Daily Archives: June 30, 2017

My Chakra today 

My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today 

My birds on the wire today 

” Madonna and Child ” Circa 1460 or later Attributed to Agostino di Duccio

” Madonna and Child ” Circa 1460 or later 

Attributed to Agostino di Duccio

Period: Early Renaissance

Location: National Gallery of Art , Washington DC , USA

A View of the high Altar featuring Titian’s Assumption of the Virgin as the centre-piece . (13 February 1469)

A View of the high Altar featuring Titian’s Assumption of the Virgin as the centre-piece . (13 February 1469)

Another one hits the ground! France 24 :  German parliament legalises same-sex marriage

German parliament legalises same-sex marriage

Germany’s parliament backed the legalisation of same-sex marriage on Friday in a historic vote hailed by gay activists and leftist parties but criticised by some in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservative bloc and by the Catholic Church.


France 24 :  Trump travel ban comes into effect

Trump travel ban comes into effect

A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban took effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.


Watch “Amália Rodrigues “Avé Maria fadista”” on YouTube

Watch “Marlene Dietrich “Je m’ennuie” 1933″ on YouTube

Body parts (embossing sketch ) 

La noi sânt codri vechi de brad…şi câmpuri de mătase:  Watch “Noi – Octavian Goga” on YouTube

Watch “Octavian Goga – Munții Noștri Aur Poartă” on YouTube

”  Gates of Paradise ” 1425 -1452 ( after Restoration ) East side  By Lorenzo Ghiberti

”  Gates of Paradise ” 1425 -1452 ( after Restoration ) East side  

By Lorenzo Ghiberti 

Period: Early Renaissance 

Location: Baptistery of San Giovanni, Florence

Gilded Bronze Doors

Watch “Leonard Cohen Chelsea Hotel #2 Live” on YouTube

Watch “Leonard Cohen – 11 – Tonight Will Be Fine (Berlin 1974) [with lyrics]” on YouTube

Watch “El Condor Pasa ” If I Could ” | Guitar and Pan Flute” on YouTube

Watch “Mozart Piano Concerto 26. Aimi Kobayashi” on YouTube

Watch “America – A horse with no name” on YouTube

Today’s Holiday:National Basque Festival

Today’s Holiday:
National Basque Festival

This sports-music-dance-barbecue celebration of Basque heritage has been held annually since 1962 in Elko, Nevada. Participants in the festival wear the traditional red, white, and green of the Basque provinces of Spain. The men also wear the traditional Basque beret. The festival begins on Friday with social and exhibition dancing. On Saturday there’s a parade of more than 50 floats, and major contests of weightlifting, sheepdog-working, and dancing the native jota. On Sunday, the events wind up with a big barbecue of steak, marinated lamb, and spicy chorizo sausages. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Michael Phelps (1985)

Today’s Birthday:
Michael Phelps (1985)

Phelps is an American swimmer who has won 16 Olympic medals, 14 of them gold. He started swimming as a child and competed in his first Olympics at 15. A year later, he became the youngest male ever to set a world swimming record, doing so in the 200-meter butterfly. In 2008, he set a record for most gold medals won at a single Olympiad—eight—while setting as many swimming records. Which swimmer voiced doubts about Phelps’ ability to break the record but was happy to be proven wrong? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:The Great Blondin Crosses Niagara Falls on Tightrope (1859)

This Day in History:
The Great Blondin Crosses Niagara Falls on Tightrope (1859)

Best known as “The Great Blondin,” Jean François Gravelet was a French tightrope walker and acrobat famous for making multiple crossings of Niagara Falls on a tightrope on several occasions. Balancing 160 feet (48 m) above the water on a 1,100-foot (335-m) tightrope, Blondin dazzled crowds by using a different theatrical variation each time he crossed, performing the feat blindfolded, in a sack, pushing a wheelbarrow, on stilts, carrying a man on his back, and sitting down to do what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Washington Irving

Quote of the Day:
Washington Irving

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:World War I Poison Gas

Article of the Day:
World War I Poison Gas

The use of poison gases—ranging from disabling chemicals like tear gas and mustard gas to lethal agents like phosgene—was a military innovation put into use during WWI that had a major impact on warfare. Although the killing capacity of gas was limited—only 4% of combat deaths were due to gas—the proportion of non-fatal casualties was high, and gas remained one of the soldiers’ greatest fears. What were some of the early, crude countermeasures developed to defend against the use of poison gases? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:user base

Idiom of the Day:
user base

business jargon The number units of a particular product or service that are currently in use, especially software or an internet or computing platform. (Also referred to as “install(ed) user base” or simply “install(ed) base.”) Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:inerrant

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Incapable of erring.
Synonyms: infallible
Usage: Many traditional theologians insist that biblical texts are the literal Word of God and as such are inerrant and infallible.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Dvořák: Serenade for winds / Rattle · Berliner Philharmoniker” on YouTube

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)Wild Bird

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)

Wild Bird

Ba-keitz-ogie, (The Yellow Coyote), also called “Dutchy”.  A Chiricahua Apache man. 1880-1890.

Ba-keitz-ogie, (The Yellow Coyote), also called “Dutchy”.  A Chiricahua Apache man. 1880-1890.