When the year ends, much ends with it

As one blogger said-fuck write  about the results of the your year in your blog for readers . They don’t read anybody from reading.
Many people, they absolutely do not know what they write about themselves and what happened to the ordinary writer.It’s not interesting to them.
So,my dear readers, I just expose the pictures and comment them.
I do not agree on one thing with that blogger.
There are moments of reloading in life.
Someone does this regularly, regardless of the time. Someone does to tie it with holidays or dates.
I do it regularly with out dates.
Therefore, it is not painful and not important for me.

 

The  2019 year of the pig is about to come.

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It is still locked up,
still  closed, but ready to enter in our society.
 Dear Santa Claus!
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I ask you to send me energy to overcome all difficulties, I ask you to take care of my relatives and help my friends.
I ask you mood, joy and good luck for all my friends, for you, my dear readers.
Miracles happen if you believe in them.
Wishes come true if you make them
My beloved city Toronto plunged into an  series of holidays.

City is empty during this time, as many have gone on a journey.
City is prettier now, as many have decorated their homes festively.
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I made a film about beautiful home decorations in Toronto. As in New York, it is a tradition to decorate houses with luminous garlands, to put snowman or Mickey Mouse  behind home, to decorate trees growing near the house.
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The weather was pleasantly congratulated  us on holidays, giving  a white, clean, light snow.It is snowing…….
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I continue to work out in the gym, which gives me good results for losing weight, improving muscle tone, energy and improving well-being.
I wish you:Let changes in your life take place only in a good way, and may your health be strong
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I fly in the New  2019 year in my own strength and cheerfulness.
There are many dreams ahead that I am going to accomplish.
Forgive me that a lot of people  what I left in the past and closed these pages.
Without such pain, it is not possible to rise.
I’m still with you and in you
when the year ends, much ends with it
I love you,my dear readers.
I plan many many new meetings with you both on the pages of my blog and on the TV screen, in life, in art galleries.
Let luck accompany you
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Best wishes to you
@polishukelena
#www.helenpolishuk.com
#lenchik63

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The end of 2018

Coming to the end 2018……
I do not like to sum up, but I’ll tell you about the past without sadness….
Sometimes you want to quickly close the past.
I still have this feeling today…very difficult year for me….many things still in past now…
I worked hard last year.
Almost did not rest and was taken for everything: for the difficult, for the easy…
My conclusion:amazing everything worked out
It’s nice…..
And now I just want to close it.
A year did a lot of surprises to me. From the last surprise I came out with a loss. I got sick. Seriously enough, and unexpectedly.
Always an optimist, I gave up. I almost got into health problems.
The reason is fatigue and a lot of stress in Ukraine.
I do not even want to remember everything.
Therefore, I think the year is over
here I publish a set of my photos, which symbolize some impressions about the past year.
All photos are from my archive and my collection.

Under each of the photos are my small comments

It is necessary to notice both arrivals in Kiev, I found a difficult, snowy and cold winter

 

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Depresses that everything is in desolation and does not tidy up. People jump on the ice and a pile of garbage. Magnificent Kiev cocked in the garbage on the ice.

 

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I traveled a lot in Ukraine and spent time on trains.

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I watched my health, I lost weight….

 

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I visited the auto show, where I liked both the collectors of cars that invited to ride, and the cars themselves. Most of all I liked this particular machine(blue color and model)

 

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I walked a lot on foot, but unfortunately it did not help when pressure jumped.
Thank you for giving me this wonderful watch that helped me to measure the kilometer walk

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I spent a wonderful time in the Carpathians, where I rested and gathered mushrooms.

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As always, I am sexy. This is a small reminder of my personality.

 

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I visited my beloved Lviv and around this theater I bought myself a present, ate a delicious cake and drank wonderful coffee…..

