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 on: Today at 12:24:52 PM 
Started by Meagan06O - Last post by Meagan06O
The Philippines is a rustic within the Pacific Ocean. The republic of the Philippines has considered one of the biggest populations on the earth. The country is an archipelago of a large group of islands surrounded by crystal clear water and lovely and distinctive coral reefs. Of the 7,107 islands in the Philippines the largest is Luzon, at 105 square kilometres and just over fifty p.c of the islands within the country have names, and solely 350 islands are larger than 2 and a half kilometres square. The tallest mountain vary might be found on the island of Luzon the Cordillera Central the highest of the mountain reaches over 2743 sq. meters. The tallest mountain peak may be found on the second largest island in the nation Mindanao. Mount Apo rises 2956 meters tall. Like many other mountains within the nation Mount Apo is an active volcano. Luzon is also the site of the capital of Manila the most important and most essential Philippine metropolis. Manila has a port that stretches round Manila bay for a whole lot of years Manila bay has been the country's coronary heart of transport and commerce. The Visayas make up the middle a part of the Philippine islands. The largest islands in the Visayas embrace Leyte, Samar, Cebu, Negros, and Panay; Mindanao is an Philippine island within the south of the country and the second largest island in the Philippines the island measures 94,seven-hundred square kilometres.

The islands

The Philippine islands have been formed by volcanoes and are part of a mountain chain that is generally under water. The interior of most of the islands have many rugged mountains with dense rain forest and because of the frequent rain fall there are lots of rivers streams and waterfalls that regularly surge down the mountain sides. Due to the dense mountain rainforest and frequent rain fall the Philippines is endowed with spectacular sceneries inside the islands tropical rainforest majestic waterfalls magnificent caves and rock formations. Unfortunately loads of the rain forest is disappearing earlier than the Spanish arrived in the 1500 over ninety percent of the Philippine islands have been lined in rain forest. Up to now the nation has misplaced close to 1-third of its tropical rainforest. The rain forest has been used and reduce down for its timber and to clear land for farms and properties.

The coastline

With over 7000 islands the nation has a coast line more than 36,300 kilometres in length. The beaches and coastline varies throughout the country are very sandy in locations equivalent to Boracay which is famous for its beautiful picturesque tropical white sand beaches. With tropical plants and palm trees rising on these magnificent beaches. On some island coast lines are very rocky in place and in some locations you can see gray white sand beaches and huge inland rivers that border with mangrove timber and swamps.

The rivers and lakes

Filipinos depend on recent water from rivers and lakes to irrigate their crops and private day-to-day dwelling necessities comparable to drinking and washing. Pasig River is one of the most important rivers within the country and flows by means of the capital of Manila. Within the north also on the island of Luzon the longest Philippine river that flows by means of the Central Cordilleras, the Cagayan River.


As a result of the nation is sitting on the pacific ring of fire means the Philippines have quite a lot of energetic Volcanoes. Probably the most well-known volcanic eruptions occur in June 1991 in the north of Luzon for many hundreds of years Mount Pinatubo lay dormant. When Mount Pinatubo erupted more than a thousand people killed or injured and left thousands of people homeless. The explosion created an enormous ash cloud that coated more than 125 thousand sq. kilometres blanketing the world in ash rock and darkness. Some of the energetic volcanoes within the Philippines is Mayo, often known as Mount Mayo this volcano has erupted forty eight instances up to now 400 years. Mount Mayo situated on the island of Luzon within the province of Albay. Mayon Volcano proclaimed a national park within the yr 2003. The Mayo volcano is a superbly formed cone that towers 2462 meters above the land. Mayon Last major eruption was in February 1814, when it destroyed 3 towns and covered one other two with volcanic ash and sizzling larva about 1600 folks died as a result of this eruption.

The Philippine Folks

For 1000's of years many differing kinds people and nations have been part of the Philippines the result is a country and people with a novel mix of many cultures. About 30,000 BC Stone Age individuals settled within the Tabon caves on the island of Palawan the nation was later joined by the Negritos that came across land bridges from Borneo Indonesia, and Sumatra and centuries latter joined by visitors from Malaya India china and the center east. Magellan was the first European to set foot on the Philippines in 1521 Ferdinand Magellan explored the archipelago Magellan and most of his men had been killed in the course of the battle of Mactan on the Island of Cebu. Spain established a permanent settlement on the island of Cebu in 1565

Household religion and schooling are very important in Filipino culture.

Weather dwelling in the town or the nation or on an isolated island household, religion and training are very highly valued by nearly each one Filipinos have many optimistic values corresponding to respect for authority and a high regard for the dignity of all of the individuals.


Most Filipinos hold robust religious beliefs they commonly take part in religious ceremonies celebrate holy days with large festivals. The Spanish where very successful in changing the Filipino to Christianity making the Philippine the only Christian nation in Asia Roman Catholic make up 85% of the population, 5 % of the population are Sunni Muslim's the largest no Christian group within the country. Most early Filipinos were animistic and worshiped ancestral sprits often known as anitos they believed theses sprits lived within the mountains in the Trees Rivers and fields. Many Filipinos imagine in ghost and witches (Multo) ghost and (mangkukulam) ghost. Roman Catholic belief performs an essential part in the each day life of most Filipinos.The Philippine individuals worship Christ mom Mary and other holy individuals referred to as saints many Filipinos decorate their homes trics jeepneys boats colleges of pictures of Christ and mother Mary.

