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geidi-shakyamuni

Basically, this is a blog in which I research about my findings on the Internet that I find wondrous or intriguing. Hopefully you will find them to be the same.


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Sri Meenakshi Temple
Also known as the Meenakshi Amman Temple, the Sri Meenakshi Temple is a historic Hindu temple located in the holy city of Madurai, India. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva (in the form of Sundareswarar or “Beautiful Lord”) and his consort, Goddess Parvati (in the form of Minakshi). The complex houses 12 magnificent gopurams or towers that are elaborately sculpted and painted for the representation of these two gods, as well as quite a few others.
The temple that forms the heart and lifeline of the 2500 year old city of Madurai Temple has a stunning architecture and a significant testimony for Vishwakarma Brahmins for their master architecture in sculpting this temple. It was a forerunner in the election for the modern “Seven Wonders of the World” for its architectural importance. The temple is a significant symbol for the Tamil people, and has been seen in ancient Tamil literature ever since, though the present structure is believed to have been built only recently in the early 17th century.

Sri Meenakshi Temple

Also known as the Meenakshi Amman Temple, the Sri Meenakshi Temple is a historic Hindu temple located in the holy city of Madurai, India. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva (in the form of Sundareswarar or “Beautiful Lord”) and his consort, Goddess Parvati (in the form of Minakshi). The complex houses 12 magnificent gopurams or towers that are elaborately sculpted and painted for the representation of these two gods, as well as quite a few others.

The temple that forms the heart and lifeline of the 2500 year old city of Madurai Temple has a stunning architecture and a significant testimony for Vishwakarma Brahmins for their master architecture in sculpting this temple. It was a forerunner in the election for the modern “Seven Wonders of the World” for its architectural importance. The temple is a significant symbol for the Tamil people, and has been seen in ancient Tamil literature ever since, though the present structure is believed to have been built only recently in the early 17th century.

(Source: gettyimages.com)

HAPPY PI DAY! :D

Reblogged from proofmathisbeautiful

Rosa
Grimes
Geidi Primes
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Song: Rosa
Artist: Grimes
Album: Geidi Primes

The Pagoda Forests
This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of China’s most well preserved relics, resting only a few hundred yards away from the Shaolin Monastery. The pagodas vary in the date in which they were built — the exact date of each pagodas’ contruction is engraved on one of its’ walls — but the most recent ones date as far back as 600 and 700 A.D. (during the Sui and Tang dynasties).

The Pagoda Forests

This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of China’s most well preserved relics, resting only a few hundred yards away from the Shaolin Monastery. The pagodas vary in the date in which they were built — the exact date of each pagodas’ contruction is engraved on one of its’ walls — but the most recent ones date as far back as 600 and 700 A.D. (during the Sui and Tang dynasties).

(Source: Flickr / ricomon87)

Sunset over the Crystal Mosque (Masjid Kristal)
More sophisticated architecture and the possession of an IT department gives off that fact that this building is one of the more recent monuments of Malaysia. The mosque rests on top of the delta of a river branching off of Kenyir Lake, where the water feeds into the South China Sea.

Sunset over the Crystal Mosque (Masjid Kristal)

More sophisticated architecture and the possession of an IT department gives off that fact that this building is one of the more recent monuments of Malaysia. The mosque rests on top of the delta of a river branching off of Kenyir Lake, where the water feeds into the South China Sea.

(Source: demotix.com)

The Spotted Lakes of British Columbia
The lake appears to be a normal one during fall, winter, and a small portion of spring; but during the summer, most of the lake becomes evaporated. Dozens upon dozens of crater-like mineral deposits rest at the bottom of the lake and become visible during the warm weather. The mineral deposits span about 25 feet on average and contain many different concentrations of magnesium sulfate, and calcium/sodium phosphates, which gives them a distinct yellow, orange, green, or blue color.

The Spotted Lakes of British Columbia

The lake appears to be a normal one during fall, winter, and a small portion of spring; but during the summer, most of the lake becomes evaporated. Dozens upon dozens of crater-like mineral deposits rest at the bottom of the lake and become visible during the warm weather. The mineral deposits span about 25 feet on average and contain many different concentrations of magnesium sulfate, and calcium/sodium phosphates, which gives them a distinct yellow, orange, green, or blue color.

(Source: forums.quattroworld.com)

Albarracin, Spain
Home to many buildings that were architecturally spectacular for the time in which they were built, Albarracin was a former kingdom that housed many nobles. The city looks over the Guadalivar River as it sits on the 3,400 foot high Universale Mountains. Despite the place having scenic cobblestone roads that would take one back in time, it is not exactly a popular tourism area. The town is usually left in peace, allowing the buildings within it to be slightly untouched by time.

Albarracin, Spain

Home to many buildings that were architecturally spectacular for the time in which they were built, Albarracin was a former kingdom that housed many nobles. The city looks over the Guadalivar River as it sits on the 3,400 foot high Universale Mountains. Despite the place having scenic cobblestone roads that would take one back in time, it is not exactly a popular tourism area. The town is usually left in peace, allowing the buildings within it to be slightly untouched by time.

