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Hakka Architecture

I was recently looking up different styles of architecture when I came across the Hakka style. Hakka architecture is one that was used by the Hakka Han – who were Chinese living mainly in areas such as  Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan etc.. Hakka is literally translated into – “guest families”. So unlike other countries or…… Continue reading Hakka Architecture

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Wounds – Poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

I have been wounded so often and so painfully, dragging my way home at the merest crawl, impaled not only by malicious tongues- one can be wounded even by a petal. And I myself have wounded-quite unwittingly- with casual tenderness while passing by, and later someone felt the pain, it was like walking barefoot over…… Continue reading Wounds – Poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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Ivan Aivazovsky

Ivan Aivazovsky was born on 29 July 1817. Renowned as a Russian painter – one of the finest master of marine art. Marine art is basically paintings, drawings sculptures etc which are derived from inspirations & ideas related to the sea. Now Aivazovsky was born at the Black sea port, could this be why he was…… Continue reading Ivan Aivazovsky

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The Best – by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When head and heart are busy, say, What better can be found? Who neither loves nor goes astray, Were better under ground. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Is there really any need for an explanation? Goethe states that to be in love, what better thing than that. Ending with, when one is not in love they…… Continue reading The Best – by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Stratford-upon-Avon

When I think of Stratford upon Avon I recall many beautiful memories. Now this is not only a stunning  market town in Warwickshire, It’s also known to be the birthplace of one of the most famous poets William Shakespeare. What so unique about this town is the ever so.. whats’ the word .. cosy. That’s the…… Continue reading Stratford-upon-Avon

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Sergei Yesenin – The Night

Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin was born 3 October  1895  was a Russian lyric poet. He was recognised as one of the most popular and well-known Russian poets of the 20th century. Born  to a simple peasant family. Sergei was raised by his grandparents. He began his poetry at the tender age of 9. Theres something dark and mysterious when it comes to…… Continue reading Sergei Yesenin – The Night

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Schloss Bruchsal – Baden-Württemberg

Again a little bit of Germany – Here is the Schloss Bruchsal which is situated in Baden-Württemberg. So the Schloss Bruchsal is a three-winged building, painted in the colours yellow, red & white ( apparently these were the colours of the Margraviate of Baden which was territory of the Holy Roman Empire) . From what I’ve gathered I believe…… Continue reading Schloss Bruchsal – Baden-Württemberg