📷 PHOTOS of Casalbordino (CH) – Abruzzo – ITALY

Casalbordino is an Italian municipality of 5972 inhabitants in the province of Chieti in Abruzzo, and is the seat of the union of the municipalities of the Miracles.

The name goes back to a leader of that period, Roberto Bordinus, who captained the garrison in defense of the monastery.

Casal, that is, a farmhouse, a small territory of dwellings that guarded the monastery, developed from an ancient tower, later became the fortified center, a fief of the D’Avalos.

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The mother church of San Salvatore, the main church in the city center, whose first plant dates back to the 14th century. It has neoclassical features, although the interior retains the late Baroque appearance.

 

 

 
The sanctuary of the Madonna dei Miracoli, an important Theatine sanctuary, located north-east of Casalbordino in the suburbs, a destination for pilgrimages, since the period of the Marian apparition to the farmer Alessandro Muzii in the year 1576, when there was a terrible storm that destroyed the collected, except that of the villager, who prayed to Our Lady. The sanctuary was built over the first chapel in 1824, however being damaged by the Second World War, when the Benedictine monastery had already been built, it was redone again in the 1950s, finished in 1962, having a neo-Renaissance style. The historical sanctuary was immortalized by Gabriele D’Annunzio in the novel The Triumph of Death, which summarizes the events of the Marian apparition of 1576, and then describes the pilgrimage of wayfarers and wretches, in asking for thanks to the Madonna, under the gaze of the protagonists of the story Giorgio Aurispa and Ippolita Sanzio.

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The Lido (beach) di Casalbordino, equipped and popular seaside resort with a large sandy beach, is 7.5 km from the municipal capital and extends along the suggestive Costa dei Trabocchi, a very short distance from the spectacular rocky coast of the Marine Natural Reserve of Punta d’Erce ( or Punta Aderci), called in the area “the little Normandy”.

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2nd August: Saint Mary of Angeles (Virgen de los Ángeles)

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Saint Mary of Angeles is one of the titles with which Catholics honor Mary, the mother of Jesus.

This title spread considerably thanks to the action of the Franciscan friars: in fact, the small church near Assisi (the so-called Porziuncola) was dedicated to Santa Maria degli Angeli, which Saint Francis chose as his home “because of his veneration for the angels and his special love for the mother of Christ “.

In 1216 Pope Onorio III granted plenary indulgence to those who had visited the church on the day of the titular feast, on August 2nd.

Numerous Franciscan churches and institutions are dedicated to Santa Maria degli Angeli: the congregations of the Franciscan nuns of Waldbreitbach, Castelspina and Angers are dedicated to Santa Maria degli Angeli; the city of Los Angeles, on the other hand, takes its name from the Franciscan mission of Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles.

The feast of Saint Mary of Angeles is always celebrated on August 2 and, for the Franciscan order, has the degree of solemnity; in Costa Rica, the nation of which Santa Maria degli Angeli is patron, on August 2 is a national holiday.

📷 PHOTOS of Rocca San Giovanni (CH) [Abruzzo] – ITALY

Rocca San Giovanni is an Italian town of 2 301 inhabitants in the province of Chieti in Abruzzo, north-east of Lanciano. It is part of the Club of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

 

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The maritime area of ​​Rocca San Giovanni, is rich in hamlets and seaside resorts, which make up the so-called Costa dei Trabocchi. The coast is characterized above all by the presence of ancient and modern overflows, wooden fishing machines.

The most interesting beaches of Rocca San Giovanni are: La Foce, Il Cavalluccio, Vallevò and Punta Punciosa, in addition to the countless “coves” with a fishy, ​​turquoise and transparent sea. They are considered among the most beautiful on the Costa dei Trabocchi.

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In the hinterland, a few kilometers from the sea there is the real town. Located on a small hill in the midst of green bushes. The village is small but the whole historic center is kept in perfect condition, and almost all the houses are renovated and with painted plaster.

 

 

 

 

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Church of San Matteo
It is located in Heroes’ Square. According to some reliable bibliographic sources, the original church was built inside the castrum of San Giovanni in Venere. The medieval building copies the abbey of San Giovanni in Venere in smaller sizes. The bell tower was added between the 14th and 15th centuries. In the eighteenth century the truss was replaced by ribbed vaults in the central nave and barrel vaults.

