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Old 03-05-2010, 12:23 PM
 
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Power, Control, Gold...
oooooooh SunQueen (I love your user name by the way) I remember reading somewhere there is a connection between gold and the sun, that gold is in some way a physical representation and equivalent of the transmission of the sun.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:31 PM
 
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The Philosopher's stone/Alchemy
Pre-Columbian artefacts ( which are truly magnificent despite my reservation for the metal )
Buried treasure
Museum of Gold in Lima

i love your list Moose, and speaking of archaeological treasures, it makes me think not only of the Pharaohs in the gold masks and coffin cases, but also i remember how fascinated I was reading somewhere that there are caves in Tibet where there are entire bodies of people who were considered wise that are preserved and embalmed using gold. Wild. It was thought to be a way of preserving the person's wisdom for access by future generations.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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For me, gold sympolizes ostentatiousness (is that a word? ha), and I'm not crazy about it. I went on a tour of homes once in a hoity-toity subdivision near my town and some of the homes contained lots of gold leaf and sickeningly-gaudy stuff all over the place. To each his own, I know - but geez, give $20K to charity and use brass fixtures in your bathroom instead! (And yes, I realize I'm being very judgmental. But OP asked what gold makes us think of, and them's my thoughts!)
That is so over the top! That gold bathroom that someone posted is over the top too. Just gaudy IMO.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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i love your list Moose, and speaking of archaeological treasures, it makes me think not only of the Pharaohs in the gold masks and coffin cases, but also i remember how fascinated I was reading somewhere that there are caves in Tibet where there are entire bodies of people who were considered wise that are preserved and embalmed using gold. Wild. It was thought to be a way of preserving the person's wisdom for access by future generations.
Now this is interesting!
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: long island ny
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All things guilded.
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:01 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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The Lost Dutchman Mine.
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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All things guilded.
ooooh, i like those frames for art, with the shiny gilded on them, those are pretty
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:31 PM
 
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The Lost Dutchman Mine.
do tell!
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: At the lake house in sunny Florida
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When I think of gold I think of a soft metal. A soft expensive metal that I shouldn't have sold back in the early 2000's. Win some lose some, lol. That's life.

We are no longer on the gold standard. What backs up our money?eek: Scary.


Gold also makes me think about of jewelry which I don't like. I prefer silver jewelry.


I just got an e-mail with a picture of a white gold Mercedes. Highly unpractical. Soft metal and dings...what were they thinking.
http://www.caradvice.com.au/19864/go...mercedes-benz/


Sorry no emotional response hear just some facts. It is an inanimate object that I just don't think about emotionally.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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When you say Gold, I think money. Not jewelry, yucky, not coins, not pretty, maybe gold medals but I don't think of prestige or beauty, I think money.

Lots of gold bars would mean lots of money!!
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