vineri, 7 iulie 2017

One picture or more. From time to time (23) An 'architectonic view' from Spring (III) "Short walk into Spring harmony". "Armonie de primăvară".

 View to Stavropoleos Church (Romanian: Biserica Stavropoleos) Din Strada Postei; vedere spre Biserica Stavropoleos  Pe stanga: Muzeul National de Istorie.  Pe dreapta: Spitalul Clinic Profesor Doctor Docent Ovidiu Marina
Motto: 
"Zi gong (a disciple of Confucius) asked: "Is there any one word that could guide a person throughout life?"
The Master replied: "How about 'shu' [reciprocity]: never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself?"
(Confucius, Analects XV.24, tr. David Hinton)
Views from Bucharest Old Town; Vederi din Centrul istoric al Bucureștiului. View to Stavropoleos Church (Romanian: Biserica Stavropoleos) from Postei Street. On the left: National History Museum. On the right: Clinical Hospital Professor Doctor Docent Ovidiu Marina Din Strada Postei; vedere spre Biserica Stavropoleos  Pe stanga: Muzeul National de Istorie.  Pe dreapta: Spitalul Clinic Profesor Doctor Docent Ovidiu Marina.
Postei Street/ Strada Postei; (colt cu Str. Sf. Dumitru 2-4  Pe stanga: În această clădire:  Institutul National de Recuperare Medicala, Fizioterapie si Balneologie. Spitalul Clinic Profesor Doctor Docent Ovidiu Marina; spre Teatrul de Comedie)
View to Stavropoleos Church (Romanian: Biserica Stavropoleos)
 View to Stavropoleos Church (Romanian: Biserica Stavropoleos) Strada Postei; vedere spre Biserica Stavropoleos  Pe stanga: Muzeul National de Istorie.  Pe dreapta: Spitalul Clinic Profesor Doctor Docent Ovidiu Marina
View to Stavropoleos Church (Romanian: Biserica Stavropoleos)
 "The Stavropoleos Church is an Orthodox church built in the Brancovan style in the center of Bucharest." The name of Stavropoleos is the Romanian form of the Greek word Stauropolis, which translates as "the City of the Cross". The Stavropoleos Church is included in the Historical Monuments List of Romania, having the classification code B-II-a-A-19464. " "Biserica Stavropoleos este o biserică ortodoxă, construită în stil brâncovenesc, în centrul orașului București. Hramul bisericii este Sf. Arhangheli Mihail și Gavriil. Numele Stavropoleos este forma românească a cuvântului grecesc Stauropolis, care se traduce prin „Orașul Crucii”. Biserica Stavropoleos este inclusă în Lista monumentelor istorice din România, având codul de clasificare B-II-a-A-19464." Read more info on Wikipedia.
"Stavropoleos Monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Stavropoleos), also known as Stavropoleos Church (Romanian: Biserica Stavropoleos) during the last century when the monastery was dissolved, is an Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns in central Bucharest, Romania. Its church is built in Brâncovenesc style. The patrons of the church (the saints to whom the church is dedicated) are St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel. The name Stavropoleos is a Romanian rendition of a Greek word, Stauropolis, meaning "The city of the Cross". One of the monastery's constant interests is Byzantine music, expressed through its choir and the largest collection of Byzantine music books in Romania.

