Tuesday, 31 January 2012

[www.keralites.net] Photos - Have you seen these?

The world's highest chained carousel,
located in Vienna, at a height of 117 meters.
Thor's Well a/k/a "the gates of the dungeon" on Cape Perpetua,
Oregon. At moderate tide and strong surf, flowing water
creates a fantastic landscape

Emerald Lake in the crater of an extinct volcano.
Tongariro National Park - NewZealand

Restaurant on a cliff on the east coast of Zanzibar.
Depending on the tide the restaurant can be reached
both on foot and by boat.
Office of Selgas Cano in Madrid

Desert with Phacelia (Scorpion Weed). Flowering once in several years.

Balloons in Cappadocia.

Dubai. The view from the skyscraper BurjKhalifa.
The height of buildings is 828 m (163 floors).

And this is the view down

These trees grow in the forest near Gryfino, Poland.
The cause of the curvature is unknown

The border between Belgium and the Netherlands in a cafe

Twice a year in the Gulf of Mexico rays migrate.
About 10 thousand stingrays swim from the Yucatan
Peninsula to Florida in the spring and back in the fall.

In the resort town of Skagen you can watch an amazing
natural phenomenon. This city is the northernmost
point of Denmark, where the Baltic and North Seas meet.
The two opposing tides in this place can not merge because
they have different densities.

In the Chinese province of Shandong is a bridge across
the Gulf of Jiaozhou. The bridge length over 36 km is
calculated for eight car lanes, and is the longest
sea bridge in the world.

Day and night. The monument in Kaunas, Lithuania

An unusual tunnel in California's Sequoia National Park
This statue, created by Bruno Catalano, is located in France

Family photo

The longest traffic jam in the world recorded in China.
Its length is 260 kilometers

Paris computer games store. In fact, the floor is absolutely flat.

Marcus Levine - slaughtering an artist in the
literal sense. He creates his paintings by nailing
a white wooden panel. At his latest series of
paintings exhibited in a gallery in London,
Marcus has spent more than 50 000 pieces of iron.
In the city of Buford (USA) lives just one person.
He works as a janitor and as a mayor.

Autumn camouflage

Haus Rizzi - Germany.

Lena Pillars. Russia, the Lena River.

Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea

Favelas of Brazil. The boundary between wealth and poverty.

Lost paradise in the Indian Ocean. Isle of Lamu.

Balcony of floor 103 in Chicago.

From the outside it looks like

View of the sunset from inside the wave.
This is a unique geological phenomenon known as Danxia landform.
These phenomena can be observed in several places in China.
This example is located in Zhangye, Province of Gansu.
The color is the result of an accumulation for millions of years of
red sandstone and other rocks.


In northwestern Montana, USA. The water is so transparent
that it seems that this is a quite shallow lake. In fact, it's very deep.

Airport in the Maldives is located on an artificial island in
the middle of the Indian Ocean

Lighthouse guard in Mare, France must be one of the most
courageous people on the planet!
Not everyone will have a smoke in such weather, and in such a place!

Photo of storm in Montana, USA, 2010

Skyscraper-Crescent Crescent Moon Tower (Dubai)

The river above the river: Magdeburg Water Bridge, Germany.


[www.keralites.net] Happiness


One day I had lunch

with some friends. Jim, a tall,

balding golfer type

about 80 years old,

came along with them---all in all,

a pleasant bunch.

When the menus were presented,

we ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups,

except for Jim who said,

"Ice Cream, please. Two scoops,

chocolate. I wasn't sure my ears heard right,

and the others were aghast.

"Along with heated apple pie,"

Jim added, completely unabashed.

We tried to act quite nonchalant,

as if people did this all the time..

But when our orders were brought out,

I didn't enjoy mine.
I couldn't take my eyes off Jim

as his pie a-la-mode went down.

The other guys couldnt believe it.

They ate their lunches silently and grinned.

The next time I went out to eat,

I called and invited Jim.

I lunched on white meat tuna. He ordered a parfait.
I smiled. He asked if he amused me
I answered, "Yes, you do, but also you confuse me.
How come you order rich desserts,

while I feel I must be sensible?

He laughed and said "I'm tasting all that is Possible.
I try to eat the food I need,

and do the things I should.

But life's so short, my friend,

I hate missing out on something good.

This year I realized how old I was. (He grinned)

I haven't been this old before."
"So, before I die, I've got to try those things

that for years I had ignored.
I haven't smelled all the flowers yet.

There are too many trout streams I havent fished.

There's more fudge sundaes to wolf down

and kites to be flown overhead.

There are too many golf courses I havent played.

I've not laughed at all the jokes.

I've missed a lot of sporting events and potato chips and cokes.
I want to wade again in water

and feel ocean spray on my face.

I want to sit in a country church once more

and thank God for His grace.

I want peanut butter every day

spread on my morning toast.

I want un-timed long distance calls

to the folks I love the most.
I haven't cried at all the movies yet,

or walked in the morning rain.

I need to feel wind on my face.

I want to be in love again.

So, if I choose to have dessert,

instead of having dinner,

then should I die before night fall,

I'd say I died a winner,

because I missed out on nothing.

I filled my heart's desire.

I had that final chocolate mousse

before my life expired.."

With that, I called the waitress over..

"I've changed my mind, " I said.

"I want what he is having,

only add some more whipped cream!"

This is my gift to you

We need an annual Friends Day!

If you get this twice,

then you have more than one friend.

Live well, love much & laugh often - Be happy.

SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS including me if I'm lucky enough to be counted among them.


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