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Picture of the day: Ancient Trees: Photographer Beth Moon’s portraits of the oldest trees on Earth

  “Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time” is one of the most beautiful books to come out in 2014.Filled with “mesmerizing black-and-white photographs of the world’s most majestic ancient trees,” San Francisco photographer Beth Moon‘s masterpiece makes me want to follow in her footsteps and see these beauties for myself in real life–before they become extinct. Here […]

Giant wood-carved Koran

Many oversized Korans have been created in many parts of the world, but the largest Koran carved out of wood is to be found in Palembang, South Sumatra. Work on the wooden Koran, which is called Al-Quran Al-Akbar, was initiated in 2002 and completed in 2009 at a cost of around Rp 2 billion (US$170,976). […]


Picture of the Day: A Giant Flower

A Blooming Flower in France, it only does so every 10 years: Amorphophallus titanum (from Ancient Greek amorphos, “without form, misshapen” + phallos, “phallus“, and titan, “giant” ), known as the titan arum, is a flowering plant with the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. The titan arum’s inflorescence is not as large as that of the talipot palm, Corypha umbraculifera, but the inflorescence of the […]


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