Close by islands and china introduced Islam to the Philippines right now there are several million Filipinos that comply with the religion of Islam. Some Filipinos observe Taoism which is a religious perception that originated in china the largest Taoist temple within the Philippines is in Cebu.

The Filipino family

The Filipino family the basic units of the Philippine social group which incorporates the father the mother and kids the bilateral prolonged household which incorporates all kin of the Father and Mother. Of special importance the bond and unity formed by the brothers and sisters. Filipino thinks of their household as a supply of strength and safety. It's not unusual for unmarried daughters and sons to stay at house with their dad and mom, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. The household are very close and if somebody needs help others chip in and do what they will to help the family member in want. The father-husband is the top of the family and is normally unconditionally obeyed by his spouse and children. The father position and duty is to satisfy the financial wants of the family. The Filipino father is the main source of discipline in the family and sometimes makes use of corporal punishment on each sons and daughters though corporal punishment used on children in the Philippines is now slowly getting used less and fewer as a result of Philippine society instructing and implementing new values on raising kids. The children lots of Filipino mothers pamper their youngsters these has the impact of prolonging the childhood of the children they are not pushed or rushed into adulthood responsibilities and expectations are stored below the kid's potential this care and affection lavished upon the youngsters creates a feeling of belonging and safety. Because of this the children will at all times contribute to father or mother's monetary support and emotional support and protection. The standard Filipino wife and mother take care of all the small print to ensure the family functions as a dwelling and loving organised household unit. The mother is accountable for the home and all the small print pertaining to the youngsters such as cooking the household meal seeing the youngsters are clothed and prepared for school the paying of salary to the maids (ya -ya) and all different household bills. Strange because it could seem girls share equal place with man in Philippine society lady participation in skilled work and politics is fully accepted this equality can be traced back to ancient Malayan tradition.


Training Filipino kids attend six years of elementary college and four years of high school. Lessons are taught within the Philipino, language tagalog and English the countrys most important official languages. Greater than 90% of all elementary attend government faculties. From June until March Filipino children spend their days at college courses begin around eight within the morning in the cities like Manila and generally around 7 am in the rural areas earlier than classes start the children salute the flag and recite the pledge of allegiance. The Philippines has a really high literacy fee which most people within the nation can read and write unfortunately as a result of excessive unemployment rate and the minimal wage paid to lower class workers corresponding to farmers and labours some children must drop out of college to work and help to support their families and a few youngsters attend faculties that do not need enough college provides and equipment equivalent to textbooks desks and chairs and computer systems.


The Philippine for its languages Filipino English and Spanish there are 87 different main dialects ranging from Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Waray-waray, Kapampagan, and Panasinah. The English languages and the mass training of the English language has been an American contribution to the Filipino life. English was introduced so totally different folks living in different parts of the Philippines could perceive one another. The American declared English the nation official language through the time they ruled the Philippines. In 1937 the Philippine authorities decided to change English with a language referred to as Filipino often known as Tagalog the most widely spoken Philippine language particularly throughout some of the main cities. Right this moment Filipino and English are the country official languages. In numerous parts of the Philippines some time s you will Filipinos that may converse anyplace as much as four languages and some occasions more particularly the folks who have traveled and lived in numerous parts of the nation. For instance theses Filipinos can speak the language from the area they grew up in and lived in as a toddler they can also converse English and Tagalog and typically one other language that is native to where they live as an adult or learnt as a toddler. For example English, Tagalog, Cebuano, Waray-Waray might be 4 languages a single Filipino can converse.

The folks traditional residing

Half of the Philippine inhabitants dwell in the nation close to mountains forest on small islands or on the plains there are a lot of kinds of conventional houses Bahay kubo is a standard rural dwelling some time known as a nipa hut.The walls and floors are made from bamboo and palms leaves the woven palm leaves are overlapped and drained all the way down to timber or bamboo to kind the roof. Different folks in the nation side stay in wooden residence and other cheap timber with iron and galvanised roofs.The extra rich country Filipino reside in a larger fancy fashionable residence and houses are made from cement bricks and cement.On loads of Small Island and country areas the house has one predominant room with a couple of pieces of furniture and mats on the flooring the place the household sleeps.The kitchen is normally in another room with a wooden burning stove and generally a small gas stove depending on how remoted the family is from the closest city. In the bigger country towns many of the native homes have electricity and some of them even have indoor plumbing but theses conveniences are uncommon in small villages although now more and more Small Islands and villages are receiving electricity but there continues to be a lot of villages that do not. The Philippine people who stay in an area that doesn't have electricity or indoor plumbing collect water from a community properly and burn kerosene lamps for lights within the night

The folks's transportation

The primary people who migrated to the Philippine islands used barangays (boats). Now day's inter island ships and ferries have been the very best technique of transportation of fine and merchandise from island to another folks also rely on these ships as ferries because the cost of a plane ticket are very costly for the low income households. Banca a slender wood boat with an out boat motor connected to the back. The boat has picket and bamboo frames extending from both sides of the boats that operate like platoons stopping the boat from tipping over or capsizing. Early Filipinos used these small boats to trade and get supplies from neighboring islands.The larger banca boats are primarily used as individuals ferries and large commercial fishing boats.The smaller banca boats are used for smaller journeys in calmer water. A traditional type of transport is the pedicabs a tricycle with a facet cart this form of transportation are still in style in some country towns and provinces particularly on the island of Leyte and Samar.

