Category Archives: humour

Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI

Esteemed Readers, grasshoppers are singing, the summer is at its heights & we are going to guess out a new riddle. This one reflects summer & its wonderful blooming: “I’m born without a father but cannot exist without a mother. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Russian Ballets: Don Quixote

In 1869  Ludwig Minkus (1826-1917), a ballet composer of the Austrian origin invented a ballet-comedy “Don Quixote”. It was performed for the first time on the 14th of December 1869 & had an incredible success. To highlight the authentic Spanish … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, here is another traditional Russian riddle. This time it belongs to the vegetable world. Use your imagination & intuition. Good luck! “I’m round but I’m not the Moon. I might be green or yellow, but I’m not a … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles I

Esteemed Readers, I remind you that this year is a year of traditional Russian riddles. They are rather allegoric so I will leave you a certain hint every time. Use your imagination & intuition. Good luck! Hint: The first riddle … Continue reading

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Eternamenta News 2022

Esteemed Readers, 2022 has finally begun, so some blog changes are always welcome. This year will be dedicated to the French Baroque painting, the Russian ballet & the Italian style Bossa Nova by Sergio Cammariere. The Riddle section will change … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles XI

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new historical riddle. I have chosen something short & rather romantic…and I hope not too allegoric as our modern minds, unfortunately, too practical & technical for metaphors & mythological comparisons à la Grand Siècle. … 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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