Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe–Chapel on a Volcanic Plug

The Chapel of Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe is a fascinating little pilgrimage chapel perched atop a rocky needle of volcanic formation jutting dramatically high into the sky, at a place near Le Puy-en-Velay in France. The basalt needle on which the chapel is built rises approximately 280 feet, and is reached by 268 stone steps that wind their way up the side of the rock. The chapel is surrounded by a walkway that provides a beautiful view of the city with its Puy Notre Dame Cathedral and the old bridge crossing the cusps terminal .
The chapel was built in 962, but the rock needle itself has been a sacred place for thousands of years: a prehistoric dolmen was built there and the Romans dedicated it to Mercury before the Christians built a chapel to St. Michael.
The Chapel was built by the bishop of Puy to celebrate the return of St. Michael who was on pilgrimage to Saint Jacques de Compostela. It was a simple shrine built on a central plan: a square sanctuary a tiny apsidole on each side. This original sanctuary and two of the apsidoles still survive today. The chapel attracted many pilgrims, especially since Le Puy was the starting point for one of the main routes to Santiago de Compostela.

Chefchaouen, the Blue City of Morocco

Chefchaouen is a small charming city of about 40,000 inhabitants located in northeastern Morocco near the Mediterranean Sea. Situated in the heart of Morocco's Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen is a tourist’s delight with affordable accommodations, and above all, a picturesque town set against the dramatic backdrop of the Rif Mountains filled with white-washed homes with distinctive, powder-blue accents.
Chefchaouen was painted blue by the Jewish refugees who lived there during the 1930's. The beauty of Chefchaouen's mountainous surroundings are enhanced by the contrast of the brightly painted medina (old town). It is this beauty and the relaxed atmosphere of the town that makes Chefchaouen very attractive to visitors. The main square in the medina is lined with cafes and filled to the brim with locals and tourist mingling easily. Another reason why backpackers love Chefchaouen is the easy availability of drugs. Tourism in Chaouen is driven by its reputation as center of the marijuana plantations region in North Morocco. During the summer approximately two hundred hotels cater to the influx of European tourists.

Worlds most mysterious landscapes

Efflorescent tower-like rocks, "The Fireplace Fairies" in Turkey.

गणित का टेस्ट

एक बार संता अपने बेटे पप्पू का गणित का टेस्ट ले रहा होता है;

संता: बेटा 5 के बाद क्या आता है?

पप्पू: 6, 7!

संता: वाह, मेरा बेटा तो बड़ा होशियार है, और 6, 7 के बाद क्या आता है?

पप्पू: 8, 9, 10!

संता: शाबाश, और उसके बाद क्या आता है?

पप्पू: गुलाम, बेगम, बादशाह!............

Investment matters

A man got two wishes from God, He asked for the best Drink and Best Woman...

The next moment he got Bisleri and Mother Teresa..

Moral of the story - Investment matters are subject to market risks, So please read the offer documents carefully before investing!!

Religious Thought 29

Peaceful be heaven, peaceful the earth, peaceful the broad space between. Peaceful for us be the running waters, peaceful the plants and herbs! Peaceful to us be the signs of the future, peaceful what is done and undone, peaceful to us be what is and what will be. May all to us be gracious!
- Atharva Veda 19.9

In reply to the question, 'What is the best that people can possess, what brings them truest happiness, what is the sweetest of the sweet, and what is the pleasantest life to live?' the Buddha answered: 'Trust is the best that people can possess; following the way brings happiness; truth is the sweetest of the sweet; and the practice of insight is the pleasantest way to live.'
- Sutta Nipata

Like the corn fields that yield before the ferocious winds, the believers endure trials with fortitude. The hypocrites like cypress trees stand arrogantly until they are knocked down.
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Abu Hurairah

In dreams, the soul transcends the faculties of the body to hold divine communication with the angels.
- St. Athanasius

Prompted by love is greater than prompted by fear.
- Rabbi Simeon ben Eleazar, Talmud

7 Wonders of the World - According to a girl...

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Unusual Fireworks

Unusual long exposure photographs of fireworks look like giant flowers in the night sky

  • Resembling giant three dimensional flowers with their plumes on display, these photographs were in fact taken at this months International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada.
The bright and colourful images were snapped during Spain's entry into the competition and resulted from photographer David Johnson's efforts to add some spontaneity to his work.
Deviating from the standard exposure style that is common among photographers of firework displays, Johnson's decision caused him to fix his focus at certain points around the fireworks when they first went off, and then to refocus his lens at the point of detonation.
Canadian photographer David Johnson used refocusing techniques on a long exposure to capture his images of the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada earlier this monthCanadian photographer David Johnson used refocusing techniques on a long exposure to capture his images of the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada earlier this month

tu hi khuda hai.......

