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Incredible Japanese Paintings Of Dragons Made With A Single Stroke

  ‘Hitofude ryuu’ is a complexe and beautiful Japanese paint technique of creating dragon bodies in a single brushstroke. The Japanese studio Kousyuuya has produced generations of painters who excel at this technique –            

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Creatures of tin

  Welcome to Ptolemy Elrington’s world of tin monsters and animals. The north England based artist, owner and operator of ‘Hubcap Creatures’ creates his sculptures from re-cycled materials including shopping trolleys, scrap metal and car wheel trims which he re-shapes into a variety of life forms, … Continue reading

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One Of The Most Incredible Metamorphosis In Nature – From A Cute Funny Larva To A Deep-sea Monster

When encountering the picture of the larval form of a the chestburster, alien looking Black Dragonfish or Ribbon Sawtail Fish (Idiacanthus fasciola), you’re probably thinking it’s a science fiction film character. It’s found around the world at depths of 500 … Continue reading

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Mythical Creatures at Royal Mail Stamps Series

The Royal Mail commissioned artist Dave McKean to produce a set of six stamps based on mythical creatures. The Paranormal Database takes a brief look on how these magical creatures fit into UK and Irish myths and legends. The first … Continue reading

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Drakospito The dragon house in Greece

The dragon house (drakospito) nestles just underneath Ochi’s highest peak. In southern Karystos over 20 such houses have been found, most in the region of Styra. The one that is near the summit of Ochi is the most significant. This … Continue reading

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Thailand – The mysterious giant dragon temple Wat Samphran

The Wat Sanpran Dragon Temple in Bangkok, Thailand is a 16-storey red tower with a statue of a dragon wound around it. The temple complex consists of smaller temples and many statues inspired by dragons and the chinese zodiac.     The … Continue reading

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Incredible Picture of a ‘Dragon Cloud’

Dragon shaped cloud spotted over Monument Rocks Natural Area in Kansas –     Monument Rocks (also Chalk Pyramids) are a series of large chalk formations in Gove County, Kansas, rich in fossils. They are estimated to have been formed 80 million years … Continue reading

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A photo from 1930 of a horn growing from the back of a man’s head

In 1930, a Chinese farmer from Manchukuo was discovered by an expat Russian banker. The Russian was able to take a picture of the man and he sent the snapshot off to Robert Ripley of ‘Believe It Or Not!’ fame. … Continue reading

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Mythical Creatures As Drawn On Medieval Maps

It’s seems like in maps drawn between the eighth and sixteenth centuries the seas were a giant aquarium of magical, fantastical sea monsters. Chet Van Duzer makes the introductions to all these various leviathans, sirens, mermaids, and sea serpents, In his work … Continue reading

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Dragon Statue In Town Hall, Munich, Germany

The New Town Hall is a town hall at the northern part of Marienplatz in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It was built between 1867 and 1908 by Georg von uberrisser in a Gothic Revival architecture style, and hosts the city government including the  citycouncil, offices of … Continue reading

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