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I lived on the 17th floor and every evening and evening I looked at Kiev from the height of birds. Every day I photographed Kiev. The city was either sleepy, busy and cozy.
I stood at the huge panoramic window and drank coffee, looking down on the city and far ahead, on the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra….
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I was all …. I liked to be lonely. In this I saw myself……
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I lived in my apartment when a huge house was cut off from heating, water and electricity due to corruption and welding. The month there was no heating for which a huge amount of money was paid in advance.
Country of disaster.
I am very sorry that the people who rule it turned it into a country of disaster.

I survived … this was a month ago. November 2018
Then it was -10 outside, it was snowing.
In the big house where 2 thousand inhabitants lived there were both old men and children.

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I made beautiful hairstyles in the salon.
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Thank you ……year 2018 ………and farewell!

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One photo story

Thank you for visiting my website.

Come to my page, do not be afraid.

Open my  new post and read.


Today I will tell you about one photo.#onephotostory.
Rather, it will be a comment about one photo.
Or rather, it will be my tedious reasoning, which I publish here.


So here……..


If you are ready to read the monotonous thoughts of a woman,  you are here.

Today I am not ready to prepare 6-7 pieces  of photos , as I always do, by selection and  publishing a post.
Today, only one photo.
Here it is. ……I am publishing it now….

 

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What? You’re upset now. What is it?


Why? Well, what to do with this photo?


What do you want to write to us here?


Nothing. Take it easy.
This is just my mood now.


Yes, it’s winter outside.
Yes, it’s cold outside.
Yes, everything has changed in color, since when I arrived on this land.))


It was green, warm, sunny.
It became cold, frosty and monotonously gray.

 

In my mind the same color changing.
It is not related to my mood.
Not at all.
I let go.
I relaxed, not to suffer from the problems.

I came to the conclusion that the best condition now is to get relax  in this situation.
And I get it.
I am extremely fruitfully working now to collect as much artistic material as possible,which I lack in Canada.
I attend exhibitions held in Kiev in these months.
I walk a few kilometers every day for healthy body.
I meet people and new places.


I must say that the city is changing very quickly. It is an amazing city. I love Kiev.
Kiev reminds me  the sea.
Imagine the surf…………
This is a wave that is gaining strength.
The wave rolls to the shore.
So, for me, this city is always the same, sandy, gray shore.))
And the waves that roll on him are all sorts of changes, sometimes events, sometimes people, actions……
The waves are rolling. They are trying to change the shore, raking, washing away the sand.
And the shore as it was stay……did not change.

My mood today is like this beautiful bench in this one photo.
All white.
But it is special white.
Not completely white, with colorchanging. It is snow, winter and cold.
And the bench, it’s me that this winter has covered with cold and snow.
And whatever I wanted, no matter how I spun … I have to cover myself with this snow … and stand.

Here is my photo today.
Great photo.
Cheer

Your Helen

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If you are bored and you want to hear something wise

The city and the situation in which I voluntarily ended up gives me a reason to write a blog.
I feel a strange state.

 

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A city that I love madly. It is beautiful, it is old, it is surprisingly warm, juicy. Manly, romantic. It cannot be forgotten. It is Kiev.

 

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And I’m wandering around him now, I look at him, how he is changing.
On the one hand, elegance, chic, high beauty and luxury.
On the other hand, a lot of poverty, crime, begging, deception, hopelessness, old age.
And unfortunately, today these two sides are not in balance.

 

 

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I am balancing between my old parents and my life in the megapolis.
I give little money when I meet a poor intellectual  old people on the street, not a beggar.
Why do I do this? I see their eyes and I want to help them. They don’t ask for money. These are simple people in transport, at bus stops, in the park, anywhere. They haven’t a lot. They have been begging for more than 20-25 years and deny themselves everything .And new and new generation of pensioners is added to them every years. The pensioners here are people who have been thrown out of the fence. I have already written that I dream when Ukrainian grandmothers will travel around the world to resorts and seduce men. They are beautiful and experienced in old age too. But they pull these carts for food and stand in the streets to sale vegеtables from morning to night.
I publish this photo here.

