Christmas in Poland is a major annual celebration, as it is in most of the western world. Christmas Eve is a night of magic in Poland. Animals are said to talk human and people are said to see the future. People from Poland believe that if girls grind poppy seed on Christmas Eve they will have a quick marriage. On Dec.24 women are seen cleaning their houses every few hours as evil spirits haunt dirty things.
On Christmas Eve there is a Wigilia feast. It’s also the time for a family reunion in Poland. Families eat an oplatek, a dough wafer .After everyone turns to the Christmas tree. Then people will receive a nicely staked present under the Christmas tree from the host. Not many people keep this tradition though. Children receive their presents on Christmas eve.
Christmas is called “Gwiazdka” in Poland. It is believed if a women is the first to enter the house it is bad luck. And if a man is the first to enter it is good luck.
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Hilarie Ross Burton (born July 1, 1982) is an American actress. Burton became a household name for her portrayal of Peyton Sawyer on The CW Television Network television series One Tree Hill. She hosted MTV's Total Request Live, which led to a starring role as the character. Burton gained wider recognition with leading roles in the films Our Very Own, Solstice and The List.
Hilarie Burton was born on July 1, 1982, and was raised in Sterling, Virginia as a Methodist. She is a 2000 graduate of Park View High School (Loudoun County, Virginia), and attended New York University and Fordham University. She was the homecoming queen during her senior year at Park View and head cheerleader. Burton was Park View High student council president her senior year (1999-2000),vice-president her junior year (1998-1999),and treasurer her sophomore year (1997-1998).
Burton's first big break came when she worked as a VJ for the television show Total Request Live on MTV. She was supposed to be a guest commentator for one segment, but producers decided to offer her a permanent job. Burton had a small part on the TV series Dawson's Creek, and this led to her role as Peyton Sawyer on the series One Tree Hill. She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for "Choice TV Actress in a Drama/Action Adventure" for One Tree Hill in 2004. Burton was also nominated for the Teen Choice Award "Choice Breakout TV Star - Female" for One Tree Hill, in 2004. In 2005, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for "Choice TV Actress: Drama" for One Tree Hill. In May 2009, the CW announced Burton would not be returning to the show for the seventh season in her role as Peyton. Burton appeared once on the television series Hey Dude. She made her feature film debut in Our Very Own, a comedy set in 1970s Nashville, and was featured on the cover of the Jan/Feb 2004 issue of American Cheerleader magazine. Our Very Own, whose ensemble cast features Allison Janney, Jason Ritter and Cheryl Hines, was screened at the prestigious Sarasota Film Festival, where Burton was honored with a special "Outstanding Ensemble Acting" Award. In addition, the film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.
Burton appeared in Jack's Mannequin video, "The Mixed Tape" as [Peyton Sawyer]. Later, she recorded a song for the The Road Mix: Music from the Television Series One Tree Hill, Volume 3 called Peyton's Podcast Mix.
In 2008, Burton starred in the independent movie The List as Jo Johnston. Burton played Deborah Owens, mother of Lily Owens, in the major motion picture The Secret Life of Bees, based on the 2002 novel. Production began on January 7, 2008, in Lumberton, North Carolina.
Burton's newest project is titled The Sacrifice, and it is based on another book by Robert Whitlow (The List). She will be reunited with Malcolm McDowell and Gary Wheeler (director), who are also signed on for the project, which starts filming early next year. She is currently working on Provinces of Night, a film based on the novel by William Gay.
One Tree Hill is an American teen, young adult television drama created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB Television Network. After its third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The CW Television Network, and since September 27, 2006 the network is the official broadcaster for the show in the USA. On February 25, 2009, The CW renewed the show for a seventh season. The show is set in fictional town Tree Hill in North Carolina and originally follows the lives of two half-brothers, Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan Scott (James Lafferty). Their relationship evolves from heartless enemies to caring brothers, and the basketball drama, as well as the brothers' on-again/off-again romances with female characters, are significant elements within the series.
The first four seasons of the show focus on the characters' high school years. With the beginning of the fifth season, Schwahn decided to skip the timeline four years ahead, showing their lives after college. In the seventh season, he adjusted the timeline one year into the future after the sixth season.The opening credits were originally intertwined with the song "I Don't Want to Be" by Gavin DeGraw playing in the background. The theme was removed from the opening in the fifth season, and the credits have since only consisted of the title written on a black background. The show's interiors are filmed at the EUE/Screen Gems studios in Wilmington, North Carolina and exteriors are filmed in and around Wilmington.
The show has received average ratings, with the second season being the highest rated season, averaging 4.3 million viewers weekly, and has won Teen Choice Awards. Currently, six seasons of One Tree Hill are available on DVD in regions 1, 2 and 4. On May 12, 2009, it was confirmed that Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton would not be returning for the seventh season; their characters had been two of the five main protagonists throughout the show.
David Copperfield (born David Seth Kotkin; September 16, 1956) is an Emmy Award-winning American illusionist described by Forbes in 2006 as the most commercially successful magician in history. Best known for his combination of storytelling and illusion, Copperfield has so far sold 40 million tickets and grossed over $1 billion.
