In ancient times, this unique stone was credited with unprecedented power.
In the Arab countries, the mineral with exceptional strength and resistance to destruction was called "almas". This word is translated as "hardest", which perfectly characterizes the precious crystal. He also had one more name. The Greeks called the diamond "adamant". This word has taken root in the language to this day. It translates as "indestructible" or "irresistible."
A diamond is truly an extraordinary stone. It was believed that even the smallest scattering drives away evil spirits from the owner and his dwelling. People believed that jewelry decorated with diamonds heals various ailments and protects a person from all kinds of troubles. Such a talisman was a real treasure for the ancient tribes. But the value was not in the high cost, but in the protection. It was believed that this particular stone would bring good luck in battle and hunting. The more transparent the talisman turned out to be, the more the members of the tribe revered it. The Arabs believed that in the event of a collision, the victory would be won by the side with the larger diamond in the bins.
The people of Iran and India still sew tiny pieces of this precious stone into their babies' clothes. According to an ancient belief, this mineral protects from the evil eye and unkind people. When a child was born in the family, on the day of choosing his name, the father sprinkles the baby's head with a pinch of diamond dust. This is how men endow their heirs with good health and well-being.
This mineral in ancient times was shrouded in a large number of legends and various myths. But they all attribute to the stone an exceptionally positive effect on a person and his fate. Ancient writings from the 16th century say that the diamond endows its owner with courage and unprecedented fortitude. And also such a talisman was worn on the body to avoid fractures and serious injuries. It was advised to wear jewelry with diamond on the left side, so that the product is as close to the heart as possible. Every warrior going to battle for a just cause certainly took this precious stone with him. People believed that the diamond in every possible way contributes to the victory over enemies.
And these are not all the magical properties that were attributed to the mineral. The spouses healed small pieces of stones in the clothes of their husbands, as they believed in the ability of the amulet to protect against drunkenness and revelry. Rumor has it that the diamond improves eyesight and hearing, creates a protective barrier against witchcraft and other dark forces. Any magical damage directed at the owner of such a talisman will return back, and all the troubles intended for the victim will fall on the sorcerer himself.
Hunters often took a bag of diamond dust on the road, as they believed that no predator would dare to pounce on the owner of such a talisman. Ancient healers with the help of this gem helped people suffering from sleepwalking, and the parents believed that the mineral could make their grown children more serious and determined.
But the internal energy of a diamond is highly dependent on the behavior of the owner himself. If a person is unrestrained in desires, indulges in gluttony and prefers to live in sin, the stone irrevocably loses its magical properties. Each crystal of this mineral must be obtained without violence. Otherwise, it will bring only misfortune to the owner. The stolen shard even threatened the swindler with an early death.
The most energetically powerful stones are those received as a gift or inherited from ancestors. If the owner of the diamond has a strong and strong-willed character, it means that the talisman will only enhance all its positive qualities, and will also ensure prosperity and success in any business. The unique hardness of this mineral often became the reason for the emergence of legends in which its owner received as a gift from the amulet an unprecedented determination, self-confidence and strength of character.
Since ancient times, diamonds have been traditionally inserted only into items made of precious metals: platinum or gold. But today you can even find silver jewelry with these amazingly iridescent stones on the shelves of jewelry stores. Diamonds with any defects inside are considered unlucky. Therefore, all noble ladies preferred to decorate their outfits with precious crystals of exceptional purity.
Through the centuries, a legend has reached our time that a diamond neutralizes even the most powerful poisons and protects against poisoning. It was believed that the stone brought up to the deadly drink would immediately fog up and become cloudy. Even Mary I Stuart (Queen of Scots) believed in this and always kept a large diamond with her.
Ring light sources are gaining popularity among photographers. With their help, you can get interesting lighting effects that are not available with other lighting options. Despite the large number of offers from the retail network, many amateur photographers prefer to make a lamp in the form of a ring with their own hands. The article provides practical advice on how to make a ring light yourself.
Any lighting fixture has its own characteristics. They, as a rule, do not depend on its shape, therefore the parameters of the ring light do not differ from the parameters of other sources. When evaluating ring-shaped luminaires, the following main characteristics are considered:
Luminous flux is measured in lumens (lm) and is responsible for the efficiency of the lighting device. The higher the number, the brighter the lighting. The energy consumed by the illuminator is measured in watts (w). Lighting devices made on conventional or energy-saving lamps are powered from a conventional network. LED luminaires are powered by low voltage sources. It can be a battery, accumulator or 220/12 volt adapter. For sources used in photography, hue or color temperature is very important. This parameter is not marked in conventional light bulbs, but is always indicated in LED illuminators and light emitting diodes. Ring-shaped sources are divided into three groups according to the type and temperature of light radiation:
The overall color tone of the photo depends on the hue. The color rendering index determines how natural the colors will be. Usually, it is not indicated in the product passport. Performance refers to the life of the product. Ring light sources take into account the outer and inner diameter of the structure. The lighting device used for macro photography is usually fitted to the lens and has a small diameter. Luminaires for portrait photography can be up to 50 cm in diameter. / P>
It is not at all difficult to make a ring light for photography on your own. In fact, the structure is a flat ring of a certain diameter, on which the light sources are installed. The basis for the ring can be any material that is easy to process yourself at home. The following elements can be taken as sources:
Andrey Mironov: Why do lovers look at the stars?
