Monthly Archives: September 2017

” The Virgin and Child with Two Angels ” By Italian Renaissance Master Andrea del Verroccchio


” The Virgin and Child with Two Angels “
By Italian Renaissance Master Andrea del Verroccchio

with the help of his assitant Lorenzo di Credi . completed between 1476 and 1478 – it is now at National Gallery in London
Medium: Egg Tempera on Wood

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Emerald Lake, BC, Canada


Emerald Lake, BC, Canada

This is real love!😍


love!😍This is real love!😍

This is real love!😍

Watch “Maria Tanase sings “Lung îi drumul Gorjului “” on YouTube


Watch “Bridgit Mendler – Quicksand (with lyrics)” on YouTube


Watch “Bridgit Mendler – Atlantis (Lyric Video)” on YouTube


Bridgit Mendler – Atlantis (Argøsmusik X Cogent Remix) – SoundCloud


Listen to Bridgit Mendler – Atlantis (Argøsmusik X Cogent Remix) by Argøsmusik #np on #SoundCloud

Better Off Alone in B Major (sheet music in description) – SoundCloud


Listen to Better Off Alone in B Major (sheet music in description) by Analogue Dear #np on #SoundCloud

Peculiar – SoundCloud


Listen to Peculiar by Tahana #np on #SoundCloud

The Breakthrough: Hopelessness and Exploitation Inside Homes for Mentally Ill – SoundCloud


Listen to The Breakthrough: Hopelessness and Exploitation Inside Homes for Mentally Ill by ProPublica #np on #SoundCloud

Something nice for you!: October 2017: Snow Falls on Cedars – SoundCloud


Listen to October 2017: Snow Falls on Cedars by The Poetry Foundation #np on #SoundCloud

Muse


Muse

Muse

Flamingo at night


Flamingo at night

Flamingo at night

My pot with flowers today


My pot with flowers today

My pot with flowers today

Everliving music : Watch “Bredřch Smetana – Die Moldau (from “Ma Vlast”/My Fatherland) Karajan Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra” on YouTube


Watch “Americans SICK After Finding What Kelloggs Has Been Sneaking Into Every Box Of Cereal For Months” on YouTube


Watch “Edvard Grieg – Morning Mood” on YouTube


Watch “Edvard Grieg – Solveig’s Song” on YouTube


Watch “16 hands, 2 pianos and 1.9 million views!” on YouTube


Everliving music : Watch “Grieg – Norwegian Dance no. 2. H. 264” on YouTube


France 24 :   The long campaign to end ban on Saudi women drivers


The long campaign to end ban on Saudi women drivers

http://observers.france24.com/content/20170929-ban-saudi-women-driving-activism

France 24 :   Spain seals off majority of Catalan polling stations but Catalan leader ‘won’t give up’


Spain seals off majority of Catalan polling stations but Catalan leader ‘won’t give up’

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said Saturday he and his supporters would not “give up” their rights, speaking on the eve of an independence vote that Madrid has banned and is trying hard to block.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170930-spain-catalonia-police-1300-schools-polling-stations-independence-referendum-families-occup

By Saturday, the interior ministry said it had sealed most of the 2,315 polling stations in the wealthy northeastern Spanish region in an effort to prevent Sunday’s referendum.

However, teachers, parents, students and activists have leapt into action, defying warnings of repercussions by occupying at least 160 schools designated as polling stations.

Listen,really listen to the lyrics : Watch “Leonard Cohen ~ Because of” on YouTube


Because Of

Leonard Cohen

Lyrics

Because of a few songs
Wherein I spoke of their mystery,
Women have been
Exceptionally kind
To my old age.
They make a secret place
In their busy lives
And they take me there.
They become naked
In their different ways
And they say,
“Look at me, Leonard
Look at me one last time.”
Then they bend over the bed
And cover me up
Like a baby that is shivering.

