Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Royal Ascot 2014 - Day Three

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Pan American Bloodstock Conference being organised in 2015. Attend or Sponsor;- more info & contact details:-  Elizabeth email:-kommunalinvestfr@aol.com

Venezie Venice Festival della Madonna della Salute. Popular Venetian Winter Festival 21 November 2014.

Where Church of Madonna della Salute. When 21 Nov. In 1630-31, Venice was ‘miraculously’ delivered from the plague, which claimed almost 100,000 lives – one in three Venetians. The Republic commissioned a church from Baldassare Longhena, and his Madonna della Salute (literally, ‘good health’) was completed in 1687. On this feast day, a pontoon bridge is strung across the Grand Canal from campo Santa Maria del Giglio to La Salute so that a procession led by the patriarch (archbishop) of Venice can make its way on foot from San Marco. Along the way, stalls sell cakes and candyfloss, and candles for pilgrims to light inside the church. Then everybody eats castradina – cabbage and mutton stew – which tastes nicer than it sounds.

FESTA DELLA SALUTE. Where Church of Madonna della Salute.
When 21 Nov.
In 1630-31, Venice was ‘miraculously’ delivered from the plague, which claimed almost 100,000 lives – one in three Venetians. The Republic commissioned a church from Baldassare Longhena, and his Madonna della Salute (literally, ‘good health’) was completed in 1687.
On this feast day, a pontoon bridge is strung across the Grand Canal from campo Santa Maria del Giglio to La Salute so that a procession led by the patriarch (archbishop) of Venice can make its way on foot from San Marco. Along the way, stalls sell cakes and candyfloss, and candles for pilgrims to light inside the church. Then everybody eats castradina – cabbage and mutton stew – which tastes nicer than it sounds.

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My Latin Lover. Luca Desiata in Roma. Brilliant idea of a crossword magazine in Latin. Boris eat your heart out….

Enthusiasts in Italy – the ancestral home of Latin – have launched “Hebdomada Aenigmatum”, which translates as "Weekly Puzzles" in English, a compendium of crosswords, word games, Sudoku and puzzles, all in the language of Caesar and Cicero. The magazine, which despite its title is published monthly, has been a surprise hit, with more than 3,000 subscribers signing up since it was launched in the summer. While the first edition was a relatively simple affair, the latest extends to 14 (XIV) pages. The simple crossword includes clues about Hercules’ weapon of choice (I down: “clava”, or club) and the acronym “SPQR” (III down: Senatus PopulusQue Romani, or the Senate and People of Rome). Related Articles Latin rebirth in schools 31 Aug 2012 Vatican gives new life to Latin with new journal 08 Nov 2013 Latin Lessons? Come for a class at the Dragon ... 17 Mar 2011 It even includes a comic strip featuring Incredibilis Snupius - or Snoopy to non-Latin speakers. “So far we have focussed just on Italy but we’re now hoping to attract interest around the world,” Luca Desiata, the editor, told The Telegraph. “We’ve had a couple of hundred subscriptions from France and about 100 from the UK.” The inspiration for the magazine came from Mr Desiata’s school days in the 1980s, when he used to make up puzzles and word games to learn Latin. “I was very passionate about Latin and I thought I’d revive the idea. It’s a fun way of learning the language. Some of our subscribers are teachers who use the magazine as a tool to teach their students – we even have one from the Faroe Islands. “But there are also doctors, lawyers and general Latin enthusiasts. And we’ve had interest from priests at the Vatican, where Latin is still the official language,” said Rome-based Mr Desiata, 43, whose day job is as an executive at the Italian energy company Enel. Giving himself the Latin appellation Lucas Cupidus, he runs an organisation called My Latin Lover, which promotes the modern-day use of Latin, more than 1,500 years after the collapse of the Roman Empire. The language of the legions is undergoing a modest revival, with Latin radio stations and contemporary best-sellers such as Harry Potter translated into Latin. The puzzle and crossword magazine is available for download, free of charge, at Mr Cupidus' website. It also features a round-up of world news, with the latest issue reporting on the World Health Organisation’s (“Societas Mundana Salutis”) operations against Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone (“Montis Leonini”) and last month’s synod, or meeting of Catholic archbishops and cardinals, at the Vatican. Crossword Answers Across: I Cassi , VI Lupus, VII Atque, VIII Versu, IX Am Down: I Clava II Autem III SPQR IV Suus V Iseum Italy News » World News » Europe » Nick Squires » In Italy George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin leave the city hall after their civil marriage ceremony in Venice, Italy. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds.   In pics: George and Amal's Venice wedding  The Palio di Asti is the oldest recorded bareback horse race in Italy.  The race has been run each year since the 13th century with the earliest recorded race taking place in 1275.  The ancient contest sees 21 thoroughbred horses compete representing the different districts of the city, accompanied by a parade and flag throwing contest involving over 1200 people in medieval costume.   The drama of Italy's 'other' Palio The Costa Concordia cruise ship is towed away from Isola del Giglio.  After more than two years since it slammed into a reef along the coastline of the island the wreck has begun its last journey, to the Italian port of Genoa, where it will be dismantled and recycled. 32 people died in the incident.   Costa Concordia leaves Giglio The refloated Costa Concordia   Inside Costa Concordia Pope Francis visits the memorial monument commemorating victims of terrorist acts on Mount Herzl  Pope's visit to Israel

