Buon Sabato sera !!!:-)

Have a Lovely Saturday Evening! Bon samedi soir! Guten Samstag Abend! buen sabado por la noche! goede zaterdagavond1

'Strange Interlude'


Fall Outfit.

Better Enlarged , as so Kindly suggested by Adele

Felice e sereno Anno Nuovo, Cari Amiche ed Amici !

Happy New Year ! Mes meilleurs voeux pour l'année nouvelle! Feliz año nuevo! Frohes neues jahr! Foto di clematis scattata nel 2010 ma rielaborata in fase di editing in questi giorni :-)

25.04.2015 :Il 'BOCOLO'(Bocciolo) Veneziano.

Dalla fine della IIà Guerra mondiale , in Italia, in questa data, si festeggia La Festa della Liberazione dal nazifascizmo per cui combatterono , accanto agli Alleati, tutti i partiti antifascisti italiani e gli azionisti, cioè i membri del partito d'Azione. Ma, lo stesso giorno, è dedicato a S.Marco Evangelista , patrono di Venezia in cui come una tradizione centenaria vuole che un bocciolo(bocòlo) di rosa rossa sia offerto a mogli, fidanzate, figlie come segno d'amore. 'L'usanza nasce dalla leggenda di Maria, figlia del doge Angelo Partecipazio, che si innamorò ricambiata del giovane Tancredi. Il sentimento dei due giovani era osteggiato dal padre di Maria, che non avrebbe permesso un tale matrimonio. Tancredi allora d andò a combattere in Spagna con l'esercito di Carlo Magno, per guadagnare fama: il padre così non avrebbe più potuto opporsi al loro amore. Tancredi partì e si coprì di gloria in guerra. Un triste giorno arrivarono a Venezia alcuni cavalieri francesi che erano stati guidati dal paladino Orlando, eroe caduto nella battaglia di Roncisvalle del 15 agosto 778 e celebrato poi nel famoso poema epico della Chanson de Roland. I cavalieri cercarono Maria per annunziarle la morte di Tancredi: colpito dal nemico, era caduto sanguinante sopra un rosaio. Prima di spirare, aveva colto un fiore e pregato l'amico Orlando di portarlo a Venezia alla sua amata Maria. Maria prese la rosa tinta ancora del sangue del suo Tancredi e restò muta nel suo dolore. Il giorno dopo, festa di san Marco, fu trovata morta con l'insanguinato fiore sul cuore.' Da mia conscenza personale e per la leggenda da Varie fonti web Since the end of the Second World War, in Italy, on this date, the Feast of Liberation from Nazifascizmo is celebrated, for which all the Italian antifascist parties and the 'Azionisti', that is the members of the Action Party, fought alongside the Allies. But, the same day is dedicated to St. Mark the Evangelist, Patron Saint of Venice in which, as a centuries-old tradition, a red rosebud (bocòlo) is offered to wives, girlfriends, daughters as a sign of love. The custom was born from the legend of Mary, daughter of the doge Angelo Partecipazio, who fell in love with the young Tancredi. The sentiment of the two young was opposed by Maria's father, who would not allow such a marriage.Tancredi, then, went to fight in Spain with Charlemagne's army, in order to gain fame: his father could no longer oppose their love. Tancredi left and covered himself with glory in war. One sad day some French knights arrived in Venice and were led by the paladin Orlando, a hero who fell at the battle of Roncesvalles on 15th August 778 and was celebrated in the famous epic poem of the Chanson de Roland. The knights searched for Maria to announce the death of Tancredi: hit by the enemy, he had fallen bleeding on a rosebush. Before he died, he had picked a flower and begged his friend Orlando to bring it to Venice to his beloved Maria. Maria took the rose still dyed with the blood of her Tancredi and remained mute in her grief. The next day, St. Mark's Day, she was found dead with the bloody flower on her heart. Out of my personal knowledge and for the legend Since the end of the Second World War, in Italy, on this date, the Feast of Liberation from Nazifascizmo is celebrated, for which all the Italian antifascist parties and the 'Azionisti', that is the members of the Action Party, fought alongside the Allies. But, the same day is dedicated to St. Mark the Evangelist, Patron Saint of Venice in which, as a centuries-old tradition, a red rosebud (bocòlo) is offered to wives, girlfriends, daughters as a sign of love. The custom was born from the legend of Mary, daughter of the doge Angelo Partecipazio, who fell in love with the young Tancredi. The sentiment of the two young men was opposed by Maria's father, who would not allow such a marriage.Tancredi, then, went to fight in Spain with Charlemagne's army, in order to gain fame: his father could no longer oppose their love. Tancredi left and covered himself with glory in war. One sad day some French knights arrived in Venice and were led by the paladin Orlando, a hero who fell at the battle of Roncesvalles on 15th August 778 and was celebrated in the famous epic poem of the Chanson de Roland. The knights searched for Maria to announce the death of Tancredi: hit by the enemy, he had fallen bleeding on a rosebush. Before he died, he had picked a flower and begged his friend Orlando to bring it to Venice to his beloved Maria. Maria took the rose still dyed with the blood of her Tancredi and remained mute in her grief. The next day, St. Mark's Day, she was found dead with the bloody flower on her heart. Out of my personal knowledge and for the legend from various web sources.

HFF to you All !:-) Con i Papaveri in città-

La cinta rinascimentale di Padova della prima metà del ‘500 è quasi interamente conservata, per un circuito di circa 11 km. con 20 bastioni e 6 porte. Qui siamo a Porta Savonarola, due passi da casa mia. Antonio Savonarola fu condottiero dei padovani contro la tirannia di Ezzelino III da Romano, sconfiggendolo nel 1256 nella battaglia di Arlesega (località tra Padova e Vicenza). In memoria di questo avvenimento, l'antica porta cittadina sulla via per Vicenza, rifatta nel 1530 da Giovanni Maria Falconetto, si chiama con il suo nome. Da Wiki per le date esatte ( mai stata brava in questo :-) eper mie conoscenze personali sulla storia della mia città ***************************************************************************************************** The Renaissance walls of Padua from the first half of the 16th century are almost entirely preserved, for a circuit of about 11 km. with 20 bastions and 6 doors. Here we are at Porta Savonarola, a couple of steps from my house. Antonio Savonarola was the leader of the Paduans against the tyranny of Ezzelino III da Romano, defeating him in 1256 in the battle of Arlesega (a town between Padua and Vicenza). In memory of this event, the ancient city gate on the road to Vicenza was rebuilt in 1530 by Giovanni Maria Falconetto in his honour. by Wiki for the exact dates ( never been so good at that :-) from and my own knowledge of history of my city. Grazie a TUTTI. Buon e felice weekend !!!

Domenica di Maggio

il giardino del vicino è sempre più verde..e più fiorito :-) The neighbor's garden is always greener and more.. blooming :-) Buona giornata !!

Calle di notte sul terrazzo.

...con luci al neon. Buona domenica a tutte/tutti Voi.

A rose in a Wrapped Window

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