The Philippine jeepney

A Philippine icon king of the road evidence of Philippine innovation the jeepney is a small bus made from jeeps left behind by the US army. The jeeps where transformed in to busses painted in vibrant glowing flamboyant colours and patterns and decorated with mirrors multi-colored lights and religious icons. The jeepney smaller brother the stainless steel jeep was made and produced for practical causes fisherman complained that seawater and the setting was corroding their jeepneys. So in 1971 Tomas Araga invented and produced the first jeep the jeep requires less maintenance because it is troublesome and does not rust. The jeep is a perfect Philippine vehicle because they are adapted to the distinctive Philippine local weather especially from the cruel salt air and the unpredictable weather.

 on: Today at 09:19:16 AM 
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Probably the most northerly space in mainland Scotland, Sutherland sits with the Moray Firth North Sea coastline to the east, and an Atlantic coastline to the north and west, with Caithness perched on the north eastern corner. The area is especially recognized for its spectacular western fringe, with the high mountains giving strategy to sea cliffs and the very rugged coastline, including the most north westerly level in Scotland, Cape Wrath.

The Orkney Islands are an archipelago of some 70 islands stretching north from the coast of Caithness. Twenty of the islands are inhabited, and the group enjoys a mild local weather and fertile soil. Orkney is home to some of the best Neolithic sites found anywhere in Europe.

Things to do in Sutherland, Caithness and Easter Ross
This usually isolated region is widespread with hill walkers and nature lovers for its unsurpassed stretches of wild open moorland and mountains. Caithness has open, rolling farmland and moorland, interspersed with scattered settlements. Such a various landscape encourages each widespread and uncommon habitats and species; consequently, Caithness gives a safe setting for a lot of common breeding species which have undergone critical decline in different areas of the nation; these include a large number of over-Wintering birds, along with Water Voles, Dolphins and Whales.

High Destinations

Kirkwall - The largest town and the capital of Orkney, Kirkwall is situated on the northern coast of the biggest island, which is known as ‘Mainland Orkney’. Although seen by many Scottish and English eyes as a far northern outpost, Kirkwall was at the very centre of a sea-faring tradition which as soon as also encompassed Shetland, the Western Isles, Eire and even Iceland. Because of this rich heritage, the city could feel extra Scandinavian than Scottish. The red brickwork of St Magnus’s Cathedral is the result of almost continuous development exercise because it was begun in 1137; fortunate trendy guests can now make the most of guided tours which give small teams entry to the higher areas of the church and the tower.

Stromness - On the south-west coast of Mainland Orkney, some sixteen miles to the west of Kirkwall, Stromness stretches for over a mile alongside an inlet of Scapa Flow. Initially a natural harbour utilised by the Picts lengthy earlier than even the Vikings arrived, the town grew from a village when the Hudson’s Bay Firm adopted it as the first and last port of call for his or her ships en route for Canada. The town has a labyrinthine high quality, with slender paths climbing steeply from the harbour. The Stromness Museum presents a variety of native artefacts, and in addition hosts a continually changing choice of short-term exhibitions.

Westray - The ‘Queen o’ the Isles’ is the second largest of the Northern Isles after Mainland Orkney. The Westray Stone is a rock carving taken from a local Stone Age tomb; the Stone is believed to have been reduce more than four thousand years ago. Rediscovered in 1981, the Stone is now on everlasting display in the Westray Heritage Centre in Pierowall.

Thurso - The most northerly city on the British mainland, the Caithness city of Thurso was as soon as an important Norse port. At this time the nearby Pentland Firth, which separates Caithness from the Orkneys, is known for having the coldest waters wherein aggressive international browsing takes place.

John O’Groats - Incorrectly thought by many to be essentially the most northerly town on the British mainland, John O’Groats is definitely the most northerly end of the longest distance between two inhabited points on the British mainland - an important distinction, notably if you're one of the numerous individuals who takes up the problem every year to stroll the 874 miles there from Land’s End. The city takes its title from a Dutchman, Jan de Groote, who ran the ferry boat throughout to the Orkneys in the late 15th century.

Wick - An estuary city, with each a rail station and an airport, Wick is tucked on the east coast of Caithness, straddling the River Wick and extending along two sides of the nearly triangular Wick Bay. As soon as one of many world’s busiest herring ports, Wick has, more recently, built a healthy repute as a centre for marine leisure activities.

Brora - A wonderful village, Brora was once residence to Scotland’s most northerly coal mine. Nowadays the enticing small harbour curves quietly into a slight headland, with its rows of white-painted former fisherman’s cottages. Though too small to have ever taken advantage of the local herring fishing increase which took place through the 1800s, today the village is proud to still retain its small fishing fleet. It is also well-known for the quality of its domestically distilled whisky.

