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The blue mountains are constantly walking: a reflection

The construction of understanding of walking can follow many narratives. I remember from Susanne Österlund-Pötzch’s talk, the image of European nobility on horse and the common man walking as an expression of lower social status. 1,256 more words

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Fairy Tale

No matter  how early you get up to catch the “perfect” light… No matter how many books you have read to compose the “perfect” frame… No matter if you have the “perfect” camera settings… 24 more words

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Ethiopian Opal – The Most Spectacular Gemstone 7

Opals such as the Welo Opal can can command prices per carat that rival the most expensive diamonds, rubies and emeralds.

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Ethiopian Opal – The Most Spectacular Gemstone 6

Found in the Welo Amhara Regional State Highland plateau 2.500 – 3.200 meters above sea level, this new gemstone looks like a miniature underwater scene from the ocean when held against the light.

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Ethiopian Opal – The Most Spectacular Gemstone 5

Some rare specimens produce brilliant color flashes when turned in the light. For instance, a new Opal was discovered in the Welo district of Ethiopia recently, that took the gem world by storm.

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