountain for your home and office.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Larnaca Cyprus. Something for Everyone

Larnaca in Cyprus could be described as the resort with everything. It's a major municipality, a town and a holiday resort all rolled into one. It's also home to the Islands main airport and and boast a great selection of shops too. Add to that a pretty marina along with Cyprus's main port and Larnaca certainly appears to have plenty to offer holiday makers and residents alike. That's before we get started with the historic buildings including a medieval fort and several other listed buildings. There are also several modern industrial estates on edges of the district and a thriving commercial center too. There's a modern promenade thronged with trendy sea front cafe bars, restaurants and the obligatory fast food chains for the youngsters.

The beach at Larnaca is one of the best in Cyprus and is actually man made though you wouldn't have guessed so. Most of the restaurants and cafes run opposite the beach making them the ideal place to relax whilst taking in the superb view. It's a nice stroll from Larnaca marina at one end to the ancient medieval fort at the other. Across the road from the marina is a small public gallery and a beautiful paved area built around an ornamental fountain. Some of the buildings in Larnaca are centuries old and many of them have been painstakingly restored to their former glory. A short walk to some of the quaint back streets behind the main promenade will reveal many more that are still awaiting renovation.

The history of Larnaca stretches back further than any other part of Cyprus and the town has been continually occupied since the bronze age. The town is built on the ancient site of Kition which was in fact once the capital of the whole of Cyprus. Legend has it that the original city of Kition was founded by the grandson of Noah and the biblical connections don't end there. The church of saint Lazarus in Larnaca square is actually named after the same Lazarus that Jesus raised from the dead. The legends say that after his resurrection Lazarus traveled to Cyprus where he became the Islands first Bishop. The church is actually reputed to have been built over his tomb and visitors can go down into the tombs below the building. Like most of the churches in Cyprus Larnaca church is beautifully adorned with icons and intricate decor.

Ideally situated only a few kilometers from the airport the town has become a thriving vibrant community. In 1974 following the Turkish invasion and subsequent occupation of the North of Cyprus Larnaca offered to accept 40,000 refugees. These displaced persons tripled her population to a then 65,000 inhabitants. With great motorway links to all the coastal resorts and the capital Nicosia the town is perfectly located for those wishing to visit the Islands many places of interest. With the recent boom in holiday home purchases Larnaca has also become something of a property hotspot. The fringe coastal villages such as Oroklini make ideal settings in which to own an apartment or villa and the prices are still quite reasonable compared with other parts of Cyprus. In fact many locals are selling up and buying villas in such places due to their out of town exclusivity which in turn is creating some prime locations.

With so much going for Larnaca it is no surprise that it is earmarked by many to be the next Cyprus property boom area. With this in mind many speculators are investing in off plan purchases on these new developments. They plan to profit from the rising market by selling when the developments are completed. The speculation is being further fueled by the proposals of a larger modern marina for the berthing of luxury yachts and a possible golf development. Golf sun and property are part of any speculators mantra so this is bound to affect values. If the area didn't have more than enough to offer already these new proposals could turn it into an investors dream come true. So maybe if you are looking to invest in a place in the sun you should take a look at Larnaca Cyprus.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Waterwalls, Inc.

My company is Waterwalls, Inc., I design and build artistic interior and exterior water sculptures that incorporate natural materials such as tile, slab, rock, bronze, copper, stainless steel and custom art glass keeping longevity and user friendliness in mind by using only top-quality waterproofing, mechanical and lighting equipment. Thank you, Auggie President of Waterwalls, Inc. Laurent (Auggie) Vereecken

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hanging Mandala Fountain

Bronze fountain hanging in wires from ceiling. By Swedish artist Fredrik Skold. The fountain weighs 42kg (90lbs) and is about 86 cm tall (34") The large mandala engraved on the front consists of flowers and fairies. The smaller mandala showing the four elements. Both these mandalas have ancient history. The copper-pipes on the back leads the water back up to the top of the fountain. See more at

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Trafalgar Square – History in the Heart of London

Named after the Battle of Trafalgar - a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars -Trafalgar Square is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and history-rich places in London. Originally the northern area of the square was the site of the King's Mews and had been since the time of Edward I, while the southern end was the original Charing Cross, where Whitehall met the Strand from the City. When George IV, the Prince Regent, decided to move the King’s Mews to Buckingham Palace in the 1820s, the original site was demolished and commissioned for redevelopment. By 1845 the present architecture was completed.

The square itself consists of a large central area surrounded by roadways on three sides, and stairs leading to the National Gallery on the other. Nelson's Column stands in the centre of the square, surrounded by four bronze lions said to have been made with recycled metals from the cannons of the French fleet and fountains added in 1939. The column is topped by a statue of Lord Nelson, the admiral who commanded the British Fleet at Trafalgar.

At the corners of the square are four plinths. Three of them hold statues of George IV, Henry Havelock, and Sir Charles James Napier. The fourth plinth on the northwest corner was intended to hold a statue of William IV, but remained empty due to insufficient funds. Later, agreement could not be reached over which military hero or monarch to place there. Since 1999 it has featured temporary exhibitions of art by contemporary artists.

The square used to be particularly famous for its pigeons. However, the desirability of the birds’ presence was a matter of contention, due to their droppings tarnishing the beauty of the buildings and the flock of birds, estimated to be around 35,000 at its peak, were considered to be a health hazard. Therefore, the sale of bird seeds in the square was prohibited in 2000, and as of last month, bye-laws were secured sealing an outright ban on feeding birds in the square. The presence of pigeons is thus severely diminished.

Since its construction, Trafalgar Square has been a venue for political demonstrations. It was host to both the Black Monday and Bloody Sunday political rallies of 1886 and 1887, respectively. In modern times it has held significant political demonstrations against war and nuclear weapons, apartheid and the poll tax. A large vigil held was held at the square shortly after the terrorist bombings in London in July 2005.

Trafalgar Square is easily accessible from the Charing Cross, Embankment, Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square tube stations, while the landmark is also extensively serviced by the London bus network. In addition there are several hotels in London near the square itself. Either way, no trip to London would be complete without visiting Trafalgar Square.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Water Fountain Why Do You Need One

There are already many different innovations out there that could help you decorate and beautify your home and one of them is the Water Fountain. The Water Fountain is the easiest and one of the best furniture decorations that you can use for your home. You can decorate this and obtain the best feeling in the world and that is relaxation and rest. You can unwind and you can forget all your problems and move on without any worries and free from stress.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2011 Toyota RAV4 Fountain Valley CA

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Newport, RI: Washington Square's new Bronze Horse Trough Fountain

Based on Newport Historical Society images of Washington Square's 19th century horse trough, for the Washington Square Restoration Commission.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

"Bologna and the Beach" Giulianat's photos about Bologna, Italy

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Bologna, Italy by TravelPod blogger Giulianat titled "Bologna and the Beach" Giulianat's travel blog entry: "So I am settling in quite nicely in Rimini, that's not to say that I never have problems but I am relaxing into the Italian way of life. The main problem I am having at the moment is trying to get something called a "permmesso di soggiorno" in English a "residence permit" from a local police station. I was supposed to go and get this within 8 working days from the date I entered Italy. Evidently I have gone over that time but here's why: My cousins girlfriend has been helping me go to the police station and speak with the policemen so I can get the residence permit. The first time we went (this was after only 6 working days), the policeman told us to come back another day and in the meantime gave me his number on a piece of paper and said to call him to go out for a coffee. Needless to say I chucked that in the bin - he appeared to be obsessed with finding an Australian girlfriend (so if anyone's looking give me a hoy! - no not really he was a few screws loose I think). Anyway we came back on the day he said and another policeman said that it was the wrong day and to come back another day and that we had to queue up at another department building. We did this yesterday, and waited two hours before opening (in a queue of about 60 people) until a woman came out just after it had opened and told everyone that they ...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

