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400-Year-Old Colonial Church Emerges From Waters In Mexico

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A 400-year-old church submerged in a reservoir in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas has emerged due to a drought in the region that has reduced water levels by 25 meters (82 feet). Local fishermen have been taking visitors onto the Grijalva river to visit the church, which was submerged by a dam built in 1966 to form the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir. The church has emerged twice since the dam was built.

The 16-meter-tall church, known as the Temple of Santiago (or of Quechula) was built some time in the 16th century but “was abandoned due the big plagues of 1773-1776,” Mexican architect Carlos Navarrete told AP News. The church was built due to its position along an important highway built and used by Spanish conquistadors. “It was a church built thinking that this could be a great population center, but it never achieved that,” Navarrete said. “It probably never even had a dedicated priest.” The church is also surrounded by the submerged town of Quechula.

(h/t: ap news)

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Image credits: AP / David von Blohn

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Creepy Or Cute? Cat Bags Are A New Craze In Japan

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These cat hand bags are painstakingly crafted by Pico, a Japanese housewife who loves cats. The difficulty in making these bags means that they often aren’t available, and when they are, they’re only sold on Yahoo! Auction Japan. How much do bags like these go for? The three-color cat below ended up selling for about 700 USD!

Before you start posting angry comments on our Facebook, you should know that these aren’t real cats. They’re just eerily realistic plush imitations that are airbrushed to give them color! Be sure to follow @picopocoo8 to find out when the next one will be available.

More info: ameblo.jp | Yahoo Auctions | Twitter (h/t: rocketnews)

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After 10 Years Of Slowly Dying, I Finally Found The Cause, And Now I See Abstract Art Whenever I Close My Eyes

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10 years. 10 years of very slowly dying from a number of autoimmune issues, something that doctors couldn’t put their finger on. Finally, in 2011, I found my health, by uncovering the culprit for my unexplained issues (gluten, for those who are curious).

When that happened, and I started healing, my brain sort of re-wired. I’d close my eyes in the shower, and I’d see abstract art. I’d go to bed at night, and I’d see abstract art. I’d laugh hard, and I’d see abstract art. And all of that, when completely sober! My husband insisted it’s just me, healing, but I felt like it was someone programming my mind.

Fast forward to a few months later, and I fell in love with the style of “pop vintage collage” in 2011 — a style brand new at the time, making the rounds online. I started making these immediately as if it was a primal need of mine. I’d wake up in the morning, and I’d have this need to make a collage. Never before in my 39 years of life thus far I felt that way, but I cherish that feeling every day now.

Art flourished late for me, it was almost on a “paused” mode it seems, but it finally did arrive when I was ready for it.

More info: eugenialoli.tictail.com | Flickr

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Perspectives Pop Culture

After 10 Years Of Slowly Dying, I Finally Found The Cause, And Now I See Abstract Art Whenever I Close My Eyes

Published by:

10 years. 10 years of very slowly dying from a number of autoimmune issues, something that doctors couldn’t put their finger on. Finally, in 2011, I found my health, by uncovering the culprit for my unexplained issues (gluten, for those who are curious).

When that happened, and I started healing, my brain sort of re-wired. I’d close my eyes in the shower, and I’d see abstract art. I’d go to bed at night, and I’d see abstract art. I’d laugh hard, and I’d see abstract art. And all of that, when completely sober! My husband insisted it’s just me, healing, but I felt like it was someone programming my mind.

Fast forward to a few months later, and I fell in love with the style of “pop vintage collage” in 2011 — a style brand new at the time, making the rounds online. I started making these immediately as if it was a primal need of mine. I’d wake up in the morning, and I’d have this need to make a collage. Never before in my 39 years of life thus far I felt that way, but I cherish that feeling every day now.

Art flourished late for me, it was almost on a “paused” mode it seems, but it finally did arrive when I was ready for it.

More info: eugenialoli.tictail.com | Flickr

Maker

Rising Mountain

Spring Crop

OCD Lady

Weight Loss Wrap

Light It Up

I AM I

WormHole

Natural History Museum

Gold Digging

Toasted

Gem Roast

Mermaid Three

Discotheque

Candy Bomber

Rocky Start

Other Side

Stress Test

Bermuda a’la Soup

Bad taste

Urban Camouflage

Up or Down

Is There a Prize at the End of All This?

Storm in a Cup

Every Act of Creation is First an Act of Destruction

High Attitude

Fablebusters

Taste Bud Regrowth

Xtreme Sports