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen

Because Of lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

France 24 :  Thousands march in Dublin for abortion rights


Thousands march in Dublin for abortion rights

Tens of thousands of people marched in Dublin on Saturday to demand the loosening of some of the strictest abortion laws in the world ahead of a 2018 referendum on the issue.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170930-ireland-dublin-thousands-women-march-abortion-rights-catholic-church

Abortion remains a divisive issue in once stridently Catholic Ireland, where a complete ban on the procedure was only lifted in 2013 to allow terminations in cases where the mother’s life was in danger.

In 2016 over 3,000 Irish women travelled toEngland for abortions, according to the British Department of Health, but activists say the real number is far higher.

The government has promised to hold a referendum next May or June, but it has yet to decide exactly what question to put to the Irish people.

The human rights arms of the United Nations and Council of Europe have pressed the government to decriminalise abortion and widen the law to allow for the procedure in cases of fatal foetal abnormality, rape or incest.

But pro-choice activists want a more liberal regime, closer to that of England, which allows terminations to be carried out up to 24 weeks after conception. Opinion polls show a large majority of voters want some change.

“Government ministers have suggested only the most restrictive terms will pass, but I think the people want more than that,” said Sarah Murphy, a 26-year-old recruitment professional.

“Ireland is changing. I don’t think you would have seen a march like this a few years ago,” she said.

BBC News: Iran nuclear deal: Tehran expects US to ditch agreement, says FM


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Iran nuclear deal: Tehran expects US to ditch agreement, says FM – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41452173

BBC News: North Korea and US ‘in direct contact’, says Tillerson


I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

North Korea and US ‘in direct contact’, says Tillerson – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41454007

Wild flower


Wild flower

Wild flower

Millais, John Everett (English, 1829-1896


Millais, John Everett (English, 1829-1896

Millais, John Everett (English, 1829-1896

Konstantin Razumov


Konstantin Razumov

Konstantin Razumov

agami heron (Agamia agami) Wild Bird


agami heron (Agamia agami)Wild Bird

agami heron (Agamia agami)

Wild Bird

Watch “Doris Day – Secret Love” on YouTube


Lyrics

Once I had a secret love
That lived within the heart of me
All too soon my secret love
Became impatient to be free
So I told a friendly star
The way that dreamers often do
Just how wonderful you are
And why I am so in love with you
Now I shout it from the highest hills
Even told the golden daffodils
At last my heart’s an open door
And my secret love’s no secret anymore
Songwriters: Paul Francis Webster / Sammy Fain
A Secret Love lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Flamingo Wild Bird


Flamingo Wild Bird

Flamingo Wild Bird

“Those who ignore the rules of democracy also lose their rights as a lobbyist in the European parliament,” said Green party president Philippe Lamberts. http://orgcns.org/2x3wMts


“Those who ignore the rules of democracy also lose their rights as a lobbyist in the European parliament,

“Those who ignore the rules of democracy also lose their rights as a lobbyist in the European parliament,” said Green party president Philippe Lamberts. http://orgcns.org/2x3wMts

Flamingo Wild Bird


FlamingoWild Bird

Flamingo

Wild Bird

A beautiful sunset in Rome !


A beautiful sunset in Rome !

A beautiful sunset in Rome !

Happy hour in Rome !


Happy hour in Rome !

Happy hour in Rome !

Listen, really listen to the lyrics : Watch “Leonard Cohen ‎– Greatest Hits – 2008 – Cd1” on YouTube


Watch “Everybody knows – Leonard Cohen” on YouTube


Everybody Knows

Leonard Cohen

Lyrics

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died
Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long-stem rose
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you’ve been faithful
Ah, give or take a night or two
Everybody knows you’ve been discreet
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

And everybody knows that it’s now or never
Everybody knows that it’s me or you
And everybody knows that you live forever
Ah, when you’ve done a line or two
Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old Black Joe’s still pickin’ cotton
For your ribbons and bows
And everybody knows

And everybody knows that the Plague is coming
Everybody knows that it’s moving fast
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past
Everybody knows the scene is dead
But there’s gonna be a meter on your bed
That will disclose
What everybody knows

And everybody knows that you’re in trouble
Everybody knows what you’ve been through
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary
To the beach of Malibu
Everybody knows it’s coming apart
Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
Before it blows
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen / Sharon Robinson

Everybody Knows lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Watch “Leonard Cohen – The Gypsy’s Wife – Natalie Wood (HQ) + lyrics” on YouTube


The Gypsy’s Wife

Leonard Cohen

Lyrics

And where, where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight
I’ve heard all the wild reports, they can’t be right
But whose head is this she’s dancing with on the threshing floor
whose darkness deepens in her arms a little more
And where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?
Where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?