Ek din mujhse kaha khuda ne : Mat kar intezaar uska milna mushkil hai

Maine kaha : Lene de maja intezaar ka agle janam mein to mumkin hai,

Phir khuda ne kaha : Matkar itna pyaar bahut pachtayega.

Muskara kar maine kaha : dekhte hain tu kitna meri ruh ko tadpayega

Phir khuda ne kaha : Hata use ... chal tujhe jannat ki apsara se milvata hoon.....

Maine kaha : Aa neeche.... dekh mere pyaar ka muskarata chehra tujhe jannat ki apsara bhulvata hoon.......

Gusse mein khuda ne kaha : Mat bhul tu ek insaan hai.

Maine kaha : To mila de mujhe mere pyaar se .... aur saabit kar ke tu hi khuda hai.......

Witty Signs!

Sign over a Gynecologist's Office:
*"Dr. Jones, at your cervix." *
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  In a Podiatrist's office:
*"Time wounds all heels." *
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On a Septic Tank Truck:
*Yesterday's Meals on Wheels *
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*On a Plumber's  truck: *
*"We repair what your husband fixed." *
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*On another Plumber's truck: *
*"Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber." *
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*On a Church's Bill board: *
*"7 days without God makes one weak." *
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*At a Tyre Store *
*"Invite us to your next blowout." *
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*On an Electrician's truck: *
*"Let us remove your shorts." *
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*In a Non-smoking Area: *
*"If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate
action." *
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*On a Maternity Room door: *
*"Push. Push. Push." *
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*At an Optometrist's Office: *
*"If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right
place." *
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*On a Taxidermist's window: *
*"We really know our stuff." *
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*On a Fence: *
*"Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!" *
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*At a Car Dealership: *
*"The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment." *
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*Outside a Car Exhaust Store: *
*"No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.." *
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*In a Vets waiting room: *
*"Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!" *
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*In a Restaurant window: *
*"Don't stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up." *
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*In the front yard of a Funeral Home: *
*"Drive carefully. We'll wait." *
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*And don't forget the sign at a *
*"Best place in town to take a leak." *
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*Sign on the back of yet another *
*Septic Tank Truck: *
*"Caution - This Truck is full of Political Promises" *

How to start a fight

How to start a fight with your wife in 2 steps :

1. Ask her to make you eggs, 1 boiled and 1 fried.

2. When she brings the eggs, throw the plate on the table and shout "You boiled the wrong egg"!!! 

Religious Thought 28

I am boundless space. The world is a clay pot. This is the truth. There is nothing to accept, Nothing to reject, Nothing to dissolve.
- Ashtavakra Gita 6:1

If we unbalance Nature, human kind will suffer. Furthermore, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility towards others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy as, if not healthier than we found it.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The false promises of a merchant may persuade a buyer into purchasing his (faulty) goods; but these will be deprived of Allah's blessings.
- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Abu Hurairah

I see my relationship with my heavenly father, with God in heaven--as someone to look to if I want to look for guidance, to feel comfortable with my thoughts, my actions, someone to be accountable to.
Blair Underwood

When a father gives to his son, both laugh. When a son gives to his father, both cry.
- Yiddish proverb





''PANI'' PAR ''PANI'' SE ''PANI'' LIKHNA........................ 

Galti bhoot ki

Reporter: Agar apki biwi ko bhoot chipat jaye toh aap kya karoge?
Santa: Maine kya karna hai,Galti bhoot ki hai khud bhugtega

बच्चे को नहला कर भेजा करो

टीचर ने संता की मम्मी को नोट लिखा: बच्चे को नहला कर भेजा करो.

संता की मम्मी ने वापस भेजा: आप बच्चों को पढ़ाया भी करो, हमेशा कुत्ते की तरह सूंघा मत करो.

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Information about Indian Currency!!!!