History 
Turn clopotnita, 1904; Monument istoric.The church was built in 1724, during the reign of Nicolae Mavrocordat (Prince of Wallachia, 1719-1730), by archimandrite Ioanichie Stratonikeas. Within the precinct of his inn, Ioanichie built the church, and a monastery which was economically sustained with the incomes from the inn (a relatively common situation in those times). In 1726 abbot Ioanichie was elected metropolitan of Stavropole and exarch of Caria. Since then the monastery he built is named Stavropoleos, after the name of the old seat. On February 7, 1742 Ioanichie, aged 61, died and was buried in his church.
The inn and the monastery's annexes were demolished at the end of 19th century. Over time the church suffered from earthquakes, which caused the dome to fall. The dome's paintings were restored at the beginning of the 20th century.
All that remains from the original monastery is the church, alongside a building from the beginning of the 20th century which shelters a library, a conference room and a collection of old (early 18th century) icons and ecclesiastical objects, and parts of wall paintings recovered from churches demolished during the communist regime. This new building was constructed following the plans of architect Ion Mincu."* 
Stavropoleos Church (Romanian: Biserica Stavropoleos)"Biserica Stavropoleos este o biserică ortodoxă, construită în stil brâncovenesc, în centrul orașului București. Hramul bisericii este Sf. Arhangheli Mihail și Gavriil. Numele Stavropoleos este forma românească a cuvântului grecesc Stauropolis, care se traduce prin „Orașul Crucii”.
Biserica Stavropoleos este inclusă în Lista monumentelor istorice din România, având codul de clasificare B-II-a-A-19464
Istoric
Biserica a fost înălțată în 1724, în timpul domniei lui Nicolae Mavrocordat (domnitor al Țării Românești, 1719-1730), de către arhimandritul Ioanichie Stratonikeas, originar din Epir. În curtea hanului său, construit în 1704, Ioanichie a zidit biserica și o mănăstire, susținută economic din veniturile de la han (o situație frecvent întâlnită în epocă). În 1726 starețul Ioanichie a fost ales mitropolit al Stavropolei și exarh al Cariei. Mănăstirea pe care a construit-o poartă de atunci numele Stavropoleos, după numele vechiului scaun."*
*Source of info: Wikipedia.



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 "Când pleci să te-nsoțească piaza bună,
Ca un inel sticlind în dreapta ta,
Nu șovăi, nu te-ndoi, nu te-ntrista,
purcede drept și biruie-n furtună.

Când vii, pășește, slobod, râzi și cântă.
Necazul tău îl uită-ntreg pe prag.
Căci neamul trebuie să-ți fie drag,
Și casa ta să-ți fie zilnic sfântă." *

*Poem de Tudor Arghezi. 
Din volumul "Versuri", Editura Minerva, 1988
 
Clopotele

"Sunați de seară ca-ntr-o dimineață
Parcă sunați din altă viață
Dintr-un văzduh, ce părea pierdut
V-ascult și v-am recunoscut.

Nu știu ce chin mă ia și mă frămîntă
Cînd iar v-ascult cum vocile va cîntă
Nu vreți să stati pe loc puțin, 
Să mă gândesc ce e, alean ori chin?

Muncesc în mine aripi să-ncolțească
Dintr-o pruncie îngerească
Și neputînd ieși, la cer, să bată
Mă doare carnea-n umeri sângerată.

Vecernia uitată de la toacă
Aș vrea să sune și aș vrea să tacă
Și nu știu, să mă-nchin, ori să m-ascund?

Dintr-alte ceruri, altele răspund." *

*Poem de Tudor Arghezi. 
Din volumul "Versuri", Editura Minerva, 1988.


Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;
Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. From time to time. An 'architectonic view'. 
A mix of photo instants from Spring, april 2017.

Another walk in Spring. (III) 
O viziune arhitectonică în primăvară. "Short walk into Spring harmony".

Views from Bucharest Old Town; Vederi din Centrul istoric al Bucureștiului. 
 Stavropoleos Church (Romanian: Biserica Stavropoleos) seen from Poștei Street. 
On the left: National History Museum. 
On the right: Clinical Hospital Professor Doctor Docent Ovidiu Marina 
Vedere dinspre Strada Poștei; Biserica Stavropoleos.  
Pe stanga: Muzeul National de Istorie.  
Pe dreapta: Spitalul Clinic Profesor Doctor Docent Ovidiu Marina; Institutul National de Recuperare Fizica și Balneologie.

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From Did You Know Category:
About 
"The Golden Rule or law of reciprocity is the principle of treating others as one would wish to be treated. It is a maxim of altruism seen in many human religions and human cultures. The maxim may appear as either a positive or negative injunction governing conduct:
One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself (positive or directive form).
One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated (negative or prohibitive form).

