Travel Theme: (Magic) Numbers

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Saturday in the inner cities, brings out the creative cash collectors.

Some of these numbers make you wonder just how it works, it is less of an optical illusion and more of a little physics.

Kids watch in awe while, adults ponder the possibilities of pulling it off.

Levitation: Is the process by which an object is suspended by a physical force against gravity , in a stable position without* solid physical contact.

* In this particular illusion, the guy literally has a “stick” up his arm which leads to the “lump” in his backside, which hides the counter weight to pull of the trick(it took me a while to figure it out…)

For creativity, I give this number a 10/10.

Travel Theme: Numbers (8+1)

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Rowing Facts:

Rowing has one of the oldest traditions, it’s beginnings a method of transport and warfare, has become a sport with a very wide following and is a part of the cultural identity of the English speaking world.

Eight-oared shells are about 18 meters long.

An eight carries more than three-quarters of a ton and can weigh as little as 200 pounds

Physiologically, rowers are superb examples of physical conditioning. Cross-country skiers and long distance speed skaters are comparable in terms of the physical demands the sport places on the athletes.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

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Sun light

through the trees

casts

dark lines,

deep shadows.

The sudden

song of birds

enchanting

yet alarming.

The tang

of rotting leaves

alluring

yet repulsive.

The gate

both an

entrance

and an exit.

Conviction

offers

liberation

as well as

captivity.

At the threshold

a capacity

to touch

and be touched.

Sonnenlicht

durch die Bäume

wirft

dunkle Linien,

tiefe Schatten.

Der plötzliche

Gesang der Vögel,

bezaubernd

sowie alarmierend.

Der Geruch


verrottender Blätter,

verführerisch

und doch abstoßend.

Das Tor,

sowohl 

Eingang,

als auch Ausgang.

Überzeugung

bietet

Befreiung,

wie auch

Gefangenschaft.

Auf der Schwelle,

die Kapazität

zu berühren

und berührt werden.

Wallflower

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Nothing you see
seems to fit in with the rest.
I’d rather not be noticed
but I always
stick out like a sore thumb.

Everything about me says
I am different from
all of you.

I am shy
but make my voice heard.
And I can grow
in all the places
people thought
I never would!

I am someone
to reckon with.