“We are tormented by small, useless problems, we waste our thoughts and feelings, we look at our feet from birth, only at our feet. Remember how from childhood we are taught: "Look at your feet ... Don't fall ..." We die without understanding anything: who we are and why we are here. Meanwhile, somewhere deep in us, one aspiration lives: there, upward, home!
To the distant world where we came from. And where people like us live. Only they are at home and happy. It even seems to me that they sometimes think of us. They are very sorry for us. Can't you feel it? Remember, you didn’t have such a feeling that someone was sorry for you and was waiting for you?
Why do lovers look at the stars? Why are they so attracted to the sky? And it swings open before them like a door to an endless, familiar world. Why do we dream of the feeling of flight since childhood? And then, towards old age, we dream that we are falling down, falling rapidly. Oh, this feeling is terrible! But you obviously haven't dreamed of it yet. Why do we speak in a dream in languages unknown to us, completely fluently?
Why do we see clearly amazing landscapes and buildings that are familiar to us and which we have never seen in reality. Why? And feelings, extraordinary, bright, hot, that we forget during the day. Have you ever gotten to know people you've never seen before? Recognize, like old acquaintances, by one movement, by smell. And the words addressed to us, which no one said. They call us, ask for help, warn of danger ... Dozens, hundreds of voices. Where did it come from? They are in our blood. If all this hadn't happened ... Oh, if it hadn't been! Would it be worth living such a short life, short as a moment? But in this one little life we are born and die dozens of times for many other people ...
What is this? Tell me. Is this fantasy? But they are more than a lifetime. Why are we killing them? After all, for some reason they live in us. Look at people. Would they really hurt each other, torment each other if they knew about it? If you knew they were one? If they remembered that they have such a short life, and if they guessed their desire to see this distant world.
All our misfortunes are short-lived. Our children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren, they will understand this. They will drop everything small. Believe me, they will love each other. And they will say to their children: “Don't look under your feet, raise your head!”
You notice that a person gets sick all the time, from birth to death. Diseases alternate, come and go. But this is unnatural. After all, some crocodile or ant lives here, nearby, but is not susceptible to such strange, such endless diseases! I have systematically observed and drawn conclusions. I'll tell you more ... I think I have found the key to solving this most terrible disease. I'm even sure I found ... "
This is the monologue of the main character of the film "Faryatyev's Fantasies", played by Andrei Mironov. The film was shot in 1979 by director Ilya Averbukh based on a play by actress, screenwriter and playwright Alla Sokolova. A wonderful, touching film about people, love and life.
Pavel Faryatyev, whose role is played by Mironov, is an eccentric person, but unusually touching. The quixotic romantic idealist Pavel Faryatyev is trying to find support in another person, to break through the wall of alienation.
“The action takes place today, in two families ... This is a film about how people who are very close sometimes do not understand each other; about how painful and difficult they are to make their way to understanding ... Each of them - in our picture it is a mother and two daughters - is looking for his way out of an obviously dramatic situation, offering his own version. Either departure to another city, or the marriage of the eldest daughter ... And suddenly a strange person appears, Faryatyev, who tells some seemingly ridiculous stories, downright fairy tales, absolutely not directly related to the lives of our heroines. But this Faryatyev awakens in each of them, albeit a primary degree, albeit only a small one, but - understanding of each other ”, - Ilya Averbukh.
The film contains a wonderful ensemble of actors: Andrei Mironov, Marina Neyelova, Zinaida Sharko, Lilia Gritsenko Ekaterina Durova. Related Content:
Bearing catalog number 2121-3103020-10 / 6-2007108-A
We carry out the work on a viewing ditch or a lift. We hang out the front of the car and remove the wheel.
1. Disconnect the caliper from the pads guide (see Dismantling the front brake mechanism) and tie them with a wire to the upper arm.
We unscrew the adjusting nut of the hub bearings.
2. We take out the tapered bushing.
3. With a chisel, we unbend the edge of the lock plate of the nut of the front fastening of the lever to the steering knuckle.
Loosen the rear mounting nut in the same way.
4. With a spanner wrench "19" we unscrew the nut of the rear fastening of the lever to the steering knuckle. Loosen the front mounting nut in the same way.
5. Remove the locking plate.
6. Having removed the lever from the bolts, we move it away from the steering knuckle.
Disconnect the brake hoses from the steering knuckle.