Daily Archives: May 7, 2017

” Tomba di Michelangelo ” 1564-1574Artist: Giorgio Vasari Location: Chiesa di Santa Croce , Firenze , Italia


” Tomba di Michelangelo ” 1564-1574

Artist: Giorgio Vasari 

Location: Chiesa di Santa Croce , Firenze , Italia

Eliza Dushku (sepia crayon sketch) 


Eliza Dushku (sepia crayon sketch)

My Chakra today 


My Chakra today 

My Duck today 


My Duck today

” Annunciation ” Circa 1444Artist: Jacopo BelliniLocation: Chiesa di Sant’Alessandro a Brescia , Italia


” Annunciation ” Circa 1444

Artist: Jacopo Bellini 

Period: Early Renaissance- Italian Renaissance

Location: Chiesa di Sant’Alessandro a Brescia , Italia

Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)The Virgin and Child with Saint John and an Angel (1490).


Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)

The Virgin and Child with Saint John and an Angel

1490,detail

National Gallery ,London

Today’s Holiday:Mushroom Festival


Today’s Holiday:
Mushroom Festival

Richmond, Missouri, is known for its highly prized morel mushrooms, which resemble a deeply pitted or folded cone-like sponge at the top of a hollow stem. The highlight of the annual Mushroom Festival, which has been held in Richmond since 1980, is the Big Morel Contest. Other events include a parade, crafts, a carnival, mushroom eating, and much more. Mushroom hunters flock to the town’s wooded areas in search of the morel, known as the “Golden Fleece of mushrooms” because it is hard to find and has never been successfully cultivated. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Robert Browning (1812)


Today’s Birthday:
Robert Browning (1812)

Browning was a leading Victorian poet known for his dramatic monologues. In 1846, he secretly married Elizabeth Barrett, whisking her away from her despotic father to Italy. Barrett was already a famous poet, but Browning’s poems—such as “Fra Lippo Lippi” and “The Bishop Orders His Tomb”—gained recognition slowly. Long after his beloved wife’s death, his novel in verse about a murder, The Ring and the Book, finally earned him wide acclaim. In 1890, he became the first dead man to do what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:West German Chancellor Willy Brandt Resigns (1974)


This Day in History:
West German Chancellor Willy Brandt Resigns (1974)

Brandt fled his native Germany for Norway after the rise of the Nazis in the 1930s. Returning after the war, he became involved in politics and, in 1969, was elected chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. As chancellor, he greatly improved relations with East Germany, the Soviet Union, and Poland, and in 1971 he received the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1974, he was forced to resign after an embarrassing scandal in which one of his close aides was exposed as what? More..: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Ambrose Bierce


Quote of the Day:
Ambrose Bierce

Misfortune, n.: The kind of fortune that never misses. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The Deadly Yellow River


Article of the Day:
The Deadly Yellow River

Stretching 3,395 miles (5,464 km), the Yellow River, or Huang He, is the world’s sixth longest river. Called the “the cradle of Chinese civilization” because its basin is the birthplace of the northern Chinese civilizations, the oft-flooding river has also earned the nickname “China’s Sorrow.” Its floods—more than 1,500 in the last 3 to 4 millennia—have caused some of the deadliest natural disasters in human history and claimed millions of lives. How was the river once used as a weapon of war? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:in the eye of (something)


Idiom of the Day:
in the eye of (something)

At, in, or amidst the central or focal point of something. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:pandemonium


Word of the Day:
pandemonium

Definition: (noun) A state of extreme confusion and disorder.
Synonyms: bedlam, chaos, topsy-turvydom
Usage: Instantly the avenue was a pandemonium of clashing blades, cursing warriors, and squealing throats.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch