Saturday, 26 January 2013

Sepia Saturday 161; a famous dessert and a famous ballerina;

We had a picnic at Lake Muntz and dessert was a luscious Pavlova.
A concoction of Merengue, whipped chantilly cream and fresh fruit, here with Mangoes, blueberries and strawberries. 
The Pavlova dessert is believed to have been created in honour of the dancer either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. The nationality of its creator has been a source of argument between the two nations for many years.

Anna Pavlova, ca. 1905.

February 12, 1881
Ligovo, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire

January 23, 1931 (aged 49)
The Hague, Netherlands


Pavlova is perhaps most renowned for creating the role of The Dying Swan, a solo choreographed for her by Michel Fokine. The ballet, created in 1905, is danced to Le cygne from The Carnival of the Animals by
Camille Saint-Saëns

Anna Pavlova was a Russian Empire ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history and was most noted as a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognised for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

A McDonnell Douglas MD-11 of the Dutch airlines "KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines", built at 1995-8-31, with the registration "PH-KCH" carries her name.

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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Sepia Saturday 160;

A horse a horse my Kingdom for a horse!

A few things are happening in the background here at the Praco do Comercio in Lisbon in the Year of 1777 
most of them not as significant as  the announcement  in the Portugal daily view,  that King Jose the first  wants to trade his Kingdom for a horse...before he died !!

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