I Don’t Trust Words, I Trust Pictures

“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.”
Gilles Peress

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At the Zoo

Dear Friends,I hope your weekend was great and your Monday was calm. If not, then you MUST watch my new short video devoted to our four-legged little brothers who always inspire us and support! There are no more loyal friends as they are! Welcome to Sosto Zoo in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary! Among exciting highlights there are the monkey feeder, the Oceanary with polar bears and Seal Show, or camel rides through the forest. Click below:

Friday 13, What’s Behind?

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As I wrote in my book, Ukrainian superstitions sometimes seem to be weird and illogical. However, not all of them are meaningless. Besides mythical explanation, omens often are of large practical meaning. Let us talk about the origin of the most common ones. Oh, I feel that I am not alone now, some mystical spirits guiding my fingers on the keyboard. Ah!

Friday 13 makes Ukrainian shiver with fear. Popular superstition became widespread due to historical events. On Friday, October 13th, 1307, King Philip IV of France, in league with Pope Clement V ordered all Templars to be rounded up and thrown in prison. The Knights were accused of numerous crimes including heresy and treason. After a short court trial, all of them were burnt on fire. Thereafter this day is considered to be unhappy. Ukrainians (along with other nations) believe that bad news is delivered on Friday 13, and many important deeds remain to be unsuccessful”.

Are you superstitious?

Hope your Friday 13 will be lucky!

Yours Ann

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Transit Zone

 

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THEY have not SEEN each other for more than nine months. She left for the other continent last year. It happened three months before they firstly saw each other after a one year emailing. She could not miss the chance of her life – she headed for her dream come true. Their love seed has been already planted, they were unaware of it though. Months of web messages and no live chatting scared their longing souls who were left alone in the ocean of every day routine. Each one kept the non-lit love flame deep inside. And today finally she landed on his continent on the way home. Eleven hours between flights turned his weekend laundry time topsy-turvy – he needed to see her, he could not let this idea go. A million typical romantic airport scenes played out in his head. He was starving to hear her voice, and to see her blue eyes. The missing emptiness honeycombed his broken heart – he was feverish. The same hotel rooms were his only shelter from loneliness. An unknown feeling settled in his wounded heart, he did not give it a name, neither a meaning yet. There was no time to sort him out – life and work sucked up almost all his energy. However, today everything was different. A man of action after a lot of sleeping awoke in him. The last day of June presented him a date with that lovely girl who was sitting and waiting for him in the transit zone.

 

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A cute blonde with misty light blue eyes could not believe she would see HIM today. That was a spontaneous gesture of him, which might mean something, yet she did not dare to wish more. He outsmarted to police, his administrative experience came in handy. For the first time in his entire life he left himself as a hero – a knight in his shiny armors. Girls do love fairy tales and always fall in love with that handsome knight who is ready for any deed. His imagination directed the best film scenes and then….time stood still, his hazel eyes were laid on her. For some endless moment silence in the air was so thick that they could hear only the beats of their hearts.

 

 

 

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Not mine, but based on true facts, story!

Love and be loved, and stay away of transit zones!

Love you all,

Yours Writer

Find Your Photo

Hello, my dear Friends,

October is the most challenging period for every photographer, there are so many fabulous moments to capture. Sometimes we, photographers, can be even confused where to start.

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Topics and occasions are of great variety. For example, many are looking forward to celebrating Halloween and I shooted cute and not too scaring decoration. Let us sweet away all evils from our houses.

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Colorful October leaves are everywhere and they take perfect positions to be noticed by your searching eyes.

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All my creative shots are available for your company or business, they can be edited complying with your purposes: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/anrostudio?language=en

Find your photo and enjoy it! In case you need something that is not listed at my portfolio, please let me know!!!!!

Have a great October week!

Love you all,

Yours A

Autumn 🍂 Fibers

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Autumn fibers were penetrating his body and teasing his mind with deep thoughts. Today he meets fall season alone. Jeremey could not stay at home at this shining September Saturday, he felt desperate for getting out and grab a piece of life. Among trees you can’t feel yourself fooled by people who always use you for favors and never befriend with you without second thought. While sitting in the cozy gazebo Jerey’s sensitive soul is in shelter from money eyes. He never took life easy and never for granted, but cruelty and heartless always amazed him to despair. Jerey knew you come to this life only once – every minute must be filled with love and respect to the slightest amazing detail. Though his eyes saw the opposite and his ears were ringing like alarm 🔔. Every book, every life story, every motion, every wish and every breathe find the same way towards profit. Classic and dangerous theme with slippery road where everyone drives crazily without rules. Jerey possessed a blessed sense of observation, he loved to collect the life moments. He always followed the river direction, never turned against. Franny, his wife, sometimes did not understand him fully, but she was in love with his emotional look at life. Her hubby was gifted. He did not write his books, he actually lived them. Jerey Writer was happy when his words seated comfortably in his head. A passionate writer and lover of life, he made love with his thoughts. Yet sometimes he wanted them more than her, and she get accustomed to it. Fran found her own delights – she painted and made love with her colors. Her painting brush made her blush, there were no prohibited strokes. Two artistic souls were together and, at the same time, each of them alone – happy in their own created worlds. They felt odd being humans, he wanted to become his printing buttons, while she – her painting brush…

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Healthy Sleep in Healthy Body

My dear little Friends,

Today is Sunday and there is no need to rush from your beds after pressing the alarm of your stubborn clock. Weekend is the best excusse to let yourself stay in bed longer and enjoy the warm atmosphere of your soft pillows. Be lazy and keep in mind that healthy sleep is not less important than healthy food and daily exercises. Stay healthy and grab every minute of your life!