 

 

 

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Town Hall
It was built between the late 60s and the 70s of the nineteenth century and restored in 1926. The building overlooking Piazza degli Eroi is square in the neo-medieval Lombard style. On the ground floor there is an arcade which is made up of three round arches. On the first floor three openings with round arch lead to the balcony with a perforated balustrade. On the sides there are two identical windows. The central part of the facade is slightly advanced compared to the rest of the building. The facade is completely made of square blocks of sandstone. Inside, an imposing staircase leads to the council chamber. Since 2004, a collection of contemporary art has been held inside that collects sculptures, paintings and engravings placed on the main internal staircase and in the council chamber.

 

 

 

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Remains of walls and Torrione dei Filippini
The main ruins of the walls of the fortress are located in via abate Oderisio where there is the Torrione dei Filippini, characterized by a masonry, irregular ashlars and river pebbles, and an irregular circular system used as a dwelling. The walls date back to the Normans from which they were built in 1061. The walls, accessible from via IV Novembre or from alley Portico, are made of stone pebbles from the surroundings.

1st August: Swiss National Day

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The Swiss National Day is the national holiday of Switzerland, set on 1 August. Although the founding of the Swiss Confederacy was first celebrated on this date in 1891 and annually since 1899, it has only been an official holiday since 1994.

The date is inspired by the date of the Federal Charter of 1291, Pacte du Grütli, placed in “early August”, when “three Alpine cantons swore the oath of confederation” (Schwyz, Uri and Unterwald), an action which later came to be regarded as the founding of Switzerland.” The document is one of several dozen pacts attested for the territory of Switzerland in the period of the mid-13th to mid-14th century. The foundation of the Old Swiss Confederacy had been mostly associated with the Bund of Brunnen of 1315, or with the Rütlischwur, dated to 1307 by Aegidius Tschudi.

The Federal Charter of 1291 first assumed great importance in a report by the Federal Department of Home Affairs of 21 November 1889, suggesting a celebration in Bern in 1891 that would combine the city’s 700th anniversary with the Confederacy’s 600th anniversary.

The date of the Federal Charter came to replace the formerly more prominent, traditional date of 8 November Rütlischwur, 1307 in popular consciousness in the 20th century, specifically after the 650th anniversary celebrations of 1941.

It has been an official holiday since 1994, following the acceptance of a federal popular initiative in its favour in 1993.

1 August is celebrated each year with paper lantern parades, bonfires, hanging strings of Swiss flags, and fireworks.
The day of independence is typically celebrated at a local municipality level, though certain events draw nationwide attention. Since the mid-19th century, Schaffhausen has illuminated the nearby 25-meter-high Rhine Falls for special events. Beginning in 1920, the waterfall has been regularly lit for the national holiday and since 1966 is now lit only for this holiday. At the historic location of Rütli Meadow above Lake Lucerne, a representational celebration is staged in the location where the legendary pledge of alliance, the Rütlischwur is said to have taken place. In Basel there are fireworks at the Rhine on the evening of 31 July.

Herman Cain is dead, businessman and politician of the US Republican Party: he was hospitalized for three weeks for COVID-19

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Herman Cain is dead., He is an American businessman and politician who for a few months in 2011 as the favorite candidate in the Republican Party primaries, died before retiring following various footsteps and various accusations of sexual harassment. Cain was 74 years old, was African American and had been hospitalized for three weeks after falling ill with COVID-19: at the end of June he had attended the controversial rally of President Donald Trump in Tulsa without wearing a mask (masks that he had repeatedly openly criticized).

Cain – born in Memphis, Tennessee, into a poor family – had become very rich and famous thanks to his career as an entrepreneur. After a few years of apprenticeship at Coca-Cola, at 36 he was appointed head of 400 Burger King restaurants in the Philadelphia area and, given the good results, he was then promoted to CEO of the Godfather’s Pizza restaurant chain. Cain arrived in 1986, restored the company and bought it in 1988, continuing to be the CEO until 1996. That year he began to devote himself more consistently to politics and in 2011 he ran for the Republican Party primaries. He didn’t seem to have a chance, but his good speaker skills and affable personality in a few months had led him to the top of the polls, ahead of Mitt Romney.

 

🎵 TOPIC FEAT. A7S – Breaking Me

 

This is certainly the catchphrase of the summer. He is currently at number 1 on the MTV chart of European hits. Despite being a TECHNO-style song (and also a bit RAP), it has a well-kept sound as well as having an audible and harmonious refrain.

