Daily Archives: October 20, 2013

Photographer Captures Beautiful Intimate Moments Of Home Births – DesignTAXI.com


Photographer Captures Beautiful Intimate Moments Of Home Births – DesignTAXI.com.

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah Credit: Sarun Laowong/Getty Images

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah 
Credit: Sarun Laowong/Getty Images 

In the latest book by Lonely Planet, titled ‘Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World’, mesmerizing images of the world’s of beautiful landscapes give us a glimpse of the stunning world we live in. 

As the world’s largest travel guide book publisher, Lonely Planet takes us on a journey into some of the most beautiful places on earth. 

Featuring beautiful grasslands, icebergs and wildlife, this book contains over 200 images that will inspire you to want to travel somewhere. 

View more of these images below, and you can buy the book onAmazon

Stunning Aerial Photos Capture The Earth’s Most Beautiful Places In Their Glory – DesignTAXI.com


Stunning Aerial Photos Capture The Earth’s Most Beautiful Places In Their Glory – DesignTAXI.com.

The World’s Most Beautiful Places In Photos

The World’s Most Beautiful Places In Photos.


Chopin Trio Op.8 Tchekoratova/Penchev/Tanev at Bulgaria Hall

Fryderyk Chopin Trio Op.8 in G minor
Tchekoratova/Penchev/Tanev at Bulgaria Hall 
1:Allegro con fuoco 2:Scherzo 3:Adagio 4:Finale

From the Concert “Romance for 3″
Sofia Philharmonic & Quarto Quartet present:
30 April 2013 at Bulgaria Concert Hall
Ivan Penchev – violin, Lora Tchekoratova – piano & Christo Tanev – cello 
Chopin – Piano Trio in G minor, Op.8 & TchaikovskyPiano Trio in A minor (“In Memory of a Great Artist”), Op.50
A project of Quarto Quartet (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Quarto… )


Ludwig van Beethoven – Triple Concerto Op.56 Isaac Stern – Beethoven, Triple Concerto For Piano, Violin, Cello & Orchestra Op.56

Ludwig Van Beethoven [ 1770 – 1827 ],
Concerto For Piano, Violin, Cello & Orchestra
In C Major Op.56 ‘Thriple Concerto’I. Allegro
II. Largo – attacca
III. Rondo Alla Polacca 

Violin ; Isaac Stern [ 1920 – 2001 ]
Piano ; Emanuel Ax [ 1949 – ]
Cello ; Yo-Yo Ma [ 1955 – ]
Conducted By ; Michael Stern
London Symphony Orchestra
Narrated By ; Gregory Peck

From Album [ 1992, Sony Classical LD ]
Isaac Stern A Biography In Music
Live At Royal Festival Hall

 Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56, more commonly known as the Triple Concerto, was composed in 1803 Continue reading

Quotation: Charles Dickens

When I talk of eyes, the stars come out! Whose eyes are they? If they are angels’ eyes, why do they look down here and see good men hurt, and only wink and sparkle all the night?

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss


Today’s Birthday: RONALD MCNAIR (1950)

Ronald McNair (1950)

A nationally recognized US physicist, accomplished saxophonist, and black belt in karate, McNair was selected to join NASA’s astronaut training program in 1978. Six years later, aboard the space shuttleChallenger, he became the second African American in space. His next trip into orbit was to take place on the same shuttle on January 28, 1986, and McNair brought his sax along for the ride, intending to be the first to record an original piece of music in space. Why did this never happen? More… Discuss



Eating Popcorn Reduces Ad Effectiveness

Movie theater concessions may be pricey, but buying them could save you money in the long run. Researchers say eating popcorn or other snacks reduces the effectiveness of cinema advertising. They hypothesize that the process of chewing interferes with “subvocal pronunciation,” an automatic moving of the lips and mouth to silently pronounce the name of what is being advertised, that seems to help imprint the advertiser’s message in our minds. More… Discuss


This Day in the Yesteryear: THE VALENTICH DISAPPEARANCE (1978)

The Valentich Disappearance (1978)

On October 21, 1978, 20-year-old Frederick Valentich disappeared while piloting a Cessna light aircraft over Australia. He was supposed to land at King Island, pick up a few friends, and return to Moorabbin Airport, but during his flight, he reported to air traffic control that a strange aircraft was flying close above him. No trace of Valentich or his aircraft was ever found, prompting some to speculate that he had been captured by a UFO. What was the last thing he told flight controllersMore… Discuss


Wujing Zongyao

Chinese scholars completed the Wujing Zongyao in 1044 under orders from Emperor Renzong. A military compendium detailing techniques for warfare, it includes the earliest known gunpowder formulas. The Chinese initially used gunpowder to make firecrackers, but they soon took it onto the battlefield. The Wujing Zongyaogives instructions for creating a bomb that is launched from a catapult as well as for a poison-smoke bomb. It also describes a primitive version of what modern weapon? More… Discuss


Senior officer, NCIS agent are among those arrested in Navy bribery scandal – The Washington Post


Senior officer, NCIS agent are among those arrested in Navy bribery scandal – The Washington Post.

