Raggiana Bird-of-paradise, (Paradisaea raggiana) is the national bird of Papua New Guinea; in 1971 this species, was made the national emblem & included on the national flag. It is distributed widely in southern and northeastern New Guinea, where its name is kumul. It is also known as cenderawasih. As requested by Count Luigi Maria D'Albertis, the epithet raggiana commemorates the Marquis Francis Raggi of Genoa.
It was built by the architect Léon Delune in 1904. He left his 'signature' on the house in a very unique way - his last name means 'of the moon,' in French, and he worked images of the different phases of the moon into the design. The big window at the top was originally designed so that there would be enough natural light for a painter's studio at the top of the building. It's located in Brussels, 6 Rue du Lac.
Another creation of Figoni and Falaschi, the Talbot-Lago T-150C was a popular racing car nicknamed Goutte d'Eau (drop of water) by the French, and Teardrop Talbot by the English. Its unique aerodynamic contour mimics one of nature's most aerodynamic shapes: the water droplet, or teardrop, a popular Art Deco motif. The two builders spent 2100 hours handcrafting each body. Because they were hand-built, each Teardrop coupe is unique. The Talbot features a four-liter, six-cylinder engine…
In Greek mythology the Horae, ("seasons") were the Goddesses of the Seasons and the natural portions of Time. One group of Horae personified the twelve hours (originally only ten), as tutelary goddesses of the times of day. The hours run from just before sunrise to just after sunset, thus winter hours are short, summer hours are long: This Goddess of the Sixth Hour is named Mesembria, and She Personifies the Noon Hour. ((Perfect picture!!))