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That special dress

It is the dream of many girls; finding mister (or miss, we’re not judging) right and make a lifelong commitment to him. The honeymoon is booked, table settings have been made, the cake is ordered. The only thing needed to lift this beautiful day to absolute perfection, is the dream dress you have always wanted.

That special dream dress is different for every girl. Some want a coloured dress, some short, some long. The Victoria & Albert museum in London now has an amazing exhibition showing +200 years of wedding couture and I have been there. Continue reading

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Steve Mccurry: More than the Afghan girl

The name “Sharbat Gula” does not ring a bell with a lot of people. When shown her photo, most of them will instantly recognize her as “The Afghan girl from National Geographic”. Sharba Gula was photographed in 1984 in a refugee camp near Peshawar in Pakistan. Photographer Steve McCurry instantly became world famous with this portrait, that is not only a symbol for the Afghan War (1979-1989), but for refugees all over the world. There is so much more about his work though

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A dash of colour

As the temperature drops, the days begin to shorten and the weather slowly becomes worse, it is a clear sign that autumn is coming. People hurry to the warmth of their house instead of enjoying the last few warm rays of sunshine. Scarfs and hats slowly make their appearance and an umbrella becomes a neccesary accessoire.

Although Autumn often represents the cold setting in and rain as a main weather condition, it thankfully brings a lot of beauty as well. Trees look amazing with all their colours, especially on the days where the sun shines. “Colourful” is probably the word I would use to describe autumn, the general feel of autumn easily makes me forget about the bad things of the season.

“Colourful” is also the word that is often used to describe the works of Leonid Afremov. When I was browsing the web in search of autumn related artwork, I stumbled upon his paintings and I just had to share them with you.

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