Given that at least 500 million people still use the Windows XP operating system, it’s no surprise that “Bliss,” the bright and beautiful photo of an idyllic field that is the system’s default wallpaper, is considered the most-viewed image of all time. But now that Microsoft has officially pulled its support for the aging operating system, it’s high time we found out exactly what the story is behind this iconic and beautiful background.
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Glass Beach is a unique beach, not because nature made it that way, but because time and the pounding surf have corrected one of man’s mistakes. In the early 20th century, Fort Bragg residents threw their household garbage over the cliffs above what is now Glass Beach. It is hard to imagine this happening today, but back then people dumped all kinds of refuse straight into the ocean, including old cars, and their household garbage, which of course included lots of glass.
A surfer, and a self-taught chef Jim Denevan creates breathtaking geometric sand sculptures freehand with a length of driftwood during the period of low tide. Over the past 17 years Jim has composed hundreds of unique sand drawings at beach locations in California and around the world, however you can only see them in pictures as they last only as long as the next high tide.