Category Archives: History

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: Matrona Nikonova

Mother Matrona, Matrona of Moscow (as we call her), Matrona la Cieca or Matrona Nikonova (1881/1885-1952) is one of most praised Saint of the Russian Orthodox Church who was blessed with the gifts of prophecy, spiritual vision & healing since … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, finally it comes the breaking news of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648)! Some agreements & reconciliations have been signed, but the war is not ended yet: Amsterdam, 11th April, 1633: “Here we are looking forward to return & … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas IV

“They Fought For Their Country/Они Сражались За Родину” (1975) is a unique war drama by Sergei Bondarchuk based on a realistic novel by Mikhail Sholokhov. It tells about a daily routine of the Soviet army along on its way to … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new historical riddle. Might it be connected with the Easter in this or that way. The topic is not new. I have already posted one about it, so I hope it will be rather … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic: Landscape Painted with Tea

Perhaps, it is not good to start with my favourite novel by Milorad Pavic & I should have made a post about his unique bestseller “Dictionary of the Khazars”,but I cannot help it. 🙂 It was my second book read … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes e Toquinho: Samba da Volta

Samba is an amazing musical phenomenon. It might sing (chorar in the original Brazilian context) any kind of emotion, event, deed. “Samba da Volta/Samba of Returning” praises a return to the fairy lady so long expected for her two knights … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres

François Couperin has composed plenty of wonderful sacral works. “Leçons de ténèbres/Tenebrae Readings for Holy Wednesday” (1714) is one them. The set consists of three substantial pieces based on the Old Testament Book of Lamentation. Today, Esteemed Readers, I present … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Concert Royal N.4

Esteemed Readers, to celebrate the spring here is a Concert Royal N.4 by François Couperin. It reminds me of warm sunrays shining through fresh green leaves. Vive le Roy! 🙂 PS. Painting by Jakob Philipp Hackert Maria KethuProfumo

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

Esteemed Readers, Messire Abbé de Choisy informs us that we are sailing around the Spanish isles. The Madeira islands is right ahead. Enjoy our historical Voyage! I remind you that Siam is our destination: Aboard the Oiseau, 5 March 1685 … Continue reading

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