“Breaking Me” is a song by German producer Topic and Swedish singer Alexander Tidebrink, appearing under the pseudonym A7S. It was released on 19 December 2019 through Virgin and Universal. Since its release, the song has reached number one in Belgium (Wallonia)’s Ultratop chart, Israel, Portugal, and Romania, as well as the top 10 in many other countries, including Australia, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. It has also reached the top 20 in Canada. The video for the song was shot in several locations around Lisbon, Portugal, mainly pink road at Cais do Sodré, Santa Justa Lift and LX Factory.

 

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Call me what you wanna
I’ll be what you wanna
I’ve been here a thousand times
Ay, ay
Fallin’ for another
I don’t even bother
I could do it all my life
So tell me if you wanna
‘Cause I got this feeling
I wanna hear you say it
‘Cause I can’t believe it
With every touch of you
It’s like I’ve started dreaming
Guess Heaven’s not that far away
And I’ll be singing
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
I’m just right here dancing around to the rhythm
The rhythm that you play when you’re breaking my heart
You know that I can’t get you out of my system
Yeah right from the start
You played with my heart
And I’ll be singing
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
You can do whatever
I’ll be here forever
Spinning round inside this room
Ay, ay
Won’t you come on over?
I’m a sucker for ya
Wishing we’ll be out here soon
So tell me if you wanna
‘Cause I got this feeling
I wanna hear you say it
‘Cause I can’t believe it
With every touch of you
It’s like I’ve started dreaming
Guess Heaven’s not that far away
And I’ll be singing
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
I’m just right here dancing around to the rhythm
The rhythm that you play when you’re breaking my heart
You know that I can’t get you out of my system
Yeah right from the start
You played with my heart
And I’ll be singing
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me

30th july: Friendship Day

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Friendship Day (also International Friendship Day or Friend’s Day) is a day in several countries for celebrating friendship.

It was first proposed in 1958 in Paraguay as the “International Friendship Day”.

It was initially promoted by the greeting cards’ industry, evidence from social networking sites shows a revival of interest in the holiday that may have grown with the spread of the Internet, particularly in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. Mobile phones, digital communication and social media have contributed to popularize the custom.

Those who promote the holiday in South Asia attribute the tradition of dedicating a day in the honour of friends to have originated in the United States in 1935 but it actually dates back to 1919. The exchange of Friendship Day gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition on this occasion.

Friendship Day celebrations occur on different dates in different countries. The first World Friendship Day was proposed for 30 July in 1958, by the World Friendship Crusade.[4] On 27 April 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 30 July as official International Friendship Day. However, some countries, like India,celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August. In Nepal, Friendship day is celebrated on 30 July each year. In Oberlin, Ohio, Friendship Day is celebrated on 9 April each year.

29th july: world tiger day

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Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.

We can also use this day to support tiger conservation issues and to raise awareness. After all, when more people are aware of something, they are going to be more inclined to help, and that is why this day is so important.

There are a number of different issues that tigers all around the world face. There are a number of treats that are driving tigers close to extinction, and we can do our bit to make sure that we do not lose these incredible creatures. Some of the threats that tigers face include poaching, conflict with humans, and habitat loss.

Poaching and the illegal trade industry is a very worrying one. This is the biggest threat that wild tigers face. Demand for tiger bone, skin, and other body parts is leading to poaching and trafficking. This is having a monumental impact on the sub-populations of tigers, resulting in localized extinctions. We often see tiger skins being used in home decor.

Moreover, bones are used for medicines and tonics. This has seen illegal criminal syndicates get involved in the tiger trade in order to make huge profits. It really is a worrying industry. In fact, it is thought to be worth 10 billion dollars per annum in the United States alone. This is why we need to support charities and work hard to put an end to poaching and the illegal trade of tiger parts.

While this represents the biggest threats to tigers, there are a number of other threats as well. This includes habitat loss. Throughout the world, tiger habitats have reduced because of access routes, human settlements, timber logging, plantations, and agriculture.

In fact, only around seven percent of the historical range of a tiger is still intact today. That is an incredibly small and worrying amount. This can increase the number of conflicts between tigers, as they roman about and try to locate new habitats. Not only this, but genetic diversity can reduce because it can cause there to be inbreeding in small populations.