saint basils

i just want a yoi episode/ova/short where viktor and yuuri are having a christmas eve date where theyre just walking around moscow with starbucks in their hands and ice skating for fun in the red square rink and when midnight comes i want yuuri to whisper “happy birthday, thank you for making my life better” and he kisses him in front of the saint basil cathedral with all the christmas lights and falling snow in the background. And viktor, he has never been so excited to spend his christmas and celebrate his birthday until he met yuuri, too.

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The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Моско́вский Кремль, tr.Moskovskiy Kreml; IPA: [mɐˈskofskʲɪj krʲɛmlʲ]), usually referred to as the Kremlin, is a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west. It is the best known of the kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. Also within this complex is the Grand Kremlin Palace. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Kremlin

Got7 as Cities (moodboards)

《 If Got7 were a city, which one would they be? 》

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“Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific center of Russia and Eastern Europe. It is the northernmost and coldest megacity and metropolis on Earth. The city is well-known for its architecture, particularly its historic buildings such as Saint Basil’s Catherdral with it’s brightly coloured domes.”

Why?:

  • Everyone knows the name Mark, but they don’t really “know” him. Many people have heard of the name Moscow but I doubt their knowledge of it compares to their knowledge of NYC.
  • As stated, Moscow is known for its architecture. Our Mark is known for his martial arts skills and dance.
  • I think they’re both kind of mysterious in a way. Like you know the name, but you don’t really go beyond that.

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”[Shanghai] is a global financial center and transport hub, with the world’s busiest container port. As a major administrative, shipping, and trading town, it grew in importance in the 19th century due to trade and recognition of its favourable port location and economic potential. Shanghai has been described as the ‘showpiece’ of the booming economy of mainland China, renowned for its Lujiazui skyline, museums and historic buildings, such as those along The Bund, the City God Temple, and the Yu Garden.”

Why?:

  • Jaebum really improved overall, just like how Shanghai did. He improved his temper issues and grew in maturity as he had to take care of three foreign members.
  • He really takes care of Got7, and he does it well, so Got7 “boomed” in their popularity and skills.
  • Got7 has much “potential” to relate to other places besides Korea. They can relate to Thailand, China, and America better because of their foreign members. Communication is easier with them around. (Obviously this point is more Got7 than JB)

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“London is a world cultural capital. [It] has a diverse range of people and cultures [with] more than 300 langues spoken within the region.”

Why?:

  • Jackson can speak multiple languages.
  • He is well-known amongst other idols; London is a very famous city.
  • Though he is Chinese, he’s well-acquainted with other cultures, imo.

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"New York City is a global city, exerting a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. It is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world, as well as the world’s most economically powerful city.”

Why?:

  • Jinyoung has many drama activities so I think he’s really putting himself and the rest of Got7 out there. He’s “powerful” for the promotion of Got7.

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 “Buenos Aires can be translated as ‘fair wings’ or ‘good airs’. [The city] is a top tourist destination and is known for its preserved Spanish/European-style architecture and rich cultural life.”

Why?:

  • Most of South America is warm. Our Youngjae, as we know him, is like a ball of sunshine.
  • It’s a lesser-known city, imo, compared to names like New York and London. But, nonetheless, it’s still a beautiful and significant city. Most may know Jackson or Bambam the best, but that doesn’t mean the other members aren’t important.

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 "Milan is an Alpha leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare… [It] is a major world fashion and design capital, well-known for several international events and fairs.”

Why?:

  • Our Bambam is fashionable.
  • Milan has a sense of sass to it, and we all know Bambam sasses his hyungs.
  • I feel like he fits well in here. I just feel it. It’s the vibe I get.

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“Johannesburg is commonly interpreted as the modern day El Dorado due to the extremely large gold deposit found along the Witwatersrand.”

Why?:

  • Johannesburg is definitely a lesser-known city. Not that no one knows it, but of course, compared to other cities, it’s not as popular. We can’t avoid the fact that Yugyeom isn’t immensely popular, but thanks to Hit the Stage, he got some recognition, just like Johannesburg.

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cr to wikipedia for that noice city info and i own no 

I tried to use cities from all continents so I had a little trouble there with like fitting everything together lmao i feel like these won’t make sense to people tho oops

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As you may know, not all gift-bringers come at Christmas. Some come December 6, December 13, or January 6. Here are a few that for cultural, political, or religious reasons come on January 1:

1) Ded Moroz, or Grandfather Frost, and his granddaughter Snegurochka, or the Snow Maiden. Ded Moroz is perhaps the most widespread wintertime gift-giver after Santa/Father Christmas/St Nick, with equivalents and variants all across central and eastern Europe as well as norther and central Asia, such as Djed Mraz, Dedo Mraz, Dzmer Pap, Şaxta Baba, Dzied Maroz, Dedek Mraz, and many others. He is a formerly wicked wintertime wizard who now is good and brings gifts to children on his troika.

2) Saint Basil the Great, about whom I wrote at some length last year, comes on his feast day to Greece and Cyprus to deliver presents.

3) Namahage are not gift-bringers, but are troops of ogres who come down to the Oga Peninsula in Japan, looking for naughty, lazy children, brandishing knives and buckets.

4) Mother Goody, a figure so obscure that there are apparently no pictures of her on the internet, is a gift-giver in the maritime provinces of Canada, more specifically New Brunswick, more specifically Campobello Island. She comes on New Year’s Eve and fills children’s stockings with goodies. Some say she comes from Scotland, some say she is Santa’s wife, while others equate her with Frau Holda of Germany. Incidentally, if you or your family are from Campobello Island and know something about Mother Goody, please drop me a line, thanks.

Hopefully you get a visit from 1, 2, or 4, and not so much 3.

Happy New Year.

