Category Archives: Al Mondo

Tom Jobim: Samba do Avião

  Followed the previous post about Louis XIV’s journey, this charming ode to air travelling, Rio de Janeiro & airports will be a pleasant unusual compliment. “Samba do Avião”/”Airplane Samba” is one of the most famous pieces made by our genius. … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg IV

Esteemed Readers, it is 5th September, Louis XIV’s birthday today. So His Majesty goes on his pleasant journey to Luxembourg surrounded with His Court, Ministers, Guards & us: “I even don’t mention you all the places & time when the … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Pela Luz Dos Olhos Teus

Esteemed Readers, I’m delighted to present you a wonderful creative duet where Tom Jobim represents himself as a singer performing a funny romantic composition by Vinicius de Moraes. The song is called “Pela Luz Dos Olhos Teus”/”For the Light of … Continue reading

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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, the history comes along its way. The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) continues, bringing more combats, grief & calamities to Europe. Reading the historical news I become wondering if we have a right to speak about nations after such … Continue reading

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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War was also marked by the Italian Plague outbreak lasted from 1629 to 1631. Themost suffered cities lost about 25% of its population were Milan & Venice. The disease also spread in Verona, Bologna, Florence. … Continue reading

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La Gazette: Historical News Today – 1631

Esteemed Readers, here is a new set of news from the mysterious epoch of the Thirty Years’ War. This edition is rather international. Let’s see what else was happening around the world in 1631: Rome, July 28,1631: “We have already … Continue reading

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La Gazette: Historical News Today – 1631

Esteemed Readers, we go on with the historical news. Here are some other events happened in Europe during 1631: Vienne April 10, 1631: ‘Yesterday Baron Hegenmiller was sent as an Ambassador to the Duke of Saxe. Any day now we … Continue reading

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“Mercure Galant”: Curiosité

Esteemed Readers, today I offer you a sort of curiosité discovered in an edition of “Mercure Galant”. This is a very particular story indeed & I believe that it might happened only in the French forest: “…I cannot leave Montpellier … Continue reading

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Samhain at the French Court

The Eve of Samhain or Samain, as the French name it, calls to ponder upon its celebrating at Louis XIV’s Court. The Celtic traditions were strong yet at that historical period, so we might suppose that the Court also took … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers! I’m very happy to announce that the last riddle was guessed out by most of you! So, my congratulations! (John, a Louis XIV’s desk is waiting for you :-)). EYES is the right answer. Here it is time … Continue reading

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