 

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It’s just a dead sparrow. He flew into the vestibule of the escalators for the trains, could not valelet and died.
So heroically died.
I make photo and now publish this photo.
Lonely, heroic, proud death.

Do not think I’m depressed. Even if I describe my mood now, it’s rather this squirrel.

 

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Red squirrel in autumn park, garden, forest. There are black, bright, and I’m red.

 

 

When in this city everything will be harmonious?
When each of its inhabitants will admire, be proud of, invite to visit, popularize.
When they  will try to plant the best on the gardens near homes and invite for a demonstration — look — I did it. I am a resident of this city.
When they will remove the fences with electricity and security, and come up with a different way to coexist poverty with wealth.

 

The love you get is equal to the love you give. I have no balance right now

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And who I am?
I am a little  resident who love this green wise city and instilled a love for this beautiful city to its children.

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That’s all for today.
I’m with you

Helen

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What is relevant in Kiev in the autumn of 2018

If I want to see the work of other artists, to understand the style of today’s art, to get acquainted from the work of other people or to understand what is now relevant, always go to the gallery.
Since I am now in Kiev, for me the most interesting exhibition is in the Pinchuk Art Gallery.
For more than ten years, his collection is always interesting.
I enjoyed visiting the exhibition in November 2018.

Today’s exhibition is dedicated about woman:
,,Woman and ex-USSR.,,
,,Woman and socialism.,,
,,Creativity of women in post-socialism.,,
,,What happened to a woman in the USSR,,

Strange choice. Strange, dirty, tangled thoughts,  shows naked women.
Statue of women chained in concrete (monumentalism)
In short, art is on the verge of burning out.
Three floors with different rooms. In one hall, the author from the European Union collects water from the Dnieper, makes a block of ice, drains it into a tank and pours it into the Dnieper. He fights for the purity of nature.
And in other halls there is a struggle around a woman, so I will call everything that I saw.
In fact, scary.
In socialism, everything that was created by Eastern society suffered for so long.
Erasing the line between a man and a woman.
And the show wants to show both crap and results. Both are very sad.
The fact that women’s rights are violated ….is….. yes.
And the fact that it is too late to realize that, the whole world has changed….it… is.

So,my conclusions:there is art and artists react to what happened to them.

Folk art is gathered in one room.

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It is  creativity of not professional female artists. There are primitive paintings,but they are bright.

I have  heard about the curtains, embroidered in the style of the Kama Sutra, about sex. But I saw them for the first time

 

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The next exhibit — it seems to me, is an angel wing.
But prayer is on him.
Maybe it  is map of  country.
It’s like a picture made from a piece of wood.

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Back to the murals on the walls:

 

 

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Paintings in style resembling painted walls in thatched houses. Often it was painted by women to decorate their houses and decorate them.

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Exhibited by one painting of famous folklore artists Maria Priymachenko

 

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and Katerina Belokur

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Both women create to decorate  walls with animals and flowers.
And payment for creativity, they were whole life lonely.

 

This is a difficult legacy of our time – a woman and loneliness. A high percentage of women in the country live by themselves, alone. Many divorces. Many raise children themselves. It is very difficult in our time. Very difficult.
Therefore, probably, I was interested in the posters of the builders of socialism.
Motivation simply destroys the authenticity of women. And the goal is aimed right at the heart, let’s drop everything, go work, go build, go help.
Fearfully

 

Each of these posters symbolizes a woman, as a country, as a motherland, as a mother:

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But there were very few in really.

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Women- go to work in collective farms….and they went, worked very hard.

 

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Woman- help rebuild the country.

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Women -workers of the USSR.

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This is a very interesting poster – a woman if she becomes in government  , she will help the growth of culture

 

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Through DD societies destroy orphanage and homelessness.

 

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Gymnasts and gymnasts is the pride of our country.
This poster is still relevant.

