Category Archives: Life

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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Soviet Cuisine: Fish

Esteemed Readers, fish specialities have been welcomed at Russian feasts from the time immemorial, so these recipes certainly belong to solemn tzars’ banquets. Certainly, you can exchange fishes according to your preference & the region. Starred Sturgeon With Tomatoes & … Continue reading

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Sergio Cammariere: La Rotta degli Alisei

  Esteemed Readers, the Midsummer time is coming so I hope that this romantic & touching video by our Cyrano will create a wonderful atmosphere for you. Memories & hope are our magical weapons to pass any trouble! Happy Midsummer … Continue reading

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Sergio Cammariere: Tempo Perduto

Esteemed Readers, this wonderful song by our Cyrano praises Time in its full glory. Indeed, what else does sentence our life so much? Enjoy the music! Maria KethuProfumo 

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1685 XVI

Esteemed Readers, hurrah! Get prepared! We are mooring to the Cape! We will spend a couple of days there, so take only necessary luggage. Vive le Roy! Aboard the Oiseau, 28 May 1685 “…We are pleased: the wind is strong, … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, various climate changes happened even in the 17th century, so we should not suppose that disasters of today belong only to the progress age we are living in. Here are some curious tidings including an extraordinary weather surprise … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, after the substantial fish dishes it’s time for a new riddle. It is short but makes ponder. Its stylistics means a classical rhetorical question so popular in the Russian outlook. “Who guards the house?” REPLY to the Riddle … Continue reading

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Sergio Cammariere: Estate

Esteemed Readers, a new summer is coming soon. Here is an excellent Bossa Nova piece by our Cyrano dedicated to this very best season. Enjoy it! Maria KethuProfumo

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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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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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