Kinlochbrevie - A harbour village set in a rugged and rocky inlet in the north west of Sutherland, Kinlochbrevie is the most northerly port on the west coast of Scotland, and still bases its economy on the handling of the fish catches which might be landed there. For that reason, regardless of its remote location, the village enjoys relatively good street links, and its nice local surroundings is an extra vacationer attraction.

Lairg - One of the few settlements throughout the Northern Highlands to not be situated on the coast, set as an alternative centrally inland and at the hub of the local road network, with good rail connections, Lairg is a popular base for guests, as it provides a superb collection of native amenities. The village remains to be an necessary centre for the commerce in sheep, notably throughout August, when it plays host to the largest one-day livestock public sale in Europe, with its annual lamb sale.

Lochinver - At the japanese end of Loch Inver, the port of Lochinver is the biggest settlement on the west coast north of Ullapool, and is an established base for these desiring to explore the magnificent ‘Pillar Mountain’ of Suilven.

Achiltibuie - A nicely spaced out assortment of houses at the top of two stretches of single tracked highway, Achiltibuie is just not a place to be stumbled on by accident, or just when ‘passing through’ in your approach elsewhere; but with its unspoilt appearance it additionally provides some beautiful views across the sea from the Coigach Peninsula and over to the Summer time Isles.

Invergordon - A city and port in Easter Ross, Invergordon has an extended naval history, a reality reflected in its Naval Museum and Heritage Centre, which additionally has a incessantly altering range of native exhibits. A City Stroll and a sequence of ‘Heritage Murals’ are Invergordon’s more recent efforts to exploit its fine history, and to reinforce its future and attraction to visitors.

Tain - A small city with good rail connections, Tain is understood worldwide as the house of the Glenmorangie Distillery, producer of the bestselling single malt in Scotland. The whisky is famous for being distilled by the ‘16 Men of Tain’, who're still accountable for its production.

 on: Today at 09:08:07 AM 
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I acquired a name from some buddies of mine the other day. Jake and Diane are a married couple with 3 kids, Sarah (16 years old), Jordan (11 years old) and Emily (7 years outdated). They invited me over to take a look at their newly remodeled residence. That they had been working on this mission for about 2 ½ years and at last finished the complete house. They're happy with the work they had accomplished and are now inviting friends and family over to showcase their finished product.

So at present was my turn to drop by and see what sort of decorators they turned out to be and of course praise them on a job nicely achieved. I arrived round 12 noon and rang the doorbell. Diane got here to the door and invited me in.

Over to the left of the entrance approach is the living room. As quickly as I walked in I was awe struck by the far wall. That they had hung a full wall mural referred to as Treasury of Splendor. This mural is an artist rendition of a slender river with a white wood bridge crossing from one facet to the other. In the meantime there is lush foliage on both sides of the river's shore.

The colours are that of early fall with inexperienced, gold, yellow, orange and pink leaves in an array that only nature may create. The fall wild flowers are in full bloom. There are tall bushes in the background and in the foreground in the river are 2 white geese floating on the river water. Needless to say that they had decorated the room in a vogue equal to the great thing about that mural.

From there we met up with Jake within the family room. This room is what they call their leisure middle. On the far wall was a large flat panel Television and under the Television was an oak cabinet chock stuffed with audio and video dwelling theatre digital parts.

A big micro fiber sectional sofa in a curved sample was positioned just far enough away from the Television (in regards to the center of the room), in order that the encompass sound audio system on all 4 corners of the room may very well be heard with peak precision. With oak bookshelves and a couple of oak tables with matching chairs and curtains in multi-colored earth tones, the one factor left to say was...

Yes, this room additionally has a wonderful wall mural. This mural is an artist's rendition of city city with skyscrapers superimposed on each other. This time the colours are magnificent shades of browns, golds, maroons, black, yellow, grey and white. This is trendy urban artwork tastefully done.

So now they ask me to follow them into the kitchen. Here the cabinets are oak in a honey end. All the counter tops are granite in a medium brown. The walls above the counters are mosaic mural tiles that picture fresh fruit platters and wine bottles.

The kitchen table and chairs are constructed of mahogany with a finish close to the identical end of the cabinets. There's a stainless steel island counter in the midst of the kitchen with a small sink and a cutting board inserted into the highest subsequent to the sink. Above the island is a chandelier hanging pot rack. This lighted pot rack additionally illuminates the island counter to shed light when preparing meals.

Did I point out the mural on the far wall of the kitchen? Now this is gorgeous and I will clarify why. First, simply so you recognize, the identify of this colorful mural is Courtyard View. This is an artist's rendition of a tropical sea shore view of a cobblestone courtyard with lush foliage. Absolutely amazing potted flowers in full lovely deep coloured shades of purple, pink and deep orange line the courtyard resulting in a white linen tablecloth coated spherical table and chair.

Sitting in the midst of the desk is a bottle of wine and a pitcher of fruit punch. In between the lavish potted flowers are lush green leaf plants lining the way in which down the courtyard. In the distant background is a palm tree shoreline with mountains rising out of the sea. Wow, does this mural make a striking impression when you enter the kitchen. Want I say more?

From the kitchen, Jake and Diane lead me again to the stairway by the front entrance and all of us head upstairs to Sarah's bedroom. This bedroom is all completed up in shades of lavender and pink. The bed is a white wooden framed canopy bed with a white lace canopy that has lavender fringe around all the outer edge. The curtains on the home windows match the lace canopy. The dresser, evening stands and hutch are all completed in antique white.

