By personal order of the prime minister, the fine for what you see in the photo must go from 300 to 500 euros (means 604 $) for "reheating the economy", as he said yesterday publicly. So according to his mind he expects from people like me (who pays a bunch of many other taxes) to strengthen the local economy and not (for example) by bringing investments in the country to make new jobs!
I am smoking Planta Danish Black Vanilla Mixture outside i the cold with 38 'F, Long live the Resistance!
It's been cold in Calgary, so I haven't been out for a pipe in a while! Yesterday, I said enough is enough and I dressed warmly, grabbed my cobb and had a "sit" in the sun. Beautiful day despite it being -31 with the wind chill! As long as one is out of the wind, it isn't horrible... Enjoyed a bowl of Country Squire's 2nd Breakfast.
Constantino Brumidi (1805–1880) is best known for the murals he painted in the United States Capitol over a 25-year period, including the Apotheosis of Washington, the Frieze of American History and the walls of the Brumidi Corridors.
What the above article does not say (maybe they..''forgot" it) is that the real name of the artist is Constantinos Broumides and was a Greek, his family left Greece (Peloponnesus) at 1770 to survive due to the prosecutions of the ottomans on the innocent villages population. His tomb remained virtually unknown until 1952, when he was found in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, and on the plaque he was referred to as an "Italian refugee". It took the perseverance of Myrtle Murdoch, a guide at the Capitol who searched for information about Broumidis fascinated by his work and wrote his biography, so that everyone would know the "Greek Michael-Angelos of the Capitol" which received the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously.
I am raising a Brebbia with Clan Aromatic for the memory of Ms Myrtle Murdoch.