luni, 7 august 2017

Timeless (43) From time to time. In the harmony, summertime at sunset... În armonie, timp de vară la apus ... (II)




Motto: "Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays."*

*By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations". 
**Source Internet.
  
 
From Did You Know Category:
About 
"Dâmbovița* (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈdɨmbovit͡sa]  is a river in Romania. It has its sources in the Făgăraș Mountains, on the Curmătura Oticu. The upper reach of the rivers, upstream of the confluence with the Boarcășu River is also known as Izvorul Oticului River or Oticu River.
It passes through Bucharest and flows into the Argeș River 286 kilometres from its source, near Budești, in Călărași County. Dâmbovița County is named after the river.
Name
The name of the Dâmbovița is of Slavic origin, derived from Common Slavic dǫbŭ (дѫбъ), meaning "oak", as it once flowed through the oak forests of the Wallachian Plain.
Dâmbovița in Bucharest
For centuries, Dâmbovița was the main source of drinking water for the city of Bucharest. While there were a few dozen water wells, most of the water in Bucharest was distributed by water-carriers.
Bucharest folklore mentions the waters of Dâmbovița as "sweet", and even at the beginning of the 18th century, Anton Maria del Chiaro considered it "light and clean". However, toward the end of the 18th century, as the population of Bucharest increased, the river ceased to be as clean, and hence the need of the aqueducts. The earliest aqueducts with public fountains (cișmele) were built during the rule of Prince Alexander Ypsilantis.
Many watermills were built on the Dâmbovița, most of them owned by the prince, the monasteries or boyars.
Dâmbovița used to have two tributaries in Bucharest:
Dâmbovicioara, on the right bank, which probably flowed in what is the area where Sființii Apostoli street is located.
Bucureștioara, which rose from a pond located in what is now Grădina Icoanei
Additionally, there was a branch, Gârlița, which formed an island, Ostrovu.
The Dâmbovița often flooded Bucharest, especially the left bank, which was lower. After the great 1775 flood, Ypsilantis ordered a branch canal to be built, in order to prevent, or at least diminish the effects of such flooding; in 1813, Prince Jean Georges Caradja decided to clean up the river bed. The portion of the river flowing through the capital was channelled twice: in 1883 (to combat regular floods), and in the late 1970s, to aid in the replanning of the Central area and the construction of the Bucharest Metro. To prevent floods, in 1986 a dam was built between Crângași and Militari quarters, and Morii Lake artificial lake was created.
Dâmbovița has never been navigable, but there has been an unsuccessful attempt in 1902 to introduce boats on the river.
Early in its history, Bucharest had few bridges over the Dâmbovița, as the right bank was only sparsely populated. The estates of some boyars used to extend on both banks of the river and they had footbridges. Currently, there are sixteen bridges over Dâmbovița River in central Bucharest." 

"Dâmbovița* este un curs de apă din România, afluent al râului Argeș. Râul își are izvorul în Munții Făgăraș pe versantul muntelui Curmătura Oticului. Cursul superior de la izvoare până la confluența cu Boarcășu este cunoscut și sub numele de Izvoru Oticului sau Râul Oticu. În drumul său spre vărsarea în Argeș, râul străbate mai multe unități de relief: Munții Făgăraș, Munții Iezer-Păpușa, Munții Leaota, Subcarpații Getici și Subcarpații de Curbură, Podișul Getic, Câmpia Înaltă a Târgoviștei, Câmpia Titu, Campia Bucureștilor (vezi Câmpia Română) și Câmpia Burnazului.

Râul în București

Râul străbate municipiul București pe o distanță de aproximativ 22 de km, parcurgând orașul de la nord-vest la sud-est. Deși este principala sursă de apă în alimentarea Bucureștiului, râul a ridicat de-a lungul timpului diverse probleme, din cauza fenomenelor hidrologice rezultate din traversarea orașului: inundații, înmlăștiniri. Ca urmare a acestor fenomene, cursul râului a suferit o serie de amenajări, în prezent întregul său curs fiind canalizat.
La trecerea prin municipiul București, râul a fost barat pentru a forma Lacul Morii. În aval de acest lac, cursul râului a fost canalizat pe toată porțiunea de albie care străbate capitala. În aval de București, Dâmbovița are ca afluent râul Colentina.
În amonte de București, Dâmbovița este canalizată pentru ca apoi din râu să se desprindă spre sud un braț care va forma Râul Ciorogârla. După ce râul se desparte în două, Dâmbovița își urmează cursul spre București în albia sa naturală. Astfel, în cazul în care Dâmbovița are un debit foarte mare, surplusul va fi preluat de Râul Ciorogârla și Bucureștiul nu va fi inundat. De asemenea, modificarea traseului natural al râului are și efecte negative precum scăderea debitului râului în aval." *
* Click to read more info on Wikipedia

Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;

Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. From time to time.
A mix of photo instants from Spring, may 2017.
Another walk in Spring. (IV) 
O viziune arhitectonică în primăvară. "Short walk into Summer harmony".
Walk at sunset along Dâmbovița River

