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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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Are you a culture vulture?

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭
    Today I was on Piazza S.M.Novella in Florence and walking around, I have discovered a writing on the stone of the flooring. I have searched for hours but I have not found to who refers.
    http://imageshack.com/a/img908/3064/AwUxe3.jpg
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 46,901 ✭✭✭✭
    My friend reckoned the water puppets in Ho Chi Minh City are even better than the ones she saw in Hanoi. They were highly entertaining.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,131 ✭✭✭✭
    @biso I like the concept of the photo with two women. Renaissance has a great impact on future especially on social setup.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    japanese one is the best for me
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 8,058 mod
    Though I don't have the capability to expound the deep meaning of each painting piece I encounter, it's still amusing for me how painters intricately created their artworks. :)
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    I really want to get myself interested in art so that I can see the world from many different perspectives. I like the way an artist, take for example a painter, sees the beauty in simple things. They have an eye for detail. That makes it fascinating.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 8,058 mod
    I really want to get myself interested in art so that I can see the world from many different perspectives. I like the way an artist, take for example a painter, sees the beauty in simple things. They have an eye for detail. That makes it fascinating.

    Agreed! Have you tried creating your own piece my friend? :)
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    @kindgnice Nah buddy I am too lazy for that. I, actually, wanted to learn rabab (a musical instrument) and bought it about three months ago. However, I haven't even touched it yet. There is a lot on mind lately. So, learning rabab is way down on my priority list.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 8,058 mod
    edited April 2016
    @kindgnice Nah buddy I am too lazy for that. I, actually, wanted to learn rabab (a musical instrument) and bought it about three months ago. However, I haven't even touched it yet. There is a lot on mind lately. So, learning rabab is way down on my priority list.

    Wow! Is rabab your national instrument there? Cool!
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 8,058 mod
    @JawadKarim: I've searched for it and it looks beautiful and elegant. ;)

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQOCq_2xgX6mpo8h3Rjjbm58vnPlKzYeHipNcPEBAAEppHCP5tLPw

    I believe this has a sentimental value for your culture and country's history?
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,131 ✭✭✭✭
    It seems that you have a great interest in paintings. :)

    I really want to get myself interested in art so that I can see the world from many different perspectives. I like the way an artist, take for example a painter, sees the beauty in simple things. They have an eye for detail. That makes it fascinating.

  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 8,058 mod
    @markov said:

    japanese one is the best for me

    Have you tried visiting Japan my friend? :)
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    @kindgnice Yes that is a rabab :) And yes you are right in saying that it has sentimental value for our culture and history. It is something we are very attached to and proud of. And no doubt that it's one of the sweetest sounding instrument.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 8,058 mod
    @kindgnice Yes that is a rabab :) And yes you are right in saying that it has sentimental value for our culture and history. It is something we are very attached to and proud of. And no doubt that it's one of the sweetest sounding instrument.

    Honestly, it's one of my frustrations, to learn how to play a musical instrument. But sadly, I have no talents of playing any musical instruments. :(
    Can you teach me how to play this rabab someday? I'm planning to roam around the world someday, and who knows, maybe I can also visit your country as well. :)
    Well, I could say that I love singing but I can't play musical instruments. Sounds odd right. ;)
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,131 ✭✭✭✭
    @JawadKarim Rubab is a great instrument of KPK region. I enjoy listening to it.




  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 8,058 mod
    Bubbly wrote: »
    @JawadKarim Rubab is a great instrument of KPK region. I enjoy listening to it.




    Have you played with it Bubbly? :)
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    @kindgnice Sure. But for me to teach you, first I have to learn it :)
    And yes you should visit Pakistan. It's a beautiful land. You will be warmly welcomed here by my people and of course me :)
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 8,058 mod
    @kindgnice Sure. But for me to teach you, first I have to learn it :)
    And yes you should visit Pakistan. It's a beautiful land. You will be warmly welcomed here by my people and of course me :)

    Thank you my friend. I will now include Pakistan in my world tour checklists for future plans. :)
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,890 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly I'd been learned calligraphy for couples of years, but don't know there're so many different types of calligraphy, such as Urdu and Arabic. How interesting! :smile:
  • MahkameMahkame Posts: 56 ✭✭
    I love photography , cross-stiching , sewing, coloring pencil drawing, shade's drawing, Sequins .
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 46,901 ✭✭✭✭
    Colombia's famous artist Botero has donated many scuptures and paintings to art galleries in Medellin and Bogotá. I was happy to indulge in visiting several museums in Bogotá and admiring his fine art.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,131 ✭✭✭✭
    Which one you learned?
    @Shiny03 said:

    @Bubbly I'd been learned calligraphy for couples of years, but don't know there're so many different types of calligraphy, such as Urdu and Arabic. How interesting! :smile:

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