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In the Wild North (1891) is a painting by Ivan Shishkin, in the collection of the Kiev Museum of Russian Art.
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In the Wild North (1891) is a painting by Ivan Shishkin, in the collection of the Kiev Museum of Russian Art.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Night is the period between sunset and sunrise, when a location faces far away from the sun, thus when the sky is dark. It is often associated with danger and evil, because bandits and dangerous animals can be concealed by darkness. The belief in magic often includes the idea that magic and magicians are more powerful at night. Similarly, mythical and folkloric creatures as vampires, and werewolves are thought to be more active at night. Ghosts are believed to wander around almost exclusively during night-time. In almost all cultures, there exist stories and legends warning of the dangers of night-time. In fact, the Saxons called the darkness of night the 'death mist'.

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