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October 31, 2010

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added on my page about Nancy: many new photos Art Nouveau and Ginkgo in Nancy, France, esp. of Majorelle and Pharmacie du Ginkgo.

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October 29, 2010

Ginkgo and Art Nouveau in Nancy, France




Nancy was the centre of the Art Nouveau movement (New Art) in France starting at the end of the 19th century. The leaves and seeds of the Ginkgo were one of the patterns used.
I made this video in 2010 of stained-glass windows painted by Jacques Gruber with Ginkgo leaves and seeds.
Location: Brasserie l'Excelsior Flo,
1910. 3 rue Mazagran.
Historical monument.
Arch. Lucien Weissenburger/Alexandre Mienville.
Furnishing, stucco fern decoration, light: Louis Majorelle.

Much more info and photos on my website The Ginkgo Pages.

October 26, 2010

HD video Ginkgo in fall




HD video showing Ginkgo leaves in beautiful fall color.
Video on YouTube by odajakSmrti.

October 24, 2010

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added new video on my Art-page - page about Nancy: Art Nouveau and Ginkgo in Nancy, France.
* Added new video on my YouTube channel of Ginkgo and Art Nouveau in Nancy.

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October 23, 2010

All eyes on moment Ginkgo's leaves fall in WV

LEWISBURG, West Virginia -- "A Ginkgo tree in Lewisburg is putting on quite a show for the people there. It is located on the campus of the New River Community and Technical College. It's the largest Ginkgo tree on public property in the state.

"It usually starts in the morning after a real hard frost or really actually takes a freeze and then it will take about 6 hours and there won't be a leaf on the tree," said Roger Griffith, NRCTC Campus Dean.

The leaves haven't fallen off just yet. Watchers say it could just be a matter of days. The leaves create a golden blanket on the ground that draws visitors to the college. It's located on Church Street in Lewisburg, just north of the main sidewalk on campus."

Read more here.

More info and many videos about the sudden leafdrop of the Ginkgo on my website: click here.

October 22, 2010

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo photospecial page: Two female Ginkgo trees of c. 1885 in Pforzheim, Germany.

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October 19, 2010

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added Dailymotion video (Japanese): Swimming Ginkgo sperm (includes micro fragments).

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October 16, 2010

China: Museum saved 479-year-old Ginkgos

China: 50 kilometers from downtown Shanghai in Qingpu District you can find the Zhujiajiao Museum of Humanities and Art, with an exhibition of oil paintings and sculptures that tell the story of the town. It is part of the local government's plan to set the town apart from other charming water towns by promoting its cultural heritage.
Two 479-year-old Ginkgo biloba trees were removed for construction of the museum and were later replanted in front of the building.
"Though we lost exhibition space, we finally saved these two trees that were witness to history, so newcomers should take a stroll outside the museum as well," says Yu Xiaofu, who is in charge of the project.

Read full article here.

October 12, 2010

Ginkgo tattoo on arm

Ginkgo tattoo on arm
Birds and trees (Lara Cameron) from Melbourne, Australia, writes about this photo on Flickr.com:
"Ginkgo tattoo - from my perspective ,
my new ink - drawn by me, tattooed by Wendy at Soul Inn House."

October 05, 2010

Sumo: Asashoryu ginkgo-leafed topknot cut off

The retirement ceremony for Mongolian Sumo grand champion and 68th yokozuna Asashoryu was held at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on October 3.
Mongolian Prime Minister S.Batbold, thousand of fans and friends from Mongolia, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, USA and Taiwan bid farewell to the yokozuna, whose popularity still remains strong even after leaving the sport.

Sumo wrestlers know the oicho or big-ginkgo hairstyle.
About 380 people took snips from his oicho (ginkgo-leafed topknot) before his former stablemaster Takasago cut it off.
Read more about this hairstyle on the Usage-page of my website.