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Legends and myths have the means to become real if taken out of context. This is especially true of the civilizations that created them. One such belief is of the presence of wild beasts in the form of men that roamed England in medieval times.

Stories of these wild people also called the “wodewose” have been the heart of English literature. The word wodewose is derived from the Anglo-Saxon term wudawusa, which meant wood-dweller.

Even though the wodewose were suggested to have lived in the region prior to the 15th century, rumor regarding the wodewose spread throughout England during the…


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Mystical dragons have played an important role in folklore since pre-historic times. The history of these mystical dragons dates back to at least 3000 BCE.

In practically every civilization, and all throughout history, there are legends of these mythical creatures identified as dragons. Many people have their own theories of why so many civilizations developed such a longstanding belief in dragons.

Some people known as dragonologists (the study of dragons) believe that dragons were at one time dinosaurs roaming the earth. Many of the bones dug up during the early period were thought to be from dragons, which were later…


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Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days of the year. For many people, both young and old, it’s a day with a tradition that dates back to 496 A.D. first declared by Pope Gelasius.

February 14th is a day when flowers, cards, candy, and love letters are shared and send to first-time lovers and people that have been in a long-term relationship. It’s a day when people show their love and caring for each other whether at home or a special restaurant having a candlelight dinner.

But have you ever wondered how Valentine’s Day began and the story…


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Centuries of modernization and the introduction of the industrial revolution have affected the environment in which we now live in. Climate change has become a hot topic among scientists, politicians, and educators.

With the advancement in science and having access to new resources, scientists now have the opportunity to study the environment in many different ways. One location currently being studied is the Great Lakes region. …


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With a population of less than 100,000, Schwerin is the tiniest state capital in Germany. But it makes up for its small size with its picture-perfect location surrounded by several lakes among them Lake Schwerin, home to the magnificent Schwerin Castle. A few years later the city witnessed the completion of its first cathedral, the only medieval structure to have withstood the elements throughout the centuries. Soon afterward, the city’s first cathedral had to be demolished to make room for more infrastructure. It’s ironic that the tower was spared.


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I love to travel the world in search of the most fascinating places on earth. But sometimes staying close to home can have its rewards.

Winter is in full bloom here in Germany with most people bundled up indoors, sitting around their fireplaces. But it’s a different story for me, you see, I’m a landscape photographer. It’s 6 am in the morning and I’m ready to head out the door with my winter gear to start my pursuit in capturing some amazing winter images.

For me, as a photographer, the greatest reward is being able to travel to distant regions…


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Why in the world would you be reading an article about why I and a few select writers create articles repeatedly on Medium? The answer is:

Content, Content, Content!

The number one reason why individuals fail online is because they keep publishing the same content. Let’s ignore the search engines for a moment and focus on the individual who reads your article.

Let’s assume you have an individual that has read one of your articles and found it interesting enough to follow you. Three weeks later that individual returns and sees the same content that was published on their first visit. What happens…


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Creative artwork expressed through photography is one of the most beautiful forms of art a photographer can exhibit. It’s hard to believe that in 2021 there are still skeptics out there believing that photography is not a form of art. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Photography is definitely a form of art expressed through pictures.


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The role of a landscape photographer is to record a scene that brings attention to the photograph. However, most photographers fail to capture that special moment to show what it really felt like to be out there surrounded by the beauty of nature.

A dedicated landscape photographer shows up at pre-dawn before the sun rises and awaits for the scene to transpire. It takes patience to watch for the scene to evolve, observing as the mood of the colors slowly begins to change.


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On a recent trip to the Urbion National Game Reserve in Soria, a province in northern Spain, I had the pleasure of discovering one of the country’s most cherished gems. No, it wasn’t silver or gold, I’m talking about mushrooms, some of Spain’s most prized commodities.

On an early October morning, Maria and I packed our bags and headed to LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York for a flight to Madrid, Spain. Maria, a good friend of mine is also a mycologist (the study of mushrooms and fungus) was born in Madrid, Spain and always wanted to visit that region.

Anthony Dezenzio

Tony is a #freelance #photographer and #writer specializing in #lifestyle/#travel, and #fine #art. Enjoys traveling and learning new #cultures.

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