Today I begin to title my posts as
Traveling with me #, this way it will be easier to know how many trips I have described in Steemit. I will write in English (sorry if there are failures in text because it is not my language) and in Spanish.
Hoy voy a empezar a titular mis posts como
Traveling with me #, de esta forma será más sencillo saber cuantos viajes tengo descritos en Steemit. Escribiré en inglés y en español.
Now, I begin by describing Istanbul.
Ahora sí, empiezo describiendo Estambul.
Istanbul is the most populated city in Turkey, founded by the Greeks in 667 BC. It is called the city of the three names, because it was called Byzantium and Constantinople before being called Istanbul.
Istanbul is one of the six cities in the world that are found on two continents and one of three that are in Europe and Asia. Both parts are separated by the narrow Bosp
Every so often I like write a blog article about the prison industrial complex. I have taken to calling what I wish to talk about Con-Sourcing, though in the past I also called it insourcing. People are very aware of outsourcing jobs overseas, often to a sweatshop. Yet there was some wizardry that occurred when the 13th Amendment passed. Many people know it ended slavery, though it didn't. Really all that happened is they found a way to hide it from the public eye.
The 13th Amendment clearly states that slavery is illegal EXCEPT when used as punishment for a crime. Should it be any wonder that we have so many crimes that have no actual victims but have long prison sentences? We mentally have the image of prisoners breaking rocks with hammers and picks, or manufacturing license plates. This long ago ceased to be the case. They increasingly add more and more products and services
It is unreal to think that at one point in time the department store was such a revolutionary idea that it brought people in swarms to their doors. Really the modern day department store we all know today wasn’t really available until the 1920s. Up until that point there were hundreds of different niche stores, each offering a single product, something that could never exist today. The few single product stores that exist today are just like the department stores, barely hanging on by a thread.
So with stores like JC Penny, Sears and other department retailers fighting to stay alive in the short term, its hard to believe in the long term they will stay alive. So how did the death of the American department store happen? First to understand the death, we need to understand the birth and the rise of the American department store. Like I stated
An American selective fire automatic rifle that fires 7.62×51mm NATO (.308 in) ammunition. The M14 slowly replaced the M1 Garand in U.S. Army service by 1961 and in U.S. Marine Corps service by 1965. It was the standard issue infantry rifle for the U.S. military in the United States, Europe, and South Korea from 1959 until it was gradually replaced by the M16 rifle in 1970.
The M14 was used for the U.S. Army, Coast Guard and Marine Corps basic and advanced individual training from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. The M14 was the last real American "battle rifle" (weapons that fire full-power rifle ammunition) issued in large numbers to U.S. military personnel. This reliable rifle still remains in limited service in all U.S. military branches as an accurized competition and sniping weapon.
Dear Steemians - it is now exactly one week that the German-Trail via @uwelang is curating here with an account on Steemit. We did it before but not with an official account - I saw it is common to show daily /weekly updates what posts have been upvoted / promoted by curation trails. I might do this in the future too but for now I am very happy to also having received quite positive feedback. We promoted over 100 posts here during the last week and it was fun to interact with a lot great Steemians, not only from the German community but also with content creators writing about Beer, History and Sports.
While we are still trying to settle the account and activities we have already plans for the future - this will mean some opportunities for people to win some Steem as well as to have
Hello dear friends of steemit, thank you for being present on my blog and accompanying with reading my post. This is an adaptation of the story of
Yací And his Doll. Navigating the web crosses me with this beautiful story, it speaks of an indigenous girl who one day found a strange object and in that situation will describe something incredible, a beautiful story that begins like this.
In the land without evil of the Guarani, on the side of the river Paraná settled a village of natives, in it lived a girl with its parents called yvoti, a very humble indigenous community coming upstream near Brazil.
At that time the Paraná River was the only way of communication, it was very common to see people from different communities pass, one day passed a boat with Spanish colonizers, from h
Long before it was called the
concrete jungle - Manhattan was a marshy island home to nearly 60 miles of streams and natural springs. Over the course of four centuries these ancient rivers became buried with brick and concrete. Every once and awhile though, urban legends emerge detailing an ancient and watery world still thriving deep below the bustling metropolis.
The following is a real story about a New Yorker (Jack Gasnick) and his alleged encounter with the underground world of Manhattan in 1955.
Two major hurricanes swept across the Northeast United States. New York City recorded nearly 12 inches of rai
On the second day of my visit to Edinburgh I decided to do something new. I have heard about South Bridge Vaults from quite a few people and all of them said it's an absolute must. It became one of those places that I knew I will have to see sooner or later. My sister and brother in law with whom I was staying decided to join me. We booked a ghost walk with Mercat Tours.
I am interested in the occult and paranormal so hearing about ghost sightings seemed like a fun thing to do. After some introduction and brief tour of the closes and buildings we dived into the darkness of the underground city.
First thing you notice when descending down below is a musty smell characteristic of the cellars and basements. Our tour guide Fred explained a lot about the history and use of the place in addition to the gh
Gyeongju is known as one of the most historical cities in South Korea, it's in the North Gyeongsang Province, not so close to Seoul but if you're in Korea you should definitely visit this beautiful city :)
I went there from Daegu by bus, it was a short journey, took only one hour and the ticket was $5 as I remember :)
When you get off the bus there is an information centre for tourists in the coach station so you can get information about the city from there easily. You can also get maps and guidebooks for free :)
Gyeongju has a distinctive atmosphere with its streets and architecture, seeing people walking in the historical streets of Gyeongju with hanboks(Korean traditional dresses) made me feel like I went back in time :D
So, where to visit in Gyeongju?
The place I visited first was Cheomseongdae Observatory(경주 첨성대)
It is the oldest existing astronomical observatory i
Cézanne (1839-1906) painted about 170 still lifes. They form a central part of his production and provide us with essential information. The still life arrangements aren't snap shot views of reality, but carefully arranged compositions. He builds his own well-organized reality where color and shape interact harmoniously. Unlike the historical still-life tradition, he never tried to reveal the physicality or sensual aura of the objects. Instead, they became subordinated the color and shape experiments.
Oil on canvas, 59.5 x 72.5 cm (~151 x 184 in)
National Museum of Art, Oslo
Cézanne's special way of managing the perspective is always easiest to observe in his still lifes. In this composition, as so often, he works with geometric shapes: the table surface is depicted as a brown rectangle, roughly parallel to the image plane. Against this, the spherical fruits, the round plate and the jug where the front is perceived vertica
Fountain in the Alexander Garden in the heart of St. Petersburg was built in 1879 and was at that time the largest fountain in the city.
The fountain of the Alexander Garden in St. Petersburg is located in the heart of the city. The original idea was to place three fountains here, they were to appear at the junction of the three streets leaving the Admiralty.
When I visit historic pieces of architecture I always try and imagine what life was like for the people that walked about in them. So many people are gone and forgotten while others have left a mark on history.
While in Dublin I saw the site of my great grandfathers death but first a look at a historic Castle.
The Rock of Cashel is not far from the famous Tipperary and its oldest tower dates from 1100 AD
Once again the sky with its white fluffy clouds is a prominent piece of whatever the eye takes in!
The O'Connell bridge in Dublin where my great grandfather was shot and killed as a civilian bystander during the Easter Uprising in 1916!
It is always good before going to sleep to find the balance between body and soul and what better than with these beautiful images of Tuscany Italy
I hope you like it
Siempre es bueno antes de ir a dormir buscar el equilibrio entre el cuerpo y el alma y que mejor que con estas bellas imágenes de Toscana Italia
Espero sea de su agrado
Kanchanaburi Province is located about a 2 1/2 hour drive west of Bangkok, and is most famous for being the location of the bridge of the River Kwai which was made famous by the movie of the same name. For many locals and ex-pats this peaceful little town on the river makes a perfect weekend getaway.
Most of life in Kanchanaburi takes place around the river, and although there is an amazing amount of war history in this town, I will save that for another post. Today I want to inform you about the great accomodation options to be found on the river. There are numerous guesthouses which offer floating rooms on the Kwai river from about $10 - $50 per night, and they vary from pretty basic, to very nice.
Hola queridos amigos de steemit, gracias por estar presente en mi blog y acompañar con la lectura de mi post. Quiero presentar mi nuevo trabajo de los días domingos, noticias cortas inusuales o absurdas, navegando en la web me he cruzado con estar tres noticias que captaron mi atención, espero sea de su agrado.
“Cirujano se olvida su teléfono móvil dentro de una mujer al practicarle una cesárea”
El vorágine de la vida lleva a las personas a situaciones extremas, las falta de tiempo hacen que los individuos trabajen a más velocidad para poder cumplir con todas sus obligaciones.
Trabajar apurado en muchos casos es contraproducentes, esta problemática ha llegado a los servicios de asistencias médicas, una señora o
It is just a 10 minutes walk for me to the Olympic Parc in Munich, this place has been created for the 1972 Olympic Games and is one of the main places for recreation in the City. Here you can see the Olympic Tower and parts of the Olympic Stadium.
To join the challenge just post some black & white photography, use the MonochromeMonday tag and check the posts of others.
Hallo liebe deutschen Fotografen, gerne mitmachen - ist eine wöchentliche Spass Challenge die @old-guy-photos reaktiviert hat - nicht schüchtern sein, mitmachen. Was gibt es zu gewinnen? Nix, aber es macht Spass. Muss nicht, aber wir freuen uns über Teilnehmer!
Please do not forget to check the other photography challenges - here a small overview about the current daily ones. / Hier eine Übersicht aktueller Daily Ch
Hello dear friends of steemit, thank you for being present on my blog and accompanying with reading my post. I want to present my new work on Sundays, unusual or absurd short news, surfing the web I have come across three news that caught my attention, I hope it is to your liking.
Surgeon forgets his mobile phone inside a woman when practicing a cesarean section
The vortex of life leads people to extreme situations, lack of time causes individuals to work faster to be able to fulfill all their obligations.
Working hard in many cases is counterproductive, this problem has reached the medical assistance services, a lady from
Jordan went to give birth to a hospital where she was given a "caesare
It is always good before going to sleep to find the balance between body and soul and better than with these beautiful mountain images
I hope you like it
Siempre es bueno antes de ir a dormir buscar el equilibrio entre el cuerpo y el alma y que mejor que con estas bellas imágenes montañosas
Espero sea de su agrado