The Rokeby Venus is the only surviving female nude by Velázquez. Nudes were extremely rare in seventeenth-century Spanish art, which was policed actively by members of the Spanish Inquisition. Despite this, nudes by foreign artists were keenly collected by the court circle, and this painting was hung in the houses of Spanish courtiers until 1813, when it was brought to England to hang in Rokeby Park, Yorkshire. In 1906, the painting was purchased by National Art Collections Fund for the National Gallery, London. Although it was attacked and badly damaged in 1914 by the suffragetteMary Richardson, it soon was fully restored and returned to display.
That is because the n and the ñ have different sounds. The ñ sounds like "en-yay", for example baños is pronounced "bahn-yos". Rather like an n and a y put together.
Una is the feminine pronoun or adjective of the number 1 and Uña is a claw! And speaking of claws today is Feline Friday! Brought to us by Steve of BFDude !!! He wants to make sure we know he LOVES cats even if they do have claws!!
And for you trivia gatherers there are 29 letters in the Spanish alphabet. The three extra letters are: Ch, Ll and ñ. This is according to my 1968 Spanish dictionary. However according to some info on the internet the letters Ch and Ll were eliminated in 2010. Have I put you to sleep yet? Have a great day! ~~~~
On September 15, 2014 a wildfire blazed through our little town of 3,000. Approximately 90 homes were burnt to the ground and another 60 homes were damaged. Our library, Senior nutrition center, Grace Presbyterian church, the Holy Family Catholic and community center were completely burned to the ground. Parts of the Roseburg wood products mill were damaged. Miraculously no was killed and only 3 firemen were injured.
Yesterday thanks to generous donations and city assistance our Library re-opened in a
new location! Here are a few photos
of a few of many volunteers setting up
the new location!
Assembly always required!!
Amazing amounts of cardboard
needing to be recycled!
And....here come all the new books! Not to mention all the donated books! Tomorrow I will post photos of our libraries new home!! A great big Thank You goes out to everyone who helped! We love our library!! ~~~ To read more about the fire go HERE .