Andre Rieu live at Schönbrunn Vienna 2006 – Rosen aus dem Süden

Andre Rieu live at Schönbrunn Vienna, a concert recording from the palace of Schönbrunn – Vienna in 2006.
The album is accompanied by Johan Strauss Orchestra and singers: Platin Tenors, Suzan Erens,
Maffioletti Carla, Carmen Monarch, DJ Ötzi, Karl Moik and Frédéric Jenniges.
Outstanding Stage lighting, music, humor and unusual lighting entire performance make it a really great and amazing show.


irreconcilable differences oil painting-emergence 2 (My art collection)

irreconcilable differences oil painting-emergence 2 (My art collection)

irreconcilable differences oil painting-emergence 2 (My art collection) (Click to enlarge)

Beethoven: Op. 25 / Serenade [Serenata] for flute, violin and viola in D major (Vienna, 1796?)

Serenade for flute, violin and viola in D major, Op. 25 (Vienna, Cappi, 1802)
date: c. 1796
[note: There is another version Op. 41 for flute and pianoforte]
I. Entrata (Allegro
II. Tempo ordinario d’un Minuetto 
III. Allegro molto in D minor
IV. Andante con variazioni in C major
V. Allegro scherzando e vivace
VI. Adagio
VII. Allegro vivace



This is a stunning collection of some of the best international crown jewels. I have only included pictures here of crowns and tiaras. Along with this is Handel’sMusic For The Royal Fireworks, Overture”. Enjoy!!
Thank You for your comments.


Vivaldi, Giustino (Anastasio) – RV.717 “Vedro con mio diletto” (extrait)

Extrait du concert “Airs d’Opéra de Vilvaldi et Haendel” donné en février 2006 à la Chapelle de la Trinité à Lyon, dans le cadre du Festival de Musique Baroque, dir° Eric Desnoues.
Vivaldi, Giustino (Anastasio) – RV.717 “Vedro con mio diletto” (extrait)
Contre-ténor : Philippe Jaroussky 
Ensemble Matheus, direction Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Réalisation : Benjamin Bleton alias Karl More
© Karl More Productions – Festival de Musique Baroque de Lyon 2006


Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 49
in D minor / D-moll / en ré mineur (1839)

Klaviertrio Amsterdam
Klara Würtz, Piano
Joan Berkhemer, Violin
Nadia David, Cello


Quotation: Alexandre Dumas on life enjoyment

We must have felt what it is to die … that we may appreciate the enjoyments of living.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) Discuss


Today’s Birthday: ARTHUR RIMBAUD (1854)

Arthur Rimbaud (1854)

Rimbaud may have put down his pen when he was just 19 to lead an international vagabond life as a merchant and trader, but in his few years as a poet, the precocious young Frenchman managed to create a literary legacy that would have a lasting influence on the symbolists and subsequent modern poets. He put his verbal virtuosity on display in works like “The Drunken Boat,” A Season in Hell, and Illuminations. Who shot and wounded Rimbaud during one of their many lovers’ quarrels? More…Discuss


This Day in the Yesteryear: THE ANGLO-AMERICAN CONVENTION (1818)

The Anglo-American Convention (1818)

The Anglo-American Convention was a treaty signed in 1818 between the US and UK resolving their standing border issues and allowing for joint rights to the Oregon Country. Though it marked the beginning of improved relations between the two countries, tensions remained over the shared territory in Oregon. The British-chartered Hudson’s Bay Company had already established a trading network there and sought to exclude US fur traders. What harsh policy did they implement to ward off competition?More… Discuss



Children May Benefit from Online Health Records

Parents who access their babies’ health records online are more likely to take their children to all of their recommended well visits and may also be more likely to keep youngsters up to date on their vaccinations. This does not mean that viewing these health records compels parents to take their children for regular checkups. After all, it is possible that parents who take advantage of these sorts of tools are simply more proactive than others when it comes to their children’s healthcare. Still, it does appear that such online systems are a useful tool for caregivers. More… Discuss




In the 1980s, research on monoclonal antibodiesantibodies mass produced in a laboratory to target a single antigen—generated excitement for their potential applications in fighting disease, especially cancer. However, their effectiveness in disease treatment has been limited. Today, a much smaller type of monoclonal antibody called a nanobody is being researched to treat diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. Nanobodies were discovered during unrelated research on what animal? More… Discuss