The winter solstice marks the official beginning of astronomical winter.It falls on 21 December in the Northern Hemisphere and in June in the Southern HemisphereIt is the shortest day of the year, after which the days start getting longer. However, for meteorologists and climatologists, the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere is on… Read More Winter

John Gay & An Air from The Beggar’s Opera (2)

“Youth’s the Season Made for Joys” is one of the songs (Air XXII) from The Beggar’s Opera (see here) Youth’s the season made for joys,Love is then our duty;She alone who that employs,Well deserves her beauty.Let’s be gay,While we may,Beauty’s a flower despis’d in decay. Let us drink and sport to-day,Ours is not tomorrow.Love with… Read More John Gay & An Air from The Beggar’s Opera (2)

Waterloo Sunset 🎶

On 5 May 1967 the Kinks released “Waterloo Sunset”, a single which was also their first single available in true stereo.The song was originally entitled “Liverpool Sunset”, because songwriter and singer Ray Davies loved the city and its music.But when The Beatles released “Penny Lane”, the title changed because another song about Liverpool may have… Read More Waterloo Sunset 🎶

Auguste Rodin

RenĂ© François Auguste Rodin, nĂ© Ă  Paris le 12 novembre 1840 et mort Ă  Meudon le 17 novembre 1917, est un important sculpteur français, considĂ©rĂ© comme un des pères de la sculpture moderne. ❦ “Je n’invente rien, je redĂ©couvre.”❥ “Pour un artiste, rien dans la nature n’est laid.”❧ “La patience est aussi une forme d’action.”… Read More Auguste Rodin