Monday, May 30, 2016

Greeting send from a reader from France

Gilles Koch very kind enough to send me postcard from France. Thank you !

As I'm not fond with the language, attempt to find some clues of this postcard ...

Schéi Feierdeeg is in Luxembourgish means Merry Christmas. 
Joyeuses Fetes is in French means Happy Holidays 
*** WOW ! It's a Christmas Card ***

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Krasnodar Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The building of the Krasnodar Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a memorial to the civil architecture of the beginning of the 20th century. In previous times the house belonged to Ekaterinodar merchant Vasilii Kondratevich Rubezhanskii, the owner of the Bomond-Illuziya, one of the first cinemas in the Kuban capital. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Jota Cavitena

Jota Cavitena is a dance that shows strong Spanish influence. This jota (is a genre of music) came from the Spanish-speaking town in Cavite named Ternate. Costume is elaborately embroidered "Maria Clara" and "barong tagalog". Castanets fashioned from Bamboo provide clacking sounds adding to the lilting music.