 

This is the subject of today’s block.
I didn’t take a lot of photos.
I  watched a very difficult movie. I watched it completely.
Movie was shot in the 1990s and I did not agree with the main idea of the film . So that the author understand what happens with Ukraine. Tied up with ropes, a naked, torn, raped woman.
But this is the judgment of the author.
I take a more conservative position in such decisions.
I change everything with love.

 

 


That’s all for today.

Helen

 

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The love forgot our names

The thought with which I wanted to share today does not leave me last time.
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You, probably, felt, how short-term the state of happiness?
This second feeling of euphoria and bliss
This is a unique state of complete ,, I ,,
I know I felt it all…..
I know it.
Especially those who are older….
It happens like  in  your life … you just felt loved, happy …
You feeling at the top with open hands, heart, soul …,, look, people, I’m happy !!!,,
And then …- oops..and you down …. you are at the bottom …
And everything must again … collect by fragments, complain about black, bad days ….
And then, when there are many, often, having accumulated all the forces, you raising … and no again, not again  there …. at the wrong time …you down….down
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Then comes the stupid ,, tired ,,,,, why? ,,
If everything is okay?
Then gathering all of yourself … silently … waiting for the moment to come out, jump out of bad luck … to rise.
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Rise from the bottom to again get the euphoric state of happiness, but already hiding from all……………………………………………………………………….
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Every artist or writer is one for me……the same…
His name is creator
For each creator in the period of suffering or trials that have befallen him, comes the time for self-expression .
No, these are not obscene expressions or anger or screams.
Rather, it is a rigid description of the situation and a rigid description of oneself in this situation.
Therefore, my recent blogs are devoted to the rapid destruction that occurs in my beloved city, country, and among people like me.

This has partly affected me, I have been living very little in it lately.
It was hurt by this visit to Ukraine, and there is no point in hiding my eyes.
I hate the attitude of wealthy robbed people to their own citizens.
I understand that it is their fear of losing everything and their precarious situation.
I hate the attitude of the poor to any innovations.
These are big losses and very difficult and difficult work on impenetrable consciousness.
It is a payment for our (I speak about the generation of people in my age) nonsense, for mistakes, for patience and for detachment from solving problems.
Old people are ahead of us
Old people ate us with anger, distrust and curses.
I agree, unfortunately, with them completely.
Instead of my old grandmother sitting at home, waiting for her grandchildren, walking in the park and traveling to the seaside, she carries her cart and sells for pennies the last thing what she has from her garden.
I went to the flea market where they sell every little thing every Sunday.
How do you need to live and why you wash old soiled socks, sew them up and bring them to sell for a few hryvnias?
What fills and tests years and years…..I repeat…..  for years !!! I will repeat for years !!! survive to come up with it….Ahhhhh….

And another ….. how is it necessary to have anger and hatred for everything in order ,to get out like a wolf in such a life to power and become a politician..
I do not ask you to tout me … no ….please!….
These are my next thoughts out loud after Sunday morning prayer…..

The love forgot our names
I love you. Thank you my parents for the opportunity to live and create.
I could only be born to them in my family….with love.
I thank every moment for the happiness to give … to give with my creativity, with all my charisma, with my vision …

Thank

Yours   Helen

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29 October 2018: black dog day

Today is 29 October , the day of the black dog. In the year  this is special day,where the black dog  is combined with  black sun.

 

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That is rare phenomenon. Such a rarely happens on the planet. It does not combine usually. Just once in thousand years. And today is such a day.
I got up in the morning, went to the window and looked down on the city.
The city is not visible. Everything was covered with fog. Right, as if the artist had smeared the sky and earth with gray paint. Thick fog was already reaching the sky. A little can be seen near high buildings.

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The fog is very thick, can not see.
And only a couple of pigeons on my window kiss and clean their feathers in the morning.
It is so sensitive.
Immediately in my head: it turns out that our planet also has critical days.
echoing the idea: what are we, humans, tiny creatures, and we live very little (in comparison with the planet)

 

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Do not repeat my thoughts after me. This is just a fleeting argument.
Your thoughts may be smarter.