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Two Green Apples, Red Berry and Chamomile

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Two green apples, red berry and chamomile is my unique composition that is the only one at shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/ru/image-photo/two-green-apples-red-berry-chamomile-718678756?src=m3zt6NUeGZWmbyyPj_Dj-g-1-3

Keep yourself healthy and remember that 75% of your daily food intake should contain fruits and vegetables.

Have a healthy Saturday!!!

Love you all,

Yours A

Four-Legged Friends

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One eye and a leg

this pictures speaks about itself.

I will never be content

without lens-through look

into life 

of our four-legged friends.         (Ann AnRo)

My poem and set of pictures about four-legged friends at shutterstock: https://www.shutterstock.com/ru/image-photo/cat-sleeps-on-grass-718019365

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And a set of my pictures entitle Four-Legged Friends https://www.shutterstock.com/ru/g/anrostudio/sets/65284740 is available for download and can be incorporated into a product, service, ad campaign, or almost any scenario. Also some photos can be edited by you complying with your interests or purposes. Hope my interesting photos can be of valuable assistance to many people and their businesses. Be so kind and spread a word on my works at shutterstock: https://www.shutterstock.com/ru/g/anrostudio. Thank you for your kind support. It means everything to me.

Wish you a very creative and productive week as well as only fruitful work!

Take care

Yours Ann

FROM PAST TO PRESENT ONE CUSTOM

My dear little Friends,

I am happy to see you visiting my blog. Hope all of you are doing well and enjoy your weekend. I am a bit not too frequent blogger last days, but I have a serious accuse. My work on my book is steaming and coming to its final word, which makes my heart jump from delight. Moreover, I cannot refuse a little pleasure and share with you

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some teasing fragments to gain your reader’s appetite. This is an excerpt from the last chapter of my book devoted to Ukrainian customs. Some fascinating description of one of the most mysterious holidays with roots from Pagan times (and do not forget to look at my shutterstock gallery where there are many new images https://www.shutterstock.com/g/anrostudio?language=en:

 

“My sweet Reader, in summer we have one more holiday, which may be particularly interesting for you as it is not so popularized and talked about, but absolutely beautiful and even mysterious. At night (July 6-7)  Ukrainians dive to water to celebrate Ivana Kupala. This holiday is related directly to water and the sun, and is celebrated on fresh air. I see your hungry faces – I will tell you all I know.
It is impossible to name the exact date of this holiday now. Somebody assumes that its first recall falls to XII century, however, its story goes deep down. The majority of researchers are of the opinion that this holiday existed from the early period of family-tribe relations. The talk is about the ancient trypilska and skiff-sarmatska cultures, i.e. the day of Ivana Kupala was celebrated minimum three thousand years ago, which is confirmed by many archeological excavations.
It is certainly known that for Slavs Ivana Kupala’s day was not the only entertaining holiday, but the basic concept of their Slav’s world. The point is that in ancient times this holiday fell on Midsummer day – 20th of June according to the old style. Heavenly body attains its maximum peak and power reminding about the fact that time turns to winter and the nights get longer. Slavs were obstinate sun-worshipers and could not accept the situation, and therefore the tradition of making large fires became their salvation. It was believed that the sun feeds on new energy so that darkness cannot win. At present, Ivana Kupala holiday is the bright example of interlacement of pagan and Christian customs, which is tightly related to the day of John the Baptist that is celebrated July 7 complying with the new style.
In accordance with the tradition at Ivana Kupala’s night, many various rites were performed. And even today Kupala’s night is found to be one of the most powerful when everything around fills with healing and magical properties. The main forces are water, fire, and herbs.
Mass bathing is one of the main rituals of Kupala’s day. It was reckoned that at this day evil spirits vanished from lakes and rivers so that people could swim without being afraid. Slavs also believed that at this time water was of some magical power that helped you to clean your body and soul from evil. Those ones, who lived far from any water source, used home saunas and baths.
One of the peculiar features of Kupala’s night is cleaning fires. The old custom to jump through fires is still one of the most popular favorite entertainment. Girls and boys who jumped the highest were expected to be happy and live long lives. Also was deeded that this-day-fire could deprive of illnesses and diseases.
Ivana Kupala’s night is indeed the magical holiday. Slavs believed that even plants and animals could speak at this day. People were haunting for different plants and herbs that are found to be magical. It is the holiday of many beliefs and expectations, Ukrainians still follow its main rituals and add new ones to enjoy it to the full!”