Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The bells of St.Genevieve.........

Alcione - Suite des airs ....

Marin Marais • Jordi Savall • Le Concert Des Nations - Alcione, Suite Des Airs to play in 1706



Sunday, August 21, 2016

Marco Polo"s cell mate

  Marco Polo   was the first to leave a detailed chronicle of his experience. This book inspired Christopher Columbus and many other travelers. an epic journey to Asia,

returning after 24 years to find Venice at war with Genoa; Marco was imprisoned and dictated his stories to a cellmate. He was released in 1299, became a wealthy merchant who spent more than two decades in the service of Kublai Khan, one of the greatest rulers in history who reigned over Mongolia for 34 years.