Weekly Photo Challenge || Door

Weekly Photo Challenge || Door

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“Door” Idioms and Proverbs 

A golden key can open any door

Prov. Sufficient money can accomplish anything.  Jill:  I’m amazed that Sally got into a good university;  her grades were so poor.   Jane: Well, she comes from a wealthy family, and a golden key can open any door.

When one door shuts, another opens

Prov. When you lose one opportunity, you often find a different one.   Jane: I just found out I’m failing two classes. I’ll never get intocollege with grades like this. Jill:   Well, maybe you’ll find something better than college.   When one door shuts, another opens.

Behind closed doors

in secret; away from observers, reporters, or intruders, usually in a closed room.  They held the meeting behind closed doors, as the law allowed.  Every important issue was decided behind closed doors.
 
(source : thefreedictionary.com)

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Weekly Photo Challenge || Door

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Some interesting facts about doors :
 

  • Archeologists discovered what may be Europe’s oldest door while excavating a site in Zürich, Switzerland. Tree ring dating of the wood used to make the door puts its age at roughly 5,100 years old.
  • The largest doors in the world are purported to be the entrances to NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. These doors are 456 feet (or 45 stories) tall and take 45 minutes to open or close.
  • Most deadbolts found on commercial and residential doors are pin tumbler locks. It’s thought that the Egyptians invented an early prototype of the modern pin tumbler about 4,000 years ago. However it didn’t catch on until locksmith Linus Yale, Jr. patented one that operated with a small, flat key in 1861.
  • Hero of Alexandria is credited with designing one of the earliest automatic doors, in the first century AD. The system of counterbalanced, steam-powered weights opened the temple doors when priests made burnt offerings at the alter.
(source : national geographic channel)

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Weekly Photo Challenge || All the colours of the rainbow

Weekly Photo Challenge || All the colours of the rainbow

ROY-G-BIV

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RAINBOW :
An arc of spectral colors, usually identified as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, that appears in the sky opposite the sun as a result of the refractive dispersion of sunlight in drops of rain or mist.
 [Middle English, from Old English rēnboga : rēn, rain + boga, bow;]
(source : thefreedictionary.com)

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Shipping Container Apartments

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Vocabulary to learn after watching video :

Apartment Block

It is meant to address the shortages of cheap university housing

Cosmopolitan City

Urban decay

Let’s check it out

It has never been done before

Artistic part of the city

Property values are cheap

Cost effective

Alternative ways

Student residence

Building materials

Seen as environmentally friendly

Melting yards

Form a beautiful creative structure

Renewable energy

Critical first step