Top 10 unusual valentines.

It would seem that unusual in a small card that is accepted to give to people I love Valentine's Day? However, valentine can become not only a beautiful paper "heart", but a letter, a sculpture, a house and even a desert island.
WomanJournal. ru invites you to become acquainted with the ten most unusual valentines.
Valentine antique
Valentine antique
It is believed that the author of the first valentine was a young French Duke Charles of Orleans, who at the Battle of Agincourt (1415) was captured by the British. The British monarch imprisoned a noble enemy in the Tower of London, but has allowed a prisoner correspondence with his wife.
Since Valentine's Day Duchess of Orleans received a letter from her husband with piercing poems about love, Sweet heart.Then there were more letters, full of poetry and tender feelings - in a collection of rare manuscripts of the British Museum contains over sixty letters to the Duke. But the poem is from February 14, 1415 was special.
When Bonnie, wife of the Duke, she read a poem to her friends and cousins, they come in an incredible delight. Ladies wanted to rewrite "a poem about a very sweet, beloved, expensive and unique in their albums. And soon, these lines differed in the country, and the enterprising owners of printing presses printed essay of Charles d'Orleans on the cards. Thus the tradition of giving valentines in the paper St. Valentine's Day began the march on the world.
Valentine Luxury
Valentine Luxury
The most expensive greeting card to Valentine's Day was made in 1960. Top jewelers of that time created a valentine made of gold, diamonds, rubies, emeralds and other precious stones to order the Greek billionaire and shipbuilding magnate Aristotle Onassis. He gave this ornament valued at nearly three hundred thousand dollars of his lover - the opera singer Maria Callas."Packaging" gift was no less magnificent: Onassis ordered to wrap up a valentine in a mink coat.
Billionaire womanizer, known as the Golden Greek contemporaries, did not regard his gift is too generous. That he has said: "If there were no women, all the money in the world would not have mattered." For Callas meant nothing for money gifts lover: she herself at one concert has received more than then-President Eisenhower for the month. In an interview with a famous opera star said: "When I met Aristo, who was so full of life, I became another woman." Alas, their happiness was short-lived, although the novel was stretched to a decade full of passion and jealousy, sacrifice and ambition, confidence and falsehood.
Valentine's literary
Valentine's literary
All-conquering love of Romeo and Juliet has for centuries worried hearts of romantics. Annually in the Italian city of Verona from around the world come to thousands of letters addressed to Shakespeare's heroes. In Valentine's Day Juliet receives several hundred "hearts" of congratulations in different languages. On some cards and envelopes instead of the address indicated only three words: "Italy, Verona, Juliet, and still these messages reach the recipient.
Read the letter and respond to them, members of the local socio-cultural organization "Club of Juliet. Since 1993, there is a tradition to choose the best messages and the reward of their authors. Results of the contest is brought to the St. Valentine's Day, and happy owner of a prize Premio Cara Giulietta («Dear Juliet) are invited to become a guest of Verona. If you decide to send Valentine's favorite literary heroine, so her exact address is: Club di Giulietta, Via Galilei, 3, 37133, Verona, Italia.
Valentine's geographical
Valentine's geographical
A small uninhabited island Galeshnyak (Galesnjak), located off the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea, in February 2009 became a real Internet sensation. Satellite image of the island, made the program Google Earth, helped discover that Galeshnyak takes the form of "drawing" of the heart. Galeshnyak immediately nicknamed "the island of lovers", and many of the romantically minded couples said they would like to meet here on Valentine's Day.
Perhaps, the dream of passionate travelers realized in the near future. Island Galeshnyak area of ​​130 000 square meters is private property. The owners of the geographical "heart" inundated with requests for permission to love to go there and, according to one of the owners of the island, ready to respond to worldwide interest in the property. Of course, not without benefit to themselves.
Valentine's intellectual
Valentine's intellectual
Everything is new - well forgotten old. Fashionable trend of recent years - valentine puzzle - was coined in Victorian England. Love letters in a special way to fold, cipher text, and to read such a letter could only be devoted to (or dedicated). Valentine-puzzle with missing words, pictures, replacing the names, and intentionally confused the lines of poems were very popular.
A significant part of modern valentines anonymous, has no return address, written with his left hand or right to left, giving the message of mystery.Here are just a modern recipients' hearts "with a secret do not always want to guess who is on them in secret sighs. In Europe in great demand this service private investigators, as the identification of the sender's valentines. Ay, where's the romance? In short, if you want to surprise a loved one, gave him a puzzle or puzzle in the shape of a heart. Let this be a subtle hint elect that the mystery of your soul to help him unravel the only love, attention and patience.
