IOTD …. “Image of the Day”, #112!!


~~December 25, 2014~~ 

Christmas Day … I completed my duties traveled all over the world and delivered countless presents. Ahhh …. what a joy! Now I take my much needed brake. 

Topo Gigio was the lead character of a children’s puppet show on Italian and Spanish television in the early 1960’s. The character, created by artist Maria Perego, debuted on Italian television in 1959 and has been customarily voiced by actor Giuseppe “Peppino” Mazzullo and later Davide Garbolino. The Italian nickname “Gigi” is a derivative of Luigi (“Louis”), so Topo Gigio could be translated as Louie Mouse.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topo_Gigio

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A dear blogger friend taught me about this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~In her own words~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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To start the day …. “The ‘Other Christmas Letter’ From Children To Their Parents!!”


~~December 20, 2014~~ 

To my English speaking friends and readers, the ad is in Spanish (from Spain and their specific intonation). However, there are subtitles and you won’t miss the message. 

Hope you enjoy it. 

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Watching TV around Christmas can be a minefield for children and parents alike, with all those toy commercials. But in this case, IKEA Spain came up with a campaign called #LaOtraNavidad (The other Christmas) in which they present ‘the other letter’ written by children to their parents, after asking the Three Kings for numerous gifts in their first letters.

All the kids in the video end up making the same petition to their parents: to spend more time playing together; which, needless to say, brought the adults to tears as they read their children’s wishes.

The producing agency assures the moving commercial is real and unscripted, what do you think?

“As it appears in … “

http://www.latintimes.com/pulse/ikea-presents-other-christmas-letter-children-their-parents-281937

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~~IKEA The Other Letter~~

~~Published on Dec 13, 2014~~

“I found the message of this video from IKEA in Spain so touching and special that I translated and subtitled it. Hope you enjoy. Please share.”

Anna Johndrow

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To start the day …. “Electra”!!


~~December 1, 2014~~

A vivacious, energetic musical piece by Chris Spheeris. Gloriously interpreted by this wonderful group of dancers. 

Reminds me very much of flamenco.

Flamenco is a form of Spanish folk music and dance from the region of Andalucia in southern Spain. It includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (handclaps). First mentioned in literature in 1774, the genre grew out of Andalucian and Romani music and dance styles. Flamenco is often associated with the gitanos (Romani people of Spain) and a number of famous flamenco artists are of this ethnicity. Flamenco was first recorded in the late 18th century but the genre underwent a dramatic development in the late 19th century.

“As it appears in … “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flamenco

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Chris Spheeris is a Greek-American composer of instrumental music. He is a producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. Chris is the cousin of Penelope Spheeris and her brother Jimmie Spheeris, and Costas Gavras. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Chris began writing songs on his guitar as a teenager.

In 1985, Chris began composing for film. His work in collaboration with filmmaker Chip Duncan includes the television series Is Anyone Listening, the series Mystic Lands (Discovery Networks), In A Just World (PBS) and the classroom production entitled The Life & Death of Glaciers (Discovery Education).

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~~ELECTRA~~

~~Published on Mar 16, 2013~~

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At the end of the day …. “The Alhambra”!!


~~November 27, 2014~~ 

Alhambra, the complete form of which was Calat Alhambra, is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalucia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in 889 and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-11th century by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada.

Alhambra’s Islamic palaces, as we know them today, were built for the last Muslim emirs in Spain and the court of the Nasrid dynasty. After the conquest of Granada by the Reyes Católicos (“Catholic Monarchs”) in 1492, some portions were used by Christian rulers.

The Palace of Charles V, built by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in 1527, was inserted in the Alhambra within the Nasrid fortifications. After being allowed to fall into disrepair for centuries, the buildings being occupied by squatters, Alhambra was rediscovered in the 19th century by European scholars and travelers, with restorations commencing.

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Moorish poets described it as “a pearl set in emeralds,” an allusion to the color of its buildings and the woods around them. The palace complex was designed with the mountainous site in mind and many forms of technology were considered.

The park (Alameda de la Alhambra), which is overgrown with wildflowers and grass in the spring, was planted by the Moors with roses, oranges, and myrtles; its most characteristic feature, however, is the dense wood of English elms brought by the Duke of Wellington in 1812.

The park has a multitude of nightingales and is usually filled with the sound of running water from several fountains and cascades. These are supplied through a conduit 8 km (5.0 mi) long, which is connected with the Darro at the monastery of Jesus del Valle above Granada.

“As it appears in …. “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alhambra

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~~El Concierto de Aranjuez~~

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El Concierto de Aranjuez “Adagio”

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We were there!! They took us!

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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