20 September 2020 - BRILLIANT ITALIAN WOOD CARVER


BRILLIANT ITALIAN
 WOOD CARVER 

G'day folks,

Now, here is a man with great talent. 

In the small northern Italian town of Ortisei resides a woodsmith, one of the few people on this planet who appreciates and skillfully utilizes the different elements of nature. For the past 30 years, Italian artist Guiseppe Rumerio has been building on his passion for this planet and its natural creations in the most intricately designed way. He carefully carves sculptures of animals from wood, creating hyper-realistic scenes and depicting wildlife frozen in its most free state.
 
Having begun woodworking at the tender age of 14, Rumerio has since developed his technique and earned quite a name for himself as one of the greatest woodworkers in the art community. His fascination with animals leaves him on a constant search for new inspiration, and his pieces continue to astound and amaze art and nature enthusiasts the world over. Just take a look at these  stunning sculptures and you’ll know exactly why!  






















Clancy's comment: Magnifico! Grazie tanto, Giuseppe.

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19 September 2020 - NATIONAL MALL IN WASHINGTON DC


NATIONAL MALL
 IN WASHINGTON DC

G'day folks,

This is a place where I used to live and work. The National Mall and Memorial Parks is an official US National Parks unit located in the downtown area of Washington DC

The National Mall is far from your stereotypical mall and constitutes the entire 250 acre stretch across downtown DC. Within the geographic boundaries of the National Mall lies major historical monuments and landmarks like Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument. It is also home to the famous Smithsonian Natural Museum of History and the National Air and Space Museum, among many other incredible museums dedicated to different forms of art and significant events and industries. 
 
This stunning landscape is also peppered with beautiful sculpture gardens, grassy lawns, reflecting pools and plenty of places for fun-filled meals and photo opportunities. It’s impossible not to enjoy the energy and history of America’s capital city. No wonder the National Mall gets over 24 million visitors a year! Here are some must-visit locations in this unorthodox “mall” you wouldn’t have expected to be so fascinating! 




























Clancy's comment: Yep, have walked for miles around this part of America. 

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18 September 2020 - THE STUNNING SUPERMOON OF 2020


THE STUNNING 
SUPERMOON OF 2020 

G'day folks,

In the evenings between May 6 and the morning of May 8, 2020, people all around the globe had the excellent opportunity of witnessing the last supermoon of the year - the so-called Flower Moon. 

The name of this spring moon comes from Native Americans, who determined the seasons of the year by tracking supermoons. This is because supermoons typically occur every season, 3-4 times a year, and they mark the point in time when the Moon is closest to the Earth, which makes it appear up to 15% larger than usual. 
 
This last supermoon was a real beauty, appearing in shades of red, pink, and yellow across the globe. But even if you didn't get the chance to gaze up in the sky, you can admire the beauty of the Flower Moon in the following photos capturing the supermoon in different corners of the Earth.





















Clancy's comment: To be in that tower depicted in the last photograph above would have been very spooky.

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