Category Archives: folklore

Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, as you know sport existed even in the 17th century, so I offer you a sportive riddle this time! Good luck! 🙂 🏆🏆🏆 “In a light & green prison I move without rest. At least those who love … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin 18

Esteemed Readers, today I present you an elegant & a sophisticated set for harpsichord composed by François Couperin. N18 is made in F major, if it means you something. In my first posts of this year dedicated to the genius … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 VII

Esteemed Readers, a terrible heat goes on attacking us. So don’t forget the ice & other cooling measures suitable for an ordinary 17th century voyage. Might winds return faster to our ship! Aboard the Oiseau, 4 April 1685 “…It is … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VIII

Esteemed Readers, a new riddle is at your service. This time it has a military spirit. It contains something that is yet widely used even in our hi-tech days. Good luck! “I have been created for serving Princes & Kings. … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Messe des Couvents

Esteemed Readers, as you remember François Couperin has composed plenty of wonderful religious pieces. Today I offer you a complete Mass for convents & monasteries famous as Messe pour les Couvents (1690). Enjoy the spirit & solemnity of the Grand … Continue reading

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Vinìcius de Moraes: Coisa Mais Linda

Esteemed Readers, tonight I present you another wonderful musical piece by our genius Vinicius de Moraes: “Coisa Mais Linda/The Most Amazing Thing”. Be it so! Enjoy champagne & the evening! 😊 Maria KethuProfumo

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Milorad Pavic: Last Love in Constantinople

When a romantic novel is meant, as a rule, we imagine a love story with a certain happy end. And what about a novel with a romantic separation? Here is the one written by the genius of Milorad Pavic. It … Continue reading

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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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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint John of Shanghai & San Francisco

John of Shanghai & San Francisco (1896-1966) is a very unusual Russian Orthodox Saint of our times.  He was a pastor, a spiritual father, a healer & even possessed a gift of foreseeing. He belongs to the family of the … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, at last the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) news has arrived! A good thing is that there is more & more information moving Europe to the universal peace & a new renaissance. Frankfurt, 9th June, 1633: “On the 5th … Continue reading

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