Daily Archives: August 21, 2016

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My pot with flowers today no.1


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Flowers today no.1


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My Chakra today no.2


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My Chakra today no.1


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La basilica di Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, uno dei più insigni monumenti dell’arte romanica pugliese e gotica in Puglia, è un edificio del centro storico di Galatina.


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La basilica di Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, uno dei più insigni monumenti dell’arte romanica pugliese e gotica in Puglia, è un edificio del centro storico di Galatina.

La basilica fu realizzata tra il 1369 e il 1391, per volontà di Raimondello Orsini del Balzo. Questi, in uno dei suoi numerosi viaggi, di ritorno dalle crociate, si spinse sino alla sommità del Monte Sinai per rendere omaggio al corpo di santa Caterina; secondo la leggenda, nel ripartire, baciò la mano della santa, strappandole il dito con i denti. Tornato in Italia portò con sé la reliquia che, incastonata in un reliquiario d’argento, tuttora si conserva nel tesoro della chiesa. L’edificio, alla morte di Raimondello avvenuta nel 1405, sarà completato dalla moglie, la principessa Maria d’Enghien, e poi dal figlio, Giovanni Antonio Orsini Del Balzo.

L’edificio fu costruito su una preesistente chiesa bizantina di rito greco risalente al IX-X secolo le cui tracce sono ben visibili nel muro esterno della navata destra in cui è stata inglobata, forse per risparmiare materiale edilizio, l’abside.

Glacier National Park,Montana,USA. Please rate this picture from 1 to 10


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Glacier National Park,Montana,USA.
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Remembering Elie Wiesel – Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation


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The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) mourns the loss of our dear friend, inspiration and hero – holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and multiple myeloma patient Elie Wiesel. Elie inspired generations with his teachings of peace, justice and human rights activism, and most recently inspired the multiple myeloma community with his perseverance and bravery. He fought multiple myeloma with the same determination that he fought injustice; we are deeply honored to have known him.

Elie shared so many wise thoughts, one of which we live by daily at the MMRF: “Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.” Last fall, the MMRF recognized his remarkable efforts with the MMRF Courage and Commitment Award. He was joined in receiving this honor by Marion, his wife of more than 45 years, and his son Elisha.

We send our thoughts and prayers and pledge our deepest support to his remarkable family – Marion, Elisha, Lynn and his beautiful grandchildren. You are in our hearts.

Today’s Holiday: Crow Fair


Today’s Holiday:
Crow Fair

The Crow Fair is one of the biggest powwows in the US, held since 1918 at Crow Agency, Montana, about 65 miles southeast of Billings. The fair is hosted by the Crow tribe but attracts thousands of other Native Americans, who set up more than 1,000 tepees on the camp grounds. Dancing at the fair includes not only traditional Plains Indian dances but also the Crow Hop, which is similar to a war dance and is unique to the Crows. There are also rodeos with cash prizes, horse races, art exhibits, and demonstrations of such crafts as pipe carving and jewelry designing.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Christopher Robin Milne (1920)


Today’s Birthday:
Christopher Robin Milne (1920)

Christopher Robin Milne was the son of author A.A. Milne. When Christopher was a young child, his father wrote poetry for him, which grew into the collections When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six. Later, Christopher and his toy animals were incorporated into stories about the adventures of the now-classic characters Christopher Robin, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore in Winnie-the-Pooh. How did Christopher feel about his name being used in his father’s stories?
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This Day in History: Mona Lisa Stolen by a Louvre Employee (1911)


This Day in History:
Mona Lisa Stolen by a Louvre Employee (1911)

In 1911, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa disappeared from the Louvre and was believed to be lost forever. Two years later, former Louvre employee Vincenzo Peruggia was caught trying to sell the masterpiece to a gallery owner in his native Italy. It turned out that Peruggia had stolen the painting by hiding in a closet, waiting until the museum had closed, taking it down, and simply walking out with it hidden under his coat. How much time did Peruggia serve in jail for his crime?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Francis Bacon


Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

Look upon good books; they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble: be you but true to yourself…and you shall need no other comfort nor counsel.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Flying Squirrels


Article of the Day:
Flying Squirrels

There are 43 known species of flying squirrel. While the name flying squirrel is a bit of a misnomer—the creatures cannot actually fly—they are able to glide long distances by leaping from tall heights and extending flaps of skin, called patagia, that stretch from their forelimbs to their hindlimbs. Once airborne, the squirrels have a high degree of maneuverability and are able to steer by adjusting the tautness of the patagia and using their tails as stabilizers. How do they “brake”?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: honky-tonk


Word of the Day:
honky-tonk

Definition: (noun) A cheap, noisy bar or dance hall.
Synonyms: barrelhouse
Usage: The missionaries went to the honky-tonk on a Saturday night hoping to save souls, but they were not very successful: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch