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Art, great beauty & joy

In this section will you find photos of sublime Art, objects of great beauty, cute cats,
fine animals and funny pictures...Plus deep articles about exclusive homes, some towns
and other interesting stuff... Old stuff, will in time be moved to "More fine Articles"
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Gallery - Sublime Art and objects of great beauty
Gallery - Fine architecture and lovely view's
The rare principles, behind excellent architecture
Gallery - Sweet cat's and other animals
Gallery - Some interesting or funny pics
Gallery - Stockholm, the great capitol of Sweden
Imagine, a very nice card game
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Sublime Art and objects of great beauty

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Gryphon King - by Matt Harpold * Art by Palmqvist * Ancient Beauty * The swing, by Fragonard

Romantic visions of great beauty... By Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, living 1836-1912

More visions, by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema * Antique Juggling Girl, by Lord Frederick Leighton

Arab ladies.. by Rudolf Ernst * Lady Godiva, by John Collier * Girl in yellow.. by Godward

The lovely sensual art by Alphonse Maria Mucha, living 1860-1939

The four seasons 1896 by Alphonse Maria Mucha, living 1860-1939

Water Lilies, by Mønsted * The Shore of the Turquoise Sea * A wooded path in autumn

Waiting by the fountain - The new kitten - The wounded puppy - by Corcos * Vanity, by Cowper

The mirror, by Dicksee * Florinda, by Franz Xavier Winterhalter * The Lion Hunt, by Vernet

October - Spring - by Tissot * The cave of the storm nymphs * Oriental silk

Venus presenting arms to Aeneas - A great masterpiece, I had to sell and still miss...

Mythical dreamy Art by Meilin Wong - Ash Wing * Figure Bow * Jabber * Dragon Snake

Mythical dreamy Art by Meilin Wong - See no * She * Desiree * Jabberwock

The Shore of the Turquoise Sea, by Albert Bierstadt 1830-1902

Fine architecture and lovely view's
You find also delicate views from Stockholm, below...

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Paradise * FallingWater... * Italian painting * Gate of beauty

A magnificent royal sign * Göta Kanal * Masterwork from Rom, Italy

A splendid view from Thailand * A cute (old style) Swedish house

The rare principles, behind excellent architecture

The first angle, of private architecture Any home, is the basic for shelter and security... A good home, will also give you relaxation and can be a fine base for exploration of the world, or raising a family... A great home, may also raise your status... A truly excellent home, will especially offer you a lot more "cozy factors" satisfy your delicate needs of beauty and harmony, connect directly to your personality and finally inspire a greater life... My own designs, naturally include all this and more, but I don't have time to scan them and show anything for you!
The second angle, include the aspect of personal taste Mainly the elements of design... Which is logistic function with a maximum of "cozy factors" and that is simply everything that make you feel better, as space and intimacy, an impressive or discreet attitude, the delicate use of relative size and the element of nature, offer of privacy and naturally, the selection of materials and colours.
This analyse is copyrighted 2000 by BB the creator of Vantage Tech Magazine and may not be published, without clear mention of the source...
I don't have time to write more about this, at this moment, but you are naturally very welcome to write reportage with pictures, about exclusive and excellent homes... Click here to email me... Any pictures, must be official public domain, with permission to publish in this magazine or originals, made by you!

Sweet cat's and fine animals

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A cute little kitten * Kitten in the sunshine * Another cute kitten, hunting

Miau! * Cosy Cat * A magnificent Tiger * House Cat

My neighbour's magnificent curious Cat

White Magic * Roaring Leopard

My big Swan gallery, of the spring party in Stockholm... Okay, I don't
really love this birds, but many does and I got lovely pictures of them!

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And some interesting or funny pics!

A unique fruit * That was a wild winter!

Stockholm, the great capitol of Sweden
This will be the first city I write about... But Helsingborg is even more lovely
and Las Palmas on Cran Canaria, is another lovely city with many qualities...

Stockholm is the royal capitol of Sweden and especially famous for it's great beauty... The buildings look mostly like them in London, but we have over 20 lovely parks, magnificent hills and generous waterways... Some say, that Stockholm is the Venice of the north and the nine parts of Stockholm is surrounded by crystal clear water, who actually is fine to drink and we have several lovely beaches, inside the city limits...
Sweden is a very long country, just north of Germany... With a lovely spring, delicious warm summer and a rather short cold winter... So the weather is very similar to Copenhagen in Denmark and Hamburg in Germany... And almost like New York, but with 50% less rain and Canada is colder...

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The romantic town hall in Stockholm

Smedsudds badet * An early warm summer day... * Cute Stockholm ship

A rather huge PANORAMA of Kungsholmen, one of the five main parts of Stockholm

BMW z3 and Chevrolet Corvette, in the summer Stockholm...

And the Swan gallery above, is also from the city of Stockholm...

Stockholm have also a quick subway system, that connect everything and a very nice amusement park... The big city have one big intensive shopping area, with 6 smaller around and over 1000 restaurants... About 33% of the city shops, are connected as galleries, so they are warm even in the winter... And you can always walk from shop to shop, in light clothes... Then have we over six big luxurious cruise ships, that always offer extremely cheap one and two day tours (only 8-60 usd) like "micro holidays" to Finland...
Sweden is also a super safe country... As example, every big European city have dangerous streets, except Stockholm... We have a very low crime rate, no wars or terrorists, no heavy yearly rains or any other catastrophes of nature, as earthquakes, hurricanes or volcanoes... And a high living standard and complete social security, for everyone!
Click here for links to sites about Stockholm and Sweden!

