I was looking through the Facebook site with the best user name out there … Vagina Devil Magic and came across this artist, Meike Hakkaart, also known as ArtofMaquenda and I thought her artwork was fantastic. Look and judge for yourself. ABOUT THE ARTIST (IN HER OWN WORDS) My name is Meike Hakkaart, also known […]

Women in sexual professions have always distinguished themselves from other women, from the mores of the time, by pushing the boundaries of style. The most celebrated concubines and courtesans in history set the trends in their respective courts. The great dames of burlesque — Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee — boasted a signature style on- and offstage, reflecting broader-than-life personalities.

Given that photography was still an emerging technology, an emerging creative medium, when these “working girls” posed for William Goldman in the 1890s at a Reading, Pennsylvania brothel, the entire exercise transcends their initial business liaison. The instantaneous concept of click-and-shoot was still decades away. To be photographed required sitting very still. The women featured in Goldman’s collection obviously caught his eye. Not just anyone is asked to be the subject of artistic documentation.

The Christian church then selected December 25 because the day of the delivery of Jesus as a method in its enlargement process, wherein it systematically sought to absorb and merge its celebrations with the pagan rites of the numerous transformed peoples.
The Christmas ritual become evolving with the centuries, what we have a good time today may be very distant from those first Christmas, and responds especially to customs originating inside the nineteenth century and to the impact of the consumer society.

Oymyakon, Russia is a rural locality (a selo) in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located along the Indigirka River, 30 kilometers (19 mi) northwest of Tomtor on the Kolyma Highway. It is the coldest permanently inhabited settlement on Earth.

Dallol, Ethiopia currently holds the official record for record high average temperature for an inhabited location on Earth, and an average annual temperature of 35°C (95°F) was recorded between 1960 and 1966. Dallol is also one of the most remote places on Earth, but paved roads to the nearby village of Hamedela are being built. Still, the most important mode of transport besides jeeps are the camel caravans that travel to the area to collect salt.