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Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad District of Maharashtra, India.

The caves include paintings and sculptures described by the government Archaeological Survey of India as "the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly painting", which are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales. The style of Ajanta has exerted a considerable influence in India and elsewhere, extending, in particular, to Java.

The site is a protected monument in the care of the Archaeological Survey of...

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UK: Souvenir collection

UK Trips: 2014, 2003, 2000, and 1999.

Having your sister live in another country is terrible [don't meet as often] and terrific [ awesome in discovering another country!]. Here I focus on the terrific aspect! Love discovering UK and love collecting souvenirs.


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  Monday, Feb 2, 2015..   As of 6 a.m., 19.3 inches of snow fell at O'Hare International Airport and 19.2 inches at Midway International Airport, according to the National Weather Service. WGN TV Reports that Super Bowl Blizzard is officially Chicago's 5th biggest storm in Chicago [January 31-February 2, 2015 ]. Sunday, Feb 1, 2015..  High Entertainment Value Day.. as 49th Super Bowl [ XLIX] day coincided with Chicago Blizzard. New England Patriots won against Seattle Seahawks [Final score: 28 - 24]. Half-time delivered by Katy Perry. I...
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Happy Republic Day!!! As an Indian in the US, I curiously note the contrasting news coverage of the same event! Monday, Jan 26, India celebrates its 66th Republic Day and President Barack Obama is the chief guest for the event. He is the first US president to attend India’s Republic Day Parade. It is the first time that a US President to visiting India for the second time [2010 & 2015], and also the first time a US president is visiting India exclusively, and not as a part of his trip to Asia! This is the seventh time a US President is visiting India. So I believed...
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Upwells - by Stephen Luecking

 Installed: 1990

 Granite and bronze / 40' high spire

 Acquired: through John Needles Chester Fund and Illinois "Percent for Art" Program.

 Location: Central plaza, south of Beckman Institute at UIUC University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

It  illustrates the basic principles of astronomy that deal with the motion of the earth through the solar system.

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Sylvia Shaw Judson

Wikipedia informs.. click here.. Shaw was born in 1897 in Lake Forest, Illinois, near Chicago, the daughter of prominent Chicago architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. She attended the Westover School in Connecticut. In 1917, she married Clay Judson (1892–1960), a Chicago lawyer. She studied with Anna Hyatt Huntington and Albin Polasek at the Art Institute of Chicago and went to Paris in 1920 to continue her studies under Antoine Bourdelle at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Judson was influenced by Chinese sculpture...
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