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East Anglia
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Great Britain greeted me with a good amount of water. It was raining cats and dogs. But Pink_peril_lz whom I have not seen for at least a decade simply said: "Sitting here with a very serious face?" (I was sitting in a Costa, local airport coffe shop, waiting for her to pick me up and reading "The Tiger"). Then she said: "We need to stop by in a garage" and I thought" Why on Earth we need to stop by in a garage? Minutes later I discovered that garage is a gas station In GB. And then the fun part strarts for me: this driving part where I literally thought that all incoming traffic on "my side of the road", all this roundabouts and pretty narrow lanes. Good thing I did not need to drive, Pink_peril_lz was maneuvering between cars with ease. Needless to say I have not seen a lot because of the rain, but what I have seen was totally different from yellow brown colors of winterish Colorado. It was almost emerald green everywhere.
Our final destination was little cozy place in East Anglia, where I spent the most part of my visit to the UK. East Anglia contains Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.
Next day I found myself amused in Sainsbury Centre - public muzeum in East Anglia. Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury donated to UEA (University of East Anglia) their private collection of the world art in 1973. This place contains a lot of works from a wide range of culture and historical periods. In that place I had flash back to childhood when I saw mummy portrait of a youth (Egypt) - the work I have seen in a textbook of history! That day I was not able to walk around campus that have pretty interesting architectural design. I have done it the other day.
The staircase in the Sainsbury Center
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Whistling bottle as a bird on eggs or pods (Ecuador, Manabi province, Chorrera culture, c 1000-100BC). This bird in a form of a parrot or macau would whistle as liquid was poured from the spout. The air will escape from the tiny hole at the top of the head and bird make a whistling sound. Neat! (I have not heard this whistle but I believe it would whistle)
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Kneeling figure (Ecuador, Manteno culture, c AD 800-1500)
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One of my favorite thing there was a head dress ornament in the form of fox (Peru, Piura Valley, Moche style, c AD 1-800) made from copper, shell and greenstone
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People who are the Burning Man festival participants will notice the resemblance of that figure to burning man logo. Breast ornament (Santa-Cruz, 19/20th century) made from clam shell/turtle shell and fibre
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I liked the owl mask from Northern New Ireland (late 19th century) wood/shell/opercula/pigment
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Or that mask
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Hornbill Carving. It belongs to a group of carvings known as Malagan and was intended to use in a festival of the same name
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There is magnificent figurines of dieties

Female Shinto Diety (Japan, Kamakura period (AD 1185-1333) polychrome wood)
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Bodhisattva Maitreya (China, Henan Province, Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386-535) Early 6th century, Grey Stone)
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Male Head (possibly head of a Christ) England Mid 12th century stone
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And it is much more...
But it is time to go out and here arethe Ziggurats of UEA
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And the road that leads to the lake, where bored/tired/frustrated/excited etc students and faculty members and some tourists like myself can take a walk/jogg or just fish
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I was pleased to see that someone else love my cat beside me
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Greens close up. Actually a lot of trees in East Anglia covered with different types of greens (it is my term for whatever covers trunks of trees and bushes).
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And the reds
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The swan seems to be not only the common name for a lot of pubs in England but as well it is a common live being in the water. And of course I like to obstruct the view with sticks:-)
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птичка с яйцами

(Anonymous)
птичка с яйцами понравилась. а почему поанглицки?

Re: птичка с яйцами

Не все по-русски читают:-) К сожалению, нет времени на двух языках писать. Надеюсь хоть часть впечатлении запостить...

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