Ah the silver knives are flashing in the tired old cafe
A ghost climbs on the table in a bridal negligee
She says, “My body is the light, my body is the way”
I raise my arm against it all and I catch the bride’s bouquet

And where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?
Too early for the rainbow, too early for the dove
These are the final days, this is the darkness, this is the flood
And there is no man or woman who can’t be touched
But you who come between them will be judged

And where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen

The Gypsy’s Wife lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Watch “A Montreal Leonard Cohen Moment By Marc Altheim” on YouTube


Today’s Holiday: Feast of the Hunters’ Moon


Today’s Holiday:
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon

October was traditionally the time when the voyageurs, or traders, came to Fort Ouiatenon (in what is now Lafayette, Indiana) to trade their goods, gossip with the local French settlers, and generally relax and enjoy themselves before setting out on their next journey. The Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, which was first held in 1968, begins with the arrival of the voyageurs by canoe on the Wabash River. Events include Indian chants, French folk songs, demonstrations of traditional crafts, and the cooking of typical French and Indian foods over an open fire. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Jacques Necker (1732)


Today’s Birthday:
Jacques Necker (1732)

French financier and statesman Jacques Necker retired in the early 1780s. Returning to Paris in 1787, Necker was soon exiled from the city for engaging in public controversy over financial policy. In 1788, Louis XVI recalled Necker as director-general of finances and minister of state. Supporting reforms, he was acclaimed by the populace. When his enemies at court again secured his dismissal in 1789, the populace stormed the Bastille on July 14. What happened to Necker? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Botswana Gains Independence from Britain (1966)


This Day in History:
Botswana Gains Independence from Britain (1966)

The 1867 discovery of gold in Botswana excited interest from several European powers. In 1885, the British created the Bechuanaland Protectorate there as a defense against the Boers. Although this spawned no nationalist movement, Britain granted it internal self-government in 1965 and full independence as Botswana the next year. Seretse Khama became its first president. Botswana’s economy has developed rapidly since independence. Why is a member of the main tribe of Botswana called a Motswana? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Gilbert Chesterton


Quote of the Day:
Gilbert Chesterton

The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Taklamakan


Article of the Day:
Taklamakan

One of the largest sandy deserts in the world, the Taklamakan Desert in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China is approximately 600 miles (965 km) across, with an area of 105,000 square miles (272,000 sq km). It is crossed at its northern and southern edges by two branches of the Silk Road, whose travelers sought to avoid the arid wasteland. Archeological digs in the Taklamakan’s sand cover, which is 1,000 feet (300 m) thick in some places, have revealed what 4,000-year-old discoveries? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: let (someone) loose (on something)


Idiom of the Day:
let (someone) loose (on something)

To allow someone to do something as they please, without supervision or control. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: unmindful


Word of the Day:
unmindful

Definition: (adjective) Failing to give due care or attention; inattentive.
Synonyms: forgetful, mindless
Usage: And here he lived, unmindful of the world and by the world forgotten.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Piazza San Marco, Venice


Piazza San Marco !

Piazza San Marco, Venice

Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta (Spanish, 1870-1945) Maja


Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta (Spanish, 1870-1945) Maja

Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta (Spanish, 1870-1945) Maja

Ceiling fresco decoration in Camera di San Paolo in Parma by high Renaissance artist Correggio ..completed between 1518- 1519


Ceiling fresco decoration in Camera di San Paolo in Parma by high Renaissance artist Correggio ..completed between 1518- 1519

Ceiling fresco decoration in Camera di San Paolo in Parma by high Renaissance artist Correggio ..completed between 1518- 1519