March 22, 2017 / 22. März 2017
Introduction | Einleitung
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First I would like to remark that chemistry is still a relatively young science. Its roots lie in Alchemy . In the 17th and 18th century the knowledge base of Alchemists increased such that it became possible to make rational conclusions from the observations. But even today, centuries after the beginnings of chemical scientific research some experts in chemistry still refuse to call it a mature science. | Zunächst möchte ich vorausschicken, dass die Chemie immer noch eine junge Wissenschaft ist. Ihre Wurzeln liegen in der Alchemie . Im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert nahm das Wissen der Alchemisten in grossem Masse zu, so dass sie damit beginnen konnten, rationale Schlüsse aus ihren Beobachtungen zu ziehen. Aber sogar heute, Jahrhunderte nach den Anfängen der wissenschaftlichen, chemischen Forschung gibt es Experten in der Chemie, die es immer noch ablehnen, die Chemie als eine reife Wissenschaft zu bezeichnen.
This is the story of Monsieur Guillaume Joseph Hyacinthe Jean-Baptiste Le Gentil de la Galaisière. A man so bereft of luck, I couldn’t fathom a way to end this sentence.
Le Gentil got off the ship in Mauritius, and decided to wait there for the transit in eight years' time.
Five years later, the Seven Years’ War ended, peace broke out. Le Gentil chose his target for the 1769 transit – Manila. Endorsed by French and Spanish Academies, Le Gentil set sail in May 1766 aboard a Spanish ship.
August 1766, Le Gentil set foot on Manila. All was going well, finally. Alas, the Spanish Governor of Philippines was convinced Le Gentil was a French spy and a heretic. Abandoned, Le Gentil fled Manila alone, on whatever ship he could find. He found a ship headed to – of course, Pondicherry – willing to take
I think doors are functional objects that are also suspended imprints of emotion, captured in time.
It's a deep thought. Worthy of some quiet reflection when you have some time to really ponder it.
Making an entrance on this planet and taking your exit from it, all happen via doors.
You come into this world and shortly after you're born, you are carried through one. When you die, your body is carried through one, too.
It's next to impossible to go very long without using one.
Doors are a direct reflection of who we are and the era, in which we live. I think they say a lot about the people who currently own them and spend time behind them.
Some are traditional to a time period in history, some are beautiful works of art, some are classic and some are modern.
Some invite you in, and are never locked.
While others, directly communicate that you aren't welcome. You can tell when a door is off limits, immediately, just with a
In my introduction I said that I graduated as an art critic. For a few years I worked at the musium in my city, but finally I became an artist myself. But I still have full head of interesting fakts and storys about great artists of past, which got me thinking: why not to share my knowledge here?:)
So, today it's my first try to make a review about an artist I like, for this time I chose Edgar Degas. At first I want to say a few words about my teacher in Fine Arts Academy, who told us, students, about the artists of his times. Her name is Lydmila Lysenko, and she's an amazing lecturer. She lived for half of her live in Great Britan, and she used to tell us storys about it's histiry and traditions. I remember her saying:
-"In old England all houses have really high ceilings, and it's really cold in there. And if the building is old enough, and the family living in it has a lobg history - be sure, t
The most striking and the most realistic Russian landscape artist was without a doubt Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin (1832 -1898).
Russian landscape painter, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. The representative of Dusseldorf art school.
Academician (1865), Professor (1873), head of landscape workshop (1894-1895) of the Academy of arts.
First and foremost, he is known for the painting
Morning in a pine forest(1889).
Interesting story of this picture. Bear with cubs was painted by Konstantin Apollonovich Savitsky (1844 - 1905). The stories of where the money for this picture he received the 4 - th part, but his name was erased from the Tretyakov paintings.
It is assumed that the picture was painted after a
A 5 years war had just come to its end and Mithridates was back at square one: Nicomedes was back on the Bythinian throne, Ariobarzanes in Cappadocia, he had to abandon all the Asiatic province to the Romans, and had decidedly not to learn anything about this lesson. Luckily for him, neither the Romans!
Rather than cutting his losses and changing his ways, Mithridates did what he loved best: blame someone else for his defeats. So, he turned towards the one man who had been faithful all these years to him: his general Archelaus and accused him of conspiring with Sulla. The fact was Archelaus had given anything and even lost a son fighting against the Romans didn’t weigh heavy enough against the paranoia of the Pontic king:
He also had suspicions of Archelaus. He thought that the latter had yielded more than was necessary to Sul
An ancient manuscript with a length of about 2 meters, encountered in sp.tiga, one of the villages in Aceh Pidie. This script tells the tarekat pedigree Aliyyah Al Qadiriyya.
