Category Archives: France

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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La Gazette 1663: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) doesn’t mean only battles & death. There is some pretty space for life & slow motion changes as well: Vienna, 31st August, 1633: “Here everybody speaks about the peace in Germany, nevertheless a … 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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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 VI

  Esteemed Readers, our voyage goes one. The heat & lack of wind don’t allow us to sail as fast as we wished but we enjoy the time catching fishes & studying all the beauties of the stars. Aboard the … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, the latest Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) news digest has arrived. Here are some curious tidings from Rome about life & events of July 1633. Whatever happens, Europe is moving towards the Treaty of peace. Rome, 9th July,1633: “The Spaniards … Continue reading

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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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