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La Gazette 1635: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, 1635 has already begun, so there are more hope for a misty peace in our exhausting Thiry Years’ War (1618-1648). Battles are more furious, negotiations are hotter while the life goes on & our La Gazette adds more … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks New Riddles I

Esteemed Readers, this year we return to our historical background & guess riddles from a French book of 1716. Good luck! 😊 Hint: the first riddle is dedicated to a well-known & widely used field plant. “In the field & … Continue reading

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

Esteemed Readers, winds, wine & Southern seas are crucial points of a new turn of our voyage. We are somewhere there but not exactly in the place we must be. Prepare for new adventures near mysterious the Terra Australis (don’t … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, it is the end of the year, so here are some brief but extraordinary tidings of the Thirty Years’ War period (1618-1648). On my behalf, I wish you the year like these news: full of entrances & treasure … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks a Christmas Riddle XII

Esteemed Readers, here is the last riddle of the year. It is dedicated to Christmas, New Year & all our hopes for a better life: “A road is covered with little sparkling beads”. REPLY to the Riddle posted on November … Continue reading

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

Esteemed Readers, thanks God the storm has been over but new rolling is ahead. Get prepared! It’s time to clean the vessel & to wait for a more lucky wind for us! Enjoy your time on board!😊 Aboard the Oiseau, … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Afternoon Of A Faun

“The Afternoon of a Faun” (1912) based on the music by Claude Debussy was a  successful short ballet performed in the frames of “the Russian Seasons” in Paris. This short, light flirting dancing impromptu staging in the Ancient Greece environment … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles XI

Esteemed Readers, as the year is moving to the end, I’d like to present you a couple of spiritual & philosophical riddles. Regard them from this point of view while you are pondering upon the answer. Here is the first … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XX

Esteemed Readers, attention! A great storm is approaching! Please, put on your raincoats & rubber boots, prepare some dry food suitable for hard rolling days! Good luck! We will survive! I promise!😊 Aboard the Oiseau, 21 June 1685 “It is … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, Samhain/Toussaints was celebrated even during the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648), so let’s see what tidings there are for last days of October 1634. Paris, the 29th of October, 1634: “Cardinal the Duke (Cardinal de Richelieu) is going to … Continue reading

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