Fjaðrárgljúfur, Iceland
The canyon was a product of erosion and build-up of palagonite over quite a few millennia. It has the typical yet beautiful earthy dark brown and green found all throughout Iceland.

Fjaðrárgljúfur, Iceland

The canyon was a product of erosion and build-up of palagonite over quite a few millennia. It has the typical yet beautiful earthy dark brown and green found all throughout Iceland.

Halcyon
Ellie Goulding
Halcyon (Deluxe Version)
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Song: Halcyon
Artist: Ellie Goulding
Album: Halcyon

The beginning of the song reminds me of a drop of sunshine splashing, if that makes sense. Gosh I miss summer!

(Source: elliegoulding.com)

The Isolated Aogashima Island, Japan

Not only being the southernmost and most isolated island governed by Tokyo in the Philippine Sea, Aogashima is the least populated island in the country with just over 200 inhabitants. This is mostly due to the lack of transportation to and from the island. One can only access the island by boat or by helicopter. A smaller and more historical reason would be because a large portion of the island’s inhabitants perished from an eruption of the volcano in the center of the island in the 1700’s.

Since there is a lack of transportation, the island doesn’t receive a lot of tourism, which is a shame because the volcano is interestingly placed near the center of the island, and farmers use the land on the volcano to grow crops, making an interesting design on it.

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(Source: Wikipedia)

"lovin the new theme!"

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THANK YOU! It’s a preset theme, but I’ve been working really hard to edit it to my liking. :D

☯ ☽ ♡ ૐ: Cross out what you’ve already read. Six is the average.

Reblogged from ashley-mode-deactivated20130123

eyesthesizeofbbyworldss:

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Bible - Council of Nicea
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte 
Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien 
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
Anthem - Ayn Rand
The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Middlemarch - George Eliot
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Bleak House - Charles Dickens
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
Emma - Jane Austen
Persuasion - Jane Austen
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Life of Pi - Yann Martel 
Dune - Frank Herbert
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon 
A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon 
Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie 
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Ulysses - James Joyce 
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
Germinal - Emile Zola
Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Possession - AS Byatt
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
Charlotte’s Web - EB White
The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery 
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
Watership Down - Richard Adams
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole 
A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Just a little above average, and I don’t even like reading that much, unless it’s a tertiary source (like manuals on how to do computer geek stuff). :D

Also, I added Russian-American novelist Ayn Rand’s book: Anthem. I was surprised she wasn’t on the list, despite her bringing concepts such as individualism to popularity and creating her own philosophies such as that of objectivism.

(Source: antoinetheswan)

New Slang
The Shins
Oh, Inverted World
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Song: New Slang
Artist: The Shins
Album: Oh, Inverted World

Never gets old.

Ottoman Calligraphic Roundels of the Hagia Sophia.
Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi was a very famous calligrapher who created eight roundels for the Hagia Sophia in Ottoman, Turkey. Each roundel has scriptures that aren’t exactly a single complicated ideograph, but a uniquely arranged group of characters from an Arabic dialect to represent important Islamic people (representing them through actual images or paintings was looked down upon). Uthman, who was one Muhammad’s companion and a compiler of the Quran, is represented in this pictured roundel.
[Sources: 1 / 2 / 3]

Ottoman Calligraphic Roundels of the Hagia Sophia.

Kazasker Mustafa Izzet Efendi was a very famous calligrapher who created eight roundels for the Hagia Sophia in Ottoman, Turkey. Each roundel has scriptures that aren’t exactly a single complicated ideograph, but a uniquely arranged group of characters from an Arabic dialect to represent important Islamic people (representing them through actual images or paintings was looked down upon). Uthman, who was one Muhammad’s companion and a compiler of the Quran, is represented in this pictured roundel.

[Sources: 1 / 2 / 3]

(Source: islam.wikia.com)

Good Shepherd Cathedral in San Sebastián, Spain.
The Good Shepherd Cathedral is actually a close cluster of religious buildings within Spain’s province of Gipuzkoa, the most remarkable one being the building of San Sebastián. This Roman Catholic building stands a good 75 meters tall and is home to the most important network of neoclassic organs maintained in Spain. There is a large organ surrounded by colossal pipes, and a smaller one located in another close-by presbytery.
[Sources: 1 / 2]

Good Shepherd Cathedral in San Sebastián, Spain.

The Good Shepherd Cathedral is actually a close cluster of religious buildings within Spain’s province of Gipuzkoa, the most remarkable one being the building of San Sebastián. This Roman Catholic building stands a good 75 meters tall and is home to the most important network of neoclassic organs maintained in Spain. There is a large organ surrounded by colossal pipes, and a smaller one located in another close-by presbytery.

[Sources: 1 / 2]