My new baseline.
First little splitboard mission of the season to dial in the new gear.
Not much coverage in the Sierras so far but nothing to complain about either.
Elephants Back, Carson Pass.
Mind-blowing oil paintings by Austrian/Jewish painter, LUDWIG DEUTSCH, LEON GEROME & RUDOLF ERNST in the late 1800s:The subject, “The Palace Guard” were depictions of North African medieval Muslims, THE MOORS, who settled in & ruled Northern Africa and invaded and conquered many parts of what we would now consider “Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, France & Southern Italy-ala Sicily)” for nearly 800 years, from as early as the 7th to the 15th century. Their profound, cultural legacy, influence & what they left behind( Such as the great monuments, the Alhambra and the Mezquita) is evident on modern day spanish architecture, art, music and traditions. All but ignored now largely by both Arab and European world history, The Moors played a significant role during the shaping of prehistory in their early settlement.
Just five years after China’s high-speed rail system opened, it is carrying nearly twice as many passengers each month as the country’s domestic airline industry. With traffic growing 28 percent a year for the last several years, China’s high-speed rail network will handle more passengers by early next year than the 54 million people a month who board domestic flights in the United States.
Surprise: if you build it, they will come. Wouldn’t it be great if the United States could figure this out?
Test participants recognized fewer objects they’d photographed whole than those they’d observed on their museum tour (from both the list of names and the roster of pictures). They were also much less accurate in recalling visual details of museum objects they’d photographed whole, compared with those they’d only observed. Simply put, they took the picture and missed the moment.
Sikkim was a landlocked country located in the Himalayan mountains, between Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Bengal. The kingdom was founded 1642 and though it had close (forced) connections to Britain it stayed independent.
The flag showed a very complex design with a fanciful border and Ashtamangalas (religious pictograms) surrounding the khorlo (prayer wheel) with the gankyil (wheel of joy, like a four-coloured ying-yang) as central element.
As the flag was very hard to duplicate, it was simplified in 1962 and again in 1967. Meanwhile Sikkim became protectorate of the Indian Union, and finally the 22nd State of India after a referendum in 1975.
Happy thanks giving.
Somehow this relates.