What you wish upon others, you wish upon yourself (empathic or responsive form)."

                         About Confucianism
"Philosophy*
Main article: Confucianism*

The Dacheng Hall, the main hall of the Temple of Confucius in Qufu
Although Confucianism is often followed in a religious manner by the Chinese, many argue that its values are secular and that it is therefore less a religion than a secular morality. Proponents argue, however, that despite the secular nature of Confucianism's teachings, it is based on a worldview that is religious. Confucianism discusses elements of the afterlife and views concerning Heaven, but it is relatively unconcerned with some spiritual matters often considered essential to religious thought, such as the nature of souls. However, Confucius is said to have believed in astrology, saying: "Heaven sends down its good or evil symbols and wise men act accordingly".

The Analects of Confucius

In the Analects, Confucius presents himself as a "transmitter who invented nothing". He puts the greatest emphasis on the importance of study, and it is the Chinese character for study (學) that opens the text. Far from trying to build a systematic or formalist theory, he wanted his disciples to master and internalize older classics, so that their deep thought and thorough study would allow them to relate the moral problems of the present to past political events (as recorded in the Annals) or the past expressions of commoners' feelings and noblemen's reflections (as in the poems of the Book of Odes)."

"Confucius*(/kənˈfjuːʃəs/; September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius's thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known in the West as Confucianism.
Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts including all of the Five Classics, but modern scholars are cautious of attributing specific assertions to Confucius himself. Aphorisms concerning his teachings were compiled in the Analects, but only many years after his death."
(...)
One of his teachings was a variant of the Golden Rule, sometimes called the "Silver Rule" owing to its negative form:
"己所不欲,勿施於人。
"What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others."
子貢問曰:“有一言而可以終身行之者乎?”子曰:“其恕乎!己所不欲、勿施於人。”
Zi Gong [a disciple] asked: "Is there any one word that could guide a person throughout life?"
The Master replied: "How about 'reciprocity'! Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself."
Analects XV.24, tr. David Hinton"
*Source of info: Wikipedia.
About Harmony*
Definitions of harmony
noun:
- the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect.
- four-part harmony in the barbershop style
synonyms: 
- euphony, polyphony, tunefulness, melodiousness, mellifluousness
- agreement or concord.
synonyms: 
accord, agreement, peace, peacefulness, 
amity, amicability, friendship, fellowship, ..


Translations of harmony
noun
armonie: harmony, accord, tune, keeping, agreement, concord
acord: agreement, accord, chord, arrangement, accordance, harmony
concordanţă: accordance, harmony, concordance, consistency, agreement, correspondence
pace: peace, peacefulness, calm, harmony, serenity, ease
concordie: concord, harmony, agreement
legătură: bundle, link, relationship, relation, connection, harmony
unanimitate: unanimity, agreement, concord, consentaneity, harmony
*Source of info: Internet.

*****
Motto: 
"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays."**

**By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations". 
**Source Internet.

**Source of poem & video above : Internet/You Tube.
Source of info: Wikipedia.
Source of quotes below:  
Power of Positivity;  Sun-Gazing.com; Positivily Positive; Faith Remedy.

Inspirational Quotes.
"The power of imagination makes us infinite."
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." 
by John Muir

Happiness starts with yourself.

Gladly shared with:

The Weekend in Black&White

Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

70 de comentarii:

  1. The architecture is superb.

    Visiting from BLACK AND WHITE WEEKEND.

    FRANKLY MY DEAR

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    1. Thank you very much! the architecture in old style is the best, indeed!

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  2. Wonderful architecture. It looks excellent in black and white.