At age 18, he enrolled at Fordham University, and was cast in the lead role of the Chicago-based musical The Magic Man (written by Barbara D'Amato and directed by Holland, MI's John Tammi) three weeks into his freshman year, adopting his new stage name "David Copperfield" from the Charles Dickens book of the same name. At age 19, he was headlining at the Pagoda Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Copperfield's career in television began in earnest when he was discovered by Joseph Cates, a producer of Broadway shows and television specials. Cates produced a magic special in 1977 on ABC called "The Magic of ABC" hosted by Copperfield, as well as several of the "The Magic of David Copperfield" specials on CBS between 1978 and 1998. There has been a total of 20 Copperfield TV specials between 1977 and 2001.
Copperfield played the character of "Ken the Magician" in the 1980 horror film Terror Train. He also made an uncredited appearance in the 1994 film Prêt-à-Porter. Most of his media appearances have been through television specials and guest spots on television programs. His illusions have included making the Statue of Liberty disappear, flying, levitating over the Grand Canyon, and walking through the Great Wall of China.
In 1996, Copperfield joined forces with Dean Koontz, Joyce Carol Oates, Ray Bradbury and others for David Copperfield’s Tales of the Impossible, an anthology of original fiction set in the world of magic and illusion. A second volume was later published in 1997, called David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination. In addition to the 2 books, David also wrote an essay as part of the "This I Believe" series from NPR and the This I Believe, Inc. Also during 1996, in collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola, David Ives, and Eiko Ishioka,Copperfield's Broadway show "Dreams & Nightmares" broke box office records.
Copperfield notes that his role models were not magicians and that "My idols were Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire and Orson Welles and Walt Disney ... they took their individual art forms and they moved people with them ... I wanted to do the same thing with magic. I wanted to take magic and make it romantic and make it sexy and make it funny and make it goofy ... all the different things that a songwriter gets to express or a filmmaker gets to express ...."
On 7 May 2009, Copperfield was dropped by Michael Jackson from Jackson's residency at the O2 Arena after an alleged row over money. Copperfield wanted $1 million (£666,000) per show. Copperfield denied the reports of a row, saying "don't believe everything you read.". News of Copperfield's collaboration with Jackson first surfaced on April 1st, 2009, and has since been reported by several websites as a possible April Fool's prank.
In August 2009, Copperfield brought his show to Australia.
2 weeks for Christmas! In Poznan, Christmas decorations are already. Only .. lack of snow! But the promise of snow tomorrow. At the weekend has to be about 4.7 mm ;) I do not know why people do not like winter. Red noses, lights and festive atmosphere. It's so nice for me.
I am sick. I have a fever, cough and sore throat. But closer to Christmas! :) I love the Christmas - the atmosphere, lamps, gifts and most importantly - the family together. This is a different time. I like the chaos before Christmas. I do not know why, but I like ;)
Snow fell in Poland! The weather is terrible. Is wet, dirty and cold. On the one hand I do not like snow, but on the other - closer to Christmas! I like the atmosphere of Christmas. These lights, ornaments, and perceptible atmosphere. It is worth waiting the whole year! I wish you a pleasant and above all a warm evening.
That was very hard day. I had a lot of lessons and to bad weather. I would like to be now in the Caribbean. Mmm.. sun holidays.. yet only 9 months :) I must go now to help my mother, and then do homework. Have a nice evening ;)
Word photography means drawing with light. Throught photography we can immortalize associations and devolve ideas and minds. The perfect way to stay like no other moments - like the twinkling of an eye briefly. This is also probably be explained by the extraordinary charm and popularity of photography. That is why I love it so much and I love to do it. I'm join too new photo. Can be assessed (even criticize) :)
About photos of collection Kids Siergieja Bratkov'a
2009-09-26 @ 00:13:06
Born in 1960 in Kharikiv, Bratkow is praised as one of the most significant Russian-Ukrainian photographers, next to Boris Mikhailov from the older generation.
The series Kids turned out to be the most controversial. It's based on portfolios of children whose parents wanted them to be sent to ad agencies. Not being aware of the reasons and the background behind the photos, one could conclude that they are even paedophilic in nature. The parents who brought their model daughters to photographers did all the dressing-up and make-up by themselves. Not aware of the final effect, they relied on adult fashion shows seen in the mass media, unintentionally making their littel girls look like Lolitas.Indeed, all Bratkow basically did was take the photos of the parents' media-controlled ideas and visions of their children. Asked about the centerpiece of the series, the author himself points to a picture of a girl sitting on the edge of a bath tub and smoking a cigarette. The photo was based on how the girl imagined herself as the adult model she wanted to become in order to fulfil her parent's dreams. And the ideal, according to the girl's imagination, was supposed to look like her cigarette-smokking mommy.
My name is Dominika. I was born in Poznań(Poland). I'm sixteen years old. I go to High School in Poznań. I like Volleyball playing and cooking. I'm interested in Music and Photography. I have my website: www.otostrona.pl/dominikajarosz/. There are my photos. I like animals and nature photographing. I very love it! ;)