The sunshine bloggers award!!!!!!

Yay! I got nominated for the sunshine Blogger’s award again! M super excited for this and would like to thank Susie for nominating me ! Susieshy45 is an awesome blog for you guys to check out. This friendly woman will take you on her journey to know and learn more of the ways of life. I recommend her strongly for those who are looking for something vaguely specific on their reader! Her excellent tell a tales and life hacks are worth a read guys! Thank you again Susie!Wildlife

Ok now coming to the award itself ! For a detailed overview of what the award is click here.


The rules are:

  1. You must thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. You must answer the questions asked by that blogger.
  3. You must nominate another set of bloggers.
  4. You must ask a few questions of your own to those bloggers.
  5. You can’t nominate the blogger who nominated you!
  6. Notify the bloggers you nominated about the nomination!

Answer to Susie’s Questions:

  1. What is your favourite colour ?                                                                                                      Umm…lavender!
  2. Does the color of your clothes reflect your mood for the day ?
    Nope..never!
  3. What do you do when your mood is off- the-mark ?
    I write out my frustration. And sometimes I take it out on someone I trust lol!
  4. Why do you blog ?
    Just for fun! I love people..I love writing so  maybe that’s all it needs to blog!
  5. What sort of blogs do you like to read ?
    Every kind – except the”extra commercial super advertiser” kind of stuff!
  6. How do you select the blogs you would follow ?
    Generally by reading the ABOUT page and the latest post. Oh if the blogger has been extra nice to me by commenting on my posts frequently I surely follow them back.
  7. Does offensive language on a blog post put you off ?
    No..I don’t mind if the over all content yells POSITIVE VALUES.
  8. What would romance mean for you ?
    That’s an interesting question Susie ….For me romance would be something beyond imagination. Something that lies beyond a walk under the stars and a candellight dinner. It’d be more of a game of crosswords with “him” or ….I think you get the gist 😀
  9. Write a small poem about yourself .
    (Ok now this is making me think hard)
  10. Do you make New Year Resolutions.
    Yes I do and I remember till the end of the year but seldom fulfill them…but aren’t resolutions meant to be broken eh?
  11. Do you enjoy changes in your life or do you shy away from them ?
    Well … I LOVE chnages in my life. Yes of course in the begining I completely disagree with the way that change takes place but eventually m thankful about it …that’s the case always!

 

And now come the nominees!!

  1. Anewperspectiveperhaps
  2. Getoutside2015
  3. Witlesslydatingafterfifty
  4. In my cluttered Attic
  5. nimitode
  6. Middle Me
  7. Yelling Rosa
  8. Trials and Tribulations of High school
  9. SumitOfficial’s Blog
  10. Wild Spirit
  11. Paul Militaru

Do acknowledge guys!


My questions to you all:

  1. Do yo meditate?
  2. What do you look for in a blog?
  3. Who’s your favorite person ?
  4. How do you pass your free time?
  5. What is the most challenging period of the day for you?
  6. What’s your definition of perfect?
  7. Are in favor of the modern academic system in your country?
  8. This or that – behind the lens or in front? (you like to be photographed or you prefer photography?)
  9. Your favorite ice cream flavour?
  10. One weird fact about you!?
  11. Are you a vegan?

 

Thought for the day

Children – the dainty petals with sweetness in every fold;

The angles of joy and happiness untold;

Yes, the very same children we are talking about whom you see begging bare feet, cleaning up benches and washing defiled utensils.

Yes, these are the very children who, on one hand, are called ‘as precious as gold’ and on the other are sold!

The very children we seek about, who go to work every morning

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You murmur, you hear, see and talk about their deprived state..

But do you do anything for their unlit fate?

Maybe it’s time you wake up..

Maybe it’s time you realize enough…

Let’s take a step forward and not just “think” about it!

Let’s help them out with a little effort and bliss !


 

Mates, today I want you to think a bit about the helpless children out there who are being tortured endlessly by means of child labor!

A few minutes of silence for them please ❤

Dedicate at least a few moments in your life helping a child get out of such circumstances – if you get a chance!

Pray for their fate!

Stay blessed! Keep smiling 🙂

 

Gift me a comment please!

Being Me wishes a very merry Christmas to one and all reading this post!! Hope you guys have a wonderful festive season and enjoy to the fullest!

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Hereby, I’ll request my fellow bloggers and followers to kindly read the following lines and comment on it please!

Today morning my mind revolved around a particular piece of news…

Delhi, the capital of India, is a highly polluted piece of land. And to control this state of pollution, Mr Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, has decided to launch a new campaign. He calls it the odd-even formula. According to this campaign, on odd dates vehicles ending with an odd number will be allowed to occupy the streets and on even dates, the even numbered vehicles will come out. This – according to him – would ensure pollution control. This formula would be executed from the 1st of january (for a trial period of 15 days).

While some people think it surely will be a success, there are people who question the sanity of the man who proposed the plan! They believe that this would promote crime, engender loads of problems and so on! There are some who believe Mr Kejriwal is trying turn Delhi into an arcade game where you can built your own city and play cityville(a popular facebook game) or something!

What do you think? Your comments are essential!

Exploring Best Art Museums in Rome

Listed under the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, Rome is amongst the 20 most popular tourist destinations. And the prestigious museums, artful pieces, pristine documents and all kinds of archeological stuff present in Rome justify this crowd. If you are planning to visit Rome, keep in mind that you are venturing in the world of art and history. Mingling in with the local crowd or travelling as a tourist – it’s your choice, but what really matters is understanding the breathtaking beauty of the miscellaneous artifacts you are about to encounter.

To ease your troubles of selecting where all to go, here’s a list of the top class, must – visits!

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This 16th century museum is the result of Pope Julius II’s collection that gives this Vatican City museum the title of one of the best museums of the world. Art works like the Sistine Chapel, Lacoon and Borgia rooms, the Chapel of Beato Angelico, the Raphael Rooms that make the place a crowd puller. This extraordinarily crowded and esteemed museum also maintains dress code that prohibits exposure of skin. That means no short skirts or off shoulders, no midriffs or any such things. The museum remains closed for the Vatican holidays that are different from the Italian ones.

Borghese Gallery or Galleria Borghese

One visit to this acquisition by Pope Paul V, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, and you will understand why this museum situated on Villa Borghese Park is known to have one of the best art collections of the ancient time in the world. This magnificently prestigious museum contains Bernini’s delicate marble of Apollo and Daphne, works by Titian, Raphael, Domenichino, and Caravaggio.  A must visit for art patronages!

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Situated on the Campidoglio, Rome’s Capitol Hill, Musei Capitolini with the oldest known community ownership was founded by Pope Sixtus IV and was opened to the public in the year 1734. It is divided into two palaces, Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo dei Conservatori. The former is home to excellent ancient sculptures and the later houses works of ancient and modern work including the Roman emblem and the ancient sculpture of the twins Romulus and Remus suckling a She wolf.

National Roman Museum

Having excavated items from the Roman and Imperial Fora, this scattered museum covers the Baths of Diocletian, the Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo and the Crypta Balbi. This prominent museum contains coins, statues, sarcophagi, stoneware, frescoes, mosaics, ornaments and other preserve worthy items relating to the rich Roman history. The national roman museum is a fascinating place to discover the wonders of the medieval and roman times.

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The national Gallery of Modern Art Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna consists of arts from the 19th and 20th century. Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Burri, Luigi Pirandello are symbolized in the museum and so are the global artisans like Goya, Renoir, Van Gogh and Kandisky. This erotic museum of modern arts will open up gates, revealing pieces that’ll enthrall your mind towards the artistic era in Rome during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Maxxi Museum

This contemporary museum designed by the celebrity architect Zaha Hadid was inaugurated in 2010. Show casing 21st century art work including paintings, photographs and multimedia fixings from renowned Italian and other foreign modern day artists is known not for its permanent displays but for the excellent exhibition it holds, presenting some remarkable works especially on architectural themes. This modern museum has a café lounge where a continuous flow of customers could be noticed. On sunny afternoons, people could be seen enjoying in the piazza outside. Behind this museum is located one of the most popular ice cream parlors of modern day Rome – Neve di Latte.

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This Franciscan ‘experience’, as some people like to put it, has been recently renovated to differ from the spine chilling burial chamber it was formerly. It displays everything of the time including the knotted whips friars used to flagellate themselves with and the articfacts confiscated from various natives by missionaries to rooms of stuff representing various heroes and saints. The main attraction of this place is the ghastly burial chamber decorated with the bones of monks dug up from the soil brought from Jerusalem. They are delicately arranged on walls and ceilings and some have been made into grisly chandeliers. To turn it more meaningful and impactive, an ebullient sign reads at the entrance ‘You will be what we are now’.

Museo della Civiltà Romana

This beautiful and marvelously engineered Mussolini-era building is a useful key to the ancient centro storico. Plaster casts of elaborate Trajan carvings, models of ancient sites including Rome itself, etc make the trek worth it. After enjoying the master pieces in here, you can cross along to Palazzo dei Congressi, another marvel of 1930s EUR architecture, and check on how the metaphor to ‘The Cloud’ or ‘La Nuvola’ is coming along. It is a revolutionary forum designed by Massimiliano Fuksas.

Along with the marvelous museums mentioned above, there are places of historic preservence that can be checked out. The list of Roman museums can never get over as every museum in there has something different to show case. Apart from those mentioned above, sites like Pallazo Massimo alle Terme, Villa Farnesina, Villa Giulia, Ara Pacis, Centrale Montemartini, Doria Pamphilj Gallery and Pius Clementine Museum are other valuable spots of art revelation that are worth your time!

 

Exploring Best Art Museums in Paris

Paris, also known as the city of love, romance, exotic wines and trendiest fashion! The city of art, the city of relics, the city of churches, bridges, sculptures, memories and a lot more! A trip to Paris means recapturing the moments lived and breathed by millions of legendary lovers and warriors,  by kings and artisans… by people unforgettable and people who need not be thought of to keep them alive!

The number of musuems in Paris is accountable for the rich history it boasts of. Amongst these, prominent are its art museums! If you’re planning a trip to Paris, you mustn’t miss the big deals!

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Considered to be one of the most important museums in Paris, situated on the banks of river Seine, palace Louvre is the site of the most diverse collections of the pre 20th century sculptures, paintings, etc. The fortress palace is known to be dwelled in by the royal family before the completion of the palace of Versailles. In 1692, it was opened for the public to admire the great art collection. The collection kept on growing, expanding all over the beautiful composite structure. Today, it is known to house one of the best collections including the famous Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Victory of Samothrace. One can spot Islamic calligraphy and sculptures apart from symbolic paintings. The Tulleries garden bordering the explicit place is worth one’s time!

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This extraordinary treasure of Paris is situated near Champs Elysees, the esteemed boulevard of Paris, focuses on the collections of the 18th century. Adorning a 19th century mansion, this compilation is a work of collection and procurement by Eduard Andre and the renowned painter Nélie Jacquemart. After the death of Eduard, Nelie decorated and handed the mansion over to be converted into a museum. The museum is adorned with alluring artoworks of French, Dutch and Italian origin.

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One of the oldest museums of Paris, opened for public in 1750, this museum is a state run collection of paintings. Situated on the imperial Luxembourg soil, this museum hosts a number of transitory presentations anticipated and admired by the localites. Exhibits in the latest years have included works by Modigliani and Vlaminck.

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Along with the Centre Gorges Pompidou, National Museum of Modern Art was inaugurated in the year 1977. Right from Cubism to Surrealism, Pop Art this museum boasts of a collection of one of the most esteemed objects of the 20th century and includes items corresponding the 20th century movements. The permanent collections here are freshly gone through every year to show case new acquirements. Housing over 50,000 prestigious permanent objects, the temporary exhibits are also awaited by the public.

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This modern collection of art is just the break you need from the classical overload other museums provide. Impressionist and post impressionist paintings adorning spacious, illuminated rooms not only rejuvenate your mind but your interest in Parisian Art. Right from Dega’s dancers to Monet’s water lilies and Gaugin’s thriving jungles, these otherworldly exhibits are sure to engross you completely. Works by Van Gogh, Delacroix, Manet and many other prestigious artisans are present to rob you of your boredom!

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This free entry museum contained within Hotel de Carnavalet and Hotel Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau, Renaissance era mansions, describes the history of Paris over 100 rooms. If you are curious about the multi faceted history of this city of wonders, it may do good to visit this museum filled with the Resurgence period items. The museum also hosts exhibition once in a while which presents various items reflecting the Parisian heritage in a successful manner.

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A completely new phase of the Petit Palais contains around 1300 works from 20th century. They include masterpieces by Courbet, Cezanne, Monet, and Delacroix and many more! It is one of the free entry museums near the prestigious street of Champs Elysees. The temporary exhibitions charge a fee for visitors over 13 years of age. A beautiful and popular museum as it is, it is considerably new keeping in mind the recent renovations.

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The Rodin museum named after Auguste Rodin keeping in view the number of works by him and his student present in the museum is one of the premium art museums of Paris. Apart from extraordinarily excellent works like “The Thinker”, the museum has a sculpture garden that provides for an excellent venue to saunter in. A must visit for everyone!

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This fascinating and remarkable museum offers for a change of mood. Situated near the 16th Arrondissement of Paris, this museum was created by the Union des Fabricants in 1951. The original idea was to make the people aware of the real items and their copies. This museum keeps on changing its items. Sometimes mobile phones and Levis jeans are an item of display and sometimes these change to Bic razor and Barbie dolls. Right from pens to sport shoes to Swiss army knives and cigarette lighters, you’ll find various items on display.