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  3. M-am plimbat putin printr-un Bucuresti vechi si totusi mereu nou, dar nu in substanta ci doar in forma si efecte. Foarte interesant ai realizat impletirea imaginilor si modificarile de culori. E liniste aici si e tare bine! Dorul de Arghezi este mereu treaz! Ce minunat a spus:
    "... Nu șovăi, nu te-ndoi, nu te-ntrista, purcede drept și biruie-n furtună..."
    O sa-mi pastrez linkul de la muzica. Am cateva carti de reiki, doar rasfoite din pacate... Poate si acesta este un inceput: o auditie cu "declic"! :)
    O duminica excelenta, Alexa draga si o saptamana plina de bucurii!

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    1. Intr-adevar, orasul vazut prin culori, 'usor invechite' ca o idee de nuantare; cu privire la ceea ce ai mentionat, modificarile de substanta se fac treptat si se pot remarca dupa un anume interval de timp. (Am poze din acelasi centru vechi, de acum cativa ani, cand existau sit-urile descoperite (cu vechile fundatii). Acum, doar cel acoperit cu sticla din fata bancii mai poate fi vazut. L-am aratat cred intr-o postare anterioara cu reflectia cladirii.) Ma bucura sa redescopar orasul cu a sa istorie, cu fiecare plimbare si sper sa o mai pot face mult timp de acum incolo, din cand in cand, cu mult elan si admiratie.
      Cat priveste editarea, adaugarea de filtre sepia, orton, b&w, altele asemenea, tine mai mult de viziune. Multumesc frumos de ganduri si randuri, Suzana; lirismul ambelor poeme si muzica vin sa completeze sper placut cadrul infatisat.
      O saptamana frumoasa si inspirata, cu multe bucurii pentru suflet, asemenea!

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  4. What a beautiful city! I love the streets lined with historical architectures. I’m also attracted by the atmospheric lamp-posts and blossoms, flowers, and green leaves which spice up beautifully the landscape. I always learn something new from this blog.

    Yoko

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    1. Thankful for these warm thoughts, Yoko; I learn from your photography, as well. I'm inspired by your personal view regarding nature and life.
      Many thanks, once again and a very nice day and new week to you!

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  5. Olá, maravilhoso trabalho fotografico da bela cidade Romena, histórica com bela arquitectura, a selecção de fotos é fantastica com boa definição.
    Feliz semana,
    AG

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    1. Thank you very much; the old center still has his charm... and the old classic architecture is interesting to observe; that's the reason why I've tried to add some various layers to imagine how they could look in an "aging" style.
      A very nice week, too!

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  6. Amazing place. I like your shots and editing very much. Greetings from Poland.

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    1. Thank you so much, Klara! As I said above, regarding editing, that's the reason why I've tried to add some layers to imagine how they could look in an "aging" style.
      Greetings!

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  7. Great series of famous architecture. What a rich ornamentation of the monastery, of course, an orthodox (our haven't such wonderful decoration) - a place, wheer I could spend not only hours, but whole days.
    Very peaceful in unit with the music, by the way: I have a initiation in Reiki.
    Have a good new week

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    1. Wonderful thoughts, Mascha! The ornamentation is special and architecture of the church and interior court in the Brâncovenesc style.
      It must be lovely to know many aspects of Reiki; I just read some things and listen the music as a very healthy way to relax my mind.
      Thank you for your words and a good new week, too!

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  8. Hi! This city is very beautiful. Your photos are very interesting. If I could I would walk these streets looking at various kind of buildings.

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    1. Thank you very much for the lovely thoughts! I hope the short walk was enjoyable!

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  9. Spectacular series of architectural images Alexa, nice work!

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  10. Beautiful series -- amazing architecture.

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    1. Thank you very much! Classic architecture is always lovely to observe!

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  11. ...Alexa, you find such gorgeous buildings to photograph and I love your edits! I feel the healing coming over me already. Thanks so much for sharing this week, please stop back again soon.

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    1. Thank you so much, Tom; As I mentioned above, regarding the edits of original views in pictures, I've tried to add some layers of colors to imagine how they could look in an "aging" style; that's the reason why I've done more variations of the same image.
      A great day and week at Foto Tunes!

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  12. O postare bogata in imagini. Poza marmorata mi-a placut in mod deosebit.
    Numai bine!

