Category Archives: Beauty

Louis XIV Asks Riddles VII

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered for you this timeless riddle. It is urgent in any epoch, any year, any moment. Let my words be a good hint for you. Besides, we experience this riddle constantly & we cannot help it … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho: Astronauta

Esteemed Readers, I’m glad to present you this old vintage music piece by young Vinicius de Moraes. “O Astronauta” (1962) is a wonderful summer composition telling about searching of love. Enjoy it! Maria KethuProfumo

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 V

Esteemed Readers, heat menaces our voyage. Unfortunately, there are neither fridges nor ice on board. Keep calm & be brave! The good news is there are plenty of flying fishes around. Aboard the Oiseau, 25 March 1685 “…We have finally … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI

Esteemed Readers, here is a small mysterious historical riddle. Secrets & the wish to open them will serve you a hint in this Summer Solstice enigma time. Good luck! “Although my body is small, there is no need to show … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic: The Star Mantle

To create some mystic air of the Summer Solstice I have chosen the novel “The Star Mantle” (2000) which Milorad Pavic presented as a brief astrological reference for whose who are unfamiliar with it. I remember when I was choosing … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho: Onde Anda Você

Esteemed Readers, here is a pretty summer musical poem by Vinicius de Moraes named “Onde Anda Você/Where would you go?” This song raises some philosophical questions: Where does our memory go when we speak about saudade (a special sort of … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Pièces De Violes Suite N.2

Esteemed Readers, today we are listening to string music by our genius François Couperin. I offer you his Second Suite for Viola (1726). Might it be pleasant environment for these pretty summer days. Vive le Roy! 🙂 PS. Painting by … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 IV

Esteemed Readers, our wonderful voyage continues. Please, enjoy it together with our great guide Messire de Choisy. Aboard the Oiseau, 16 March 1685 “…We sail very swiftly. The sea is heavy but there are favourable winds so it helps us. … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint George

Saint George or Saint George the Winner as we often name him (died 23 April 303) is one of the most respectful Russian Saints, the patron of Moscow & Russia since the time of Prince Yuri Dolgor’ukij (the Long-Armed) (1099-1157). … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas V

Esteemed Readers, among our wonderful war movies there are ones raising an important question about a hard female destiny during the wartime. Indeed, it is a very sensitive matter to be discussed even at present as the women made the … Continue reading

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