Valentine metropolitan
Valentine metropolitan
In the bustle of the big city is no place romance, dreams and love? Officials of the transport bureau of the Chinese city of Chengdu (Chengdu) decided to argue with this statement, not in words but in deeds.
At one of the busiest urban intersections in February 2009 came the crosswalk with an unusual pattern: usual zebra, and in the center - two hearts and the inscription in English, I Love You. In a press release of the transport bureau said modestly: "We would like to see everyone who passes through it, felt the warmth and love of others."
Residents of Chengdu are proud that such a transition - not only unique in the country, but in the world. And with pleasure in a hurry for him to romantic encounters, since the transition from the "heart" is located near the Pavilion Hedzyan (Hejiang Pavilion) - popular among lovers urban space for meetings.
Valentine APARTMENT
Valentine APARTMENT
When the groom presents the bride a gift to family nest: apartment, villa, mansion or castle (underline), for others it is not surprising. But Hollywood photographer Dzheysin Boland (Jasin Boland), to please his beloved, invented to wrap the house in a white gift box with a red heart on top and tie a big bow.
To create a surprise, needed the help of team builders, and about 10 thousand dollars, which went to pay for their work and purchase of packaging material. However, in terms of intangible costs certainly paid off: Maria, the bride Dzheysina, came to a complete delight from the gift and was moved to tears. From the cockpit of the private helicopter, she saw a truly impressive sight: a huge elegant snow-white "box" with a red ribbon to ordinary urban cottages twins. Since that day, February 14, 2007, Mary will be remembered for a lifetime. Perhaps, a house with four bedrooms, situated in a reserved corner of the lake, someone already gave, but no one gave the house so romantic.
Valentine's Space
Valentine's Space
Did you know that valentines can share not only people but the planet? 11 February 2000, virtually on the eve of Valentine's Day, U.S. satellite Mars Global Surveyor photographed on the Martian surface plateau in the shape of the heart. "Valentine" is approximately 255 meters in width and is located near the south pole of the Red Planet.
American scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory believe that this picture of space "heart" lovers all over the world can send each other e-mail as a sign of strong feelings, who are not afraid of the years and distance. Generally, Mars was a planet loving (obviously to match the formidable and brave the ancient Roman god after whom is named). Somewhat earlier, namely 17 June 1999, has been found yet another stretch of Martian terrain, having a stylized heart shape but smaller in size than the famous plateau. So who sends valentines Mars?
Valentine's avant-garde
Valentine's avant-garde
Sculpture installation by Jeff Koons' hanging heart »(Jeff Koons, Hanging heart), made from steel, brass and bright purple cover, was sold in 2007 at Sotheby's for $ 21 million. "Heart", weighing a half tons, suspended from the ceiling on two gold-plated cords like a huge ball of fur-tree, has become the most expensive work of the famous New York avant-garde. And, let's add the most expensive piece of art by living artists sold at auction.
Creativity of Jeff Koons are assessed differently. Some critics and part of the public still believe everything that created the sculpture, not more commercially successful than kitsch. Fans of talent Coons, by contrast, proclaimed his classic Conceptualism. One of the leaders of trades called creation of Jeff Koons' most famous in the world valentine and a universal symbol of love. " Sotheby's site on this lot has been said so: "hanging heart charms and fascinates us, drawing, like moths to the fire, his incomprehensible essence."
Valentine star, she's invisible
Valentine star, she's invisible
On the eve of last year's St. Valentine's Day Hollywood superstar Penelope Cruz (Penelope Cruz) was surprised by media recognition. It turns out she did not know what to send or receive valentines. "I do not like talking about love. It's too intimate - said the actress. - But in my life was so much love and I am always open to it. Postcards to the Valentine's Day means nothing to me. I've never sent a single and never one did not get. I'm not talking about my hobbies. I am afraid of what may come of these conversations ... Why do I need something to explain? It is wrong that people ask me, I meet with someone or not. "
Is it terrible for the reputation of a Hollywood diva "hearts" with the innocent congratulations and recognition? Most likely, Penelope Cruz just being clever, not wanting to give a new reason for the rumors about her novels. Therefore, respecting the right stars to privacy, we say that Valentine temperamental Spaniard still exists but is hidden from the prying eyes of strangers in her heart.

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