9th October 2013

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odditiesoflife:

World’s Largest Stone Buddha

An ominous colored statue, this gigantic Buddha is the largest in the world. Called the Leshan Giant Buddha, the construction of this enormous carved deity began during the Tang Dynasty between 618AD and 907AD. What’s truly fascinating about this statue, aside from its size, is that it was sculpted directly out of the face of a cliff.

At the deity’s feet is the confluence of three rivers, the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi, located in the southern part of the Sichuan province near the city of Leshan in China. This incredible Buddha is also the tallest pre-modern statue in the world. The statue’s home is the Mount Emei Scenic Area which has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

There are two ways to get a close-up view of this impressive sight. One is to take the perilous path down the cliff face, walk in front of the Buddha and climb up the other side, as the people in the picture are doing. A more relaxing method is to take a tour boat and sail down the river. He’ll be waiting for you.

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13th August 2013

Photo reblogged from India Incredible with 27 notes

indiaincredible:

India (by Kumari)

indiaincredible:

India (by Kumari)

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19th June 2013

Photo reblogged from India Incredible with 14 notes

indiaincredible:

Jehangir’s Tub (by i2n2)

indiaincredible:

Jehangir’s Tub (by i2n2)

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14th June 2013

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TWA Terminal, JFK, NY,1962 - Photo by Ezra Stoller

TWA Terminal, JFK, NY,1962 - Photo by Ezra Stoller

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17th May 2013

Photoset reblogged from Bhakta's Weblog with 68 notes

Historic images of the Great War in 1943.

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17th November 2012

Link reblogged from JUST BEING SERIOUSLY SOCIAL with 62 notes

A timeline of the history of the World Wide Web →

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2nd October 2012

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 Oct 1869 -30 Jan 1948)commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.

Mohandas Gandhi is considered the father of the Indian independence movement. Gandhi spent twenty years in South Africa working to fight discrimination. It was there that he created his concept of satyagraha, a non-violent way of protesting against injustices. While in India, Gandhi’s obvious virtue, simplistic lifestyle, and minimal dress endeared him to the people. He spent his remaining years working diligently to both remove British rule from India as well as to better the lives of India’s poorest classes. Many civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., used Gandhi’s concept of non-violent protest as a model for their own struggles. 

October 2 is when India observes Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday celebrated to mark the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.

Know all things about Mahatma Gandhi on his Biography  

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2nd October 2012

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cnet:

Thirty years ago today, Sony introduced the Compact Disk. Happy birthday, CDs!

cnet:

Thirty years ago today, Sony introduced the Compact Disk. Happy birthday, CDs!

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Source: CNET

29th September 2012

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Lord and Lady Curzon, viceroy and vicereine of India, enter Delhi with sepoy escort, circa 1902

Lord and Lady Curzon, viceroy and vicereine of India, enter Delhi with sepoy escort, circa 1902

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28th September 2012

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nevver:

The history of the scroll bar

nevver:

The history of the scroll bar

Tagged: historyinternet

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