Discussion in 'Serious Discussion' started by Hazar, Oct 16, 2010.
@ mekwion - u could use one post for all four links... ;-)
anyway, since I can't post any picture yet, here's a (pseudo-)link (also no posting possible yet ):
Padang Padang Beach, Bali
h t t p :// w w w .flickr.com/photos/arwan/2422478758/
Was 3 days in Paris and that means taking photo's.
Sadly is the camera + Phone + wallet too big for my pocket inside jacket so I left camera at hotel and took the photo's with Phone which is not the perfect one but still works very good at day and good at night.
Anyway, 2 pictures of the famous tower in Paris. Will show more later.
One of them is token from a boat tour, the other one is taken from near the tower itself. Was standing at that time under it when it suddenly the tower started to blink for 5 minutes so ran for a spot to catch a photo from outside.
There are some great photo's in this thread . . .
I'll put up a few, as soon as I get the controls figured out . . . LOL !
Fishing is one of my favorite pastimes !
I am trying to figure out how to embed a large pic and not a thumbnail . . .
Caroline, the Mom of a friend of my Nephew's at a Little League game . . .
My Nephew, aka the "Kinetic King" . . . LOL !
If I remember correctly, you need to go to Insert Image from URL tab and uncheck Retrieve Remote File and Reference Locally. In that case you would have to use an external provider to host your image i.e. imageshack or photobucket
Having said that - there is nothing wrong with using thumbs ... just a matter of personal preference
OK . . . No problem !
I imagine the thumbnails take up less bandwidth than an embedded photo, too ?
Probably, but my primary concern here is to avoid having a horizontal scroll bar for hi-res images. Looks ugly IMO...
I would only worry about bandwidth in case of embedding videos i.e. FLVs. Every time I check the Music Thread my Internet connection chocks up for a few secs
Of course that's partly because I am on a 40 posts per page option
i use imgur.com and insert direct link option
The big stone
I want to china
Library of Alexandria (EN)/Bibliotheca Alexandria (FR)/Maktabat al-Iskandarīyah (AR)
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina or Maktabat al-Iskandarīyah is a major library and cultural center located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. It is both a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, and an attempt to rekindle something of the brilliance that this earlier center of study and erudition represented.
The idea of reviving the old library dates back to 1974, when a committee set up by Alexandria University selected a plot of land for its new library, between the campus and the seafront, close to where the ancient library once stood. The notion of recreating the ancient library was soon enthusiastically adopted by other individuals and agencies. One leading supporter of the project was former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak; UNESCO was also quick to embrace the concept of endowing the Mediterranean region with a center of cultural and scientific excellence. An architectural design competition, organized by UNESCO in 1988 to choose a design worthy of the site and its heritage, was won by Snøhetta, a Norwegian architectural office, from among more than 1,400 entries. At a conference held in 1990 in Aswan, the first pledges of funding for the project were made: USD $65 million, mostly from the Arab states. Construction work began in 1995 and, after some USD $220 million had been spent, the complex was officially inaugurated on October 16, 2002.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is trilingual, containing books in Arabic, English and French. In 2010, the library received a generous donation of 500,000 books from the National Library of France, Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF). The gift makes the Bibliotheca Alexandrina the sixth-largest Francophone library in the world. The BA also is now the largest depository of French books in the Arab world, surpassing those of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, in addition to being the main French library in Africa.
Photos of the library
Building and library features
The dimensions of the project are vast: the library has shelf space for eight million books, with the main reading room covering 70,000 m² on eleven cascading levels. The complex also houses a conference center; specialized libraries for maps, multimedia, the blind and visually impaired, young people, and for children; four museums; four art galleries for temporary exhibitions; 15 permanent exhibitions; a planetarium; and a manuscript restoration laboratory. The library's architecture is equally striking. The main reading room stands beneath a 32-meter-high glass-panelled roof, tilted out toward the sea like a sundial, and measuring some 160 m in diameter. The walls are of gray Aswan granite, carved with characters from 120 different human scripts.
The collections at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina were donated from all over the world. The Spanish donated documents that detailed their period of Moorish rule. The French also donated, giving the library documents dealing with the building of the Suez Canal.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina maintains the only copy and external backup of the Internet Archive.
World is so big an beautiful. There are many place in all over the world. My favourite place is Switzerland in all over the world. This place is heaven on the earth and land of water. I like to spent my time on this place.
One of my favorite places - Grand Canyon, south trim...picture taken on 12/31/1999 with 35mm camera almost 12 years ago
Yep, that's me on the picture
That's a great picture. I guess you need to be free from giddiness... Lol.