Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovski ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

Comemoraรงรฃo do 181ยบ aniversรกrio do nascimento de Tchaikovski em 1840 Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky, compositor russo – Nasceu a 5/7/1840 e celebra este ano os seus 181 anos, aqui retratado pelo pintor Nikolai Kuznetsov em 1893, ano da sua morte, quando o compositor tinha 53 anos. Em contraste com outros compositores russos seus contemporรขneos, conhecidos como os Cinco, Tchaikovski desenvolveu seu prรณprio estilo cosmopolita que incluรญa … Continue reading Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovski ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

White Cube, Bermondsey ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐ŸŽจ

The White Cube is a global network of contemporary art galleries, with presence in New York, Paris, Hong Kong and, most notably, in London, with one large art gallery in Bermondsey, London, and a smaller one in St Jamesโ€™s. The art gallery in Bermondsey is devoted to temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and is hosted in a former warehouse of 58,000 sq feet on Bermondsey … Continue reading White Cube, Bermondsey ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐ŸŽจ

Greek Salad ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿซ’

With the good season fast approaching here we are with a quick summer salad dish and also the national dish of Greek cuisine. This can be easily prepared for a quick lunch or as a side salad with other summer dishes. The inspiration for this recipe comes from ingredients readily available to peasants in the countryside. The translation of the original name of the dish … Continue reading Greek Salad ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿซ’

Graptoveria opalina ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

This is the newest addition to my succulent collection and, as most of the times, I did not know the name of the variety I was buying. I just liked the idea of adding a new specimen to the collection. I was attracted by the soft colours and the meatiness of its leaves. I learned afterwards that this is what distinguishes this family of succulents, … Continue reading Graptoveria opalina ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

When I should be asleep to mine own voice, by Pessoa ๐Ÿ“ƒ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

from ยซ35 Sonnetsยป. 1918, in Poemas Ingleses. by Fernando Pessoa – translated into Spanish and Italian by Enzo Martinelli ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง XIII – When I should be asleep to mine own voice When I should be asleep to mine own voiceIn telling thee how much thy love’s my dream,I find me listening to myself, the noiseOf my words othered in my hearing them.Yet wonder not: this … Continue reading When I should be asleep to mine own voice, by Pessoa ๐Ÿ“ƒ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

Postcards from Barletta ๐Ÿ–ผโ›ช๏ธ๐Ÿฅ˜

Postcards from Barletta Distant enough from other big cities in the region of Apulia and in a strategic position along the Adriatic coast to develop its own identity as a trading and military spot, Barletta is one of these cities with a fascinating and rich history. A critical point towards the East Mediterranean during the Middle Ages for the crusades and trading relationships along the … Continue reading Postcards from Barletta ๐Ÿ–ผโ›ช๏ธ๐Ÿฅ˜

Nationale Opera & Ballet ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ›

One of the most modern opera houses in the world, the Dutch National Opera & Ballet is also one of the most prestigious music institutions in the world renowned for the quality and innovative aspects of its productions. Itโ€™s rots go back to the opera house based in the the Stadsschouwburg, the municipal theatre in Amsterdam, where a national opera company was operating since the … Continue reading Nationale Opera & Ballet ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ›

Bridget Riley ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผโšซ๏ธ

Celebrating the 90th birthday of Bridget Riley, born on 24th April 1931 Born in Norwood, London, on 24th of April 1931, Bridget Riley is a contemporary artist who is know for her experimentation with optical art and usage of geometrical shapes and plain colours. Around 1960, she began to develop her signature style consisting of black and white geometric patterns that exploit the dynamic effects … Continue reading Bridget Riley ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผโšซ๏ธ