Private archive.
2017©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com
A summer walk, coffee and books with my sister. Sunset in july&moody, rainy skies in summertime.
*****
Motto: 
"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays."**

**By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations". 
**Source Internet.


**Source of poem & video above : Internet/You Tube.

Source of info above: Wikipedia.
Source of quotes below:  

Power of Positivity;  Sun-Gazing.com; Positivily Positive; theheartysoul.com;
Think positive words.
Inspirational Quotes.
"The power of imagination makes us infinite."
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." 
by John Muir

                                                           Happiness starts with yourself.
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Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

sâmbătă, 22 iulie 2017

Timeless (42) From time to time. "In that harmony, ..."În acea armonie, ... " (I)




Motto: "Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."
 "Oriunde te duci, du-te cu toată inima ta". Confucius


Once again, back on the park's alleys and near the lake. 
Aspects from the short spring stroll edited in color, sepia and b&w. Lake Cișmigiu

The Lake by Mihai Eminescu

"Water lilies load all over
The blue lake amid the woods,
That imparts, while in white circles
Startling, to a boat its moods.

And along the strands I'm passing
Listening, waiting, in unrest,
That she from the reeds may issue
And fall, gently, on my breast;

That we may jump in the little
Boat, while water's voices whelm
All our feelings; that enchanted
I may drop my oars and helm;

That all charmed we may be floating
While moon's kindly light surrounds
Us, winds cause the reeds to rustle
And the waving water sounds.

But she does not come; abandoned,
Vainly I endure and sigh
Lonely, as the water lilies
On the blue lake ever lie."

Lacul de Mihai Eminescu


Statue of Mihail Eminescu: 1850-1889
"Lacul codrilor albastru
Nuferi galbeni îl încarcă;
Tresărind în cercuri albe
El cutremură o barcă.

Şi eu trec de-a lung de maluri,
Parc-ascult şi parc-aştept
Ea din trestii să răsară
Statue of Mihail Eminescu: 1850-1889Şi să-mi cadă lin pe piept;







Să sărim în luntrea mică,
Îngânaţi de glas de ape,
Şi să scap din mână cârma,
Şi lopeţile să-mi scape;

Să plutim cuprinşi de farmec
Sub lumina blândei lune -
Vântu-n trestii lin foşnească,
Unduioasa apă sune!

Dar nu vine... Singuratic
În zadar suspin şi sufăr
Lângă lacul cel albastru
Încărcat cu flori de nufăr."
"Lake Cișmigiu is a lake in the center of Bucharest, Sector 1, in Cișmigiu Gardens. The lake has a surface of 29.500 m², a length of 1.3 km, a width of 50 meters and a depth of 1–2 meters. During winter the lake is dried artificially and a skate park is organized on the lake bed. Close to the Lake Cișmigiu in the Cișmigiu Gardens is the much smaller Lake Lebedelor, which is reserved for water birds. History The lake was formed from an old bifurcation of the Dâmbovița River and was known in the time of Matei Basarab as Balta lui Dura neguțătorul"
"Lake Cișmigiu is a lake in the center of Bucharest, Sector 1, in Cișmigiu Gardens. The lake has a surface of 29.500 m², a length of 1.3 km, a width of 50 meters and a depth of 1–2 meters. During winter the lake is dried artificially and a skate park is organized on the lake bed. Close to the Lake Cișmigiu in the Cișmigiu Gardens is the much smaller Lake Lebedelor, which is reserved for water birds. History The lake was formed from an old bifurcation of the Dâmbovița River and was known in the time of Matei Basarab as Balta lui Dura neguțătorul"

