Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hot Night in Rome

 Life in Rome does not stop even in the late... in the first morning hours. As said, I had to accompany my clients everywhere to translate everything they needed, and so my working day began at the 8 in the morning and finished at 2 in the night. I have to confess, it was hard time for me. I normally go to bed at 22:00. 5 hours of sleep every night for a week were really a sacrifice. Last time I had such a timetable when I was 17 years old...

From the other side, I never was in Rome as a tourist. So, I had the possibility to see this city from another point of view.

Walking through the streets, we suddenly went in a little square closed inside the high houses. And it was the square of Fontana di Trevi.

I have not particular feelings for this city and, in fact, never had a great wish to visit it. But I have to confess: Rome is great. Great literally. Everything is enormous there. You feel to be an ant near those colossus: statues, monuments, buildings. This same sensation I had near this fountain - huge monument in a narrow "medieval" square.

I wanted to learn some more about it. Here are some words about it's story.

Fontana di Trevi is the most amazing and sensational fountain in Rome, the biggest built in the Baroque style. It is located where you will discover the well-famous Piazza di Trevi. The fountain is 20 meters large and 26 meters high. You can admire a massive central sculpture surrounded by a collection of Corinthian columns holding up a massive basement centered by the Clemente XII layer and crowned by a balustrade with four statues which represents the four seasons.

The fountain is named Trevi due to the fact the name "Trejo" means the thee roads finishing at this point; the crossroad is currently called Piazza dei Crociferi.

Emperor Agrippa ordered to position at that place one of many fountains of his aqueduct: three batches of ponds leaned in opposition to the near property. Soon after, around the VIII century, the aqueduct was changed by multiple modifications and the main consequence was that a little fountain - the Trevi one - became the aqueduct final named Acqua Vergine

From the three water sources, the central was manufactured of a container with lions around it, flowing water in the under situating pool. In 1562 Pope Pio IV thought to rebuild the existing link between the initial source and the aqueduct, by the end of the works in 1570 was opend in front of a large audience. The artist hired for the maintenance was Giacomo Della Porta.

The first fountain wasn't pleasant for Pope Clement XII and he ordered to Nicola Salvi to create a new fountain instead. Salvi began to work in 1732 and Giuseppe Pannini completed it in 1762.

An metropolitan story says if you turn your back to the fountain and throw a coin over your shoulder you will return to Rome sooner or later. Tourists throw 3,000 euros there everyday. The money is collected by city.

Suddenly, one of the girls near the fountain wanted to attract attention. She entered in the pool. All the persons began to cry and the police woman run to her in the same moment.

They say, there is a penality of euro 200 for such a game. I can't say how the story finished for this beauty. We continued our walk.
But I envied the girl: the weather is terrible all summer and I would love to walk with her in the water... 

Monday, July 09, 2012

Woman at Home

Women of all ages have been thought to generally be second-rate to men and also females on their own have prejudice against a woman's ability and way of living  This sort of opinion frequently offers unwanted effects on enthusiasm of a woman and her fulfillment.

Community has educated us that the upset, sour woman in the home is sort of standard. Understanding of own fault (better: sin) and a companion who's feeling overlooked or disrespected is an element that can make the relationship crash. The spouse starts to dislike if you prefer to spend your time out with pals than at home together with him (it's strange that he doesn't think so about own time passed with his friends). Any time a woman seeks to leer at females in the club, another person creates a federal case from it. Women at home often have minimal self-esteem thanks to it to begin with,

Understanding the priceless but vulnerable, unpopular position of the female at household appeared simpler with discussions between parents , a husband and a daughter. They can come to the conclusion how big is the role of the mother in their family. It the cases of women reducing their jobs/careers to serve their loved ones better they are motivated by the reason that they not 'sacrifices' itself but are "fire keeper", pivot of the house, because these permits them to feel more gratifyed and create enjoyable human relationships in the family.

From other side, ladies need to get back to the home and men should think about the problem of providing for their families again.  Working to be a provider improves a self-estimation of the man, and looking after her home increases the soft femininity of a woman.   "Women surprisingly didn't understand by themselves that being the center of their family is the most essential career they are able to do"  Many women continue to be employed once they get pregnant, and consider just  several weeks off from work right after having their kids. Babies are kept in the treatment of childcare services, babysitters while the mom works away from house. Children are raised without mothers attention, they grow in the street with all the consequences.

My personal opinion (after I worked 15 years in school and am a housewife for 17 years) is that the woman has to be a housewife, a fire keeper but she has to work for her pleasure doing what she likes, and dedicating to it so much time as she needs. This way we will have a satisfied woman and satisfied, happy family.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

We are only Copies of our Ancestors. Literally

Well, it's about the results of an 8 years long research of a group of scientists from "Am Hazikaron" Institute published this year. These scientists studied Hebrews family clans that live in all 5 continents (often they did not know one other and even did not hear about the existence of other relatives) and they, scientists, arrived to 800 years ago in search for the members of those families.

The results are ...astonished.

Members of the same families (in different places and times -even if they never heard about other family members) choosed
 -the same fields of activity (the professions can change with time but the fields were always the same)
-the same kind of partners.
Every family has a "favorite image" of a partner, and scientists found cases when wives of modern members of different families were "twins" of the wives members of that families had some generations before.
-members of the same families have their copies in different times and even in the same period but living in different places. They have the same characters, habits and psychological portraits.
-members of the same clan have identical destinies. It is true for very very distant relations, too. Members of one family tend  to have many children, other family tends to have great number of tragical deaths, one clan generates many extramarital children... etc etc

The impression is, said one of the researchers, that we are programmed to be a continuation of a substance that survives in time generating us as bearers of it's qualities.

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