Blue city Jodhpur in India. Photo by Beynaz Mistry — National Geographic Your Shot

Every Face Tells A Story


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01_B_Rajasthan-0635“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho.

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A_04_Rajasthan-0785“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore

 

A_05_Rajasthan-0923“A mother’s lve for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” Agatha Christie.

 

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Rajasthan-0516“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” – Henry David.

 

02_B_Rajasthan-0583“Silence is one of the greatest arts of conversation.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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08_B_Rajasthan-9842“The one who has a good friend doesn’t need any mirror.” – Rumi

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11_B_Rajasthan-9685“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” ― Martha Graham

 

 

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What the Big Mountain Taught Me.

Journey of Dreams

Prayer Flags at Everest Base Camp

ImageTraditionally, prayer flags come in sets of five, one in each of five colors. The five colors represent the elements of the earth, and are arranged from left to right in specific order: blue, white, red, green, and then yellow. Different elements are associated with different colors for specific traditions and purposes.

  • blue symbolises sky/space
  • white symbolises air/wind
  • red symbolises fire
  • green symbolises water
  • yellow symbolises earth.

According to the Buddhists, health and harmony are produced through the balance of the five elements.

Burj Khalifa (Day)

Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is currently the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 828 m (2,717 ft).

The Burj Khalifa is roughly three times the height of the Eiffel Tower, 15 times the highest point at Niagara Falls and almost twice as tall as the Empire State Building.

There was so much rebar used to construct this building—31,400 metric tons, in fact—that if it were all laid end to end it would cover more than a quarter of the way around the world.

The Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa

A soaring 200 storeys and 828 metres into the sky, the world’s tallest structureBurj Khalifa.

Facts:

  • 95: distance in km at which its spire can be seen
  • 57: number of lifts
  • 49: number of office floors
  • 1,044: number of residential apartments
  • 124th floor: World’s highest outdoor observation deck: 
  • 0 – 124 floor (viewing gallery) in 60 seconds.
  • 160: Building with most floors.
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