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Exchange your vows amidst a beautiful historic backdrop featuring a country garden setting with a magnificent seven cherub all bronze fountain surrounded by roses, lavenders, gardenias and century old lilac trees planted by Eleanor Roosevelt herself. Located in (rural-urban) Northridge Ca. The Little Blessed Chapel of Jesus Christ welcomes weddings with or without appointments 24 hours a day. For information or book your special event call 818-294-1443 or email: PastorRonald@thelittleblessedchapelofjesuschrist

Thursday, April 7, 2011

"Day of the Immaculate Conception" Superchick530's photos about Lima, Peru

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Lima, Peru by TravelPod blogger Superchick530 titled "Day of the Immaculate Conception" Superchick530's travel blog entry: "I couldn't sleep in Cusco, Machu Picchu or Puno because of the altitude. Now I am back at sea level and I am certainly not having any problem sleeping! I arrived at my hotel in Lima yesterday shortly before noon. After getting settled, I ventured out for a bite to eat and a little window shopping. Then, I came back to my room and slept and read for the rest of the day. At most of the hotels, there are places where people leave books. If you see something you like, you just take it. I think it works like geocaching though: take one, leave one. I happened to spot "The Help" at my hotel in Puno, so I pounced on it...and once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. (That's my story for staying in my room all afternoon yesterday. And I'm sticking to it.) This morning I went on a Lima city tour. We spent some time at the Plaza de Armas (yes, every city in Peru has one). The Plaza Mayor, as it's also called, was the heart of the City when the area was claimed by the Spaniards. Francisco Pizarro to be exact. A bronze fountain erected in 1650 sits in the center of the Plaza, and a number of significant public buildings surround the Plaza. On the south end of the Plaza, there is the Cathedral that sits on the same spot where Pizarro ordered the city's first church built in 1535. The Archbishop's Palace is ...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"Suprisingly nice capital" Luxguy's photos about Lima, Peru

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Lima, Peru by TravelPod blogger Luxguy titled "Suprisingly nice capital" Luxguy's travel blog entry: "Lima, the country's frenetic capital is a place of many faces. Being a home to one third of Peru's population, this seaside metropololis offers everything from a beautiful and buzzing city centre to overpopulated neighbroughs full of social problems and criminality. The city is nestled on a strip of desertscape fit between the shore of Pacific Ocean and the nearby mountains. Actually, it is a countryside scenery which can be seen all over Peru: mountains, gigantic sand dunes and bone-dry desert. Lima was put on my RTW list more like a transition hub to access southern part of Peru, rather than a major cultural, or a party place. As I have been experiencing certain minor health problems over the course of past weeks, Lima also became something like a medical examination stop-over. But once I was here would it be a true pity just to sit at the hostel, instead of exploring this pulsing vain of Peruvian social and economic life? But first, I had to make my way to Lima. To get a look at some nice and also frightening Andean sceneries, I decided to take a day bus from Huaraz. My hostal owner advised me to book a seat on a side of the bus driver to catch some awesome Andean views. She was so right. The views at majestic snowcapped Andean peaks were breathtaking. As the bus ride advance, we ended up driving on picturesque, but ...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tranquila Table Water Fountain by Kenroy Home

Product #: 50004BRZ Finishes: Bronze Finish Combining a small fountain, sand garden, rock garden, and oil candle, Tranquila provides all the essentials of Zen in a simply designed Bronze square. *Oil Canister with Wick Included (Oil Not Included) *Polished River Stones, White Sand, and Rake Included

Monday, April 4, 2011

Viewing Stones at Rosemead Gardens

Rosemead Gardens carries the finest selection of indoor and outdoor viewing stones. These stones are imported from remote locations in China and critiqued based on color, shape, texture, and porosity. Each viewing stone embodies its own spiritual essence and uniqueness. Come see for yourself how one stone can "dance" or another can "take flight". Perhaps you will like the one that seems to exert inertia. Whatever your whims, you'll be delighted by the assortment of viewing stones on display at Rosemead Gardens. Often called scholar rocks by many, these unique stones make a great compliment to any indoor or outdoor garden or as a centerpiece for your viewing pleasure. Come by to choose from our great selection today! We are conveniently located at: 600 S. San Gabriel Blvd. San Gabriel, CA 91776 P 626-285-6767 F 626-285-6733 E Hours: 10am - 5pm Wednesday - Monday Closed Tuesdays & Holidays