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I immediately introduced .. as it is .. long time ago … primitive people ..
Meat is eaten all day. No work. All the hunters. Some want sleep,sleep all day. Some want to go for a walk.,walking.
What is ahead? They don’t care about it. Their life is a mess.

 

I sometimes get tired and want to return to the ancestors in their unsettled life
There is underdeveloped medicine,no special services.  There is no medicine, like the service industry, in which you are fed by your money with rubbish to pump out a lot of money.
There is no division of people into skin color or religion. There is a man and a woman. The whole question comes down to survival in wild nature among wild animals.

 

And now, everything is written on the day book. Get yourself to do exercises, then eat ,Feng Shui:) Then quickly, don’t be late for work. If the family has young children, they have to go to the institutions.
Then-work-rest-work. Then take the children out of the institutions.
Eat on Feng Shui :)The exercises can be done with your wife if you are lucky.
And sleep.
But you always know that tomorrow again, in the morning, charging. Feng Shui, children, work

Well this is my joke.

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In general, I sit, write, on Feng Shui:) or on such a rainy  black day(black dog&black sun) — turn off the light. And I’m on the 17th floor. This means that you can’t warm up food, the elevator does not work,no water and no internet.
It is necessary, as neighbors from neighboring apartments along the corridor, to creep out and descend to the ground.
And only a pair of pigeons-itch outside the window and kisses.
The battary in my comp only 4%.
I am lucky to feel it,this critical day.
Critical day of the planet. Just like women, nothing happens, everything falls out of the hands.

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PS I went downstairs and found out that the electricity was off indefinitely.

Traffic jams on the streets. I went for a walk to the square. Several accidents on the main street.
I sat in McDonalds to charge my mobile phone to feel the time.
We live in a century when it is always necessary to coordinate time

 

Still have to change our world

 

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Outdated  old laws

 

 

                         Thought and wrote down your thoughts Helen Polishuk

 

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Types of portrait

Today we will talk about the types of portraits.
We will not consider classic portraits.

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We’ll talk about the photos.
About female images.

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Very interesting topic in terms of creating an image for a portrait.

 

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If in past was some kind of stereotype or image, on the basis of which the photo was built .
For example,strictly the direction of the face to the camera.
Now we see that both a direct photo and a side view are being successfully created.

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I especially like the creation of a portrait with decorative elements and the combination of black and white photography with a bright element. Be this a berry or a decoration.

 

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It is very artistic, bright and talented.

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In general, the creation of a photo is like the creation of an artistic picture. It is necessary to clearly and clearly convey the image.
I admire beautiful photos where a woman with her beautiful forms is gently shown.
The modern portrait of a woman is a combination of the image of a woman with movement.

Hand movement, falling mop of hair, turning the shoulder — all this creates movement.
I like when it is successfully complemented by beautiful clothes or accessories
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I love to admire the way where something is highlighted. For example, beautiful shoes next to the model.

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It looks spectacular red lipstick on the pale face of a woman.
Highlighting one thing and dimming, shading the other, very much emphasizes the image.
Not the last role is played by clothes for creating a little erotic image.
It underlines young.
For some reason, it is associated with youth.
Transparent clothes make the image erotic.

 

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but also shows tenderness and romance.
My selection of photos was created to show a modern portrait in a wide range.

Modern photos just perfectly show beautiful images of young girls, convey their youth and beauty.Types of portrait (5)

 

It is a combination of tenderness and purity, passion and erotica, youth and playfulness, coquetry and excitement.

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I really like the images, which are based on the elements of water,nature or light.

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Which street festival in Toronto in August do you prefer?Part II

So yesterday you visited together with my video at the Chinese street festival, which took place last weekend.
I was impressed by the cordiality of the organizers and the organization of the festival.
An extraordinary interest to the festival brought a huge number of people to the festival. There were residents of the whole city. And I am sure that they all tried a little Chinese food.
I was impressed by the excellent organization of the festival. I put 5+ from the 5 to Chinese street festival.
And what amazed me?
Among the restaurants, was with vegetarian food, which was distributed completely free of charge.
Two days of the festival, without interruptions. And all two days there was a crowd of people. This is a very well thought out marketing.

Thoughtful preparation gave a large number of visitors. A great organization.

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Well, now I will tell and show the festival, where I worked by the invitation.
It was an Indian festival in the eastern part of the city.
The Indian festival has been considered for several years the largest festival of the city. Traditionally it is located on Gerrard Street East in the eastern part of Toronto, where the majority of the population is Indians.

I got a shift from 4 to 8pm, under the  closing of the festival.
I was on duty near the pavilion, where Indian rarities of loy photographs and selfies were exhibited.
The whole festival was filled with families from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and other neighboring countries.
This wildlife of the motley crowd combined with the smell of delicious food in restaurants, music on stage and exposed clothing stores, gave a color to the event.
Hindus are very temperamental people. And I understand, even though their dancing and slow, but synchronously do so hands like a wake-up organizer of the festival, Taseem and a famous dancer from India, posing for me for a photo-I can not do,sorry.

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The organizers tried to think through all the details.

The price of food was reduced in restaurants, the price of selling costumes and clothes from India was reduced. There was a lot of entertainment for children, there was a lot of music,, on-live,,which is great.
I saw the dances and they captured me.
In general, Indian culture is very old, and  drawn to it me…..
I would be able to dance Indian people, because I do yoga, but where is my youth?

The street was full of  children laughter, the spoke of different people and music.
Special attention was attracted by a car-taxi.
This is a small car-bike made for carrying people. It is open from both sides, as it is hot in India. But there is a roof, since there are tropical rains.

 

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It is not high-speed, it is designed to carry two or three people.
But in India it is chased among the crowds of people. There is such a crazy speed by this small car.
So this absolutely orginal version was brought from India and supplied for review and photographs with it.
Very much everyone wanted to touch and sit in it.
A little such a smart car.

 

People on the stage were replaced by one field of another. The scene did not rest.
It is felt that the Hindus are very artistic people.
A lot of young people spoke out. It pleases. The young  adhered to traditions and develops modern music.

I could not resist and I also danced.
I was supported by unknown men.

 

 

 


-Let’s take a picture- suggested one of them
-Is it coming fine?? “I asked
-No problem.
I succumbed and put my little face in the hole …. well, that’s what happened
hahaha … like a  two woman on bike, a woman is lucky … and even a famous actress from India. It’s cool!

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Already darkened when among the props I found a white hat.
The guys gathered costumes, I stopped them and put a white cap on my head.
– How are you? I asked them
-Fine…but what is if this hat for a boy?
-No…no, nothing -I said
-And what is it if this hat for the wedding ceremony ?
-Oh, well, it’s a too small for me (hat fell from me) ,for my head. At the same age, that 10-11 years of age, the boy marries?What age the boy and why, if on my hat does not fix and falls,too small….
-Ah,you not understand in the Hindu traditions?

 

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And I went to get acquainted with the Hindu traditions…..
For example, take this usual umbrella….
It is for festivities and holidays in India.
But how nice to make  selfi with?
Twist it down, then quickly pick up, like on video.


This movement gives the paint and the effect for the photo.
Try it

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And I say goodbye to the hospitable festival!!!

 

Next year I’m with you again !!!

 

P.S.Of course you will not look into the future…..
Hahaha…. maybe I’ll be so crazy and crazy…. from meditations such that  Canadian, who plays on drums

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Which street festival in Toronto in August do you prefer?

Summer is almost over.
A couple of weeks and again Toronto for six months will be in the wintertime.
This month is the most busy on street entertainment,events and festivals.
As my friend says, do not go from Toronto in the summer to a distant country.
Everything is close.
Just choose the country, see when and where in Toronto the festival of this country and go there.
He’s right.
Everything is at festivals.
There is music, dancing and trade in traditional food and clothes.