Guess what is on the wall opposite the mattress? Did I hear you say wall mural? You are proper once more. This time the wall mural is named Unicorn Backyard. This really is a heavenly scene. I hope my description comes close to the awesome magnificence of this mural. I am going to do my greatest.

To start with, this scene takes place at night time. There's a Unicorn and a teenage girl with a flowing pink lace gown together with her right hand on the unicorn's snout and her left hand petting the unicorn on the decrease neck. They are standing underneath a big oak tree and within the evening sky above is a bright white full harvest moon shining down upon them. The woman and the unicorn are positioned on a small strip of land between two small ponds. The moonlight transforms the scene into unbelievable deep shades of blue, purple and lavender.

On the far facet of the pond behind them to the left is a waterfall flowing into the pond. In the far background on the best is a castle on a hill. Hanging from the tree branches they're standing underneath are artfully crafted lanterns shining brightly. Within the foreground is the edge of a pond reflecting each of them within the water.

On the sting of the pond to the fitting and to the left are wild flowers in magnificent shades of white, yellow, gold, pink, lavender, purple and blue. The ground they're standing on is a lush lawn in a wonderful shade of jade inexperienced. This full wall mural is a delightful addition to the atmosphere of the room. Nice Job!

Subsequent, we head down the hallway to Jordan's bedroom. Jordan's bedroom appears to be like like the everyday 11 yr outdated boy's bedroom. It has the race automobile framed twin mattress. The white walls have a checkered flag wallpaper border going across the room about 1/three of the best way up the walls.

The night stand and dresser are each finished in stable black. There are black wall mounted shelves above the headboard of the mattress. These are holding Jordan's trophies he gained within the Pinewood Derby. On one wall is a life-measurement wall graphic of Jordan's favorite NFL Quarterback. Here too, on the far wall across from the mattress is, you guessed it, a wall mural.

Now this particular wall mural is an artist's rendition of NASCAR racing. With smears of wonderfully sensible pastel colors surrounding 5 race automobiles coloured in radiant and pulsating hues of pink, inexperienced, yellow and blue. You may feel the intense emotional pleasure of truly being within the entrance row seat at a NASCAR race. The artist who painted this authentic actually brought out the heart pounding emotion related to all of the fans of NASCAR racing. This wall mural is what I prefer to call the proper finishing touch to this boy's bedroom. Nice job!

Now we head a little bit further down the hallway to Emily's bedroom. Emily is Jake and Diane's 7 yr old daughter. As we enter the bedroom I observed a color scheme of pastel yellow with inexperienced accents in just the proper shade of inexperienced to praise the setting of the bedroom.

Right here the mattress is a Hollywood fashion bed with an over stuffed comforter in a good looking swirling pattern of pastel inexperienced, pink, blue and yellow. The bed is positioned within the room, sitting on a pedestal, with the head of the bed about 5 toes to the left of a window. The window therapies are shear curtains with a valance in an attractive shade of emerald green. Right here the dresser and night stand are product of acrylic in a shiny shade of pastel inexperienced.

There is also a small bookshelf to the left aspect of the bed, matching the dresser and evening stand. On the far wall reverse the bed is what places the icing on the cake, so to speak. You recognize I'm speaking about a wall mural good for a 7 yr old lady.

The title of this mural is Daydreaming. This is a delightful and charming scene with two field mice lying on their backs in a lush inexperienced lawn. One mouse is on the left whereas the opposite mouse is on the precise facet of this colorful drawing. The adorable mouse on the lest is sporting a pastel purple shirt with gentle blue overalls.

The cute mouse on the best is carrying a lavender shirt with dark blue pin striped trousers. Both of these mice are surrounded by a subject of colorful wild daisies in stunning shades of pink and golden yellow. All the background is a vibrant blue sky with billowing clouds. These clouds in the sky seen to be forming the shapes of birds, rabbits, butterflies and a castle.

Your complete border of this drawing is a sparsely leafed vine. The unique a part of this particular wall mural is the choice that you could be add a brief caption over the clouds with a purpose to personalize this mural. So after a bit thought Emily had the phrases "Daydream a little Dream for Me" printed throughout the sky in letters that have been filled in like a rainbow. This room is just a little girl's dream.

Subsequent Jake and Diane walked me over to the far facet of the hallway, over to the master bedroom. As we entered the master bedroom I seen that the partitions were painted in a mild brownish grey tone. They had a king dimension smooth-sided waterbed sitting on a six drawer pedestal. The drawers, headboard and surrounding framework of the pedestal have been completed in a brownish grey antique type with matching night time stands on each aspect of the mattress.

The dresser with a large mirror and a hutch also matched the finish. There is a medium dimension Italian fashion tapestry above the headboard and two lovely brushed pewter wall sconce candle holders on each aspect of the tapestry. On the far side of the room reverse the side of the room the waterbed is on, is a full wall mural.

This wall mural is completely gorgeous. The title of this full wall mural is Tuscan Villa. That is the scenic view of the Italian countryside from the inside of an arched pillared outer terrace wall. This artist's rendition exhibits three arches of this pillar arched wall. The center archway is the entrance to the terrace. Just past the entrance, on the skin, is a fountain in the courtyard.