Lucky & Unlucky Numbers Around the World

So here’s a pretty cool infographic for ya’ll, Lucky and Unlucky Numbers Around the World. Like the title suggest today’s infographic looks at the different unlucky numbers in various cultures around the world. Admittedly I am not very superstitious although I certainly try to not do things that may bring me bad luck. Here in the United States along with the UK, France, and the Netherland we consider the number seven to be lucky, why? Well like many other things in American culture this has religious roots coming from God making the universe in 7 days and the 7 deadly sins. However it also references the 7 wonders of the ancient world as well as the 7 planets of the ancient world.
A number popping up around the world is the number three, considered to be the perfect number. It even has a saying “all good things come in threes.” There is the triangle which is considered to be an indestructible shape and again we have the biblical reference to the trinity.

10 Things Humans have Saved from Extinction

As humans, we are a paradoxical animal. Our history has been punctuated by scientific discoveries, allowing us to advance and improve the way we live. Simultaneously, we use these very same wonderful breakthroughs to inflict needless pain. Aptly, we call this ‘human nature.’ With all the bad press we give each other, we often lose sight of the good we are capable of. An increasing cultural focus on environmentalism has emphasized the many wonderful forms of life which we have carelessly wiped out. To help bring us back down to Earth, here are ten animals and plants who owe their continued existence entirely to humanity.
Head Lice
The common head louse is only able to survive on humans. Many parasites are species specific – we often forget that when one creature goes extinct, so too do dozens of parasites which are species specific to it. Nevertheless, of all the many human-specific parasites, head lice are of interest as they are one of the few from which we benefit. A childhood infestation by head lice, although irritating, is a harmless affair. However, especially in places with poor sanitation, head lice boost natural immunity to the more dangerous body louse which transmits a number of harmful and potentially deadly diseases. Modern civilization has all but destroyed the need for the benefits of head lice, but those who live in poverty still benefit from this natural immunization. As a species, therefore, head lice still help us, and they in turn cannot survive without humans to live on. Although we may not have intended it, simply by continuing to exist we have allowed this species to survive, and even today people benefit from it.

Graffiti Meets Sculpture

Graffiti meets sculpture in colorful figures that explode through the canvas 

A French artist is blending graffiti, sculpture and traditional painting to create a series of stunning artworks that literally jump out of the canvas.
Marchal Mithouard, whose tag name is Shaka, uses a variety of everyday objects for his striking pieces which feature aggressive figures portrayed in stunning vibrant colours.
The technique, known as bas-relief, involves making certain elements of the work more prominent than others by either carving away material or adding new layers. It is not new having been used widely in Italy during the Renaissance and even earlier in other parts of the world.
One of the incredible pieces by French French artist Marchal Mithouard, who goes by the monicker Shaka, which blend graffiti with sculptureOne of the incredible pieces by French artist Marchal Mithouard, who goes by the monicker Shaka, which blend graffiti with sculpture

The Floating Jail

The Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC) is an 800-bed jail barge used to hold inmates for New York City as part of the New York City Department of Corrections as part of the vast Rikers Island jail complex. Built in New Orleans for $161 million and brought to New York in 1992 to reduce overcrowding in the island's land-bound buildings for a lower price under a David Dinkins-led crime initiative, it is designed to handle inmates from medium- to maximum-security in 16 dormitories and 100 cells. Due to the facility being on the water, a minimum of three maritime crew is maintained under Coast Guard regulations. It was opened in 1992 and was named for Vernon C. Bain, a warden who died in a car accident. In the same accident, Officer Theresa M. Brown and her nine year old daughter Tracy Hope Diaz were severely injured. It has been used by the city of New York, as a prison, but has also temporarily held juvenile inmates. 

Life Is Very Simple

Think,Before Scrolling Down
Answer Is 1
See the First Line..

Moral : Life Is Very Simple ,Don't Complicate It 

Is it twelve or thirteen??

This is the cleverest  I've ever seen.

Please wait until the group changes positions.

Is it twelve or thirteen??
How is It Possible - 12 or 13? 

This will drive you crazy!

Where does the extra man come from?

Don't ask me; I haven't figured it out yet!!
When you do please let me know!

