Daily Archives: December 9, 2016

Museo Archeologico di Paestum. Vaso con nascita di Afrodite (340-330 a.C.)


Museo Archeologico di Paestum. Vaso con nascita di Afrodite (340-330 a.C.)

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le massacre des innocentsBruegel, Pieter le Vieux


Francesco Hayez–Meditation on the History of Italy 1851


Francesco Hayez–Meditation on the History of Italy 1851

Today’s Holiday:Fête de l’Escalade


Today’s Holiday:
Fête de l’Escalade

Escalade is a celebration in Geneva, Switzerland, of the victory of the people of Geneva over the attacking French Savoyards. To mark the victory, people carrying torches and wearing period costumes and armor proceed through the old city on both banks of the Rhone River. Shops sell chocolates that look like miniature soup pots to commemorate Mère Royaume, who poured a pot of scalding soup on the head of a Savoyard soldier. The procession winds up at St. Peter’s Cathedral, where the citizens sing patriotic songs and a huge bonfire concludes the celebration.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:William Whiston (1667)


Today’s Birthday:
William Whiston (1667)

Whiston was an English clergyman and mathematician. He won favor through his New Theory of the Earth and in 1701 was made deputy to Sir Isaac Newton, whom he succeeded as a professor of mathematics at Cambridge. Well known as a preacher, Whiston aroused opposition by proclaiming his opinions about early Christianity, and in 1710 he was dismissed from the university for heresy. In 1736, he caused widespread panic when he predicted that what would bring the world to its end within the year?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:John Birch Society Founded (1958)


This Day in History:
John Birch Society Founded (1958)

The John Birch Society was founded in 1958 by Robert H. Welch, Jr., a retired candymaker, to combat communism and promote ultraconservative causes in the US. It was named for an American missionary and army intelligence officer killed by Chinese communists in 1945, considered by the society the first hero of the Cold War. Its membership reached more than 70,000 in the 1960s. Since then, it has promoted many objectives, including pressing for the US to withdraw from what organization?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Jane Austen


Quote of the Day:
Jane Austen

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The Incense Route


Article of the Day:
The Incense Route

The Incense Route was a series of important ancient trade routes linking Egypt to India by way of Arabia. The incense trade flourished between the 3rd century BCE and the 2nd century CE, during which time these routes played a vital role in the transport of frankincense and myrrh from Arabia; spices, ebony, and textiles from India; and wood, feathers, hides, and gold from East Africa. Spectacular evidence of the ancient trade can be seen in 16th-century BCE Egyptian frescos that depict what?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:gambol


Word of the Day:
gambol

Definition: (verb) To leap about playfully.
Synonyms: frisk, frolic, lark, rollick, romp, cavort
Usage: Then he ran back to the shed pulling the playful young horse, who wanted to gambol all over the yard, by the rein.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Simone Martini, Vierge à l’Enfant


Simone Martini, Vierge à l’Enfant

San Diego Bay, California by Peter Tellone


San Diego Bay, California by Peter Tellone

Exsudoporus frostii (wikipedia article)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exsudoporus_frostii?wprov=sfla1

De pe la Viorel Simionescu: Confectionarea cergilor la vedere_intr-un sat in drum spre Maramures _ 1977


De pe la Viorel Simionescu: Confectionarea cergilor la vedere_intr-un sat in drum spre Maramures _ 1977

Tatăl nostru care ne eşti in ceruri…


Tatăl nostru care ne eşti in ceruri…

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Pe drumuri de munte (on mountain trails), in Breaza de Făgăraş


A kind face: Cătălina Fogoroş, crayon sketch 


A kind face: Cătălina Fogoroş, crayon sketch

Madame de Pompadour 


Madame de Pompadour

Watch “Corul Național de cameră Madrigal – Moș Crăciun cu plete dalbe și Bună-dimineața la Moș Ajun” on YouTube


​https://youtu.be/hLn2AuDUcb0

Să nu uităm trecutul! Este tot ceea ce sântem: un căruț de amintiri, care mai plăcute, vate mai neplăcute dar toate ale noastre!

jWatch “Kill Bill 2 Soundtrack – Malaguena Salerosa” on YouTube


La malagueña (remastered


Lyrics

Que bonitos ojos tienes 
Debajo de esas dos cejas 
Debajo d esas dos cejas 
Que bonitos ojos tienes 
Ellos me quieren mirar 
Pero si tu no los dejas 
Pero si tu no los dejas 
Ni siquiera parpadear 
Malagueña salerosa 

Besar tus labios quisiera 
Besar tus labios quisiera 
Malagueña salerosa 
Y decirte niña hermosa 
Que eres linda y hechicera 
Que eres linda y hechicera 
Como el candor de una rosa 

Si por pobre me desprecias 
Yo te concedo razón 
Yo te concedo razón 
Si por pobre me desprecias 
Yo no te ofrezco riquezas 
Te ofrezco mi corazon 
Te ofrezco mi corazon 
A cambio de mis pobrezas 
Malagueña salerosa 

Besar tus labios quisiera 
Besar tus labios quisiera 
Malagueña salerosa 
Y decirte niña hermosa 
Que eres linda y hechicera 
Eres linda y hechicera 
Como el candor de una rosa 

Como el candor de una rosa

Written by Ernesto Lecuona • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group, Carlin America Inc

From the BBC:  In pictures: Kirk Douglas at 100


In pictures: Kirk Douglas at 100

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38250250

BBC News: Spain’s Ceuta enclave stormed by migrants


Spain’s Ceuta enclave stormed by migrants – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38265735

BBC News: Terror suspect arrested in Rotterdam in possession of Kalashnikov


Terror suspect arrested in Rotterdam in possession of Kalashnikov – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-38267047

Lorenzo Bartolini (1777–1850) The Demidoff Table 1845. Metropolitan Museum.


Lorenzo Bartolini (1777–1850) The Demidoff Table 1845. Metropolitan Museum.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569)


Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569)

După perdeaua de țurțuri, muntele trufaș se arată. #DiscoverCantacuzino


După perdeaua de țurțuri, muntele trufaș se arată. #DiscoverCantacuzino