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  • Japanese Gardens Wallpaper

    Japanese Gardens Wallpaper

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    Japanese gardens are traditional gardens that create miniature idealized landscapes, often in a highly abstract and stylized way. The gardens of the Emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, while the gardens of Buddhist temples were designed for contemplation and...

  • Northern Lights Live Wallpaper

    Northern Lights Live Wallpaper

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    An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere. In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after...

  • U.S. Skylines Live Wallpaper

    U.S. Skylines Live Wallpaper

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    Modern skyscrapers are built with steel or reinforced concrete frameworks and curtain walls of glass or polished stone. Until the 19th century, buildings of over six storeys were rare, as having great numbers of stairs to climb was impractical for inhabitants, and water pressure was usually...

  • Colorful Rainbows Wallpaper

    Colorful Rainbows Wallpaper

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    In Greco-Roman mythology, the rainbow was considered to be a path made by a messenger between Earth and Heaven. In Chinese mythology, the rainbow was a slit in the sky sealed by goddess Nüwa using stones of five different colours. In Hindu religion, the rainbow is called Indradhanush, meaning...

  • Beaches Live Wallpaper

    Beaches Live Wallpaper

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    Wild beaches are beaches which do not have lifeguards or trappings of modernity nearby, such as resorts and hotels. They are sometimes called undeclared, undeveloped or undiscovered beaches. Wild beaches can be valued for their untouched beauty and preserved nature. They are most commonly found...

  • Sistine Chapel Live Wallpaper

    Sistine Chapel Live Wallpaper

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    The Sistine Chapel is the best-known chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. It is famous for its architecture and its decoration that was frescoed throughout by Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino,...

  • Sailboats Live Wallpaper

    Sailboats Live Wallpaper

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    There are a wide variety of sailboats used for racing. Much racing is done around buoys or similar marks in protected waters, while some longer offshore races cross open water. All kinds of boats are used for racing, including small dinghies, catamarans, boats designed primarily for cruising, and...

  • Siamese Cats Live Wallpaper

    Siamese Cats Live Wallpaper

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    The Siamese is one of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Oriental cat. The breed originated in Thailand (formerly known as Siam), where they are one of several native breeds and are called Wichian Mat. In the 20th century the Siamese cat became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and...

  • Claude Monet Live Wallpaper

    Claude Monet Live Wallpaper

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    Claude Monet was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term Impressionism is derived from the...

  • Persian Cats Live Wallpaper

    Persian Cats Live Wallpaper

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    The Persian is a long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and shortened muzzle. Its name refers to Persia, the former name of Iran, where similar cats are found. Recognized by the cat fancy since the late 19th century, it was developed first by the English, and then mainly by...

  • Delicious Sushi Live Wallpaper

    Delicious Sushi Live Wallpaper

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    Sushi is a Japanese food consisting of cooked vinegared rice (shari) combined with other ingredients (neta). Neta and forms of sushi presentation vary, but the ingredient which all sushi have in common is shari. The most common neta is seafood. Raw meat sliced and served by itself is sashimi....

  • Tasty Sandwiches Wallpaper

    Tasty Sandwiches Wallpaper

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    The first written usage of the English word "sandwich" appeared in Edward Gibbon's journal, in longhand, referring to "bits of cold meat" as a "Sandwich". It was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th-century English aristocrat, although he was...

  • Ice Cream Live Wallpaper

    Ice Cream Live Wallpaper

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    In the Persian Empire, people would pour grape-juice concentrate over snow, in a bowl, and eat this as a treat, especially when the weather was hot. Snow would either be saved in the cool-keeping underground chambers known as "yakhchal", or taken from snowfall that remained at the top...

  • Tasty Cookies Live Wallpaper

    Tasty Cookies Live Wallpaper

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    Cookies came to America in the early English settlement, although the name "koekje" arrived with the Dutch. This became Anglicized to "cookie" or cooky. Among the popular early American cookies were the macaroon, gingerbread cookies, and of course jumbles of various types....

  • Castles Live Wallpaper

    Castles Live Wallpaper

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    A European innovation, castles originated in the 9th and 10th centuries, after the fall of the Carolingian Empire resulted in its territory being divided among individual lords and princes. These nobles built castles to control the area immediately surrounding them, and were both offensive and...

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