Charming! ‘Love Letters from Paris’ Ebook Review, with Milly Reynolds

Reveal Travel Challenge: Day 6 — willowdot21 (Reblog)

Mende a beautiful town in Lozere France. There is so much to see. We got a circular, information leaflet that took us on an historic tour of the old town! Boy it was old! There is evidence that there have been people living in the town since 200BC. Read about it here it is very interesting.  This […]

Reveal Travel Challenge: Day 6 — willowdot21

Vincent Van Gogh Cuts Off His Ear — December 23 1888

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On December 23 1888, artist Vincent Van Gogh cut off his left ear following a row with fellow artist, Frenchman Paul Gaugin. There are, however, some alternative hypotheses.

The Dutch painter, who had previously relocated to Arles in the south of France, was struggling with deep depression. He had been finding it difficult to make an impact as an artist.

Nineteen months later, Van Gogh would take his own life. He had only been able to sell one painting; posthumously he was to become one of the most famous and loved artists ever.

*An astrological analysis of Vincent Van Gogh.

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St. Anne Shrine, Sturbridge, MA — Gargoyles and Grotesques (Reblog)

A Bronze Statue of Saint Joan of Arc in Full Battle Armor Seen on the Grounds of St. Anne Shrine in Sturbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 23, 2017)

St. Anne Shrine, Sturbridge, MA — Gargoyles and Grotesques

The Breton Cinderella’s Steel Shoes — Bonjour From Brittany (Reblog)

For centuries, tales of unjustly treated heroines, eventually finding happiness, have featured in the traditions of cultures worldwide. In Europe, the best known example is probably the tale of Cinderella. Variants of this story abound and one of several versions found in Brittany is the tale of the Grey Wolf’s Wife.

The Breton Cinderella’s Steel Shoes — Bonjour From Brittany

Georges Seurat [1859-1891] — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

Self portrait French post-Impressionist artist Georges Seurat was born, December 2, 1859 in Paris, France, at 60 rue de Bondy. ❦ He is best known for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism as well as pointillism. While less famous than his paintings, his conté crayon drawings have also garnered a great deal of critical […]

Georges Seurat [1859-1891] — Marina Kanavaki

Psychopomps in Breton Myths and Folktales: Entering the Afterlife — Under the influence! (Reblog)

In many societies death needed a servant that would guide or bring the soul of the deceased to the place of the afterlife. Such servants were called psychopomps and presented here is a brief discussion of two psychopomps from Breton folklore and mythology.

Psychopomps in Breton Myths and Folktales: Entering the Afterlife — Under the influence!

Looking for Love in Brittany — Bonjour From Brittany (Reblog)

Marriage, whether motivated by romantic idealism or social necessity was a key concern for the people of rural Brittany. A number of unusual customs and superstitions once surrounded marriage and the quest for love.

Looking for Love in Brittany — Bonjour From Brittany

Pablo Ruiz Picasso [1881-1973] — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

Self Portrait Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born, October 25, 1881 in the city of Málaga, Andalusia, in southern Spain ❦ Not much introduction needed for Picasso! He is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and known for co-founding the Cubist movement, […]

Pablo Ruiz Picasso [1881-1973] — Marina Kanavaki

*Picasso — short astrological analysis.

Ghosts and Revenants of Brittany — Bonjour From Brittany (Reblog)

Tales of ghosts and ghostly apparitions form a rich vein in the folklore of Brittany although, in the Breton tradition, there was once no significant separation between the living and the dead, both were seen as dwelling in two discrete worlds that were in perpetual relation with one another.

Ghosts and Revenants of Brittany — Bonjour From Brittany