Panorama with The National Performing Arts Center in Beijing (formerly known as the Beijing National Grand Theater) and the soviet Great Hall of the People, China.
The National Performing Arts Center in Beijing (formerly known as the Beijing National Grand Theater) at sunset, during the evening of the 2015 Full Moon Festival, China.
Dodona in Epirus in northwestern Greece was an oracle devoted to a Mother Goddess identified at other sites with Rhea or Gaia, but here called Dione, who was joined and partly supplanted in historical times by the Greek deity Zeus. The shrine of Dodona was regarded as the oldest Hellenic oracle, possibly dating to the second millennium BCE according to Herodotus. Situated in a remote region away from the main Greek poleis, it was considered second only to the oracle of Delphi in prestige.
Several thousands of people were witness to burning of the symbol of Toronto, the City Hall. This actually happened every day during the PANAM Games as fireworks erupted after the last musical performance of the day.
This photo was captured just after the last salvo and even I have taken about 20 pretty displays, I decided to show this one, as it kind of signifies the end of successful PANAM games.
It ended with a BANG, as ageless Sérgio Mendes on keyboard (born 1941) brought his group of excellent musicians from Brasil to Canada for the last show. (vocalists Gracinha Leporace, Katie Hampton and Ayana Williams)
He received such a welcome, that he decided (only half joking) to take up a residence in our city.
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