Daily Archives: May 17, 2017

My birds on the wire today no.2 

My birds on the wire today no.2

My birds on the wire today no.1 

My birds on the wire today no.1

My Chakra today 

My Chakra today

My Duck today 

My Duck today

When you pray…

When you pray…

How many children…

How many children…

Tintoretto (1518-1594)St Mark’s Body Brought to Venice(1562-1566)

Tintoretto (1518-1594)

St Mark’s Body Brought to Venice


Oil on canvas


Academia of Venice,Italy

” La Primavera ” C.1482 ( detail )Artist : Sandro Botticelli

” La Primavera ” C.1482 ( detail )

Artist : Sandro Botticelli 

Period: Early Renaissance 

Location: Galleria degli Uffizi , Florence, Italia 

Tempera on Wood

” Madonna and Child at the Fountain ” 1439Artist: Jan Van Eyck 

” Madonna and Child at the Fountain ” 1439

Artist: Jan Van Eyck 

Period: Northern Renaissance

Location: Koninklijk Museum Voor Schone Kunsten , Antwerp , Belgium

Michelangelo Buonarroti  Sibilla Delfica (detail)

Malahide: from Wikipedia 


Quick facts: Malahide Mullach Íde , Country …


The modern name Malahide may come from “Mullach Íde” meaning “the hill of Íde” or “Íde’s sand-hill”. It could also mean “Sand-hills of the Hydes” (from Mullac h-Íde) probably referring to aNorman family from theDonabate area. According to the Placenames Database of Ireland the name Malahide is possibly derived from the Irish “Baile Átha Thíd” meaning “the town of the ford of Thíd”. Malahide Bay was anciently called Inber Domnann, the “river-mouth of the Fir Domnann“.

Location and access

Malahide is situated 16 kilometres north of the city of Dublin, lying between Swords,Kinsealy and Portmarnock. It is situated on the Broadmeadow estuary, on the opposite side of which isDonabate.

The village is served by theDART and the train, run by Irish Rail. The Dublin Bus 32, 42 and 102, the 32X and 142 peak hour express services, and 42N Nite-Link route serve the town from Dublin City Centre. Route 102 serves local areas to / from Dublin Airport ( via Swords ) and Sutton Station (via Portmarnock ).


Article of the day: Edward III, KING OF ENGLAND (1312 – 1377)

Edward III (1312–1377), King of England from 1327 until his death, restored royal authority after the unorthodox and disastrous reign of his father, Edward II. Edward III transformed theKingdom of England into one of the most formidable military powers in Europe. His reign of fifty years, the second longest in medieval England, saw vital developments in legislation and government—in particular the evolution of the English parliament—as well as the ravages of the Black Death. Edward was crowned at age fourteen after his father was deposed by his mother, Isabella of France, and her lover Roger Mortimer. At age seventeen he led a successful coup against Mortimer, the de facto ruler of the country, and began his personal reign. After a successful campaign in Scotland he declared himself the rightful heir to the French throne in 1337, but his claim was denied, starting the Hundred Years’ War. Following some initial setbacks the war went well for England; victories atCrécy and Poitiers led to the favourable Treaty of Brétigny. Edward’s later years were marked by international failure and domestic strife, largely as a result of his inactivity and poor health. (Full article…)


Today’s Holiday:Toshogu Haru-No-Taisai

Today’s Holiday:
Toshogu Haru-No-Taisai

This festival provides the most spectacular display of ancient samurai costumes and weaponry in Japan. The Toshogu Shrine, in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, was built in 1617 to house the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616), the first of the Tokugawa shoguns. On the first day of the festival, dignitaries and members of the Tokugawa family make offerings to the deities of the shrine, and warriors on horseback shoot at targets with bows and arrows. On the next morning, more than 1,000 people take part in the procession from Toshogu to Futarasan Shrine, including hundreds of samurai warriors. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Dennis Lee Hopper (1936)

Today’s Birthday:
Dennis Lee Hopper (1936)

Hopper was an American film actor. He appeared in two films with James Dean in the 1950s but achieved fame of his own after directing and starring in 1969’s Easy Rider. His career foundered in the 70s, but important roles in Apocalypse Now (1979) and Blue Velvet (1986) helped him revitalize his career in the 80s and 90s. In addition to acting, he was a noted artist. In 1983, he checked into rehab shortly after performing what daredevil stunt involving dynamite? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Mary Shelley

Quote of the Day:
Mary Shelley

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman’s scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The Ancient Olympic Games

Article of the Day:
The Ancient Olympic Games

Held in Olympia, Greece, from 776 BCE to 393 CE, the Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions between various city-states. Originally, the games were comprised of just one event: the stadion race, a short sprint of about 624 ft (190 m), or the length of the stadium. Eventually, other events were added, including wrestling, chariot racing, a pentathlon, and the hoplitodromos, a race participants ran wearing heavy armor. What did competitors wear during other events? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:in (one’s) dotage

Idiom of the Day:
in (one’s) dotage

In a state of senility or mental decline due to old age. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:conniption

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A fit of violent emotion, such as anger or panic.
Synonyms: fit, tantrum, scene
Usage: When he discovered that his soup was only lukewarm, he had a conniption and stormed out of the restaurant.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch