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July 08 2013

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Jack and trainer, Staci Gust, at the Minnesota Horse Expo 2012

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A very handsome young Akhal Teke chap :)

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Those metallic palomino Akhal Tekes are a real trip!

via Akhal-Teke Association of America - Home

July 07 2013

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Akhal-Teke stallion Gorez

#eyeball goodness

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Another chapter in the saga that is my horses’ pedigrees, this one from the pedigree of my Arabian Trakehner cross. This is Explodent, an Arabian stallion from Russian lines. His sire is Ptersk, and he is out of the mare Lemonade. Explodent earned three top tens at Scottsdale and produced many halter and performance winners. Also, he’s darn pretty. 

Explodent died in 1993.

очень хорошо!

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The Prambanan Temple, characterized by its pointed and tall architecture, is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. This monument was restored with UNESCO’s help in the 1970s, and is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Prambanan Temple Compounds consist of Prambanan Temple (also called Loro Jonggrang), Sewu Temple, Bubrah Temple and Lumbung Temple. Prambanan Temple itself is a complex consisting of 240 temples. All the mentioned temples form the Prambanan Archaeological Park and were built during the heyday of Sailendra’s powerful dynasty in Java in the 8th century AD. These compounds are located on the border between the two provinces of Yogyakarta and Central Java on Java Island.

While Loro Jonggrang, dating from the 9th century, is a brilliant example of Hindu religious bas-reliefs, Sewu, with its four pairs of Dwarapala giant statues, is Indonesia’s largest Buddhist complex including the temples of Lumbung, Bubrah and Asu (Gana temple). The Hindu temples are decorated with reliefs illustrating the Indonesian version of the Ramayana epic which are masterpieces of stone carvings. These are surrounded by hundreds of shrines that have been arranged in three parts showing high levels of stone building technology and architecture from the 8th century AD in Java. With over 500 temples, Prambanan Temple Compounds represents not only an architectural and cultural treasure, but also a standing proof of past religious peaceful cohabitation. (UNESCO)

Recommended further reading: Archaeology: Indonesian Perspective : R.P. Soejono’s Festschrift, edited by Truman Simanjuntak, pages 352-413 (I do believe it is even on google books).

This amazing photograph was taken by Jimmy McIntyre.

July 02 2013


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November 09 2012

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Bertone, one of Italy’s great coachbuilders, built three visionary concept cars in the 1950s, the B.A.T. cars, Nos. 5, 7, and 9. B.A.T. stands for Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica; berlinetta is an industry term for a sporty coupe.

(via The B.A.T. Is Back - The New York Times > Collectible Cars > Slide Show > Slide 1 of 7)

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The three 1950s cars were based on Alfa Romeo mechanics. Center, the 1954 B.A.T. 7.

(via The B.A.T. Is Back - The New York Times > Collectible Cars > Slide Show > Slide 2 of 7)

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Bertone showed off a new design study, called the B.A.T. 11, in Geneva earlier this year.

(via The B.A.T. Is Back - The New York Times > Collectible Cars > Slide Show > Slide 5 of 7)

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