Enthusiasts in Italy – the ancestral home of Latin – have launched “Hebdomada Aenigmatum”, which translates as “Weekly Puzzles” in English, a compendium of crosswords, word games, Sudoku and puzzles, all in the language of Caesar and Cicero.
The magazine, which despite its title is published monthly, has been a surprise hit, with more than 3,000 subscribers signing up since it was launched in the summer.
While the first edition was a relatively simple affair, the latest extends to 14 (XIV) pages.
The simple crossword includes clues about Hercules’ weapon of choice (I down: “clava”, or club) and the acronym “SPQR” (III down: Senatus PopulusQue Romani, or the Senate and People of Rome).
It even includes a comic strip featuring Incredibilis Snupius – or Snoopy to non-Latin speakers.
“So far we have focussed just on Italy but we’re now hoping to attract interest around the world,” Luca Desiata, the editor, told The Telegraph. “We’ve had a couple of hundred subscriptions from France and about 100 from the UK.”
The inspiration for the magazine came from Mr Desiata’s school days in the 1980s, when he used to make up puzzles and word games to learn Latin.
“I was very passionate about Latin and I thought I’d revive the idea. It’s a fun way of learning the language. Some of our subscribers are teachers who use the magazine as a tool to teach their students – we even have one from the Faroe Islands.
“But there are also doctors, lawyers and general Latin enthusiasts. And we’ve had interest from priests at the Vatican, where Latin is still the official language,” said Rome-based Mr Desiata, 43, whose day job is as an executive at the Italian energy company Enel.
Giving himself the Latin appellation Lucas Cupidus, he runs an organisation called My Latin Lover, which promotes the modern-day use of Latin, more than 1,500 years after the collapse of the Roman Empire.
The language of the legions is undergoing a modest revival, with Latin radio stations and contemporary best-sellers such as Harry Potter translated into Latin.
The puzzle and crossword magazine is available for download, free of charge, at Mr Cupidus’ website. Is our famous Classicist Mayor, Boris,a subscriber ?                                  Crossword Answers Across: I Cassi , VI Lupus, VII Atque, VIII Versu, IX Am Down: I Clava II Autem III SPQR IV Suus V Iseum. Thanks courtesy the Daily Telegraph 

 

 

Rome at Night. Painting by Mitro

Rome at Night. Painting by Mitro

Patek Philippe created in 1932 the 24 Complications the super complication watch made for Henry Graves Jr. A New York banker. It cost $15.000 in 1932, auctioned by Sotheby’s Geneva Nov 2014. For Swiss Francs 20.000.000. What a gain in 82 years…..

The most complicated handmade watch, the Henry Graves Supercomplication, has been sold at auction for 20.6m Swiss francs (£13.4m), writes Luke Jones. A "complication" is a technical term referring to any feature on a watch which is in addition to simply telling the time - and Henry Graves Jr wanted more than anyone else. The Supercomplication, made by Patek Philippe in 1932, has 24 of them including Westminster chimes, a perpetual calendar, sunrise and sunset times, and a celestial map of New York as seen from Graves's apartment on Fifth Avenue.

Patek Philippe.  The most complicated handmade watch, the Henry Graves Supercomplication, has been sold at auction for 20.6m Swiss francs (£13.4m)
A “complication” is a technical term referring to any feature on a watch which is in addition to simply telling the time – and Henry Graves Jr the New York Banker wanted more than anyone else.
The Supercomplication, made by Patek Philippe in 1932, has 24 of them including Westminster chimes, a perpetual calendar, sunrise and sunset times, and a celestial map of New York as seen from Graves’s apartment on Fifth Avenue. Patek Philippe took 7 years to craft this exceptional watch. In the 1920s & 1930s the watch makers were the star engineers of their day, before automobiles became so popular………….This watch was not surpassed until 1989 when Patek Philippe created a watch with 33 complications…….

Chateau for sale in France……………..

Superb castle from the 16th/17th centuries charged with history. This residence will shock you by the quality of its elegance and renovation as well as its timeless decoration. All the comforts of the XXI century are located in the heart of a magnificent park of 3,3 hectares. The property is composed of a caretaker's home, a workshop with an attic, an orangery with ancient tiles and 3 cellars, including one wine cellar.  Country : France Area : Surface : 550m² Rooms : 14 Reference : 544 Prix : 1,470,000 €

Chateau for sale in France. Superb castle from the 16th/17th centuries charged with history. This residence will shock you by the quality of its elegance and renovation as well as its timeless decoration. All the comforts of the XXI century are located in the heart of a magnificent park of 3,3 hectares. The property is composed of a caretaker’s home, a workshop with an attic, an orangery with ancient tiles and 3 cellars, including one wine cellar.  550 square metres. 14 rooms. France Price 1,470.000. euros. 

Paris. Picasso museum is close to this large 100 square metre Apartment to rent. Historic Paris, Marais, Hotel de Sully & Hotel de Thorigny – Picasso museum, Place des Vosges, & river Seine within walking distance.

Paris

Paris. Apartment to rent centre of  Paris. In historic Marais, Near the Hotel Sully & close to the newly re-opened Picasso Museum in the Hotel de Thorigny. Plenty of food shops, cafes & restaurants. Long Let apartment 100 square metres. 4200 euros per month, price includes a cleaner once a week. Contact Susie or Elizabeth ℅ kommunalinvestfr@aol.com

Paris Montmartre, charming 2 room pied-à-terre, for sale at a competitive price

Paris

Paris Montmartre, 18th arrondissement. Less than 10 minutes by Metro to Gare du Nord.For high speed trains to London, or Brussels & Amsterdam. In  Montmartre , close to the famous Sacre Coeur, & plenty of local cafes with views over Paris . This 66m square metre, light & airy, apartment has 2 bedrooms,fully refitted open plan kitchen sitting room and bathroom. 4th floor with lift. For more Details & selling price  send  email to Susie or Elizabeth ℅ kommunalinvestfr@aol.com

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