Daily Archives: September 3, 2017

Beautiful Full Moon -Venice-Italy


Beautiful Full Moon -Venice-Italy

Beautiful Full Moon -Venice-Italy

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” Polyptych of San Vincenzo Ferreri ” 1464-68 Artist: Giovanni Bellini Period: Early Renaissance Location: Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo , Venice, Italy


” Polyptych of San Vincenzo Ferreri ” 1464-68
Artist: Giovanni Bellini
Period: Early Renaissance
Location: Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo , Venice, Italy

Vittore Crivelli (Italian artist, c 1440-1501)St Catherine of Alexandria


Vittore Crivelli (Italian artist, c 1440-1501)  St Catherine of Alexandria

Vittore Crivelli (Italian artist, c 1440-1501)St Catherine of Alexandria

Watch “Mattis warns of ‘massive military response’ to NKorea threat” on YouTube


Watch “Powers Of The Mind! (What we all can actually do!)” on YouTube


Paolo Veronese, The Vision of Saint Helena, c. 1580, Vatican, Pinacoteca


Paolo Veronese, The Vision of Saint Helena, c. 1580, Vatican, Pinacoteca

Paolo Veronese, The Vision of Saint Helena, c. 1580, Vatican, Pinacoteca

France 24 :  US pledges ‘massive’ response if attacked by N. Korea


US pledges ‘massive’ response if attacked by N. Korea

North Korea on Sunday conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, prompting the threat of a “massive” military response from the US if it or its allies are threatened.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170903-usa-north-korea-trump-kim-leads-hydrogen-nuclear-test-condemnation

Speaking outside the White House after meeting with President Donald Trump and his national security team, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Trump asked to be briefed on all available military options.

“Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming,” Mattis said.

“We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namelyNorth Korea,” Mattis said with Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at his side. “But as I said, we have many options to do so.”

Trump earlier in the day refused to rule out military action and threatened to cut off trade with any country doing business with Pyongyang.

Asked while leaving a church service whether the United States would attack North Korea, Trump replied: “We’ll see.”

Watch “The Traitor_Martha Wainwright_Leonard Cohen_I’m Your Man_720HD-022711.avi” on YouTube


A divine composition based on a unique poem, made a complete Leonard Cohen pièce de résistance, and the rendition beyond the realm of words by Martha Wainwright not to forget the out of this world musical arrangement: I am so happy to be able to appreciate this historic moment of excellence in the making. The explanation given by Mr. Cohen to the meaning of the verse describes a predicament in which each and every one of us found ourselves at least once in life, which makes it our life story, within which we can dissolve completely.

The world is indeed the theater in which we’re actors, directors and spectators:

The traitor, by Leonard Cohen

Now the Swan it floated on the English river
Ah the Rose of High Romance it opened wide
A sun tanned woman yearned me through the summer
and the judges watched us from the other side

I told my mother “Mother I must leave you
preserve my room but do not shed a tear
Should rumour of a shabby ending reach you
it was half my fault and half the atmosphere”

But the Rose I sickened with a scarlet fever
and the Swan I tempted with a sense of shame
She said at last I was her finest lover
and if she withered I would be to blame

The judges said you missed it by a fraction
rise up and brace your troops for the attack
Ah the dreamers ride against the men of action
Oh see the men of action falling back

But I lingered on her thighs a fatal moment
I kissed her lips as though I thirsted still
My falsity had stung me like a hornet
The poison sank and it paralysed my will

I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers
that they had been deserted from above
So on battlefields from here to Barcelona
I’m listed with the enemies of love

And long ago she said “I must be leaving,
Ah but keep my body here to lie upon
You can move it up and down and when I’m sleeping
Run some wire through that Rose and wind the Swan”

So daily I renew my idle duty
I touch her here and there — I know my place
I kiss her open mouth and I praise her beauty
and people call me traitor to my face

Leonard Cohen interview :

“It was called “The traitor”. It was about the feeling that we have of betraying some mission that we were mandated to fulfill, and being unable to fulfill it, and then coming to understand that the real mandate was not to fulfill it, and that the deeper courage was to stand guiltless in the predicament in which you found yourself”.

Watch “Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat (Lyrics)” on YouTube


Jan van Eyck (c.1390 – 1441) – Saint Barbara – 1437, Koninkljink Museum voor Schone Kunsten – Antwerpen


Jan van Eyck (c.1390 – 1441) - Saint Barbara - 1437, Koninkljink Museum voor Schone Kunsten - Antwerpen

Jan van Eyck (c.1390 – 1441) – Saint Barbara – 1437, Koninkljink Museum voor Schone Kunsten – Antwerpen

” Madonna and Child ” 1470-1475 Artist: Domenico Ghirlandaio Period: Early Renaissance Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA


” Madonna and Child ” 1470-1475
Artist: Domenico Ghirlandaio
Period: Early Renaissance
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA

Un gând frumos poate fi ca o biserică în care omul îşi odihneşte sufletul. – Regina Maria – _______________________ ♕ Omul, Mintea & Sufletul ♕


Un gând frumos poate fi ca o biserică în care omul îşi odihneşte sufletul.- Regina Maria -_______________________♕ Omul, Mintea & Sufletul ♕

Un gând frumos poate fi ca o biserică în care omul îşi odihneşte sufletul.

  • Regina Maria –

♕ Omul, Mintea & Sufletul ♕

Did you know that if a Turkey Vulture feels threatened or harassed, it will throw up on whatever is bothering it in self-defense?


Did you know that if a Turkey Vulture feels threatened or harassed, it will throw up on whatever is bothering it in self-defense?

Did you know that if a Turkey Vulture feels threatened or harassed, it will throw up on whatever is bothering it in self-defense?

Monumento del Doge Pietro Mocenigo ” 1481 Artist: Pietro Lombardo Period: Italian Renaissance Location: Basilica di San Giovanni e Peolo in Venice, Italy


Monumento del Doge Pietro Mocenigo

Monumento del Doge Pietro Mocenigo ” 1481
Artist: Pietro Lombardo
Period: Italian Renaissance
Location: Basilica di San Giovanni e Peolo in Venice, Italy

Exhumation and reburial of Richard III of England


The big plaque reads:Near this spot lie the remains of Richard III The last of the Plantagenets 1485The little plaque reads:This plaque, originally erected by Mr. B. Broadbent in 1856 on the nearby site of the Austin Friars, records the 17th century tradition, now generally discredited, that at the dissolution of the monasteries the body of King Richard III was disinterred from his tomb at the Greyfriars in Leicester and thrown into the River Soar.Richard III Society 2005
Plaques on Bow Bridge, Leicester, relating to the story that Richard’s bones had been dumped into the River Soar. The small plaque was installed by the Richard III Society in 2005 to refute the statement on the larger plaque, installed in 1856.

The location of Richard III’s body has long been of interest to the members of the Richard III Society, a group established to bring about a reappraisal of the King’s tarnished reputation. In 1975 an article by Audrey Strange was published in the society’s journal, The Ricardian, suggesting that his remains were buried under Leicester City Council’s car park. The claim was repeated in 1986, when historian David Baldwinsuggested that the remains were still in the Greyfriars area. He speculated, “It is possible (though now perhaps unlikely) that at some time in the twenty-first century an excavator may yet reveal the slight remains of this famous monarch.”

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