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    1. Multumesc frumos de apreciere, Robert; o incercare foarte interesanta si am ales sa fac doar o singura vedere in acest fel. Astfel, sper ca efectul este deosebit.
      o saptamana buna, asemenea!

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  13. What a staggeringly beautiful post, your images and the way you use different techniques to manipulate them are beautiful. The quotes you have chosen this week are thought provoking and resonate with me reminding me of my reiki training.
    Thank you for joining me for Mosaic Monday again this week.

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    1. Many thanks, Maggie; For sure it is a vast post with lots of aspects, but it was the only way to present this part of the old center. The two streets with buildings are lovely, indeed. About the edits of original views in pictures, I've tried to add some layers of colors to imagine how they could look in an "aging" style; that's the reason why I've done more variations of the same image.
      And you're the second person who said that knows and has reiki training... that's lovely! I can only say that I just read some info about and listen the music as a very healthy way to relax my mind.
      Thank you, again and a very nice day and week at Mosaic Monday!

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  14. your edits maked the places much more interesting :)

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    1. You're absolutely right!! editing is so interesting to observe details; and even i'll repeate myself saying one more time that regarding the edits of original views in pictures, I've tried to add some layers of colors to imagine how they could look in an "aging" style.
      So, that's the reason why I've done more variations of the same images in this suite of captures.
      thank you so much for the lovely thoughts!

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  15. Hello,Alex,What a wonderful place with old historical architectures. I enjoyed various ways of your editing.
    My favorite is the grey big bell! Have a good day!

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    1. Thank you very much for the thoughts and appreciation, Tomoko! A good day to you, too!

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  16. Hello, what a lovely spring walk. A beautiful tour of the city. Have a great day and week ahead!

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    1. Thank you so much, Eileen! it was just a short spring walk on the alleys from the old center of the city, indeed!
      A nice day and week, too!

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  17. Bucharest is a very beautiful city, according to your photos. Some of the columns and arches in the courtyard are a blend between Moorish architecture and the more classical. I'd love to wander through the streets and courtyards you've shown. The Golden Rule "do to others as you would have them do to you" is also a tenet of Christianity, as taught by Jesus. It's a good rule to remember always.

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    1. Many thanks for the lovely thoughts, Lorrie! actually, the architectural style is Brâncovenesc style. According to a description on Wikipedia, this style is explained this way : "The Brâncovenesc style, also known as Wallachian Renaissance and Romanian Renaissance, is an art and architectural style that evolved during the administration of Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu in the late 17th and early 18th centuries."
      "The design style developed in Wallachia, in present day southern Romania. Brâncovenesc style is synthesis between the Byzantine, Ottoman, late Renaissance, and Baroque architecture."
      I'll try to make an up-date to the info written above in my post and also to add details about the Brâncovenesc style.
      Thank you once again! A lovely day and week, too!

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    2. What a fascinating city and beautiful photography ~ ^_^

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  18. Your photos are always so great. I enjoyed the peace and harmony prevailing on these quiet streets and squares. When you visit this kind of historic buildings, you can sense the times gone by. I just read a fantastic book on the Russian revolution, titled Petrograd 1917. Then I had to google for more old photos :)
    Wishing you a beautiful day dear Alexa.

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    1. Wonderfully said by you, Riitta: "When you visit this kind of historic buildings, you can sense the times gone by." As far as I know ..."Time waits for nobody"... and that's an excerpt from a very favourite known song... *-* That's why, documentation is precious in order to have a glimpse over past times.
      I really appreciate your lovely thoughts shared; I think that it must be a very interesting book to read about great historical aspects. The old photography is absolutely amazing to have a perspective regarding past years, indeed.
      Many thanks and a very lovely week to you!

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    2. Thank you for linking at Floral Bliss ❤︎ The red pelargoniums are all that is needed to decorate these beautiful scenes.

      I have read recently many Finnish historic books about our famous painters and singers etc. These persons don't have any international interest though. But for us Finns they are important.