Aceh so far still save tens of thousands of manuscripts, about the different kinds of knowledge, largely kept in the museum, also in the homes of citizens.
As this manuscript I met at one of my friend's house, in Sp.Tiga Pidie Aceh, he is one of the grandchildren of an Islamic scholar who originated from India.
Hello Steemians! This week I wanted to start a series that looks into both my passion and career – the cultural innovation of places around the world. As an architect and artist, I'm a firm believer that focusing and transforming 'culture' through design, activity, and planning is one of the most effective (and unfortunately still highly undervalued) ways to better to the world.
One the most glaring weaknesses of creative professions is a lack of focus and understanding of how exactly creative work affects the world. We all grow up with a vague idea that museums, parks, public spaces, festivals, etc. are something we need in general society, but the comprehension of how these works actually impact the economies, policies, social structures, and so forth of various places is still very elementary in all but a few cities.
Remember when, we repeat these words when are feeling melancholy, remembering those good old days that are long gone. We think of those times, those moments, as special. Burned into our memory for all time, logged as significant.
The vintage ads presented here are of another variety altogether. ENJOY !!
This is one of my favorite pieces out of everything I saw at the Smithsonian Institute. I had no clue it was going to be there so it was a great surprise when I finally ran into it. This statue is from the 6th century and it depicts the life of Buddha and the Realms of Existence.
We got in trouble by one of the security guards for touching it. Just could not resist!
I know there are still some communists out there who think that I brought development and prosperity to Cuba.
The truth is that Cuba and especially the City of Havana was a leading city in technological development in the whole world before I came to power in 1959.
But well, my job was always to destroy the island and bring its inhabitants to live at the lowest possible level, both social and economic and, of course, keeping me in power.
This is a sho
Jean Raoult, Odessa photographer of French origin, in 1870, on a trip to Oryol and Nizhny Novgorod provinces, took a few photos of peasants in traditional and casual clothing.
For me personally, they were some opening.
Here, for example the peasants of the Nizhny Novgorod province.
The man behind the hair like a wig of nobility.
This is especially seen in the photo with a Cup of tea.
The peasants in Orel province already in sandals, hats are present.
A few colorful peasants.
Hello dear friends, thank you very much for supporting my work, browsing the web I cross with this beautiful Inca legend, speaks of a beautiful love story, between a native and a princess, for the spell of a witch the young couple must face ... (I.e.
Many years ago, in the old village of Alconet, on the banks of the Urubamba river, an Inca village was established, inhabited by a feared emperor named Unay and his beloved daughter Killari.
Princess Killari was a beautiful woman, all the young people of the village and the neighboring villages were attracted by the beauty of this woman, but she had compromised her heart with a humble young warrior named Yanay.
Yanay was a brave and handsome warrior, very enamored of the princess, by his condition of humble
Time for another Sports History Post! Today on March 22, 1934 the very first Golf Masters Tournament did start at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia / USA with Horton Smith winning the first event with a 20-foot (6 m) birdie putt at the 17th hole.
The Masters Tournament is also known as The Masters or The US Masters and is one of the four major championships in professional golf sports. The location is always the Augusta National Golf Club - a unique point as the other three major tournaments are taking place in different golf courts. The other three majors are the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and the PGA Championship.
TheMasters has a number of traditions. The most famous one I learned when I was young and an admirer of our very
The enemy are among us already. Wake up. Grow up.
We are at war, now. The United States of America, for all of it's flaws,
is the ONLY thing stopping the forces that would fully reinstate serfdom
on a global scale. Does this sound like hyperbole? It is not.
This is feudalism 2.0, and has been planned and in action for a long time.
This is undeniable, and openly admitted, if you can see past the flowery
language that has been used to sell this to us.
This is one of the results of the 'entangling alliances'
that our founders warned us about.
The United Nations has been, and is being,
instrumental in the co-opting and dismantling of our way of life.
Treaties are being used to undermine all of our natural rights.
If you don't believe me, I dare you to read the U.N. declaration on human rights.
Make sure and read all the way to the end, especially article 29 section 3.
This makes you subject to the U.N
Steemit is one year old (on friday 24) and I'm really older. No, I'm not talking about my age: I'm older as a man that uses daily informatics devices. Ok, today almost everyone (at least in the richest zones of the world) uses daily a smartphone or something.
But today I'm thinking to that old devices I started to use back in 1980. What was that? We have no WWW at that time, but, yes, it was an interconnetted machine. Videotex, they called it. A little terminal that let you read and write in a bunch of pages - commercial, forum, chat - where you found other people.
No, it was not a computer. Just a terminal. My first computer was the Apple IIa. No hard disk,