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Vegan Suede Cushions - Snuggle Up With Free UK Delivery From Wraptious

Friday, October 28, 2016

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Wraptious - a Manchester-based, award-winning creative community and shop, supporting artists and illustrators with a small share of the profits - is looking for new artists to showcase.

I chose to submit three images from Around The World: New York, Sydney and Vietnam.

If you live in the UK and would like to snuggle up to these vegan suede cushions while you dream of distant shores, then you can profit from free shipping.

New York

New York

Liberty Island is a federally owned island in Upper New York Bay, best known as the location of the Statue of Liberty.

The copper statue was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, and built by Gustave Eiffel.

A gift to the United States from the people of France, the colossal neoclassical sculpture was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

The statue is of a robed female figure bearing a torch and a a tablet evoking the law upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence; July 4, 1776.


Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House (UNESCO World Heritage site) at dusk, taken from an interesting perspective on Olympic Drive.

This photo was used on the cover of Nomadic Gatherings: Travels in Asia and Australia.



Two Vietnamese women wearing the traditional conical hat (Non La) to protect themselves from the sun while working knee-deep in paddy fields outside Hue, along the central coast of Vietnam.

The word 'paddy' is derived from the Malay word padi, rice plant.

Free International Shipping

If you buy all three cushions, bringing your basket size to £50 or more, Wraptious will even ship to anywhere in the world - for free.

But get in quick; the cushions entered in competition are available to purchase for a limited time only.

Competition Voting: New York - Sydney - Vietnam.

Eight artists will be shortlisted based on points, gained from either Facebook likes (1 point) or cushion sales (50 points).

Points will count through to November 13th, so even if you don't have the money to buy you can still visit your favourites and give them a Facebook Like.

A further five short-listed entries will be chosen by Wraptious.

These entries will then be shared with a panel of over 30 expert judges from trade and retail across the United Kingdom.

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Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul - Daily Travel Photo

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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Commissioned by Peter the Great, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is located inside the Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Peter and Paul Cathedral

Day 27: January 27th, 2016 - One Photo Upload a Day.
✈ Project 366 - Daily Travel Photos.

Peter and Paul Cathedral

Built on Zayachy Island, between 1712 and 1733, the cathedral's bell tower is the world's tallest Orthodox bell tower. It also acts as a lightning rod protecting the cathedral.

The cathedral houses the remains of most of the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II; including Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia for 34 years.

The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991.


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Boy Buddhist in Bodh Gaya - Daily Travel Photo

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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Young novice monk in maroon robe meditates beside candles in the afternoon sun at Mahabodhi Temple, India.

Boy Buddhist In Bodh Gaya

Day 26: January 26th, 2016 - One Photo Upload a Day.
✈ Project 366 - Daily Travel Photos.

Boy Buddhist in Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya's Mahabodhi Temple gained its UNESCO World Heritage Listing in 2002.

A religious site and place of pilgrimage, Bodh Gaya (in Bihar State) is where Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained enlightenment; after meditating under the Bodhi tree, for 49 days.

For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha; something akin to Mecca for Muslims.

Bodh Gaya is about 12km from Gaya City, where overnight trains connect with Kolkata (Calcutta).

The best time to visit is November to March; with December and January considered the high season.


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