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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Simeon of Verkhoturye

Simeon of Verkhot’urye or Simeon of Merk’ushino (1607-1642) is a venerated Russian Saint who began a tradition of simple hermit living & who is also believed to be the guardian of the Ural & the Siberian lands. There is little … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, no matter intense battles, the air of peace has appeared in our historical tidings. Indeed, the life goes on while the Thirty Year’s War (1618-1648) is moving to so desired Pax…It is 1633 yet & only negotiations are … Continue reading

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

Esteemed Readers, we have reached the Canary Islands! Hurrah! We are sailing Northeast. It is too far from Siam yet, however the spirit of a true journey is with us: Aboard the Oiseau, 13 March 1685 “…We are going to … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Nicholas

  Saint Nicholas of Myra is one of our main Patron Saints. In Russian he has several other names: Nikolaj Ug’odnik, Sviat’itel Nikolaj,Nikolaj Chudotv’orets/Wondermaker. In the Orthodox tradition he is Saint Patron of sailors, prisoners, orphans.There are numerous reconstructed churches … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, I hope that this pretty riddle of the 17th century perfect for frosty weather worldwide will warm you up no matter its sense. Good luck! “I’m water but not liquid. I’m a humid powder formed by Jupiter. However … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles I

  Esteemed Readers, it is already 2021 & we go on our section of the historical riddles. This time I have chosen a very romantic one as soon St Valentine’s comes. Let it be a good hint for you. Good … Continue reading

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Dedicated to Tom Jobim: Bossa Nova Movie (2000)

Is it possible to unite the genius music by Tom Jobim & cinema? The answer is simple: without any problems! Moreover, a perfect plot, a great shooting & a proper film message will create a completely incredible masterpiece. As, for … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant:Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg V

Esteemed Readers, we continue travelling no matter that it is October. Our trip is save, no masks are necessary. Meanwhile far away in a diachrony in June 1687 the time has stopped & it is still a wonderful peaceful summer … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to present you a historical riddle out of time. The object hidden in it is one of the most essential things in our world, important almost for each of us even at present. I … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VIII

Esteemed Readers, a beautiful summer of crazy 2020 is almost over. So, let’s meet autumn with this curious & rather industrial riddle belonging to Louis XIV’s times. Good luck! “I never walk around the town. If I do I wear … Continue reading

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