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January 28, 2015

Snow covered Ginkgo tree

Beautiful photo of huge Ginkgo tree during snowfall in Lynn, Massachusetts. 
Click here to see an enlargement on my website.

This photo was sent to me by David Lent, thank you!

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January 21, 2015

200th anniversary Goethe poem "Ginkgo biloba"


 Poem "Ginkgo biloba" by Goethe (enlargement on my website).

200 years ago Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the German poet, botanist and philosopher, dedicated the poem "Ginkgo biloba" to Marianne von Willemer. He sent her a Ginkgo leaf. On September 15, 1815 he read his draft of the poem to her and  friends.
On September 23, 1815 he saw Marianne for the last time. Then he showed her the Ginkgo tree in the garden of the castle in Heidelberg from which tree he took the two leaves pasted by him on the poem.
The Ginkgo leaf symbolizes Goethe's theme, one and double. 

More info and translations of the famous poem on my website.

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January 18, 2015

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added: Asteroid Ginkgo to Name-page.
* New topic: Asteroid Ginkgo.

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January 09, 2015

Fireman's coat with Ginkgo leaves, Edo period


Reversible fireman's coat (hikeshibanten) with interlocking circles, Chinese characters (kanji) and Ginkgo leaves.
Japan, late Edo period-early Meiji period, 19th century.

Costumes; outerwear. Freehand paste-resist dyeing (tsutsugaki) and hand-painted pigment on plain-weave cotton, cotton thread quilting (sashiko), 35 1/4 x 47 1/2 in. (89.54 x 120.65 cm).

Collection Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Photo: Wikimedia commons.

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