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sax at Bethesda Terrace & Fountain, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City

Bethesda Terrace overlooks The Lake in New York City's Central Park. It is on two levels, united by two grand staircases and a lesser one that passes under Terrace Drive to provide passage southward to the Elkan Naumburg bandshell and The Mall, of which this is the architectural culmination, the theatrical set-piece at the center of the park. The upper terrace flanks the 72nd Street Cross Drive and the lower terrace provides a podium for viewing the Lake. The mustard-olive colored carved stone is New Brunswick sandstone, with a harder stone for cappings, with granite steps and landings, and herringbone paving of Roman brick laid on edge. Bethesda Fountain is the central feature on the lower level of the terrace, constructed in 1859-64,[1] which is enclosed within two elliptical balustrades.[2]. The pool is centered by a fountain sculpture designed by Emma Stebbins in 1868 and unveiled in 1873.[3] Stebbins was the first woman to receive a public commission for a major work of art in New York City.[3] The bronze, eight-foot statue depicts a female winged angel touching down upon the top of the fountain, where water spouts and cascades into an upper basin and into the surrounding pool. It was the only statue in the park called for in the original design. Beneath her are four four-foot cherubs representing Temperance, Purity, Health, and Peace.[3] Also called the Angel of the Waters, the statue refers to the Gospel of John, Chapter 5 where there is a description of an angel ...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Franklin Inn on Durkee - Appleton Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast

Ph: 920-993-1711 - Toll Free: 888-993-1711 Judy and Ron Halma welcome you to enjoy the beauty and warmth of our turn-of-the-century Victorian with authentic period decor. We offer the best of years gone by combined with today's modern conveniences for your special enjoyment. Open our door for charm and hospitality when you stay at this bed and breakfast in Appleton, WI Ideally located in the quiet and safe downtown historical city park neighborhood. We are only one block from Appleton City Park with the impressive "Ring Dance" sculpture by Dallas Anderson resting in the center of a fountain featuring six bronze children playing an old game enjoyed by African children. Then with an easy two block walk to the College Ave., you will arrive at the downtown specialty shops, finest restaurants, The History Museum at the Castle, Appleton Art Center, and Lawrence University. If you have time to exercise, then why not enjoy the scenic Fox River walking and biking trail only four blocks from the inn? Our guests have found that our location has great appeal! Our location in downtown Appleton is at the heart of many varied attractions with easy access to the interstate roads.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Place Massena - Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence, France - Created at TripWow by TravelPod Attractions Place Massena Nice A picturesque city square in Nice's historic quarter. Read more at: Travel blogs from Place Massena: - "The Mardi Gras festivities were gearing up to crown the king that evening at the Place Massena" - " Finally, I settled on a pair of black leather Birkenstock thongs at a small shoe store near Place Massena" - "Walking back to the hotel we were mesmerized by the lights in Place Massena, especially the statue topped columns that were lit up" - "We finished our evening with a stroll past the fountains of Place Massena, then negotiating a meal at McDonalds before returning to the hostel, having a great chat with one of our roommates" - "Reparate - Opera - Palaèa Lascaris - slavno setaliste Promenade des Anglais - Place Massena" - "After dropping my things off, we took a stroll down Jean Medicin to Place Massena, the city main square, which is full of statue of naked man posed differently on tall pillars" - "Taking a bus to the old town, we passed through Place Massena, a huge square with wine-red buildings, holding some historical connection to Napolean" - "Shopping was interesting and wandering through the main square, Place Massena, with its fountains full of huge bronze sculptures was very pleasant in the sun" Read these blogs and more at: Photos from: - Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence, France Photos in this video: - "Bronzes in the ...