Daily Archives: April 25, 2017

Brunelleschi’s Dome ( Santa Maria del Fiore ) in Florence , Italy with beautiful view in the snow.



Brunelleschi’s Dome ( Santa Maria del Fiore ) in Florence , Italy with beautiful view in the snow.

When it was designed it was the largest in the World and it considered among the most miraculous edifice of Renaissance period and Brunelleschi’s most important achievement

Susur de “Brescioara”


Susur de “Brescioara”

My Chakra today 


My Chakra today

Pe malul Oltului în Făgăraș 


Pe malul Oltului în Făgăraș

Christians leave the Middle East


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Wright-WarTerrorismandtheChristianExodusfromtheMiddleEast-690St. George Church in Tanta, Egypt, after a suicide bombing on April 9th.
Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY NARIMAN EL-MOFTY / AP

War, Terrorism, and the Christian Exodus from the Middle East, The New Yorker
by Robin Wright (15 April 2017)

Le Roman de Renart is a mock-epic. It is the underside of the chansons de geste and courtly love. This post excludes courtly literature to concentrate on France’s first and most important chanson de geste, the anonymous Chanson de Roland. Roland, King Charlemagne‘s nephew, and his twelve Paladinswere defeated at the Battle of Roncevaux (778). Roland died.

It has been said that the Chanson de Roland is now forgotten. The Internet tells another story. It is still the subject matter of masterpieces of European literature. As we saw in my last post, Roland is Ludovico Ariosto‘s masterpiece Orlando Furioso. The Chanson de Roland may at times have…

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Christians leave the Middle East!


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Portrait of Calvert by John Alfred (from Wikipedia)


Portrait of Calvert by John Alfred VinterPortrait of Calvert by John Alfred Vinter

George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore (1579–1632), was a Member of Parliament and laterSecretary of State under King James I. He lost much of his political power after his support for a failed marriage alliance between Prince Charles and the SpanishHouse of Habsburg royal family, and resigned all his offices in 1625 except for his position on the Privy Council. After declaring hisCatholicism publicly, he was created Baron Baltimore in the Irish peerage. He took an interest in the British colonisation of the Americas, at first for commercial reasons and later to create a refuge for English Catholics. He became the proprietor ofAvalon, the first sustained English settlement on the southeastern peninsula of the island of Newfoundland. Discouraged by its cold climate and the sufferings of the settlers, he looked for a more suitable spot and sought a new royal charter to settle what would become the state of Maryland. Calvert died five weeks before the new Charter was sealed, leaving the settlement of theMaryland colony to his sonCecil. His second sonLeonard was the first colonial governor of the Province of Maryland. (Full article…)

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Today’s Holiday:Feria de San Marcos (Fair of St. Mark)


Today’s Holiday:
Feria de San Marcos (Fair of St. Mark)

The Fair of St. Mark, which is held annually for nearly a month in Aguascalientes, dates back to the early 17th century and remains one of Mexico’s most famous fiestas. It is primarily a showcase for the country’s more than 200 forms of ritual and folk dance, each of which has its own meaning, mythology, history, and pageantry. There are also commercial and art exhibits, cockfights, bullfights, sports competitions, parades, and a battle of flowers. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Karel Appel (1921)


Today’s Birthday:
Karel Appel (1921)

Appel was a Dutch painter and sculptor and co-founder of the abstract expressionist group COBRA, whose members hailed from Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Active from 1948 to 1951, the group created work featuring primary colors and spontaneous brushwork. Appel’s own style was characterized by violent color and crude, reductive figures. Later in life, he turned to creating figurative sculptures in wood and metal. What was done to censor Appel’s controversial fresco in Amsterdam City Hall? More…
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This Day in History:United Negro College Fund Established (1944)


This Day in History:
United Negro College Fund Established (1944)

Founded in 1944 by Frederick D. Patterson and Mary McLeod Bethune, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) provides college tuition for African-American students and scholarship funds for its approximately 40 member colleges. Many of its beneficiaries are the first in their families to attend college, and it counts many distinguished individuals among its alumni, including Martin Luther King, Jr. The UNCF motto is one of the most well known slogans in the history of advertising. What is it? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:George Eliot


Quote of the Day:
George Eliot

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude — roots that can be pulled up. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The Horae


Article of the Day:
The Horae

The Horae, whose name literally means the “Hours,” are three goddesses in Greek mythology who are said to control orderly life. Traditionally, there are thought to be two generations, or sets, of Horae: Thallo, Auxo, and Carpo—the goddesses of spring, summer, and autumn—and Eunomia, Dike, and Eirene, charged with maintaining the stability of society. In addition, there are the 12 tutelary goddesses also called hours, each of which presides over an hour of the day. Who parented the Horae? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:in one blow


Idiom of the Day:
in one blow

All at once, with a single decisive or powerful action. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:walloping


Word of the Day:
walloping

Definition: (noun) A sound thrashing or defeat.
Synonyms: debacle, drubbing, thrashing, trouncing, whipping, slaughter
Usage: The tournament was an embarrassment, with our team receiving a thorough walloping from the opponent.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch