Belgium and her delicious food

But let's stay in Brussels for a while and explore little bit of Belgium. How do we judge a country? How do we make of it a definite impression? What is it what comes on our mind when we think of our travels to a particular destination? Architecture? Museums? People? And how do we remember … Continue reading Belgium and her delicious food

The Abbey in Brussels and the devil next to it

It was while I was living in Brussels that I couldn’t enter the abbey. The abbey in Brussels is a truly beautiful view. It is spread on top of the lakes, called ‘Les Etangs d’Ixelles’, a really impressive construction, consisting of several amazing buildings, a church, and a beautiful park. I always wondered as to … Continue reading The Abbey in Brussels and the devil next to it

The devil, the monster from hell

I finished my last post promising to tell you about how I met the devil as depicted in the scariest Christian stories. However, since then I remembered that I had encountered the character way before in the 90s in Russia, much earlier than that time he appeared to me and my friend, and before I … Continue reading The devil, the monster from hell

Foolishness for Christ. Encounter with the devil

There is a reason as to why I go back to the 1990s in Russia so often on my blog, because it was exactly at that time that devil made his appearance in my country. The Christianity was proclaimed as official religion, and he, quite, obviously, couldn’t miss the opportunity to battle for a few … Continue reading Foolishness for Christ. Encounter with the devil

Capitalism, Corona, and Moscow in the 1990s

But let’s return to the 1990s in Moscow, a period in time that reminds me of the situation we are all in now: the unprecedented external circumstances that will affect us all, but we just don’t know how exactly. Today we have a virus that is hanging above our heads as a threat to our … Continue reading Capitalism, Corona, and Moscow in the 1990s

The Ship of Fools and our society

It was at the end of the fifteen century that Hieronymus Bosch painted his amazing painting, called the ‘Ship of Fools’. I wrote about it here, but want to come back to this piece of art once again. (Ship of Fools by Hieronymus Bosch) The painting as such was based on what was happening to … Continue reading The Ship of Fools and our society

Unique People: Be different. Be unique

I like unique, unusual  people, I genuinely do. I realized it another day, thinking why, for instance, I am attracted only to certain people and have, most of the time, weird, unusual and daring friends. I am unusual, and I attract unusual people into my life. By unusualness I mean unique outlook to life, the … Continue reading Unique People: Be different. Be unique