Imagine, a very nice and thrilling card game
Warning! Life is short and every game, even nice strategic
games as Imagine, is often a waste of valuable time...

Imagine This is a very special card game, that I invented 1977 for my friends amusement and they love it... The main inspiration, was that ordinary games are either boring or too "complex" without any good reason...
The special aspect with my "simple" design, is the high level of optional strategic thinking and the automatic equalisation / balance of luck... Type if you are lucky, must you soon give away some fine cards... I did also keep all basic qualities, with games like poker... Yes, the game is finally very easy to learn and remember, but is still very advanced and have even more great qualities... As you very soon will see, if you try it!

1 You can be two to four players, with one pack of cards... Or five to eight, with two packs... You blend the cards, until all players are happy and give then six cards, to every player... If you only are two players (who rather easy can calculate the end result) must you also give six hidden cards to the "ghost" to create a vital thrilling element of uncertainty... And let the rest of the cards, form a special hidden "picking heap" (pile) of lucky cards, which only show the secret backside...
You can start to bet (money or stuff) if everyone agree, when everyone got their first hand of cards and the set (action) pause then, until everyone have bet the same amount.... Or simply give up that hand and then very carefully put your hand on the "picking heap" without showing anyone what you had... The betting may then continue anytime and in the same way, until a set is over... And the winner takes everything, except if the winners get the same points and split the money!

2 One set is over, when the picking heap is empty (or if everyone "waits" happy) and then is the winner, simply the highest hand... Esse (A) counts as 14 points, joker as nothing (but make stuff more interesting) and OBSERVE when the set finally is over, counts ONLY pairs or more and four of the same value, give you ten point extra... So any single cards (even a king, esse or queen) is then worth nothing...
And if you are 5-8 players counts finally only pairs or more, of the SAME colour... So a red and black king is finally worthless, when you play with two packs!
But you can anyhow win with three knights and three kings (72p) even if someone have four esse's (66p) and two odd cards, type the last knight and king... As long as no one else, have the four queens and a pair of eights (74p) or higher... The easy way to count (without a calculator) is to just add the points above ten and then the ten's... And the best hand (92p) is naturally four esse's and two kings!
The best after three sets, win the game and a single set, take normallly only 3 to 9 minutes... Yes, some like to play is ultra fast and some, like to think a lot... One of three sets, use to be rather interesting, another may be boring and some set of three, is normally very thrilling!

3 The player who say he have the lowest card, throw that card open (with the value visible and it's good to start) beside the picking heap, creating / making the throw heap... He take then the hidden top card, from the picking heap... Next lowest player (and then around in that direction) can either throw any card and pick a new one OR BUY the top card, from the open throw heap... But you may never try to look on cards, down in the "throw heap" and anyone may adjust a wide ugly "throw heap" so the old cards really are hidden, by the top card...
If you want to buy a card, does you simply throw a card open (visible) on top of the "picking heap" and take the top card, from the throw heap... And you may continue to buy, until you are satisfied or the throw heap vanish... But you must always throw one card, before you pick another!!!
Next player can then move any of the open paying cards to the "throw heap" before he continue as above!

4 If you are satisfied with your hand, may you finally wait happy until the set is over and the card is counted... But you can NOT change your mind, if you decide to wait...

That's may sound simple and it really is, but you will soon hesitate about which card to throw and really wonder what the xxx the other players have, after the first fast phase when you build up a fine hand... You can then play safe, or take huge risks and you can often imagine (or guess completely wrong) what your opponents have... Yes, you will naturally see, if the other players get very good hands, when they begin to throw very valuable cards... But they may also be stupid and collect four too low cards (which only give ten points extra) and leave you free, to get four of a higher value... And the ghost may have some key cards!

The finest final hands, down to 72 points and the * marked hands are unbeatable...
*AAAAKK (92) *AAAAQQ - *KKKKAA (90) *AAAAJJ (88) *AAAA1010 - KKKKQQ - QQQQAA (86) AAAA99 - KKKKJJ - QQQQKK (84) AAAA88 - KKKK1010 - JJJJAA (82) *AAAKKK (81) AAAA77 - KKKK99 - QQQQJJ - JJJJKK (80) AAAA66 - AAAQQQ - AAKKQQ - KKKK88 - QQQQ1010 - JJJJQQ - 10101010AA (78) AAAA55 - AAKKJJ - KKKK77 - QQQQ99 - 10101010KK (76) KKKQQQ - AAAJJJ (75) AAAA44 - AAKK1010 - AAQQJJ - KKKK66 - QQQQ88 - JJJJ1010 - 10101010QQ (74) AAAA33 - AAKK99 - AAQQ1010 - KKKK55 - KKKJJJ - KKQQJJ - QQQQ77 - JJJJ99 - 10101010JJ (72)
And remember that some hands and single cards, block many alternatives and make them impossible... And some actual winning points was 74, 82, 88, 90, 90, 92 with two players and the ghost 48, 66, 68, 68, 90, 90 with three and only 40, 52, 58, 60, 68, 72 with four players!

This card game is copyright from 1977 by BB the creator of Vantage Tech Magazine and may only be copied, with clear mention of the source... Updated 2005 and I can also translate my "memory terror" game, if you ask nice and write something interesting for the magazine!!

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