Photo Prompt

Daily Photo (6/24/20) – Looking for Answers

Photo — “Looking for Answers”

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We’re always looking up trying to find answers, but here in one photo, is an interesting juxtaposition of two different ways we seek them from the heavens.

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Artwork

Daily Art (6/8/20) – After the First Communion, Carl Frithjof Smith

Daily Artwork — “After the First Communion, Carl Frithjof Smith, 1892”

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1892 — After the First Communion.  Oil paint on canvas. Realism style. Carl Frithjof Smith (1859-1917). Revoltella Museum, Trieste, Italy.

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Infographic

Demystifying Hula – Infographic

Explaining the Hula

The traditional Hawaiian dance of the hula is performed regularly at resorts in that state and around the world.  Originally meant to honor the thousands of ancient Hawaiian gods and goddesses, the dance is full of symbolism and meaning in every note, step, and hand and body movement.  Today’s infographic helps to explain this multi-layered, ancient traditional dance.  [VIA]

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On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 20, 2020!

MAY 20, 2020

Today is:

Flower Day

National Rescue Dog Day

Pick Strawberries Day

World Bee Day

  International Clinical Trials Day

  Weights and Measures Day

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

HONORÉ DE BALZAC (1799-1850) — French novelist and playwright.
JIMMY STEWART (1908-1997) — American actor and military officer (Brigadier General). Best known for: It’s a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Vertigo, Rear Window.
CHER  (1946) — American singer actress and TV personality (The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, Moonstruck, Mask, The Witches of Eastwick)
DAN ABRAMS  (1966) — American web entrepreneur & TV host. Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News & host of Live PD.
BUSTA RHYMES (1972) — American rapper, record producer, and actor.
JACK GLEESON  (1992) — Irish actor best known as Joffrey Barathron on Game of Thrones.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

325 – The First Council of Nicaea is formally opened, beginning the Catholic Church’s first ecumenical council.
1570 – Barbatian cartographer Abraham Otrelius publishes Theatrum Oribs Terrarum, the world’s first modern atlas.
1609 – Shakespeare’s sonnets are (allegedly illicitly) first published in London.
1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis are awarded a patent for denim blue jeans with copper rivets.
1940 – The first prisoners arrive at the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
1983 – The discovery of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS is first published in the journal Science.
Photo Prompt

Daily Photo (5/11/20) – Collapsed Temple

Photo — “Collapsed Wuchan Temple In Taiwan”

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The buildings collapsed in an earthquake on September 21, 1999 and had been kept in its fallen state as a reminder and memorial of that day. 

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Artwork

Daily Art (5/5/20) – Thou Shalt Not Kill, Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach

Daily Artwork — “Thou Shalt Not Kill, Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach, 1902”

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1902 — Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach.  Oil paint on canvas. Symbolism style. Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913). Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany.

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