A Prince, Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker of the Kiev Near Caves (12th century) left his family to become a monk. He worked in the monastery's kitchen, served as gatekeeper, and grew a garden around his cell; also, he funded two churches in the area. Saint Nicholas was the first Russian prince to accept monasticism; his brothers ridiculed him, and his doctor told him fasting had weakened him. Saying this the doctor fell ill and was only cured by the saint's prayers. (Oct 14)
Vue aérienne du Château Veaux le Vicomte par Arnaud Chicurel en 2014. Survol en drône de la propriété du Nicolas Fouquet, le surintendant de Louis XIV dont on fête cette année le 400e anniversaire. Le plus grand château privé classé de France avec ses 33 hectares de jardins dessinés par Le Nôtre.
"Winton's Children." Among those saved are the British film director Karel Reisz (French Lieutenant's Woman), Canadian journalist, CBC news correspondent Joe Schlesinger, Lord Alfred Dubs, former Minister in the Blair Cabinet, Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines a patron of the arts, Dagmar Símová,cousin of Sec of State Madeleine Albright, Tom Schrecker Reader's Digest, Hugo Marom aviation expert and Vera Gissing author of Pearls of Childhood and coauthor of Nicholas Winton and the Rescued…
The Fifteenth Anniversary Egg, gold, platinum, diamonds, ivory, rock crystal, 1911. Presented by Nicholas II to Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna. Svyaz' Vremyon Fund - Viktor Vekselberg Collection - Moscow