“Look inward to the secret depths of your own soul. Take inventory for your conscience. Do not despair if you find you have many sins, for where sin increased, grace abounded all the more (Rom. 5:20), if, that is, you receive grace.
Much is forgiven the one who owes much–so he might love more.”

~St. Basil the Great

(Art: I Fiori del Chiostro -The Flowers of the Cloister - by Eugenio Gignous)

thequeensclock  asked:

Omg you're doing Blog Aesthetics based off of Slavic faith and cultures?! Yooo. I'm Russian and I follow Rodnovery! My favorite book is Notre Dame de Paris and War and Peace!

Ты русская? Как приятно познакомиться с кем то из России! Меня зовут Лаура и я словачка. Русский изучаю только два года, но русская литература - мое увлечение. Война и мир - превосходный роман!  

slavic deity: Perun | Lada | Vesna | Morena | Yarilo | Belobog | Živa | Zorya

city: Moscow | Petersburg | Prague | Skopje | Kiev | Ljubljana | Krakow | Zagreb | Belgrade | Minsk

russian artist: Andrei Rublev | Ivan Aivazovsky | Ivan Bilibin | Ilya Repin | Karl Bryullov | Marc Chagall | Feofan the Greek | Ivan Kramskoy | Viktor Vasnetsov | Isaak Levitan | Konstantin Makovsky | Mikhail Nesterov | Zinaida Serebriakova | Natalia Goncharova | Andrey Remnev

orthodox cathedral: saint basil’s cathedral (moscow) | alexander nevsky cathedral (tallinn) | church of the resurrection of jesus christ (st. petersburg) | smolny cathedral (st. petersburg) | trinity cathedral (st. petersburg) | naval cathedral (kronstadt) | cathedral of christ the savior (moscow) | church of the ascension (kolomenskoe) | st. isaac’s cathedral (st. petersburg) | prince vladimir cathedral (st. petersburg) | naval cathedral of st. nicholas (st. petersburg) | alexander nevsky cathedral (sofia) | the assumption cathedral (yaroslavl)

russian fairytale: the death of koshei the immortal | vasilissa the beautiful | the princess who never smiled | the feather of finist the falcon | tsarevich ivan, the firebird and the grey wolf

russian intellectual love/hate relationship: dostoevsky + turgenev | pushkin + gogol | mayakovsky + yesenin | ilf + petrov | chekhov + gorky | bunin + nabokov  

a poem:  by Daniil Kharms

                A man once walked out of his house
                with a walking stick and a sack,
                             and on he went,
                             and on he went:
                he never did turn back.

                He walked as far as he could see:
                he saw what lay ahead.
                            He never drank,
                            he never slept,
                 nor slept nor drank nor ate.

                Then once upon a morning
                 he entered a dark wood
                             and on that day,
                             and on that day
                 he disappeared for good.

                 If anywhere by any chance
                 you meet him in his travels,
                             then hurry please,
                             then hurry please,
                 then hurry please and tell us.

slavic dish (this is optional and i decided to add it bc i love slavic cuisine with every atom of my being. it maybe won’t match your tastes but hey these meals have really fancy names) : bliny | kulebiaka | borscht | korovai | pierogi | varenyky | easter bread (paska) | racuchy | ukha | bryndzové halušky | pickled cucumbers | pljeskavica | salo | sauerkraut

aesthetic blogrates (slavic edition)

fuckwodehouse  asked:

i'm not even gonna tell you my favourite author. you know. You Know.

wodehouse. it ‘s WODEHOUSE. AND I AM GOING TO SHOUT OUT TO THE WHOLE WORLD THAT HUGH’S FAVOURITE WRITER IS PELHAM GRENVILLE THE SASSMASTER WODEHOUSE. in case anyone missed this.

slavic deity: Perun | Lada | Vesna | Morena | Yarilo | Belobog | Živa | Zorya

city: Moscow | Petersburg | Prague | Skopje | Kiev | Ljubljana | Krakow | Zagreb | Belgrade | Minsk

russian artist: Andrei Rublev | Ivan Aivazovsky | Ivan Bilibin | Ilya Repin | Karl Bryullov | Marc Chagall | Feofan the Greek | Ivan Kramskoy | Viktor Vasnetsov | Isaak Levitan | Konstantin Makovsky | Mikhail Nesterov | Zinaida Serebriakova | Natalia Goncharova | Andrey Remnev

orthodox cathedral: saint basil’s cathedral (moscow) | alexander nevsky cathedral (tallinn) | church of the resurrection of jesus christ (st. petersburg) | smolny cathedral (st. petersburg) | trinity cathedral (st. petersburg) | naval cathedral (kronstadt) | cathedral of christ the savior (moscow) | church of the ascension (kolomenskoe) | st. isaac’s cathedral (st. petersburg) | prince vladimir cathedral (st. petersburg) | naval cathedral of st. nicholas (st. petersburg) | alexander nevsky cathedral (sofia) | the assumption cathedral (yaroslavl)

russian fairytale: the death of koshei the immortal | vasilissa the beautiful | the princess who never smiled | the feather of finist the falcon | tsarevich ivan, the firebird and the grey wolf

russian intellectual love/hate relationship: dostoevsky + turgenev | pushkin + gogol | mayakovsky + yesenin | ilf + petrov | chekhov + gorky | bunin + nabokov  

a poem: The Stranger by Alexander Blok
               

slavic dish (this is optional and i decided to add it bc i love slavic cuisine with every atom of my being. it maybe won’t match your tastes but hey these meals have really fancy names) : bliny | kulebiaka | borscht | korovai | pierogi (varenyky) | easter bread (paska) | racuchy | ukha | bryndzové halušky | pickled cucumbers | | pljeskavica | salo | sauerkraut 

aesthetic blogrates (slavic edition)