Gray pebbles background image

Gray pebbles background

Here is a beautiful image of gray pebbles found in nature that you may like to use as a background image, pattern or texture. There are many sources from where you can buy images for website designing. One of the sources is buying images or photos from stock photo and image sites. The other is […]

Crawlerway at the Kennedy Space Center

Crushed stones background image

Here is a beautiful pattern of crushed stones (from Alabama River rocks) on the surface of the Crawlerway, double pathway used by Crawler-transporters at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, United States. The Alabama River rocks paved on the surface of the pathway were crushed, as can be seen in the picture, under the weight of […]

The Ar Rub’ al Khali Sand Sea

Ar Rub’ al Khali Sand Sea

This photo, an edited version of the astronaut photograph taken by the crew of ISS Expedition 27 on 16 May 2011, depicts the south-eastern edge of the Ar Rub’ al Khali desert in the Sultanate of Oman. The Ar Rub’ al Khali (or the Empty Quarter), covers an area of 650,000 square kilometers (250,000 sq […]

Indian blue peacock at Waikiki Zoo, Honolulu

Wallpaper size 1600x1200, Indian blue peacock at Waikiki Zoo, Honolulu, Hawaii

This is an Indian blue peacock bred in captivity at the Waikiki Zoo, located in Queen Kapiolani Park in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The Indian blue peafowl is a fairly large bird of the pheasant family ‘Phasianidae’ having 138 species in 38 genera, consisting of pheasants and partridges, including the jungle fowl (includes the domesticated chicken), […]

Auguste Rodin: The Crouching Woman

Auguste Rodin’s bronze sculpture Crouching Woman (Femme accroupie) in the Hirshhorn Museum, USA

The Crouching Woman is a bronze sculpture by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). It was modeled during the period 1882-1884, and enlarged during 1907-1911, and cast in 1962. The sculpture can be viewed in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, an art museum beside the National Mall, in Washington, D.C., the United States. According […]

Commercial uses of Acacia trees

Lightwood tree (Acacia implexa) in Canberra

Various trees and shrubs known as Acacias, including plants known by such names as Thorn Trees, Whistling Thorns, Wattles, Yellow-fever Acacia and Umbrella Acacia, belong to a genus of trees of the family Fabaceae. About 1300 species of acacias have been identified worldwide, out of which about 960 species are native to Australia. Acacias grow […]

Frederic Edwin Church: The Icebergs

The Icebergs (1861) landscape painting by Frederic Edwin Church, Dallas Museum of Arts

The American artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) specialized in painting landscapes that had a ‘spiritual dimension’ in each of his works. Frederic Edwin Church is one of the most widely traveled artists whose destinations included South America (especially the Andes), and countries in Europe and the Middle East (countries/ territories now known as Egypt, Syria, […]

Elizabeth Taylor: one of the most glamorous stars of all times

Elizabeth Taylor in the film ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’, wallpaper

This wallpaper depicting the English-born American actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor is a derivative work made from an old studio publicity photo of her movie ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ (1958), which was originally published in the book ‘Hollywood Stars’ (Fog City Press, 2003). ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’, directed by Richard Brooks and […]

Paul Cezanne: Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier

Paul Cezanne: Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier (1893-1894) at Whitney Museum of American Art, USA

The still life oil painting titled ‘Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier’ (1893- 1894) by the Post-Impressionist French artist Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), is considered the most expensive still life painting in the world ever sold in an auction. Another oil painting that comes in the list of the most expensive paintings in the world is ‘Irises’ (Les […]

An African Snail a day keeps the doctor away

A woman selling African land snails for Escargot in Abidjan, wallpaper

Making Babies, a photo by goingslo on Flickr. The author of this photo says, “Snails take about 30 minutes to position themselves for mating, then the act itself takes about 6.5 hours to complete… there is no such thing as a Snail Quickie”. It is further stated, “I was interested to learn about what the […]