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Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli & Giacomo Quarenghi

I adore architecture such as beautiful cathedrals, churches, mosques, palaces and castles and these two men have to be my favourite architects. Mainly because they planned and constructed the Winter palace. Now for me the Winter Palace is a dream. I one day (hopefully) shall visit it and when I do I’ll probably cry. I know…… Continue reading Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli & Giacomo Quarenghi

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Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Yevgeny Yevtushenko was a Russian poet. I thought I would share one of his poems as he passed away this month at the age of 83. I’m An Angel . I’ve stopped drinking. I love my wife. My own wife- I insist on this. Living so like an angel, I almost quote Shchipachev. This is…… Continue reading Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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Goethe Poem

THE BLISS OF ABSENCE DRINK, oh youth, joy’s purest ray From thy loved one’s eyes all day, And her image paint at night! Better rule no lover knows, Yet true rapture greater grows, When far sever’d from her sight. Powers eternal, distance, time, Like the might of stars sublime, Gently rock the blood to rest,…… Continue reading Goethe Poem

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Charlotte bronte – Parting

THERE’S no use in weeping, Though we are condemned to part: There’s such a thing as keeping A remembrance in one’s heart: There’s such a thing as dwelling On the thought ourselves have nurs’d, And with scorn and courage telling The world to do its worst. We’ll not let its follies grieve us, We’ll just…… Continue reading Charlotte bronte – Parting

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Elizabeth & Philip

If any of you have watched the recent drama called “The Crown” which I’m certain most of you have. Then you already know of the love story of Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip. What Intrigues me about this specific story is it depicts how not only women make sacrifices for love, its men too. This was explained…… Continue reading Elizabeth & Philip

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Boris Pasternak

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak “Marburg” (1917) “I quivered. I flared up, and then was extinguished. I shook. I had made a proposal – but late, Too late. I was scared, and she had refused me. I pity her tears, am more blessed than a saint.” Pasternak fell in love with Ida Wissotzkaya, a girl from a…… Continue reading Boris Pasternak

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Victoria & Albert

For those who do not know much about these two great rulers, you should really read this post as it’s not about their reign or how they succeded to the throne. It’s not about the laws or treaties of the kingdom. Infact this is about the love story of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert. This epic love story is not far…… Continue reading Victoria & Albert