POETIC SUGGESTIONS, UP TO A LAST SEPTEMBER SHIMMER – Zinaida Nikolaevna Gippius, versatile writer of poems, novels and theatrical dramas

A woman of Russian poetic symbolism, between exaltation and denigration There are beautiful bronze sculptures and the glass roofed atrium. At the intersection of the Nevsky Prospekt and the Griboyedov Canal, you will find a richly decorated art nouveau style building. It is the Singer Building http://www.spbdk.ru/. Its interior you offer art nouveau decorations and books. Once you have worn …

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RUSSIAN BEAT – Otava Yo, new interpretations of Russian popular music

A vigorous sound, with unpredictable arrangements and electric instruments For your culinary evenings, enter restaurant with excellent Russian cuisine, the Na Zdrovie https://www.facebook.com/pages/Na-Zdorovie-Restaurant/287102478078049, in Bolshoy Prospekt, 13/4. The decor is reminiscent of Old Russian homes, and sometimes you find balalaika players. Do not forget to try to drink at least one Kvass! Walking on the Fontanka riverside, at number 13 …

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TONE PAINTING, LIGHT AND AIR – Taisia Afonina, painter and watercolorist of the Leningrad school

Landscapes, still lifes and portraits, in Leningrad What to buy in St. Petersburg? Matryoshkas and handicrafts, but also rare books and paintings in art galleries. Entering the Didi Art Gallery https://www.inyourpocket.com/st-petersburg-en/didi-art-gallery_10469v, in Bolshoy Perspective you can admire some interesting sculptures and some small installations, as well as paintings by the most talented contemporary Russian painters, but not those by Taisia …

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KOLKATA, THE CITY OF JOY – Is not a city, but an emotion

Like a work of modern art, neither makes sense, but exists for some impercettible reason Together with Meeting Benches http://meetingbenches.com/category/author_travels/, five creative people will accompany you on a visit to the works of art and special places in Kolkata, explaining their characteristics, but before starting to walk in the city. These five people love art in all its expressions, do …

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SPECIAL MOMENTS, TO CHERISH FOR A LIFETIME – Ranjan Bhattacharaya: Among the best concept photographers of Kolkata

Telling unforgettable stories, through images that speak volumes Victoria Memorial Hall and Mother House, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Park Street and Science City. These are five places where the use of your camera will suddenly accelerate. Among the things to do and see in Kolkata, enter a place that had been inaugurated in 1767, to welcome the British who died by …

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THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF A T-SHIRT – Prateek Kayan: What happens when people has a vision and back home to make it come true

Brown Boy, the ethically responsible vegan label with a spectacular line-up Those made with beautiful silk are worn for religious holidays or ceremonies. This piece of fabric, 1.2 meters wide and preferably 5.5-6 meters long, is made of cotton or synthetic mixed cotton. For being the traditional dress of Hindu women, the sari https://www.quora.com/Which-are-the-best-places-to-buy-sarees-in-kolkata is also worn by women of …

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A SUITABLE BOY – Novel by Vikram Seth

Describing acclaimed epic of Indian life The earliest works of Indian literature were orally transmitted, while the Sanskrit epics Ramayana and Mahabharata appeared towards the end of the second millennium BCE. Combining the diverse linguistic and cultural traditions, India’s literary tradition is one of the richest in the world. What is common to its writers is a depth of feeling …

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INFECTING THE LISTENER’S NERVES – Nachiketa Chakraborty: Life is visible only in the sun

A voice slightly nasal spinning around stark colloquialisms Sometimes we fall asleep quickly, other times sleep is slow to arrive, even if we have walked many hours through the streets of Kolkata. No problem: tune in to a local radio station https://onlineradiofm.in/west-bengal/kolkata and read a few pages from a novel by Vikram Seth. Instruments vocals, harmonium, guitar. Musical genres Urban …

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PAINTING VIOLENCE’S DARK SUBJECTS – Ganesh Pyne: A Painter of Eloquent Silence

Among notable artists of the Bengal School of Art When the reality of Calcutta enters an image, it becomes representation. We perceive it with different eyes. An image is worth a thousand words, because your passions only include images. We are much more sensitive to visual cues than any other type of signal. Therefore, our journey into Kolkata creativity http://www.transindiatravels.com/west-bengal/kolkata/museums-in-kolkata/ …

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VENICE, A TRIP IN THE DREAM AND ELSEWHERE – Where the sailing ships carried the winds of other worlds in their sails

The stars fade with envy, seeing the charms of Venice emerge from the fog The knowledge of the contexts we visit is synesthetic, because we put all our senses at stake. Places have memory. They remember everything. This is what Wim Wenders writes in Places https://www.amazon.it/Wim-Wenders-Places-Strange-Quiet/dp/3775735135, a book with photographic shots, made in twenty years of travel. Starting from this …

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SIMPLICITY AND TIMELESS QUALITY – Henriette Negrin: Sumptuous textiles, by complex and multifarious designs

When creativiy grow with garments up-to-date You can choose between velvets, taffeta and printed cottons. They furnish world famous buildings and are as precious as jewels. We are talking about Venetian fabrics, those that make you capture the soul of the city, offering you a fascinating visit itinerary. In the San Marco district, you can admire damasks and brocades in …

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A FREE WOMAN, MASTER OF THE HEART OF A VERY POWERFUL MAN – Caterina Dolfin: The human alliance that becomes the center of ferment in Venice

Freedom of women and  restlessness of patricians They were dedicated to cultivating the conversation, often appreciated for their beauty, but all those noblewomen were also united by the identical desire to get out of the female stereotypes of their time. In Venice, many of them started literary circles https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814213711.html. Among them, Giustina Renier Michiel, Marina Querini Benzon and Caterina Dolfin …

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THE ARISTOCRAT DABBLER WHO PERSUED MUSICAL COMPOSITION – Benedetto Marcello: A music characterized by imagination and fine technique

Setting the stage for Classical in Western music In 1713, 24 of his cantatas for solo voice and basso continuo, performed weekly in private academies, date back to 1713, but he also cultivated a passion for instrumental music, including sonatas for harpsichord, cello and bass. To get to know the splendor of Venice, in addition to appreciating its pictorial school, …

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TO BE A REAL MASTER OF THE VENETIAN ROCOCO – Jacopo Amigoni, a prolific 18th century Venetian painter

Artworks combined French Rococo and Tiepolo In a Venice that had assumed the role of a cosmopolitan city, curious travelers had the opportunity to appreciate the Venetian pictorial school https://www.copernicum.it/book/pittori-veneti-del-700-1906089. Giambattista Tiepolo, Canaletto and Francesco Guardi were the most representative exponents. Over time, the sumptuous models of the French Rococo, of which Jacopo Amigoni became the undisputed master. Painter, drafter …

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