Daily Archives: September 29, 2017

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

Mystical Nativity, Sandro Botticelli, c.1500


Mystical Nativity, Sandro Botticelli, c.1500

Mystical Nativity, Sandro Botticelli, c.1500

DOMENICO GHIRLANDAIO (1449 – 1494) – Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni – 1488. Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.


DOMENICO GHIRLANDAIO (1449 - 1494) - Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni - 1488. Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.

DOMENICO GHIRLANDAIO (1449 – 1494) – Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni – 1488. Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.

Scala elicoidale dei Musei Vaticani


Scala elicoidale dei Musei Vaticani

Scala elicoidale dei Musei Vaticani

My pot with flowers today


My pot with flowers today

My pot with flowers today

My birds on the wire today


My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

BBC News: US pulls staff from Cuba over ‘specific attacks’


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

US pulls staff from Cuba over ‘specific attacks’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41446697

BBC News: US health secretary Tom Price quits after plane scandal


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

US health secretary Tom Price quits after plane scandal – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41450290

blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) Wild Bird


blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata)Wild Bird

blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Wild Bird

Florence


Florence

Florence

In the jungle


In the jungle

In the jungle

My Chakra today


My Chakra today

My Chakra today

Jos cu comunismul din România, și de pretutindeni!


Există comunism legal, comunism în ilegalitate şi…comunism mort: moarte comunismului oriunde există el, şiín toate formele lui de la existență! Jos cu toate formele de subjugare, a exploatării omului de către statul comunist, totalitarianismului de stat, şi a oricărei forme de tortură, furt, lichidare! Jos cu comunismul Român!

Today’s Holiday: State Fair of Texas


Today’s Holiday:
State Fair of Texas

Not surprisingly, the State Fair of Texas is one of the nation’s biggest state fairs, claiming more than three million visitors to the 200-acre Fair Park in Dallas. The fair began in 1887, and in 1952 Big Tex, its symbol of bigness, arrived. Big Tex is a 52-foot-tall cowboy with a 30-foot chest and 7’8″ biceps, wearing a five-foot-high, 75-gallon cowboy hat. The cowboy stands in the middle of the fairgrounds booming out welcomes and announcements. Among fair events are a college football game, concerts, and parades. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Gene Autry (1907)


Today’s Birthday:
Gene Autry (1907)

Probably the most successful “singing cowboy” in American film, Autry began performing on the radio during the 1920s in Oklahoma. He moved to Hollywood in the early 30s and went on to star in nearly 100 films, becoming America’s top Western star from 1937 to 1943. He usually played a singing hero astride his famous horse, Champion. He wrote and recorded hundreds of songs, including his signature song, “Back in the Saddle Again.” What well-known Christmas song was Autry’s biggest hit? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II Is Excommunicated (1227)


This Day in History:
Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II Is Excommunicated (1227)

Prior to being excommunicated the first of several times, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II had planned to go on a crusade. However, an epidemic waylaid him and a large part of his army, delaying the conquest. As a result, he was excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX. He eventually went on the postponed crusade and became king of Jerusalem. With Italy as the center of his power, Frederick, a religious skeptic, was in frequent conflict with the papacy. Frederick wrote the first book on what subject? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Oscar Wilde


Quote of the Day:
Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Pollywogs and Shellbacks


Article of the Day:
Pollywogs and Shellbacks

Originally created as a test to ensure new sailors were capable of handling long, rough stretches at sea, the “Crossing the Line” ceremony is an initiation rite used by many navies to commemorate a sailor’s first crossing of the equator. Sailors who have already crossed the equator are nicknamed Shellbacks; those who have not are called Pollywogs. Many navies now have regulations to prevent hazing during the tradition, which often involves various physical tests. What is a Golden Shellback? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: let it slip


Idiom of the Day:
let it slip

To accidentally or inadvertently reveal a given secret or important piece of information. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: polarity


Word of the Day:
polarity

Definition: (noun) The possession or manifestation of two opposing attributes, tendencies, or principles.
Synonyms: mutual opposition
Usage: The women did not allow their political polarity to damage their lifelong friendship.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Bare-necked Fruitcrow (Gymnoderus foetidus) Wild Bird


Bare-necked Fruitcrow (Gymnoderus foetidus)Wild Bird

Bare-necked Fruitcrow (Gymnoderus foetidus)

Wild Bird

Bellagio, Lake Como !


Bellagio, Lake Como !

Bellagio, Lake Como !

” Assumption of Mary ” 1512-1514 By Italian Renaissance artist Palma Vecchio At Galleria dell’accademia, Florence, Italy Oil on panel


” Assumption of Mary ” 1512-1514
By Italian Renaissance artist Palma Vecchio
At Galleria dell’accademia, Florence, Italy
Oil on panel

Bouguereau, Broken Pitcher


Bouguereau, Broken Pitcher

Bouguereau, Broken Pitcher

Rome (Roma) !


Rome (Roma) !

Rome (Roma) !