1. 13:04 24th Jan 2012

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    Padding their nests with mangrove leaves flown in from another island, a colony of brown pelicans spares the foliage from its own trees. Situated safely off shore, their island rookery offers a measure of protection against egg-robbing raccoons and rodents. These and many other imperiled tropical water birds find one of their most secure U.S. sanctuaries among Florida’s remarkable mangroves.

    Padding their nests with mangrove leaves flown in from another island, a colony of brown pelicans spares the foliage from its own trees. Situated safely off shore, their island rookery offers a measure of protection against egg-robbing raccoons and rodents. These and many other imperiled tropical water birds find one of their most secure U.S. sanctuaries among Florida’s remarkable mangroves.

     
  2. 12:59

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    Mangrove roots, May 1977

    Mangrove roots, May 1977

     
  3. 12:58

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    Poor tree. May 1977

    Poor tree. May 1977

     
  4. 12:56

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    Malaysia, May 1977

    Malaysia, May 1977

     
  5. 12:54

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    Relic of a saintly age, a stone marker wears the outline of a Latin cross, carved more than a thousand years ago by Irish monks on a storm swept Skellig Michael. 

    Relic of a saintly age, a stone marker wears the outline of a Latin cross, carved more than a thousand years ago by Irish monks on a storm swept Skellig Michael. 

     
  6. 12:51

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    A six inch bronze statue from Frances shows a woman dancing- May, 1977

    A six inch bronze statue from Frances shows a woman dancing- May, 1977

     
  7. 12:50

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    detail of the silver cauldron of Gundestrup- one of the most striking and widely studied of Celtic relics. Scholars trace its origin to eastern Europe in the second century B.C. and believe it may have come to Denmark as war booty. [Lol.] The 27 inch wide bowl, buried in pieces as a votive offering, was not unearthed until 1891. The outside plates feature a gallery of deity heads, such as a fertility goddess and her attendants. Inside is a pageant of cult scenes. Scholars disagree on the meaning of the procession (lower image). Some suggest that amid fanfare a slain warrior is being submerged in a life-restoring cauldron. 

    detail of the silver cauldron of Gundestrup- one of the most striking and widely studied of Celtic relics. Scholars trace its origin to eastern Europe in the second century B.C. and believe it may have come to Denmark as war booty. [Lol.] The 27 inch wide bowl, buried in pieces as a votive offering, was not unearthed until 1891. The outside plates feature a gallery of deity heads, such as a fertility goddess and her attendants. Inside is a pageant of cult scenes. Scholars disagree on the meaning of the procession (lower image). Some suggest that amid fanfare a slain warrior is being submerged in a life-restoring cauldron. 

     
  8. 12:43

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    May 1977

    May 1977

     
  9. 12:41

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    May 1977- a Celtic life sized sculpture depicts a god looking forward into the otherworld, and backwards into the realm of the living

    May 1977- a Celtic life sized sculpture depicts a god looking forward into the otherworld, and backwards into the realm of the living