Category Archives: History

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

Esteemed Readers, good tidings! The Cape of Good Hope is approaching! Soon we will enjoy comfortable Dutch huts, wonderful meat dishes & vegetables! The sea is favourable. Let fair wind be with us! Aboard the Oiseau, 23 May 1685 “…Studying … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Marcus Eremita

Marcus Eremita or Marcus the Ascetic (IV-V AD) was a monk, author of numerous spiritual ascetic texts canonized by the Orthodox Church. There are a few facts about his youth & life before he became a monk. Macarius of Alexandria … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, here are some curious criminal events happened in April 1634 at the background of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). I should notice that the world has not become a safier place since that epoch: Paris, the 9th April, … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle for you. It is very ecological & much in energetic trends of our days. 😊 Good luck! “It has no arms, it has no legs but it crawls up to the sky”. REPLY … Continue reading

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

Esteemed Readers, we are almost at the Cape of Capricorn…but some unpredictable obstacles don’t allow us to arrive there yet. Stay calm, the crew is working out the situation.Treat yourselves with the crew biscuits. 🙂 Aboard the Oiseau, 17 May … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, our war (1618-1648) continues full of battles, defeats & victories, faded expectations & new hopes, capital punishments & confiscation of property. Europe needs peace badly but nobody knows when the Thirty Years’ War ends: Casale, the 2nd March, … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: La Sylphide

A romantic ballet La Sylphide (1832) does not belong to the Russian origin. The music belongs to Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer with choreography by Filippo Taglioni. In 1892, Marius Petipa presented a renewed version of La Sylphide to the Russian Imperial Ballet. … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

Esteemed Readers, here is a new ancient riddle for you. It might seem philosophical however it means something quite ordinary for each of us. Use your imagination & intuition. Good Luck! “It feeds the entire world but always remains hungry”. … Continue reading

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

Esteemed Readers, goods news! We are near the Cape of Good Hope. The weather is changeable, prepare your raincoats & rain boots! 🙂 : Aboard the Oiseau, 10 May 1685 “A ship! We saw a ship! We are not alone … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Eustace Martyr

Esteemed Readers, energies of a war calls us to remember about Christian martyrs. Saint Eustace is one of them. Saint Eustace (the 2nd century) is very venerated in the Russian Orthodox Church. He was a Roman general born pagan. His name … Continue reading

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