Daily Archives: May 29, 2017

My birds on the wire today 


My birds on the wire today

My Duck today 


My Duck today

My Chakra today 


My Chakra today

My pot with flowers today no.1 


My pot with flowers today no.1

“Leda and the Swan”.1560.Oil on Canvas.Mannerism(Late Renaissance).By Paolo Veronese, 1528_1588.Italian Verona Artist.Venetian School. Musee Fasch(France _Agaccio).


“The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple “Artist : Fra Carnevale Period: Early Renaissance Date : C. 1467 Location: Museum of Fine Arts , Boston , USA Medium: Tempera and Oil on wood


” Portrait of a Lady of the Court ” 1590Artist: Lavinia Fontana Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance )Location: Unknown


Andrea del Sarto (Italian 1486–1530) [High Renaissance, Mannerism] The so-called Portrait of a Sculptor, long believed to have been Del Sarto’s self-portrait.


Andrea del Sarto (Italian 1486–1530) [High Renaissance, Mannerism] The so-called Portrait of a Sculptor, long believed to have been Del Sarto’s self-portrait.

Today’s Holiday:Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling


Today’s Holiday:
Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling

In Gloucestershire, England, cheese rolling is believed to have been a popular annual sport for at least 500 years. Cooper’s Hill, which is located near Brockworth and is a thousand feet high, is famous for its fine pasture lands. Rolling the cheese down the hill traditionally reminded villagers of their right to graze sheep there. Early in the evening, the event leader, in a white smock and top hat, rolls the “cheese” discs (nowadays, three or four large wooden discs) down the hill. People chase after them, and the first to capture one of the discs receives a small prize. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Bob Hope (1903)


Today’s Birthday:
Bob Hope (1903)

Famous for his “ski-jump” nose, superb timing, and irreverent attitude, Hope was an immensely popular American comedian. He debuted in vaudeville in the 1920s and later performed on radio, television, stage, and in more than 50 films. He hosted the Oscars a record-breaking 17 times over 38 years. A master of comic monologues and mildly bawdy one-liners, he was a tireless entertainer of US troops overseas. When asked on his deathbed at age 100 where he wanted to be buried, how did he respond? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring Sparks a Riot (1913)


This Day in History:
Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring Sparks a Riot (1913)

The Rite of Spring is a landmark ballet by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky that provoked a riot when it premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Expecting the demure conventions of classical ballet, the audience was caught off-guard by Stravinsky’s dissonant score and Vaslav Nijinsky’s violently untraditional choreography depicting fertility rites. Fistfights broke out between detractors and supporters, and chaos ensued. What Disney film popularized the ballet? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Jane Austen


Quote of the Day:
Jane Austen

No man is offended by another man’s admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:War Cycles


Article of the Day:
War Cycles

Although the theory that wars are fought in cycles was once met with widespread skepticism—primarily because the topic tends to attract those interested in paranormal issues—the advent of computer algorithms has renewed interest in the scientific analysis of conflict. Quantitative studies of the bellicosity of both Western and Chinese civilizations over time have found that China once experienced a period of peace lasting far longer than that in the West. What do researchers believe caused this? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:a kick at the can


Idiom of the Day:
a kick at the can

An opportunity to do, try, or achieve something. Primarily heard in Canada. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:dissociate


Word of the Day:
dissociate

Definition: (verb) To remove from association; separate.
Synonyms: disjoint, disunite, divorce
Usage: The senator dissociated herself from the organization when she found out that its president had been involved in an embezzlement scheme.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Biertan, Brașov, România 


Biertan, Brașov, România

Satul Mărgineni, Făgăraș, Brașov, România 


Satul Mărgineni, Făgăraș, Brașov, România

France 24 : Fury at vandalism of French WWII hero General Charles de Gaulle


Fury at vandalism of French WWII hero General Charles de Gaulle

Vandals on Saturday damaged the tomb of the leader of France’s resistance to Nazi occupation during World War Two and founder of the Fifth Republic, General Charles de Gaulle.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170527-vandals-deface-tomb-french-hero-de-gaulle

French media say police are hunting for two people, one of whom was filmed Saturday by security cameras knocking a cross off the top of De Gaulle’s tomb.

France Info radio quoted local mayor Pascal Babouot as saying he did not think there was a political motive behind the act, but it drew swift condemnation from politicians.

Macron: “To be quickly repaired”

President Emmanuel Macronrequested Sunday that the tomb be quickly repaired, adding that De Gaulle’s memory is “dear to all French people.”

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe tweeted his “sadness and consternation” and called 
the vandalism “an act against France.”

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen called it, “contemptible.”

Towering figure

De Gaulle was a towering figure of 20th century French history, leading the nation’s resistance to Nazi occupation in World War Two, putting an end to its colonial war in Algeria in 1962 and serving as France’s president for a decade until 1969.

He founded France’s Fifth Republic, which granted the president sweeping powers, and set a distinctive foreign policy that rejected the concept of U.S. and Soviet world domination, giving the French an independent voice on the world stage.

De Gaulle died in 1970.

(FRANCE 24 with AP, REUTERS)

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