Source of video, above: Vimeo
("Read by Thich Nath Hanh, chanted by brother Phap Niem.
The creators of this audio track were Gary Malkin, the composer/arranger, producer, and collaborator Michael Stillwater. The work came from a CD/book called Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying..")
Lawn with grass and blue flowers of Myosotis or "forget me not".  "Myosotis (/ˌmaɪ.əˈsoʊtɪs/; from the Greek: μυοσωτίς "mouse's ear", after the leaf) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. In the northern hemisphere they are commonly called forget-me-nots or scorpion grasses. The common name "forget-me-not" was calqued from the German Vergissmeinnicht, and first used in English in 1398 AD via King Henry IV. Similar names and variations are found in many languages. Myosotis alpestris is the state flower of Alaska. and Dalsland Sweden."
Lawn with grass and blue flowers of Myosotis or "forget me not".  "Myosotis (/ˌmaɪ.əˈsoʊtɪs/; from the Greek: μυοσωτίς "mouse's ear", after the leaf) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. In the northern hemisphere they are commonly called forget-me-nots or scorpion grasses. The common name "forget-me-not" was calqued from the German Vergissmeinnicht, and first used in English in 1398 AD via King Henry IV. Similar names and variations are found in many languages. Myosotis alpestris is the state flower of Alaska. and Dalsland Sweden."
Lawn with grass and blue flowers of Myosotis or "forget me not". (above)
video
"Myosotis (/ˌmaɪ.əˈsoʊtɪs/; from the Greek: μυοσωτίς "mouse's ear", after the leaf) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. In the northern hemisphere they are commonly called forget-me-nots or scorpion grasses. The common name "forget-me-not" was calqued from the German Vergissmeinnicht, and first used in English in 1398 AD via King Henry IV. Similar names and variations are found in many languages. Myosotis alpestris is the state flower of Alaska. and Dalsland Sweden." More info about on Wikipedia.
Nu-mă-uita (Myosotis) o plantă ce aparține familiei Boraginaceae cu peste 50 specii erbacee, anuale, bienale sau perene. Este întâlnită din Noua Zeelandă, până în Europa, Asia și America de Nord. Crește atât în stare spontană, cât și cultivată. Nume Din punct de vedere etimologic, numele florii – Nu mă uita – vine din limba franceză – Ne m’oubliez pas – care e întâlnit pentru prima dată în anul 1532". Wikipedia
Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;
Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. From time to time.
A mix of photo instants from Spring, may 2017.
Another walk in Spring. (IV) 
O viziune arhitectonică în primăvară. "Short walk into Spring harmony".
Private archive.
2017©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com

From Did You Know Category:
About 
"The Golden Rule or law of reciprocity is the principle of treating others as one would wish to be treated. It is a maxim of altruism seen in many human religions and human cultures. The maxim may appear as either a positive or negative injunction governing conduct:
One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself (positive or directive form).
One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated (negative or prohibitive form).

What you wish upon others, you wish upon yourself (empathic or responsive form)."

              About Confucianism

The Dacheng Hall, the main hall of the Temple of Confucius in Qufu
Although Confucianism is often followed in a religious manner by the Chinese, many argue that its values are secular and that it is therefore less a religion than a secular morality. Proponents argue, however, that despite the secular nature of Confucianism's teachings, it is based on a worldview that is religious. Confucianism discusses elements of the afterlife and views concerning Heaven, but it is relatively unconcerned with some spiritual matters often considered essential to religious thought, such as the nature of souls. However, Confucius is said to have believed in astrology, saying: "Heaven sends down its good or evil symbols and wise men act accordingly".

The Analects of Confucius
In the Analects, Confucius presents himself as a "transmitter who invented nothing". He puts the greatest emphasis on the importance of study, and it is the Chinese character for study (學) that opens the text. Far from trying to build a systematic or formalist theory, he wanted his disciples to master and internalize older classics, so that their deep thought and thorough study would allow them to relate the moral problems of the present to past political events (as recorded in the Annals) or the past expressions of commoners' feelings and noblemen's reflections (as in the poems of the Book of Odes)."

"Confucius*(/kənˈfjuːʃəs/; September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius's thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known in the West as Confucianism.
Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts including all of the Five Classics, but modern scholars are cautious of attributing specific assertions to Confucius himself. Aphorisms concerning his teachings were compiled in the Analects, but only many years after his death."
(...)
One of his teachings was a variant of the Golden Rule, sometimes called the "Silver Rule" owing to its negative form:
"己所不欲,勿施於人。
"What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others."
子貢問曰:“有一言而可以終身行之者乎?”子曰:“其恕乎!己所不欲、勿施於人。”
Zi Gong [a disciple] asked: "Is there any one word that could guide a person throughout life?"
The Master replied: "How about 'reciprocity'! Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself."
Analects XV.24, tr. David Hinton"
*Source of info: Wikipedia.
About Harmony*
Definitions of harmony
noun:
- the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect.
- four-part harmony in the barbershop style
synonyms: 
- euphony, polyphony, tunefulness, melodiousness, mellifluousness
- agreement or concord.
synonyms: 
accord, agreement, peace, peacefulness, 
amity, amicability, friendship, fellowship, ..

Translations of harmony
noun
armonie: harmony, accord, tune, keeping, agreement, concord
acord: agreement, accord, chord, arrangement, accordance, harmony
concordanţă: accordance, harmony, concordance, consistency, agreement, correspondence
pace: peace, peacefulness, calm, harmony, serenity, ease
concordie: concord, harmony, agreement
legătură: bundle, link, relationship, relation, connection, harmony
unanimitate: unanimity, agreement, concord, consentaneity, harmony
*Source of info: Internet.

*****

Motto: 
"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays."**

**By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations". 
**Source Internet.
**Source of poem & video above : Internet/You Tube.
Source of info: Wikipedia.
Source of quotes below:  

Power of Positivity;  Sun-Gazing.com; Positivily Positive; Think Positive Words;
Lessonslearnedinlife.com.

Inspirational Quotes.
"The power of imagination makes us infinite."
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." 
by John Muir

Happiness starts with yourself.


Gladly shared with:

Foto Tunes    
The Weekend in Black&White

Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

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