The pillar archways on the left and on the fitting of the entrance have lovely sculptured stone railings and the terrace floor is constructed of random shaped cobblestone. There are lovely inexperienced vines climbing up the pillars and the inside arched pillar partitions of the terrace are in magnificent earth tones. Outdoors, simply beyond the courtyard are lovely rolling hills.

Among the hills are vineyards and some are golden hills reflecting the great thing about the vivid sunshine from the mid day sun. Off in the gap is the majesty of purple mountains with blue skies above. This full wall mural is an alluring art type that takes your breath away while you enter this room. Wow, I am impressed.

From right here Jake and Diane lead me back to the stairway resulting in the primary flooring. Between the living room and family room they open a door with a stairway leading to the finished basement. Subsequent we explore the recreation room within the basement.

As I enter their finished basement I am unable to assist but discover that the partitions are finished in stone and brick for the most part. Jake says that the brick and stone wall are literally faux paneling. My reply was how actual this actually appears to be like. Along one wall is a wet bar about 15 feet long with 10 bar stools in front.

The wall behind the bar is mirrored and a there's an extended cabinet under the mirrored wall with liquor bottles lining the wall in front of the mirror. There's a pool table a number of feet over, two pinball machines and a juke field.

Over in the far facet of the room is a ping pong desk. Over on the far wall, simply past the ping pong desk is a big flat panel Television mounted on the stone wall. This could have been the perfect recreation room just the best way it's, but on the wall to the far side of the pool table is one thing that amplified the decorative environment of the room. It was a full wall mural that made the room come to life.

Let me start by saying that this wall mural made the room appear much bigger than it really was. The title of this mural is Game Room. A extra fitting title could be hard to seek out. This scene takes place in a big constructing. The front outer wall is an arched glass wall that should be no less than 35 to forty feet tall. Inside there are people enjoying pool. The pool desk is in the center of the room. The room decor is true out of the late 1950's.

There is a bar over to the suitable facet with a tube Television inserted into what appears like a Rolls Royce grill and is turned on behind the bar on a counter. The front of the bar has the headlights and grill of a 1958 Edsel. The couches and lounge chairs around the room are made from the tail fin open trunks of cars like 1958 Cadillac and 1958 Mercury's. There's a juke box over to the fitting facet of the room.

There is a stairway heading up to the second flooring with an quaint gravity gas pump right out of an early 1950's Mobilgas Station to the facet of the stairway. There's so much element in this full wall mural I might go on and on, but let me simply say that this mural was an ideal match for his finished basement recreation room.

Wall murals add additional dimension to any room. With an infinite variety of topics to select from, together with any picture of your personal selecting, you now have the aptitude of transforming any room into any place or art form conceivable. When you let your inventive imagination run wild, you will be able so as to add a magical environment to any room of your property.

 on: Today at 09:02:14 AM 
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Males's silver stone island puff jacket with hood. Dimension XL however it's small so would say a big that is our purpose for promoting. Model new tag still on. Bought for £70 looking for the same again

Stone island coat brand new

Brand new!!!! Stone Island coat Black Sizes small could match medium as effectively Collection solely or can put up Nonetheless tagged

Stone Island Micro Reps Down Parka In Navy - Measurement XL

STONE ISLAND MICRO REPS DOWN PARKA Color - NAVY Size - XL Brand NEW WITH TAGS, Never WORN RRP £870 Parka in a military specification polyester nylon Rep. The weft yarns, thinner in diameter compared to the warp yarns, allow the fabric to be tight


Pink Interior MESH jacket Very vibrant and good situation hardly worn This jacket was 2012 before the certilogo Extra giant 24" pit to pit Summer season/ Autumn assertion JACKET No affords Will publish if put up is payed by buyer ... collect it in

Stone Island Overcoat

Glorious condition , heat with a hood. Excellent for business or the terraces. Genuine however simply taking up space, cost me a fortune . 27" pit to pit so an enormous coat or overcoat.

Stone island quilted overshirt (SMALL)

Like new - constructed with a central press stud closure, a curved hemline and pointed collar. This quilted style is crafted with a crinkle impact and options two zip closure pockets.

Was bought from John Anthony for £110, dimension small bit can fit a medium. Slight wear and tear with the underside of the jacket and makes it unable to be zipped up properly. Good situation and high quality except for that which may simply be fixed. Messag

Stone Island jacket, Large size, in good condition. Really heat and thick Jacket with a hoody. One button is missing, however you can buy the button, Selling for £25.

