Catching the fleeting scenes of many splendored life with a camera.
'Look closely. The beautiful may be small' — Kant

22 April 2012

Spring Colours. Orange Ice Plant (Lampranthus Aureus)... again

I know, I already posted the pictures of my orange ice plant in full blossom last year. But I can't help sharing some more shots — this year's flowers look even more gorgeous.

Orange ice plant Lampranthus aureus in full blossom
Orange ice plant Lampranthus aureus in full blossom
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16 April 2012

Ancient Fortress. Turrets and Merlons

Old architecture was and is intrinsically in harmony with nature, while modern architectural forms in most cases clash with or are clearly antagonistic to the nature. Apart from the styles and shapes, in large part it's due to the fact that ancient architects used natural building materials — the only substances that are 100% biodegradable, recyclable and environmentally friendly. That's why even ancient ruins look beautiful and magnificent, in contrast with ugly and toxic debris of modern buildings. No synthetic chemicals will ever meet these conditions, much as technocrats try to fool themselves and us.
Mind that, for some reason, we usually turn to old architecture for a picturesque and romantic air...

Turret and merlons
Turret and merlons
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