So I got on last weekend for two different, unique and very interesting street festivals.

More precisely at three.

I was a representative of the Ukrainian Drama Theatre Zahrava on the  Ukraine’s Independence Day last Saturday.
This is a regular event in which our theater participates. The theater of the gates is one of the oldest ukrainian theaters in Toronto. This year the theater will be 65 years old. And we are already a unique collective, who are proud and  usually invited to participate in events related to Ukraine.

The next was the Chinese Street Festival on Spadina Street.
This is Chinatown.
I like to go there on ordinary days.
There are a lot of Chinese shops with nice prices for all sorts of souvenirs. The cheapest T-shirts ($ 3 for $ 10) .Tourists for souvenirs or gifts-always come there.
Still there are inexpensive restaurants with Chinese and Vietnamese food.
Still there is a Chinese supermarkets, where everything is from China. There I buy tea, fruit-vegetables and sometimes traditional Chinese goods.
Spadine in Toronto is known as the street on which the smoking of marijuana was legalized. It was still last autumn. Then the street turned into eateries, where people hurried and went out with shining eyes.
Spadine in the inner streets famous by some inexpensive shops of clothes and shoes. There you can cheaply cut your hair or make a manicure.
And the murals of Spadine are painted brightly .

All this image of the Chinese district of Toronto.


And now I’ll show you and tell you what I saw yesterday.

As I left at the Spadine subway, there were a lot of people hurrying to the festival.  I had to drive a couple stops on the streetcar. And get to the environment of China. Everything says, sings, dances, invites and treats in Chinese.
An unusually generous people and a festival.
Unlike other countries, they closed half of the street for the festival. So they gave the opportunity to move the streetcar.
I know that in other regions, overlapping traffic for two days of the festival causes a lot of problems for the residents of those streets.
Then everything is correct, logical and decent. It always bribes.
A lot of people, a mixture of both East Asia and Europe and Latin America-all at the festival.

 

A huge number of Chinese street restaurants with very cheap prices.
There were accumulating queues of people.
The price of meat on a spit ranged from 1 to 5 dollars.
Combo from 5 to 7 dollars.
It bribed people and people bought and tryed food..everywhere stood smell, sometimes not quite appetizing.

I’m not one of the lovers of experiments, so I only made films.

 

Around the voice, sounds.
Color and diversity………all this carries over into another world.
As if there is no Toronto, the northern capital.

I think watching the video you feel in China

Ah, these Chinese ducks !!!
How tempting they are!
Standing by the shop- window, saliva running……
I love the Chinese duck.
Its taste is unique.
And if it’s with sake or wine……..oo-o-o-o!

Two both sites were traditional Chinese activities.
And then I looked at the ,,rice cleaning dance,,or ,,rice harvest,,dance…..
This is a traditional dance.
But I smiled, looking at the dancers.
This is from our life in Canada, the Chinese girls are so fat. All this meat, fats. They are deposited in the hips and tall and small women, sparing neither me nor the Chinese.…..
And we with 160 growth directly turn into ballons. So I watched the dance of such ballons from Toronto, who danced the traditional dance of harvesting rice.
Very interesting dance. Smooth and plastic.

I admit humor in my blog
Do not rush to evaluate.

 

Women who have moved to Canada are subject to changes in the form of the body. And this is not news. It is a fact our life in north country.
Well  if you thin. Everyone else should move a lot and manage these fats and kilograms.

 

Аnd I’ll show you the most interesting video for me.
This is a traditional head.
On the parade, which took place on the first day of the festival, they are carried and danced.
A very beautiful procession along the street.
Today they have already danced and are lying for the show.
They are huge and majestic.

 

Like everything good, the festival is over.
All removed, put forward for the next year.
And I decided that next year I will come to Spadine.
Can buy a duck or beef on a stick.
And again I’ll see the ,,Rice harvest,, dance.
Thanks SPADINA!

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