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City-woman ..... and City of Love .... Photographer Assaf Frank

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City-woman ..... and City of Love .... Photographer Assaf Frank

Florence, Firenze, Fiorenza ...
City-woman. Brilliant, magnificent, beautiful, passionate and inconsistent.
Around her, always wooed suitors, and she always took them condescendingly. Michelangelo dreamed of it, and left the defender, she made him suffer in separation.
Bruneleski presented her with an incredible beauty decoration - the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore - she suspected him of having connections with the devil. She encouraged insanity. In one church, Firenze Dante was married to his wife, and in it, he closed the eyes of the deceased Beatrice. She was heard by Girolamo Savonarola's tales, and made Botticelli burn almost the best of the written.

She looked with a grin at the battles of the Guelphs and Ghibellines, not tolerating the monastic regulations. She gave passion, sometimes turning into a gloomy determination to all. Her presence provoked geniuses to create masterpieces. Giotto, Leonardo, Ghirlandaio, Botticelli, Donatello - they all worked for the glory of this beautiful lady.

They did it, left it not at will, they died, but they carried love in their hearts.
And, it seems, their rejected genius love, made Firenze all more beautiful and beautiful.
The unique and capricious beauty of the Middle Ages now looks ironically at the dramas of our time, making them sharper and more meaningful. We are always looking forward to meeting you, Fiorenets ...
(A. Filanovsky)

Gracious sovereigns and gracious sovereigns, grow in your soul, in its brightest corner, such beautiful flowers as virtue, modesty, honesty, Zilon paintings

justice and love. Then each of us can, here in this world, decorate his window with a small pot of flowers. "
Victor Hugo "The Man Who Laughs"

Photographer Assaf Frank Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom

Music: Rondo Veneziano - Canto D'addio


Kiev sketches

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House of Nekrasov

At the beginning of the 20th century, this apartment house belonged to E. Filkenshtein. The main facade is facing front to Gorky Street. Planning of apa Stelio Sole art for sale

rtments is changed due to comprehensive overhaul of 1980. The composition of the main facade uses the principle of axial symmetry. The house is four-storey, brick, with the removal of the risolite into the depths of the courtyard. Clearly expressed are three vertical components created by architectural decor. Near the front door is a through passage to the courtyard.

The decoration of the main facade uses ornamental plastic. Decorative details, which differ in the variety of shapes, made of bricks, cover almost the entire surface of the wall.

In 1944-50, Nekrasov Viktor Platonovich (1911-87) - writer, dissident and emigrant (author of "Babi Yar") lived in the quay No. 7 on the fourth floor of the house. During this period he wrote a novel entitled "In the Trenches of Stalingrad" (1946), for which he was awarded the State Prize of the USSR (1947), essays, short stories.

Address: 38 Gorkogo St.


From useful advice

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From useful advice.

• Try not to drink coffee and tea for two weeks.
You will see that everything pleases you, that you calmly fall asleep and sleep deeply, that your tense or scowling wrinkles were smoothed out and all the ea Elba Alvarez paintings for sale

sy (or severe) nervousness is gone (or decreased at least twice).

• Try not to eat at night and fall asleep with an empty stomach.
Within 1-2 weeks you will begin to see light light dreams, every morning wake up in a good mood and already with inspiration for anything, you will get up in the morning fresh, without the languid desire to lie in bed for half a day.

• Try not to add two seasonings: salt and pepper.
You will see that you can eat 2-3 times less food. Within 1-2 weeks the body will cease to swell, and after a month you will noticeably lose weight (it concerns only having excess weight).

• Try not to drink lemonades and any fizzy drinks bought in the store.
You will see how simple water is tasty and that you need much less to quench your thirst.

• Try to say goodbye to a person to stop saying "Come on, well ... come on!"
You will see how easy and pleasant to say goodbye.

• Try to walk a week and sit with your back straight.
You will see how your memory will improve, and how quickly you will think.

• Try for someone who does not like you, every time you remember about him, give him an imaginary most luxurious (or especially good) gift, imagining how he rejoices.
You will see that he will treat you better than you do to him.

• Try to turn off the TV and computer for an hour or two before sleep.
You will begin to see your desires and creative impulses.

• Try every time you want to take a cigarette - take an apple / mandarin / orange / banana or drink a glass of water.
In 2 weeks you will feel twice as strong, hardier and stronger.

• Try every time you want to do something that interests you (even for the first time, though rare and not typical for you, but liking) to do immediately and subtract a minute of reflection and evaluation.
You will see that you can do much more.

• Try to smile every time you want, to smile at the passerby, even for a couple of seconds (forgetting "what he can think of you").
Within a month you will begin to feel each person familiar and safe.

• Try to lie down in the grass among the trees, away from the cars, not embarrassed by people.
You will hear in yourself the long-awaited silence.

Taken from Boris Kobzar