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The magic of sciences

As I have promised in my previous post, I will talk a little about my recent trips.

So, first of all, I went to Geneva.

I understand why Geneva was one of the favorite places for vacation – the landscapes are gorgeous and even in summer, the heat is not unbearable at night. The city is very clean, there is a lot of museums and touristic things.

Leman lake, Geneva

I particularly loved the park by the Leman lake, next to the botanic garden. An interesting surprise was awaiting me there – a museum of the history of sciences.

Do not get me wrong – I have never been particularly gifted and attracted to sciences, but I couldn’t help finding it fascinating – they display an incredible variety of scientific instruments, from the simplest ones to the most elaborate, and all these old instruments have something magical about them.

Just look:

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This is a hand-driven Orrery, designed to demonstrate the motion of the main planets of the solar system made in the second half of XVIII century.  Isn’t is marvelous?

Here are some more science-related wonders:

But do you know what is even more fascinated? In the museum and outside, there are small devices with detailed explanations that anyone can play with to determine, let’s say, the time of the day, or the high of a nearby tree. Have a look:

 

The museum is located in a very beautiful villa. It is open even on Sundays and it is free to visit.

Triggers imagination, doesn’t it? 😉

 

Kateryna Kei, Author of Raven Boy

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Posted by on July 23, 2017 in Inspiring, Uncategorized

 

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JuNoWriMo, a new writing challenge ;-)

For those who would like to write a book in one month as part of a supportive, fun and passionate writers, the next writing challenge is about to start! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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An ocean view, a telescope, and a beautiful story

I have just rad a juicy romance book that was mentioning an old Hollywood movie called “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”. And I decided to watch it out of curiosity.

Guess what? I was WOWed! When I finished watching this old black-and-white movie from 1947, I headed straight for Amazon and bought both the DVD and the original book.

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Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Inspiring, Uncategorized

 

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Merry Christmas!

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Christmas is here with its magic! Joy, laughter, festive mood, and a great opportunity to make a wish upon the first star…

Merry Christmas, everyone!

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2016 in Inspiring, Uncategorized

 

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To Inspire You

Have you ever stopped in admiration in front of a magnificent stained-glass window of a cathedral? Do you remember how it turns the light into breathtakingly marvelous patterns and pictures?

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Visions of passing time by Sylvie Ometz 167 cm X 76,5 cm

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Posted by on November 4, 2016 in Inspiring

 

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How it feels to hold a printed copy of your own book

I’ve always wondered how it felt for the author to hold a printed copy of his/her own book.

Well, finally I know… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Inspiring, News

 

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The Dream of Parachutes

Yesterday evening I stumbled by pure chance upon an e-book by Sadie Mills called Freefalling (The Freefall Trilogy Book 1). The mere magical word “parachutes” made me do a u-turn and grab the book – who in the whole world has never dreamed of flying?.. 😉

Well, I have dreamed of it ever since I remember myself. And parachutes and skydiving were for a long time a constant part of my dreams.

Until finally, two years ago, I actually took the decision and in just two weeks did first the para-sailing, and then the paragliding. I was doing it with a friend of mine, ’cause I guess I would have never dared to do it alone, but together seemed like a good way to go.

So, we started with para-sailing. Wearing only our usual swim-suits, we came to the wooden quay right next to the Larvotto beach in Monaco where all sorts of sea-related entertainment was located. Luckily, the wind was just perfect, so we only had to wait some 20 minutes for the boat. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2013 in Inspiring, Stories

 

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