воскресенье, 28 февраля 2010 г.

"Pearl of my collection"

Dear friends, I wish to invite you to the new blog "Pear of my collection" . You can tell there about yourself and your collection, place a link to your blog and found a new friends.

Who can participate?

Anybody who collecting somebody may participate this project.

How to participate?

Send a message in English to pearl_of_my_collection@mail.ru with your name, your country, short text about your interests and about one pearl of your collection with image of it. Place a link to your blog at the end of the message.

How messages I can send?

You can send any number of messages, but please one message for one pearl.

Contest

Sad, but nobody gave the correct answer. So we will continue contest untill one will found the right answer.

суббота, 27 февраля 2010 г.

Postcard from Tyumen , Russia



Tyumen is a city in Urals Federal District in Russia, located on the Tura River 2,144 kilometers (1,332 mi) east of Moscow. It is the administrative center and the largest city of Tyumen Oblast in the Urals Federal District.

Tyumen was the first Russian outpost in Siberia; it was founded in 16th century to support Russian expansion to Siberia. Since its foundation, Tyumen has always been an important settlement. Located at the crossing of water and land routes, the town rapidly developed from a small military settlement to a large commercial and industrial city. The city core, the Old Tyumen, retains many historic buildings illustrating the city's development during the 18th-20th centuries.

Today Tyumen is one of the most important business centres of Russia, and is of importance in the nation's in politics, education and culture. The capital of a vast oil-rich region stretching from the Kazakh border to the Arctic Ocean, Tyumen is an important transportation hub and industrial center of its region, and the home to many companies active in Russia's oil and gas industry.

Tyumen is also a destination for a fair number of tourists, in particular from Germany. Tyumen's population draws from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions.

Tyumen

вторник, 23 февраля 2010 г.

Mail-Art Project "Ticket To Jerusalem"



Mail-Art Project "Ticket To Jerusalem"

Create artwork called "Ticket To Jerusalem". Use a horizontal piece of thick paper, 8x3" (20x8 cm), the size of conventional airplane ticket (a boarding pass, to be exact). Any media: collage, drawing, rubber stamps etc. Attach a stamp, write return address and mail WITHOUT envelope to: Radik Shvarts, PO Box 245614, Brooklyn, NY, 11224, USA.

Project deadline is extended until May 1st, 2010. All entries are posted online. Most of them will also be exhibited internationally and featured in a book "Ticket To Jerusalem" that will be published in 2010. Every person, whose artwork is featured in the book will get a free copy.

tickettojerusalem.com

пятница, 5 февраля 2010 г.

Postcard from Bellingshausen Station





Bellingshausen Station is a Russian (formerly Soviet) Antarctic station at Collins Harbour, on King George Island of the South Shetland Islands, located at 62°12′S 58°58′W / 62.2°S 58.967°W / -62.2; -58.967.

It was one of the first research stations founded by the Soviet Antarctic Expedition in 1968. It is also the location of Trinity Church, the only permanently staffed Eastern Orthodox church in Antarctica.

The station is connected by unimproved roads to the nearby stations: Chilean Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva, Chinese Great Wall Station, and Uruguayan Artigas Base.

The Antarctic Peninsula and its nearby islands are considered to have the mildest living conditions in Antarctica. The average temperature around the station in the coldest month (August) is -6.8°С (19.76°F), and +1.1°С (34°F) in February, the warmest. Russian polar residents have nicknamed the Bellingshausen Station "kurort" (Russian: курорт), which is a German etymology adapted by Russian and meaning "resort".

Bellingshausen Station