Category Archives: Beauty

Mysterious Town Kitezh

Each nation has its magic, mysterious places described in folklore. Those are places of a spiritual force that mean a connection with ancestors thus with customs & traditions as well as a spiritual rebirth or the Garden of Eden on … Continue reading

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Author Fairy Tale: The Little Scarlet Flower

Besides traditional tales there are plenty of ones made by our famous authors. And today I would like to present you a synopsis of a tale by Sergey Aksakov. It is a Russian interpretation of Beauty & the Beast & … Continue reading

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Magical weapon in the Russian Fairy-Tales

Esteemed Readers, I suppose that it will be logical to go on a bit further about the magic background in the Russian folklore. Besides all of us are fond of magic in this or that way. So, today I invite … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: St. George’s Ceremony

Esteemed Readers, the religious feasts were very important & celebrated with a Royal splendour in the 17th century France. Here is a little description of St George’s day in Besançon during which the Chevalier Order bearing the same name inducted … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Arrival of Messire Contarini, Ambassador of Venice

Esteemed Readers, far in the past visits of foreign Ambassadors & other people of dignity were accompanied with solemnity & the air of celebration too. Here is a little description Mercure Galant gives concerning arrival of the Venetian Ambassador to … Continue reading

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Treasures of “Mercure Galant”: 1685

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered a wonderful collection of coins published in various editions of “Mercure Galant”. So I will share it with you, as besides a numismatic & historical value, they are true gems of art. These coins come … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – The Spirit of Carnival

Esteemed Readers, Carnival always creates a special sort of spirit! It is a joy, hope for better life & finally sunny warm days. So, I have discovered this curious drinking song in one of “Mercure Galant” editions & share it … Continue reading

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