Stone island gentle shell R medium

Lovely stone island smooth shell R at a lovely Price Any questions do not hesitate to ask in good condition size medium

Real Stone Island Micro Reps jacket 3 x XL (26" - 66cm flat armpit to armpit chest measurement) worn but in excellent situation. This is the navy grade nylon with metallic woven in so will last a life time and is wind and water proof, Color is a

Stone Island Gilet

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Selling my just about unworn Stone Island jacket. If you wish to look it up on the net kind in "Stone island crinkle reps dyed jacket" Assume I paid £525 for this from Flannels in Leeds, girlfriend making an attempt to dig receipt out. It’s a XXL I’d say

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Stone island jackets/jumpers Sizes: S/XXL one hundred% genuine Posted 1st class (Uk only) or pick up from scotland Selling low-cost as im transferring out in feb! Cap £15 Jackets £50 every or 2 for £90 Cost through paypal •check out my other listings•


STONE ISLAND Smooth-SHELL JACKET I am promoting my stone island navy jacket in dimension medium. It was bought for £320 and is in used situation I'd say 7.5-eight/10, however after dry wash it needs to be almost pretty much as good as new. As you possibly can see the fro

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STONE ISLAND DAVID Mild-OVD JACKET I am promoting my stone island jacket in dimension medium. It was bought for nearly £600 a yr ago and used very little, worn no more than 8 instances just needs a dry wash and will probably be good as new. It can be worn in

Men's comfortable shell stone island jacket

Small mens delicate shell stone island jacket great condition cost me 400 simply trying to get somewhat again what I paid

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very rare vintage coat size giant over 20 years outdated nonetheless in good condition additionally has padded down detatchable lace up inside lining collection only until local

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The Hebrides (other than the new Hebrides) is an archipelago positioned off the west coast of Scotland in the Atlantic Ocean. The Hebrides will be divided into two main groups separated from each other by the Minch to the north and the Sea of the Hebrides to the south. On the Hebrides, there are about 500 large stones amongst which Stonehenge in Callanish is probably the most well-known and mysterious stone circle. It's believed to have existted earlier than Egyptian pyramids and are made up of fifty 5000-12 months-old stones. Besides, the Hebrides was acknowledged as a nature reserve in 2001 with many species of rare animals, pristine landscapes and mysterious beauty.

On the Hebrides islands, there are about 500 enormous stones.

For thousands of years, human have tried to wrestle with nature to survive on this island.

The stone ranges are stated to seem on the daybreak of the Atlantic.

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The Hebrides are called Camas in the native language.

Folks began living here about eighty years in the past.

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Atlantic Coast

The Hebrides was recognized as a nature reserve in 2001.

The islands are often covered in fog, rain storms, strong winds and surrounded by water.

Basalt peaks on Trotternish peninsula

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Stone Island is an Italian high-end men's apparel brand. It is a part of "Sportswear Firm".


1 Brand
2 History
three Fans
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Stone Island is known by its compass patch that buttons onto the upper sleeve of the left arm.[2]

Initially the patches have been green edged, badges from across the yr 2000 onwards grew to become black edged. There are additionally a run of rarer 'white badges' which have been initially made on certain jackets to rejoice the new millennium. The white badge is now obvious on jackets that use supplies that Stone Island develops themselves in-house. Novel jacket designs embrace the "Liquid Reflective" jacket, that uses 1000's of small shards of glass that reflect light.

Historical past[edit]

Massimo Osti (b. 1944; † 2005) started his first label C.P. Firm in 1974. Stone Island was set as a secondary line or diffusion assortment of his foremost label.[Three] The brand specialised in surface remedy of fabrics and dyeing techniques. GFT bought the corporate in 1983, Osti left in 1994, it is now run by Carlo Rivetti.

In mid 2017, Stone Island sold Singaporean Sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings a 30% stake in its enterprise for a yet to be disclosed sum.[Four]


From the mid nineteen nineties the make has been fashionable among soccer fan 'casuals' in England and throughout the remainder of Europe.[5] The model may also be seen in many soccer hooliganism based movies, comparable to Inexperienced Road Hooligans and The Football Manufacturing facility.


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^ Historical past of the iconic Stone Island Patch
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^ "Stone Island Sells 30% Stake to Temasek". The Enterprise of Vogue. 2017-08-01. Retrieved 2017-08-01.

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At the identical time, Stone Island sale continues to evolve extended to cowl more parts: jacket, pants, T-shirts and shirts. Each may be very special. Additional analysis improvement is to the fabric, the remedy course of and coating and other aspects. In 1985, we introduced a navy cotton called "Raso Gommato", its surface or bottom accommodates a polyurethane coating. In 1986,Stone Island jacket makes use of a technique cotton satin cloth referred to as "AluC" , the floor accommodates a silver-containing coating. It's those years that is filled with vigorous growth. Stone Island brand just isn't merely a fad, it has turn out to be the objective that every one crazily pursues. Younger Italians feel that Stone Island clothes can bring them irresistible tempt, and may show their individuality.

During 1989 and 1990,one of many Stone Island jackets called "Stone Island ice jacket" was born. It's a surprise that Stone Island clothes made from heat-delicate fabric, can fully change the colour as the temperature changes . It turned from yellow to dark green, from white to navy blue, from pink to gray. It is in a totally innovative method to indicate the characteristics of the production of clothing, and have a very good interaction with the wearer. This "Ice Jacket" provides a significant breakthrough in colors and fabrics, to create a simulation of clothes, it would lose their printing sample in the coldness.

Throughout 1991 and 192,Stone Island UK invents a highly reflective Japanese fabric, which contains hundreds of miniature glass beads coating, used to make a "Stone Island reflective jacket." It has a wide range of colors including metallic white or vibrant crimson, inexperienced, yellow or blue. Even the faint gentle, it could mirror these rays. The jacket features the iconic coloration for safety work put on, it's a big and irresistible clothes.

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I love a sale, and I'm never one to move up a bargain, especially if the merchandise is one that I've had my eye on for years. So I used to be thrilled to see, beginning just a few months in the past, that Japan is on sale.

Two years ago, the Japanese yen was buying and selling at 85 to US$1. It has now stabilized at about 115 yen to US$1, which means that, eventually, Japan is an inexpensive nation to visit for us dollar-holders. If this stability keeps up, I like to recommend planning a trip to coincide with the autumn colours.

What is most placing is how different things are in Japan. This nation bears little resemblance to China and is culturally different from different nations in Southeast Asia, a region where we spend a lot of time. If I had to make a comparison, I'd say that Japan is reminiscent of Singapore, though the climate is certainly completely different.

Like Singapore, Japan is spotlessly clean. Buildings are freshly painted, yards are tidy, litter is nonexistent, and recycling containers are everywhere. Also as in Singapore, indicators are posted all over the place reminding residents to be neat, courteous, and orderly.

The general public transportation system is unbelievably efficient--another similarity with Singapore. This is the case not only in Tokyo, which has one of the most efficient mass transit networks on the planet, but all over the place in Japan. Touring from Tokyo to Kyoto, for example, is a simple matter of exhibiting up on the railway station, buying a ticket, and hurrying to the platform to catch the subsequent train, which always arrives on time and normally within moments. In Kyoto, subways and environment friendly metropolis buses are waiting to take people onward. Among the many several towns and cities in Japan it is a consistent expertise. Public transportation is fast, efficient, clear, comfortable, and reasonably priced.

Japan, like Singapore, is quiet and orderly. Individuals wait patiently on the crosswalks for the light to alter before strolling, and vehicles unfailingly yield to them. Horns are rarely heard. In truth, it is rather unusual even to hear somebody talking on a cellphone in public; public service indicators are posted to discourage the follow, and most individuals made it some extent to have their conversations in private.

Like Singapore, Japan is a fully developed nation. The overwhelming majority of Japanese appear to dwell a comfortable, middle-class way of life. Though there's new building going on all through the cities, you do not typically hear jackhammers or see dozens of cranes such as you would possibly anticipate. Males carrying suits and ties and smartly dressed women crowd the subways on their option to and from their jobs. Children gown in tidy uniforms filling the school playgrounds. It seems that almost every metropolis worker wears a uniform of some variety; even street crews gown in clean and pressed work clothes.

As much as Japan reminds me of Singapore, it's vastly totally different in some methods. Exterior Tokyo, the population density is way less than other places in Southeast Asia. You see a surprising quantity of farmland, many single-household homes with yards, and plenty of parks and open spaces. Expansive gardens, even in the biggest cities, provide rigorously sculpted trees, tranquil lakes, and well-tended pathways. For many, this was one of many joys of visiting Japan. It appears that each plant, every stone on the footpaths, and each rock was hand-picked and positioned with nice care and forethought, every part carefully designed to offer an environment of serenity and tranquility.

You may even see a surprising number of traditionally dressed people in Japan. It is common to see folks of both sexes sporting kimonos. In Kyoto, there are geishas, beautifully adorned in full face makeup, ornate headdresses, and gorgeous costumes. On the Shinto temples, dad and mom costume their young youngsters in kimonos and give because of the gods for making them grow and be healthy. Rickshaws, powered by energetic young males in spotlessly clear traditional garb, take tourists down historic Kyoto streets.

Not everybody dresses traditionally, though. Tokyo may be the most effective place on this planet for people-watching. A trip on the Tokyo metro may reveal an eclectic mix of cosplay girls dressed as fairies, Little Bo Peeps, or other fictional characters and younger men sporting studded black leather jackets and Mohawk haircuts.

Though there are numerous ancient temples and castles, little in Japan has not been rebuilt or extensively renovated. This is because of Japan's history of devastating earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and fires. Few buildings on the principle island of Honshu have survived these disasters untouched. Like Singapore, most of what you see is comparatively new.

Artwork is in all places in Japan, from improbable museums to public sculptures. Nowhere is art more obvious, although, than within the eating places. Quite a few dishes are served at each meal, carefully chosen to blend flavors with aesthetics. Typically you should have to wait a few minutes for your food to arrive whereas the chef takes care to organize and arrange the plates exactly. Singapore may have a extra various delicacies, but it lacks the artistic presentation and creativity that you'll discover in practically every Japanese restaurant.

Though many Japanese, particularly within the cities and at the vacationer websites, converse some English, you may find that English shouldn't be spoken almost as a lot as in Singapore, the place the vast majority of individuals are fluent. This should not present a lot of a problem, although. Many restaurants have plastic representations of their meals displayed in the window. You simply take pictures of what you wish to order and show them to the server, which ought to suffice.

Sadly, Japan shares another characteristic with Singapore. It is vitally difficult for foreigners to retire to Japan. Unless you're Japanese, married to a Japanese citizen, or are in Japan to work, run a business, or research, your visa expires in just three months, and it is tough to extend without leaving the nation, which is a relatively costly proposition even at at present's favorable foreign money charges. However, Japan is an immensely attention-grabbing and quirky nation to visit and would be excellent as a component-time retirement destination.

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