Maasai woman in Kenya. She was a guest at the village we visited. Her vivid blue cloth was lovely. Many of the women in the village we visited all seemed to be wearing shades of blue or purple. The men tended to be wearing oranges and reds. I was surprised at how many of the beads worn were bright white, so different from the ones for sale to tourists.
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Purse, Ensemble, Guo Pei, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California, 2019
Details from three of the ensembles that are part of Guo Pei: Couture Beyond, organized by the Bowers Museum in collaboration with Guo Pei’s Rose Studios, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film and SCAD: The University for Creative Careers. It runs through July 14, 2019 at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California.
Marker possibly referencing the 1611 Salt War in Salzburg. If anyone can translate, let me know.
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An avenue of sandstone sphinxes stretches over 1.5 miles from the Temple of Luxor to the Temple of Karnak. At one time, over 1300 statues lined the road, which was used annually for the Opet Festival honoring the ancient Egyptian god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. The the sacred pathway was used as early as the 15th century BCE. The pharaoh Nectenabo I (380-362 BCE) built the existing avenue and lined it with sphinxes bearing his name. Most of the sphinxes have human heads, but some earlier statues near Karnak have rams heads. In 2004, the Egyptian government began a massive excavation and restoration project to restore the road and its sphinxes, many of which had deteriorated, been buried in the sand, or used for other projects by the Romans and others. Large sections of the avenue linking the two temples have been completed.
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