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Abandoned Castles of Russian Countryside...Beautiful Uspenskoe Mansion, Moscow area, near Zvenigorod.

Not many people think of a sleepy Russian countryside as a place for gothic-styled castles, but here they are - proud, beautiful, one-of-a-kind architectural gems, unjustly forgotten and sadly abandoned....

"The trained dancer must not only have grace and elegance, but also the leap of an Olympic hurdler, the balance of a tight-rope walker and panther-like strength and agility." ~Camilla Jessel (*Dancer featured: Rudolf Nureyev)

December 14, 1981: Princess Diana at the morning service at Gloucester Cathedral, which celebrated its 1300th anniversary.

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The Festival of San Calogero is celebrated from the first to the second week of July with seven days of joyful devotion and solemn celebration in honor of the black co-Patron Saint of Agrigento. The history of San Calogero dates back to the 4th - 5th Centuries. The saint escaped the persecutions that were decimating the Christian churches of North Africa, whose followers took refuge in Sicily, in particular in Agrigento where he stayed for a long time.

When Saint Genevieve (Paris 5th-6th cent) was ten, St. Germanus of Auxerre said she could intercede for many before God. As there were no convents, she lived in a cell in her house, gave all to the poor, and rebuked their oppressors. Each Sunday she walked to church with relatives and many pious people, holding a candle. When they blew out, they re-lit spontaneously in her hand. Genevieve's wonderworking relics were burned and thrown in the Seine by 1793 revolutionaries. She is celebrated…