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Hidden places of Europe

The Transfăgărăsan is the second-highest paved road in Romania which connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia. It built as a strategic military route.

Transragarasan road by Corbis-Alamy
Photo by Corbis/Alamy

The road is 90 km long, it twists and turns run north to south across the tallest sections of the Southern Carpathians, between the highest peak in the country, Moldoveanu.

Trift Bridge is one of the most spectacular pedestrian suspension bridges of the Alps in Switzerland. It is 100 meters high and 170 meters long, and is poised above the region of the Trift Glacier.

Trift Bridge by Svetlana Peric
Photo by Svetlana Peric.

It was built in 2004 modeled after Nepalese three-rope bridges. This is considered to be one of the longest and highest pedestrian suspension bridges in the Alps.

The Škocjan Caves in Slovenia, Djavolja Varos in Serbia, Chinchón in Spain, the Pic du Midi de Bigorre in France and other amazing places in Europe which are not so known nevertheless can amaze people at first sight…

We invite interested parties to submit a digital photograph for possible publication in Blue Line website and to win 100 USD.

To enter Blue Line Photography Contest, Submit your Photo

Imaginary journey to the world of Tuaregs

Their house is a tent, their wardrobe is a branch, their kitchen is a camp-fire, their money is a goat, a sheep or a camel but they can call a huge areas – the Aïr Mountains and the Tenere desert – as their homeland in the South Sahara.

Tuareg with fire
Their kitchen is only a camp-fire | Photo by Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak

Members of the Kel Tedele Tuareg clan live nomadic life, the name means ‘outlying inhabitants’.  For strangers maybe seems the Touilmas walley is itself th Eden, where all creatures live together and use same language. Members of the Kel Tedele love gloomy range of the Aïr Mountains. They know exactly where there are water reserves hidden in the cliffs that could save their lives if they are too far away from the wells.

Tuaregs in the desert
Tuaregs in the desert | Photo by Maria Minina

For them really different things mean challenges than those who live outside of their worlds. What they can’t reach by their own power or with some helpers, it no longer belongs to them…Join us to take an Imaginary journey to the world of Tuaregs

We invite interested parties to submit a digital photograph for possible publication in Blue Line website and to win 100 USD.

To enter Blue Line Photography Contest, Submit your Photo

Star of December – Gus Navarro photographer

I am an Amateur Photographer. I live in San Diego North County, California. My passion is be able to capture the Ocean’s Majesty…” – Gus Navarro.

El Mar - San Diego, California
El Mar – San Diego, California | Photo by Gus Navarro
Flamingo mother is feeding its baby
Flamingo mother is feeding its baby | Photo by Gus Navarro
Pelican babies
Pelican babies on the beach | Photo by Gus Navarro

Click here and see more breath-taking photos by Gus Navarro – When a photographer have a great regard for the Nature, pictures speak for themselves…

Chukotka – Land of the Yarangas

Chukotka (Chukotka Autonomous Okrug) is a special world which is bordered in the north by the Chukchi Sea and the East Siberian Sea. Hidden corners of it still live families almost prehistoric living conditions, they are blood relationship to the nature. Those who are brave enough to visit there easy will be fall in love with this cold-hearted, yet attractive countryside.

Chukchi - Reindeer
Chukchi reindeer horde | Photo by Tero Mustonen

Chukotka has 57 thousand inhabitants. From point of European view these nomadic indigenous live without almost every convenience but perfectly suited to the wild environment. So much so, that the civilized world has many tools – such as kayaking, snow tread, anoraks or special hooks – which are took over from these people.

Chukchi man
Chukchi man | Photo by Péter Erdélyi

Awesome experience that at the beginning of the third millennium there are people who born and grow up in prehistoric circumstances. Click here and discover Land of the Yarangas…

Beauty of a young democracy – Namibia

Namibia so many aspects – from historical, political, ethnic and economic side – is an especially thought-provoking place. This country lived under rule of three powers (German, English, South African). a young democracy with the typical problems of corruption in almost every level of society, various personality cult with aid of a morally is not 100% stable police, bureaucracy everywhere and despite development with a growing gap between the poor and the elite.

Herero boy

Photo by Alessandro Vanucci

The Herero tribe is an unique among southern Africa’s indigenous people.  They are traditionally are nomadic pastoralists. The Herero believe in a Supreme Being, called Omukuru however, the majority have been converted to Christianity.

Desert elephants

Photo by Olivier Delaere

Although not a separate species, and not much different from other savannah elephants because they have adapted to their dry, semi-desert environment. Click here, see more amazing photos and  discover the beautiful Namibia

“Walk” of the Easter Island’s mysterious statues

The Easter Island about 1,600 years ago has colonized by the Polynesians. But they made more difficult themselves own lives. They used fire as a tool in agriculture, too many palm trees were cut which together with intensive farming led to soil erosion. In addition to this various conflicts, the cannibalism and the strong population decline also were unbearable. When the Europeans in the 18th century arrived to the island, the once thriving civilization have been found only in traces.