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Blue Pond in Hokkaido, Japan

The Blue Pond is located in the left bank of the River Bieigawa, southeast of the town of Biei in Hokkaido, Japan, about 2.5 km northwest from the Platinum hot springs at the foot of Mt. Tokachi. The pond gets its name from the unnaturally bright blue hue of its water. With tree stumps protruding from the surface of the water, not unlike Lake Kaindy, the Blue Pond has an ethereal and enchanting appearance.
The Blue Pond wasn’t there from very long. It’s an artificial pond created when a dam was erected to protect the region from mudflows that might occur from the nearby volcano on Mt. Tokachi. In the wake of the eruption on December 1988, the Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau decided to construct a dam upstream on the Bieigawa river to prevent mudflow. Water blocked by the dam now accumulates in a depression in the forest creating the Blue Pond.
The blue color of the pond has not been fully explained but is attributed to the presence of aluminum hydroxide in the water that reflects the shorter wavelength blue light the same way the earth’s atmosphere does. The color of the pond also changes depending on what angle you look at it from and even at different times of the day. Although the water appears blue when viewed from the land, the color is not found in the water itself.
The picturesque town of Biei has been a popular tourist destination for years, but the Blue Pond became a global attraction only recently after Apple included an image of the aquamarine pond in the recently released OS X Mountain Lion

Religious Thought 27

Though it seems a harmless gauge of time, a day, To those who fathom its form, is a saw steadily cutting the tree of life.
- Tirukkural 34: 334

This is the work of those who are skilled and peaceful, who seek the good: May they be able and upright, straightforward, of gentle speech and not proud. May they be content and easily supported, unburdened, with their senses calmed. May they be wise, not arrogant and without desire for the possessions of others. May they do nothing mean or that the wise would reprove. May all things be happy. May they live in safety and joy.
- Metta Suta

Firmness of heart is needed for achievement, but a firm friend does not lack friends. Be a firm friend, that you may find friends innumerable; for without friends you will be left helpless. Generally the wolf seizes his prey at the moment when a year-old sheep has strayed alone from the flock.
- Rumi

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
- William Blake

The six days of war must receive their ultimate meaning from the seventh day, which is peace and celebration.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Religious Thought 26

The ultimate Consciousness is always present everywhere. It is beyond space and time, with not before or after. It is undeniable and obvious. So what can be said about it?
- Abhinavagupta

Prostrating himself he cried, "You indeed are the noble one; I, the ignoble, feel abashed on your account. You are perfect and still remain obedient to His command; and I, barely a fraction, remain unjust, wicked, and unguided. You are perfect, yet are humble and fear the Lord; and I, the tainted, am averse and hostile."
- Rumi

Cast yourself in the arms of God and be very sure that if He wants anything of you, He will fit you for the work and give you strength.
- St. Philip Neri

An individual is a person, when and because he knows himself as such; a group is a people, when and because it knows itself as such.
- Mordechai Kaplan, "Future of the American Jew," 1948

You idiot, that’s me

Two blondes are walking down the street one day when they find a compact on the ground. One of them picks it up, opens it, and looks into the mirror. “Hey, this picture looks kind of familiar,” she says.

The other blonde grabs the compact, looks into the mirror, and says, “You idiot, that’s me!

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कुंवारों के लिए शादी Alpenlibe टॉफी की तरह है

- जी ललचाये…. रहा न जाए….!

शादीशुदा लोगों के लिए Clormint की तरह

- दोबारा मत पूछना….! 

Religious Thought 25

On this ever-revolving wheel of being The individual self goes round and round Through life after life, believing itself To be a separate creature, until It sees its identity with the Lord of Love And attains immortality in the indivisible whole.
- Shvetashvatara Upanishad

Those who attain perfect wisdom are forever inspired by the conviction that the infinitely varied forms of this world, in all their relativity, far from being a hindrance and a dangerous distraction to the spiritual path, are really a healing medicine. Why? Because by the very fact that they are interdependent on each other and therefore have no separate self, they express the mystery and the energy of all-embracing love. Not just the illumined wise ones but every single being in the interconnected world is a dweller in the boundless infinity of love.
- Prajnaparmita

Prostrating himself he cried, "You indeed are the noble one; I, the ignoble, feel abashed on your account. You are perfect and still remain obedient to His command; and I, barely a fraction, remain unjust, wicked, and unguided. You are perfect, yet are humble and fear the Lord; and I, the tainted, am averse and hostile."
- Rumi

Faith wouldn't be faith without having to trust what is unseen...God wants us to put one foot in front of the other and just step out on faith.
Rebecca St. James

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody.
- Herbert Swope, address, Dec. 20, 1950


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