Sunday Trees : Nostalgic

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Crystal Palace, madrid

“Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant~ Paulo Coelho (Eleven Minutes)

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Crystal Palace, Madrid

I am nostalgic to many places and events but for now I decided to combine Sunday trees theme and Lens-artistis-photo-challenge theme.

These images are taken at the El Retiro park in Madrid during our recent visit. I would love to visit Madrid again and spend a day in this beautiful park.

El Retiro Park : Covering over 125 hectares and comprising more than 15,000 trees, El Retiro Park is a green oasis in the heart of the city. In it you’ll find all kinds of interesting monuments and gardens, including the Jardín de Vivaces, the Jardines de Cecilio Rodríguez (Andalusian-inspired classicistic gardens), the Jardines del Arquitecto Herrero Palacios, the Rosaleda rose garden and the Parterre Francés.

A note: When we came out of the metro station El Retiro, I wanted to take street shot, only to realize that I forgot to insert battery in the camera. Which was still in the charger at the hotel near Opera.  😦 😦 😦  One possibility was to explore the park and take pictures using our mobile phones but looking at my face, my husband suggested that we get back to hotel and bring the battery. Due to some maintenance work on the tracks between Sol and Opera it took almost an hour and half to get back to the same place.

Your limitation – it’s only your imagination!

An incredible story about a lady born on 7th November in 1867. In 1890, she was 23 years old without any formal degree, working as a governess in her father’s friends house in Warsaw to help support her sister who was struggling to get an education in Paris. She fell in love with the elder son of the family who refused her as she had no prospects or money. Heartbroken and weary she wrote to her sister Bronia that she was stupid, would remain stupid and nothing would ever come of her life…
… Thirteen years on she won a Nobel Prize along with her husband Pierre, and won another one for Chemistry eight years later. Marie Curie was one of the greatest and bravest scientists ever. Her research notes are still radioactive and she died of cancer from radiation.
Years later, that elder son who she sought, Kazimerz, became one of Poland’s most famous mathematicians. As an old man he was often seeing sitting quietly beside mother’s statue at the Radium Institute in Warsaw.

(Joy Bhattacharjya)

 

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Inspired by Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Nurturing Thursday – Insulin

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

14th November is “World Diabetes Day”.

https://worlddiabetesday.org/about/2019-theme/

A story about today——

Today is the birthday of a man who made miracles happen. In 1920, a four year old boy Terry Ryder diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. In those days, the only way to save diabetes patients was to put them on a starvation diet. In July 1922, Terry weighed less than 12 kg & could not take 4 steps by himself. He was one of the first put on Fredrick Banting’s new discovery. Within 2 weeks he started gaining weight. By September Terry was healthy.

Terry was just one of thousands of children saved around the world by Fredrick Banting’s miracle cure for diabetes. Also adults and children around the world now take this miracle treatment for granted.

When Fredrick Banting discovered insulin, he refused to put his name on the patent. He felt it was unethical for a doctor to profit from a discovery that would save lives. Banting’s co-inventors, James Collip and Charles Best, sold the insulin patent to the University of Toronto for a mere $1. They wanted everyone who needed their medication to be able to afford it.

 

Inspired by Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Nurturing Thursday : Don’t doubt yourself

What would be better than shaing this piece of information today:

It’s Nobel Laureate C V Raman’s 131st birth anniversary today. He had unshakeable faith in his work and abilities. Though he was elected to the Royal Society, a great honour in those days, when he was just 36, he didn’t consider it a big deal at all! He knew he would win a Nobel Prize after discovering the Raman Effect in Feb 1928. After missing out in 1928 & 1929, he was so confident of winning in 1930 that he he purchased ocean liner tickets to attend the ceremony 5 months in advance, before they even told him he had won.

(Joy Bhattacharjya)

Nelson Mandela has said, ” There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living“.

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Inspired by Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Sunday Trees

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This image was taken at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, contains the remains of more than 400,000 people from the United States and 11 other countries, buried there since the 1860s.

Inspired by Becca’s Sunday Trees theme.

For more information on the cemetery  check:

https://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/21/us/arlington-national-cemetery-fast-facts/index.html#targetText=Facts%3A,people%20visit%20the%20cemetery%20annually.

Getting back after a break is difficult!

Four weeks of vacation or change in location is over. We needed to be away and work on  necessary matters in the other part of the world. I was not on wordpress due to limited internet access. Slowly but steadily will visit your blogs and answer the comments on my posts. Thanks for supporting me.

Here are some images from my stay in India.

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Taken at Amboli hill station on Sahyadri mountain ranges in Western part of India.
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There is no such thing as wrong side.
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Families enjoying a (non) rainy Sunday in July.

It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly ~ Bertrand Russell

Inspired by Becca’s Nurturing Thursday theme.