The myterious Moai stand beneath the Milky Way rising from the East | Photo by C Richardson

Contrasted with earlier theories mysterious statues of Easter Island got to their places without wheels and help of draught animals by natives. These moai statues are standing guard, turn their back on the Pacific Ocean. They don’t reveal their secrets, especially how they got to their places. Well, thanks to a new experiment maybe finally managed to decipher it.  Click here and watch a video of their walk…

Sleepless Nights of Iceland

Jökulsárlón lake, Iceland

Considered the deepest glacial lake in Iceland, Jökulsárlón Lake which lies south of the Vatnajokull glacier (meaning Glacier of Rivers) , stretches over an area of 18 km2. It has become a major tourist attraction of the country following the shooting of a film in the James Bond saga, “A View to a Kill” in 1985.

Photo by Fabrice Pierre

Jökulsárlón lake houses a large colony of seals that find refuge on the pieces of iceberg that broke away from the glacier. Despite the comings and goings of tourists strolling on amphibious vehicles, seals seem to keep their composure and come to rest.  More breathtaking pictures here…

When a culture disappears

Nukak Maku are Colombia’s last nomads. Two decades ago, the world did not know of their existence. Their heads are shaved, their faces are painted and their home is the rainforest.

Photo by Niels van Iperen

In San Jose, which is a small town in cocaine and war-torn South-east Colombia started a catholic celebration when all of a sudden these people arrived to there for six years ago. Locals were surprised when 77 shaved heads people stood in front the church. Men with one meter long blow-pipes, women with uncovered breasts and children with monkeys on their shoulders.

Locals just wanted to help this nomad hunter, gatherer population. But for this process somebody paid with his life and with it a culture will disappear slowly in the 21st century in the heart of South America…See more pictures and read more here

Children Drawing Competition by Blue Line

Blue Line gives possibility for the world’s children to communicate in their way which stands over the language, the culture and the racial prejudices. Our target is to bring closer the world’s children for a better understanding and a greater tolerance. Because of this the Blue Line announces a Children Drawing Competition.

Period of the Competiton:

June 1, 2012 – November 30, 2012 with new competition theme in every months. We wait the competition works to the last day of every months.

Period of the first part is:

June 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012

Theme of June: “The World as I see it”

Conditions:

– 6 to 14 years old children can participate from around the world

– The competition work can be made with pencil, crayon or watercolor as well. We don’t accept works which made by computer graphic.

– To apply with the scanned works only throught e-mail to this link: http://www.bluelyn.com/submit/ ( .jpg format, max 1 MB size)

– Need to attach to the competition work : the name, the age, the country and need to add a short (minimum 3, maximum 10 sentences description)

– We only one competition work accept from every competitor in every month.

The Blue Line publishes all competition works in its online magazine and its wordpress as well.

Awards:

In every month the two most popular competition works ( from age of 6 to 10 and from age of 11 to 14) share in book rewards. In addition the Blue Line gives possibility to personal introducing and to show more drawings on the online magazine for the two winners.  Announcement of the results on the first day of every months.

At the end of the competiton the most popular competition work will get a Digitizer tablet. Announcement of the results of the winner: 1st January, 2013.

The prizes will be sent by mail to the winners by the Blue Line.

Photo of March – The Winner Picture from our Reader

Photo of the Month – March, 2012

“Rust never sleeps”

Oxidated ship at dawn in Barahona, Dominican Republic by Jürgen Warschun

Thank you for your votes! Congratulation Jürgen!

For Photographer – Send a picture!

Blue Line to link the world together, thus we need to see the life around you. You can submit your photography here http://www.bluelyn.com/submit/ to get a chance for your picture to be displayed in our website’s galleries.

“I love Italy” – great shots of the great photographer

“The past is always present not only in places but in people’s daily lives” – said about Italy Leonard Freed

Naples, 1956. Photo by Leonard Freed
Rome, 1958. Photo by Leonard Freed

He is considered among the world’s greatest photographers of the last century. Best known for his images of the movement for the emancipation of African Americans. But Freed had a special relationship with Italy, who visited dozens of times and he called one of the biggest sources of inspiration. His shots in Rome, Florence, Naples, Milan and Palermo in particular tell the human side of this country, as was also the style of empathic Freed.  See more great pictures from this great photographer …

Influence of Fathers on their children

Do you remember these picture where we can see famous fathers with their children?

To be a father lot more than fill the roles of protector, guardian and playmateFour days ago I brought to home our first newborn baby from the hospital and on the first day I burst into tears. I feel that I don’t like her as much as should be. I’m desperate.” – wrote a fresh father on a forum of the Internet. “The first year is like a roller coaster. Become to a father is a very hard thing. But don’t give up!” – replied another father to him.

Pablo Picasso with his son, Claude. The legendary painter wasn't his children's playmate, but he told them many fascinating stories. Photo by Robert Capa
Ernest Hemingway with his son, Gregory. The writer would be much better pleased if he had a daughter. Gregory later commented on their relationship: "I'm one of the product of my father's emotional disasters." Photo by Rober Capa

Scientists have long recognized that men also have a number of capabilities, which were long attributed exclusively to mothers: empathy, trust, positive impact on his children lives. However, that they become for a “committed fathers”, first they have to known themselves feelings.

See the other pictures: Frank Zappa, Thomas Mann, Clint Eastwood, Charlie Chaplin, John F. Kennedy with their children and read more…