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Le voyage avec le projet #mindpower élaboré en l’honneur de Rainis et d’Aspazija s’achève en Roumanie

Avec l'achèvement de la première présidence lettone du Conseil de l'UE, le voyage de six mois à travers l'Europe du projet de courts métrages #mindpower élaboré en l’honneur du 150e...

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Whistlers

This summer we noticed a beautiful and unseen bird in our backyard. Looking it up in the encyclopaedia we found out that it's a hoopoe - a rare bird species nominated as Latvia's Bird of the Year 2014. Celebrating this encounter we turned a piece of clay into this magnificent bird.

I am svilpaunieks - a rooster from the Vidzeme Highlands' city Madona. The legend tells the tale of the city's name originating from the word "wake up" (modināt) and earlier the only wakeup call came from the rooster. So, in keeping with the tradition I wake up people for a new day, new tasks and challenges.

Forest in spring is peaceful. But as you lay down on the moss, everything changes and becomes alive. Experience the nature's sounds, movements, playfulness, worries and love. Nature is the kingdom of contrasts. You will see it if you take a break from your busy life. Let this little owl be the key to this kingdom!

When my wife was a child, her father gave her svilpaunieks made of wood - a forest owlet which soon became Tatjana's favourite toy and thus also the prototype of mine. We believe that the sound of the svilpaunieks will cheer you up and remind you of your childhood.

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