Sunday, 31. December 2006
The Oddmusic Gallery
|Oddmusic is home to unique, odd, ethnic, experimental and unusual musical instruments and resources. Tour the Gallery, see in-depth sections featuring artisans who blazed new trails or are on the cutting edge of new and previously unheard musical instruments. Look, listen, and explore music and musical instruments that aren't part of the mainstream. Showcasing unusual musical creations and sounds of unique artists and artisans from around the globe. From gourd music to electronic odysseys, harp guitars to industrial insects, from beautiful, to bizarre, to just plain wacky.|
The Oddmusic Gallery - Look & Listen
Planet Earth - DesertsAround 30% of the land's surface is desert, the most varied of our ecosystems despite the lack of rain. Saharan sandstorms reach nearly a mile high and desert rivers run for a single day.
Due to Siberian winds, Mongolia's Gobi Desert reaches extremes of temperature like no other, ranging from -40°C to +50°C. It is home to the rare Bactrian camel, which eats snow to maintain its fluid level and must limit itself to 10 litres a day if it is not to prove fatal.
The biggest dunes (300 meters high) are to be found in Namibia, whle other deserts featured are the Atacama in Chile, the Sonoran in Arizona, and areas of the Australian outback and Utah. Animals shown surviving in such an unforgiving habitat include elephants, lions (hunting oryx), red kangaroos, nocturnal fennec foxes, acrobatic flat lizards feeding on black flies, and duelling Nubian ibex.
Of course - narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Use the arrow keys to move and "x" to fire:
The Academy of Achievement
The International Achievement Summit can perhaps best be described as a global celebration of the human spirit to excel that lies at the heart of the American Dream. Its honored guests are those who have made a significant difference in today's world through individual effort in their own fields of endeavor. The roster of past awardees reads like a "Who's Who" of modern civilization, and includes many Nobel, Pulitzer, National Medal of Science, Business Hall of Fame, Golden Globe, and Oscar winners.
Saturday, 30. December 2006
NYC Traffic Web Cams
Watch New York traffic and pedestrians at any time of the day or night:
|To pass the each level you have to get the key and open the door.|
Start the platform game
with "z": Yoko Ruta
Saddam Hussein Execution
UPDATE 01.01.07: Saddam Hussein is not DEAD
All the news networks of the world showing the antecedent moments to the hanging of Saddam Hussein. Journalists, Politicians, Everybody comment the death of Saddam Hussein.
But WHO HAS SEEN ENTIRELY THE HANGING OF SADDAM HUSSEIN? WebSites like YouTUBE, Google Video should have on their homepages the video of this execution. But WHY is it completely impossible to find any scene bout this event?
|As far as I can remember, I've always had two passions: Planes and Photography. Trying to combine them seemed to be a natural move. In general, cities are off-limits to low altitude flying. In this "forbidden territory" the photographer faces a real challenge: seizing the breathtaking geometry of landscapes seen in a purely vertical perspective.|
Check also the Panoramics and Aviation section by Patrick Durand.
[Re-Post of entry 11.03.05 for those who didn't see.]
Catty Shack Creations
Unwanted cat hair or dog hair?
StarMuralsMove your mouse over the picture !
StarMurals - Sleep Under The Stars Every Night ...
|StarMurals are magical 5-D works of original art that resemble the real night sky, in a variety of ways. Like the night sky, StarMurals are invisible by day, yet they glow in the dark, all night long. Just like the night sky, all of my stars move and “twinkle”...even my “shooting stars” appear to move…and they are moving. There’s nothing else like it ...|
Sunday, 24. December 2006
Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays!
I wish you all a peaceful and happy festive season,
whatever faith you follow,
wherever you may live,
whoever you may be.
Peace and Love to all.
And now I take a few days off from blogging.
Hope to see you next year, happy holidays!
Saturday, 23. December 2006
Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You
Trying to get in the Christmas spirit?
El Paso Christmas Light ShowI would love to go see it!
|At precisely, 6 p.m., more than 100,000 Christmas lights instantaneously flick on and off, as several speakers start blaring the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's arrangement of "Mad Rush in Christmas," signaling the start of one of the most spectacular musical Christmas light shows every produced in El Paso.|
More at El Paso Times:
Musical display draws thousands to neighborhood
The Sound of Silence
Alljährlich am 24. Dezember (17 Uhr, CET) finden sich tausende Menschen aus aller Herren Länder in Oberndorf bei Salzburg ein, um an der Gedenkfeier zu Ehren der Liedschöpfer Franz Xaver Gruber und Joseph Mohr vor der Stille Nacht Gedächtniskapelle teilzunehmen. Dieses Ereignis wird auch heuer wieder in Ton und Bild von unser Webcam live ins Internet übertragen.
|Ride your snowboard with the arrow keys!|