Jan 3, 2012

The Oak Chapel of Allouville-Bellefosse

The World Beautiful Oak Chapel located in the small French farming village of Allouville-Bellefosse France is an ancient oak tree, whose hollowed out trunk is home to two small chapels, reached by a spiral staircase surrounding the truck. Nobody knows how old the tree is but is speculated to be around 800 and 1,200 years old, making it one of the oldest tree in the world.

In the 1600s, the tree was stuck by lightning that burnt the tree right through its center and hollowed out the trunk. Yet instead of dying, the tree started to sprout new leaves and acorns in abundance. The tree’s miraculous survival drew the of the local Abbot Du Détroit and father Du Cerceau. They determined that the lighting striking and hollowing the tree was an event that had happened for a holy purpose. So they built a shrine to the Virgin Mary directly into the hollow of the tree. Later another small chapel and a stair case climbing the outside of the tree was added. The chapels were named Notre Dame de la Paix ("Our Lady of Peace") and the Chambre de l'Ermite ("Hermit's room").

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Things almost took a very bad turn for the tree during the French revolution. The tree became an emblem of the old system of governance and tyranny as well as the church that aided and abetted it. A crowd descended upon the village, intent on burning the tree to the ground. A quick thinking local quickly renamed the oak the "temple of reason" sparing it a fiery fate.

Today the common oak is showing signs of age and stress. Now held up by poles, part of the 33-foot trunk has died and the majority of the tree has been covered over with wooden shingles where the bark has fallen away. Although Chene Chappelle’s host tree has begun to wane, its congregation still gathers twice a year for Mass and the tree is still the destination of annual pilgrimage on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin.

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Dec 2, 2011

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Aug 5, 2011

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1 I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

2 Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

3 I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather.. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.

4 The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on the list.

5 Sex is not the answer. Sex is the question. “Yes” is the answer.

6 Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship.

7 We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police.

8 Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.

9 We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

10 Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.

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11 Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

12 War does not determine who is right – only who is left.

13 If I agreed with you we’d both be wrong.

14 The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

15 Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.

16 Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 years telling them to sit down and shut-up.

17 If sex is a pain in the ass, then you’re doing it wrong…

18 Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

19 Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good evening’, and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.

20 A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station..

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21 My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.

22 I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian

23 If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of payments.

24 I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted paychecks.

25 If God is watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining.

26 Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

27 If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea… does that mean that one enjoys it?

28 Some people are like Slinkies … not really good for anything, but you can’t help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.

29 How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

30 Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?

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31 A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need it.

32 Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

33 Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

34 To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

35 A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

36 I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with “Guess” on it…so I said “Implants?”

37 Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

38 A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

39 The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!

40 Good girls are bad girls that never get caught.

41 Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

42 Laugh at your problems, everybody else does.

43 The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

44 Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says “If an emergency, notify:” I put “DOCTOR”. What’s my mother going to do?

45 He who smiles in a crisis has found someone to blame.

46 The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

47 I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

48 Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

49 God must love stupid people. He made SO many.

50 Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.

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51 The sole purpose of a child’s middle name, is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.

52 Never get into fights with ugly people, they have nothing to lose.

53 Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.

54 Never hit a man with glasses. Hit him with a baseball bat.

55 My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right.

56 Some people say “If you can’t beat them, join them”. I say “If you can’t beat them, beat them”, because they will be expecting you to join them, so you will have the element of surprise.

57 Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.

58 It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden stop at the end.

59 Crowded elevators smell different to midgets.

60 Hospitality: making your guests feel like they’re at home, even if you wish they were.

61 You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

62 Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.

63 I discovered I scream the same way whether I’m about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.

64 A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist.

65 My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you’re ugly too.

66 I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

67 Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

68 A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.

69 We have enough gun control. What we need is idiot control.

70 You’re never too old to learn something stupid.

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71 I should’ve known it wasn’t going to work out between my ex-wife and me. After all, I’m a Libra and she’s a bitch.

72 A little boy asked his father, “Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” Father replied, “I don’t know son, I’m still paying.”

73 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.

74 Women may not hit harder, but they hit lower.

75 Knowledge is power, and power corrupts. So study hard and be evil.

76 There’s a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can’t get away.

77 I don’t trust anything that bleeds for five days and doesn’t die.

78 Worrying works! 90% of the things I worry about never happen.

79 Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?

80 I always take life with a grain of salt, …plus a slice of lemon, …and a shot of tequila.

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81 If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you!

82 I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not sure.

83 When in doubt, mumble.

84 I like work. It fascinates me. I sit and look at it for hours.

85 To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

86 Jesus loves you, but everyone else thinks you’re an asshole.

87 A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.

88 A TV can insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer.

89 Just remember…if the world didn’t suck, we’d all fall off.

90 I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, “I’m going to mop the floor with your face.” I said, “You’ll be sorry.” He said, “Oh, yeah? Why?” I said, “Well, you won’t be able to get into the corners very well.”

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91 Some people hear voices.. Some see invisible people.. Others have no imagination whatsoever.

92 You are such a good friend that if we were on a sinking ship together and there was only one life jacket… I’d miss you heaps and think of you often.

93 When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

94 Hallmark Card: “I’m so miserable without you, it’s almost like you’re still here.”

95 Virginity is like a soapbubble, one prick and it is gone.

96 Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

97 If winning isn’t everything why do they keep score?

98 If you keep your feet firmly on the ground, you’ll have trouble putting on your pants.

99 If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child.

100 Whoever coined the phrase “Quiet as a mouse” has never stepped on one.

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Jul 4, 2011

Outdoor Illusion Painted on the barred-fence By Zebrating-​​Art

An interesting outdoor illusion painted on the barred-fence located somewhere in the streets of Mannheim. The artist behind this “constructive vandalism” goes under the name of ZebraThing.

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Jun 29, 2011

Meerschaum :Vintage Pipe finely carved & nicely painted

 As the use of meerschaum pipes Finely Carved & nicely painted color, and very old are more shades of yellow, orange and red colors, Meerschaum or French name for the same substance - écume-de-mer, we call it "sea foam". ...16 more images after the break...

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