Daily Archives: October 29, 2018

Today’s Holiday: Disarmament Week


Today’s Holiday:
Disarmament Week

The United Nations’ Disarmament Week, observed between October 24 and October 30, was established in 1978. It begins on October 24, the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, now observed as United Nations Day. Observance revolves around raising public awareness of the dangers of the arms race and the need for international disarmament. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Ezra Pound (1885)


Today’s Birthday:
Ezra Pound (1885)

A major shaper of 20th-century poetry, Pound was one of the most famous and controversial modern literary figures—praised as a subtle and complex poet, dismissed as a naive egotist and pedant, and condemned as a traitor and reactionary. He was a founder of the imagist poetry movement, an editor of several periodicals, and a mentor to many noted writers of his day. Arrested for treason in 1945, he was deemed insane and committed. What did he write during his 12 years in a US mental institution? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Bridge Spans the Bosphorus to Connect Europe and Asia (1973)


This Day in History:
Bridge Spans the Bosphorus to Connect Europe and Asia (1973)

The shores of the Bosphorus Strait were once lined with fortifications built by Byzantine emperors and Ottoman sultans protecting Constantinople. Today, one of the world’s longest suspension bridges spans the Bosphorus, linking European Turkey with Asian Turkey. The bridge was completed on October 30, 1973—one day after the Turkish republic’s 50th anniversary. A second bridge was finished in 1988. What is not allowed to cross the Bosphorus Bridge? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jerome K. Jerome


Quote of the Day:
Jerome K. Jerome

A good dinner brings out all the softer side of a man. Under its genial influence the gloomy and morose become jovial and chatty. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The History of Ferrous Metallurgy


Article of the Day:
The History of Ferrous Metallurgy

Iron is the fourth most abundant element in the Earth’s crust and likely a major component of its core, but it is rarely found in a readily usable form in nature except in meteorites. For that reason, it is likely that the use of iron in its free state began in prehistory with iron taken from meteorites—a fact supported by ancient words for iron referring to gods or a metal that has fallen from the sky. Ferrous metallurgy is alluded to in what sacred text? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: popcorn flick


Idiom of the Day:
popcorn flick

A film that is entertaining to watch but is generally not of a very high quality or rich in emotional or intellectual depth. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: typify


Word of the Day:
typify

Definition: (verb) Embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of.

Synonyms: epitomize

Usage: The fugue typifies Bach’s style of composition.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Shoebill stork (Balaeniceps rex) lives in Africa


Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) Slow walking. | the Internet Bird Collection | HBW Alive

Trentino-Alto Adige ~ Italy


Trentino-Alto Adige ~ Italy

Good evening from the Gran Vía, Madrid. ©María Gimenez Molina & Alberto Ruiz Lopez.


Good evening from the Gran Vía, Madrid. ©María Gimenez Molina & Alberto Ruiz Lopez.

Perseus with the Head of Medusa, sculpted by Benvenuto Cellini. Loggia dei Lanza, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy


Perseus with the Head of Medusa, sculpted by Benvenuto Cellini. Loggia dei Lanza, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy.

Bronze sculpture commissioned by Cosimo I de Medici. This Loggia and Piazza are not to be missed, as they are a gathering place for locals and tourists alike. If you’ve seen the marvelous film A Room With a View, the steps of this loggia are where George Emerson carries Lucy Honeychurch when she faints. Around the corner is the entrance to the Uffizi.
commissioned by Cosimo I de Medici. This Loggia and Piazza are not to be missed, as they are a gathering place for locals and tourists alike. If you’ve seen the marvelous film A Room With a View, the steps of this loggia are where George Emerson carries Lucy Honeychurch when she faints. Around the corner is the entrance to the Uffizi.

Asa prinzi luna de pe pamant (that’s how you catch the Moon from Earth)


Asa prinzi luna de pe pamant (that’s how you catch the Moon from Earth)

Autumn in Quebec , Canada 📸 @lechateaufrontenac


Autumn in Quebec , Canada 📸 @lechateaufrontenac