These were some of the best museums in Paris but the list doesn’t end here, or rather it begins here! POUPEE, Musee de la, POSTE, PUBLICITE, they are just a few but you would find hundreds and hundreds of them there! So have a good time exploring the heritage of the city of art!

 

Exploring History of British Museum

The first national museum harboring about 8 million objects, the British museum in London, is the collection of the well known physician, Sir Hans Solane. Although a physician, he was fond of collecting exclusive stuff. Many of his patients, including Queen Anne and King George I and II used to bestow him expensive gifts and he himself used to buy precious items while on tours along with his patients.zzzz

On 7th of June 1753, the British Parliament passed an act to declare this collection as the national museum.

It is recorded that during the 18th century about 5000 people used to visit it every years and these days this number has risen to become 6 million per year!zzz

A brief view on the timeline!

Sir Hans Solane had collected innumerable items, starting from coins, medals, books, prints to drawings! Modern technology has been successful in preserving the organic ethnographic and natural specimens. The museum was opened to the public in 1759 and right from the very first day, its entry was free. In the beginning, the collection was displayed in the Montague House in Bloomsbury, where the original structure now stands.z

The museum received its first Egyptian mummy in the year 1756. In 1757, King George II gifted the “Old Royal library”. A stone representing a petrified loaf and a bark of a tree gnawed by a beaver were received in the year 1760. In 1765, the museum was handed a live tortoise from North America. Assortments of precious objects including the Tahitian mourner’s dress were acquired after Captain Cook’s three Pacific voyages ranging from the year 1767 – 1770. In 1772 the Greek Vase belonging to Sir William Hamilton was attained.

In the year 1802, the Rosetta stone from Egypt pertaining to the Ptolemaic period was obtained by the museum closely followed by the purchase of bronze statue of “Discobolos” (a man throwing a dish) of the 5th century and the marble bust of “Clytie” of the Roman era belonging to Italy from British collector Charles Townley. It was then in the year 1807 when the Department of Antiquities was found. The museum received a sculpture, i.e. a marble block, from the Temple of Apollo the Helper built on Mount Kotylion at Bassae located in Greece. In 1816 The Parthenon gave a number of marble sculptures. The Nereid or the sea nymph Monument depicting Greek and Lycian style was obtained in the year 1842. Then the remains of the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos from south west Turkey were received between the years 1856 and 57. During the same time, ‘Great Winged Bull’, one of the first stone sculptures excavated at the site of Nimrud, Iraq were added to the exhibits.zz

In 1897, the demise of A.W. Franks was followed by an inheritance of the Oxus treasure along with 3,300 finger rings, 153 drinking vessels, 512 pieces of continental porcelain, and miscellaneous items of

During late nineteenth century, the natural history remains were transported to the British Museum of Natural History. In 1898, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild bestowed the Waddesdon manor with glitters known as the Waddesdons Bequest. This consisted of 300 pieces of exclusive jewelry, plate, enamel, carvings, and the Holy Thorn Reliquary. Baron Ferdinand’s will stated that the collection be exhibited in a special room called the Wadessdon Bequest Room and apart from the rest of the collection.

In the year 1997, the library department was shifted to the new British Library in St Pancras.

The new century opened up projects for new buildings. The trustees purchased the 69 houses around the museum with intentions to demolish them and expand the museum. The removal of books had provided for the needed space for the overflow of manuscripts and written material and after the new buildings emerged, the ethnography collections were retrieved from their temporary place in the Museum of Mankind.

In the year 1972, the act to the British Library was passed, separating the manuscripts and books from the museum. They were dispatched to the library.

In 2000 the centre of the museum underwent renovation to be known as Queen Elizabeth II Great Court or simply the Great Court. It includes the original reading room. Various new galleries were opened. The whole system museum was re arranged keeping in view the modern world requirements but preserving the old world beauty.

In the twentieth century, a number of changes were incorporated. In 1920, the research laboratory was started up.

The museum today !

The British Museum yet has not stopped increasing its collection. By the gifts of wealthy people and assistance from great curators and collectors, the museum has been able to build its collection. This museum has been open through all the days of the year accept a few days during the world wars. It has consistently worked and served the people of Britain through thick and thin and has become the pride of Britain. Today it no more houses the artifacts of natural history and the fragile manuscripts it once used to. All that has been exhibited in individual British museums. Nevertheless, it still preserves the property of making the history come alive with the artifacts from around the world representing vivid cultures!

Throughout the history, the museum has faced ups and downs but excellent organization has kept it up and has helped in the attraction of tourists from all over the world!