Thought for the day….”You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough” (Mae West)
“Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes” (Mae West)
Up to the top of Norway and the border with Russia for the photo today. Traders from Russia come across into Norway to trade and shop (despite the prices in Norway !). Some warm sunshine and good light helped to make a very colourful photo of a very typical Russian item, nesting dolls.
Nesting dolls (called Matryoshkas) were originally a Japanese idea, but are now a common souvenir from Russia. Sergei Maliutin is thought to have been the first Russian to produce the dolls, with the first sets representing a Russian peasant family of a mother and her 7 children. The world record is for a 51 piece set, with the largest doll being over 51 cm tall.
and another photo from the archives…Arrowtown on the South Island of New Zealand, a former gold mining town that is now a popular daytrip from nearby Queenstown.
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Thought for the day…” In the book of life, the answers are not in the back” ” Happiness is no laughing matter”.
Some street photography for the photo today. Some proof that you should always have the camera ready, because sometimes you only have a split second to grab the shot. The world”s longest street is Yonge St in Toronto, Canada, which runs some 56km. The world’s most expensive shopping streets, based on the rent per square foot is Fifth Avenue in New York, where rents reach USD 3500/sq foot. Not far behind is Causeway Bay in Hong Kong and Bond St in London England. And as for shops, one of the world’s smallest shop is said to be the shop called “Parks Are Zoos for Trees” in New York (where else?) which apparently has the same dimensions as a closet. But lots of colour and space in this shop view which is not the smallest in the world !…………..
Thought for the day….” Silence and smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems, and silence is the way to avoid many problems.”
“Don’t talk, just act, Don’t say, just show, Don’t promise, just prove”
“Athiesm is a nonprophet organization””
“If man evolved from apes and monkeys, then why do we still have apes and monkeys”
Another thought…” If practice makes perfect, and nobody is perfect, then why practice?’?
A hat shop in the centre of Copenhagen, Denmark is the photo today, and judging by the prices, not a cheap shop either. Apparently, the word milliner came from Milan, which was a centre for straw hats at one time. And Panama hats originally came from Ecuador, not Panama. Danes often come tops in surveys of the world’s happiest people, which is surprising given the high taxes there.
Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort in Norefjell.