Street Superheroes Entering Our Everyday Lives

Street art is the youngest kind of art. This is the most urban and creative way to express your feelings and become part of the city.  Artist with their drawings touch the most interesting topics of our everyday lives. How superheros have always been the most enjoyable urban topic we chose to present this art collection of Street Superheros which pretend to be urban legends in today cities. Enjoy here with Cammy, Abel, Chun-Li, Sagat, M.Bison … C.Viper and others!

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Stunning Images and Legends of the Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis

July 25, 2010 by  
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Aurora Borealis, also known as northern and southern (polar) lights or aurorae (singular: aurora), are natural light displays in the sky, usually observed at night, particularly in the polar regions. They typically occur in the ionosphere. They are also referred to as polar auroras. This is a misnomer however, because they are commonly visible between 65 to 72 degrees north and south latitudes, which would place it in a ring just within the Arctic and Antarctic circles. Aurorae occur deeper inside the polar regions, but these are infrequent occurrences, and these are often invisible to the naked eye. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_%28astronomy%29)

Pretty stunning stuff. Must be incredible to see it live. We have never seen it live but we found amazing picture of the Northern Lights from space and  exciting information on legends built around it.

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In Bulfinch’s Mythology, Thomas Bulfinch claimed in 1855 that in Norse mythology: “The Valkyrior are warlike virgins, mounted upon horses and armed with helmets and spears. /…/ When they ride forth on their errand, their armour sheds a strange flickering light, which flashes up over the northern skies, making what men call the “aurora borealis”, or “Northern Lights”. “

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aurora borealis 02 in Stunning Images and Legends of the Northern Lights   Aurora BorealisAn old Scandinavian name translates as “herring flash”. The northerners believed the aurora was a reflection cast by large swarms of herring into the sky. Yet a different Scandinavian source calls them ”the fires that surround the North and South edges of the world.”

The Finns named the northern lights revolution, or fox fires. According to their legend, foxes made of fire lived in Lapland. And, the fox fires were the sparks they took up into the atmosphere on their tails.

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In Estonian the northern lights are called virmalised, which is a spirit being of higher realms. Some are bad guys and some are good.

The Sami people believed that a person should be careful and quiet when in the presence of the northern lights (called guovssahasat  in Northern Sami). To mock the northern lights or singing about them was considered dangerous and could be reason for the lights to come down on a person and kill him/her.

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The Algonquin think the lights are their ancestors dancing around a fire.

In Latvian folklore the aurora borealis, especially if red and observed in winter, are fighting souls of dead warriors especially if it is red and seen in the winter. It is an omen foretelling disaster.

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Russian folklore associates the northern lights with the fire dragon (“Ognenniy Zmey”). The dragon came to women to seduce them when their husbands were gone.

The northern lights in Scotland were known as “the mirrie dancers” or na fir-chlis. The dance often ended in a fight – “the mirrie dancers bled each other last night”. The appearance of the lights also predicted bad weather.

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Prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush believed that the aurora borealis was the reflection of the mother lode of all gold.

And, the Inuit people of Alaska say that the “shadows” within the display are relatives and friends who have gone to the sky. They march and dance to remind the living people of their presence. When dogs bark and howl at the sounds of the aurora borealis, it is because the dogs recognize their companions.

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Tennis Players When They Were Young

July 4, 2010 by  
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Life is wonderful when you are a kid. That is time when you are filled of dreams and wishes. Some of kids, who you may know from tennis courts around the world, made their dreams come true. These are photos of some  kids who are now well-known boys, superstar tennis players.

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Their childhood weren’t  enjoyable, like they dreams. They had to work very hard, but all the hard work and hours spent practicing on court while their friends enjoyed their childhood, payed off in the end. Do you believe that they are in pursuit of even bigger dreams, now? You have to always dream big, because some dreams do come true.

Rafael Nadal

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Novak Djokovic

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Roger Federer

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Andy Murray

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Fernando Verdasco

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Marat Safin

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Andre Agassi

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Janko Tipsarevic

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