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    3. That's important and wonderful your consideration over literature; to read about various artists and their artworks is a delight for soul! You know, I think that I already told before that I've found a book called "Scandinavian Spring" ("Primăvara scandinavă" by Al. Căprariu/edited in 1980) and it has three chapters about Finland, Laponia and Sweden. And there were included lyrics and that's how I discovered the poems of Edith Sodergran, Her works/ lyrism, it is said in this book, had influenced one of our poets. So, I think that I discovered thanks to this book, the poetry Finland-Swedish modernism of one of your important poets.
      Thank you so much for thoughts and considerations shared and a lovely evening to you!

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  19. What a fascinating architectural heritage you have! So very beautiful.
    Thank you, as always, for your kind and inspiring comments. The blog will definitely be my main medium, because I too, like you, appreciate sharing thoughts and deeper reflections. Your posts are treasure chests where one can find a lot of inspiration. I just wished I had more time to read the texts more carefully.
    Wishing you now a beautiful summer evening. :)

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    1. Great mentions, Sara! Indeed, the blog is "the medium of sharing thoughts and deeper reflections", as you so nice said above! Many thanks for the lovely comments and considerations and a beautiful summer evening of Thursday, too!

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  20. That's a LOT of pictures! I do enjoy the older architecture that is only found in your part of the world.

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    1. Thank you so, so very much, Betty! A lovely weekend, to you!

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  21. Olá, venho agradecer a sua simpatia deixada na minha pagina, obrigado.
    AG

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    1. Obrigado pelo comentário, Antonio; sua página está molto interessante, também valoroso música e la fotografia compartido. Bom fim-de-semana!

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  22. Heisann, fantastic! So interesting architecture. So many, my computer had problems in loading them, but at last I could watch them all.
    Have nice Summerdays ;:OD)

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    1. Thank you very much! glad you succeeded to watch and enjoy them, too! Lovely Summer days, as well!

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  23. Can tell you like this = so many captures you made (which I love!) What a beautiful neighborhood! The sculpted pillars and arches are stunning. Many thanks for sharing these lovely old buildings with All Seasons - it's a treat! Wishing you a happy week, Alexa:)

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    1. Thank you so very much; I had a very lovely time and the light was great, in those moments, so, I took as many shots possible. The architecture in brancovenesc style of the pillars and painted arches is a delight for eyes, for sure. A happy weekend, to you, as well!

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  24. This is a beautiful town and so many wonderful buildings you have shared. Thank you Alexa, a lovely post as always, great reading too :) Wishing you a great weekend!

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  25. Hello Alexa! Amazing old buildings and I like to imagine all the stories they could tell if they could talk. I like your rule and the nasty President here should follow it. But most Americans are good people and do not support the hateful Trump.... Michelle

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! it is a very known saying; this is the ancient version of Confucius! A pleasant week ahead!

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  26. Hi! Great pictures of this wonderful architecture! Well done ! :)))...thank you for this impressions! Have a nice evening and best wishes from st ulrich gröden ( http://www.laperlahotel.info )Yours Marie ;)<3

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  27. Linda essas fotografia. Arquitetura maravilhosas.
    Uma postagem excelente.
    Gostei muito.
    Continuação de boa semana!
    Abraço!
    ***Escrevinhados da Vida***

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    1. Thank you very much for lovely thoughts. Indeed, architecture is amazing, especially the classic one. Thank you and a lovely weekend to you!

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  28. What a beautiful collection of inspiring photographs you have taken, Alexa. I would definitely have spent most of my time in those beautiful courtyards, circling each column, in the sunlight, studying all the different perspectives between each one. The details in the architectural design are amazing, and the buildings are so well preserved. I enjoyed learning about this period, with all its intriguing accents!

    Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Poppy

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    1. Thank you so much, Poppy; it was a lovely and sunny day of Spring, a peaceful one, too! I spent a lovely time admiring the architecture and I hope that I could capture the beauty of Brancovenescu style.
      A very wonderful weekend to you, too!

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    1. Thank you so very much! A sunny, pleasant weekend, too!

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