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Royal Endeavors – Heritage Instameet Bucharest

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Ladies and gentlemen,

I am deeply touched to finally reach the strength and solitude to convey a breathtaking Royal Endeavors episode dedicated to Romania’s highly valued cultural patrimony, which I was more than grateful to have intimately discovered thanks to the Cronicari Digitali Heritage Instameet movement. You do not realize how I deeply appreciate the mysterious ways of how the Universe reacts to my wishes and the planets aligning for the opportunity to follow my intuition when I randomly came across Cronicari Digitali page on Facebook and saw what a spectacular tour of Bucharest’s iconic landmarks they are hosting, right in the Gemini season!

The reason I was so thrilled was because I have always included majestic architectural masterpieces into my photo shootings across the years, but I did not know such an instagram movement exists, whose purpose is to unite artists and content creators from all over the country, whose footsteps would be guided on the path to greatness in order to promote the glorious cultural heritage of Romania.

This exclusive tour was a wonderful opportunity for me to find a tribe whose values I deeply share. It was my first Heritage Instameet experience and I was thrilled to be surrounded by people I have so much to learn from. The tour provided insights to four fabulous iconic buildings some of the most beautiful in the country pertaining to Romania’s cultural heritage:

🏟️ Romanian Athenaeum
🏦 National Bank of Romania Museum
🏛️ Frederic and Cecilia Cuțescu-Storck Art Museum
🏠 Ilie I. Niculescu-Dorobanțu Residence

As I am aware the internet is rich in historical facts regarding the monumental architectural gems of Bucharest, I will solely document some interesting facts and a representative pictures I personally took of them in order to incite your insatiable curiosity to find out more by yourselves and to spark the desire to embark on your own Heritage Instameet experience. 

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Royal Endeavors – Basque Country

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Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to the much expected last Royal Endeavors episode, dedicated to my excellent travel experience and spiritual journey in Basque Country.

We have come a long way together to finally reach this milestone. You know how much I appreciate your patience – I am also deeply involved in the process of living consciously and mindful so please feel free to highly appreciate my time investment and persistant dedication to follow my passion against all odds – there have been quite a few. I am glad the challenges stopped. I am thankful it’s still Mercury Retrograde going on so I somehow have the proper mood to deliver what I have started a long time ago. As much as I would have prefered to split this blog post in a couple of them more, I feel I deserve some space to breathe after I deliver my adventures in wonderland therefore I will keep it cool and short.

What’s being served this time? Everything on point. Let’s dive deep into my cultural tripping around the world with (even) more cathedrals and museums. I know. Just when you though I had seen them all… Today’s menu consists of my delightful experiences in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Valladolid, Pamplona and Palencia. I will start the journey of a thousand pictures by telling you a funny story of how I got stuck between four closed doors in Catedral de Pamplona for a little while, with low phone signal and literally no one to shout to for help. Nothing to worry about. I didn’t panic much either, I thought it was kind of symbolic to whatever life situation I had put myself through and I needed to get out of. I literally can’t stop thinking about a basic coaching question whenever something out of the ordinary happens: “What is this trying to teach me?”. That’s the perfect way to cool off.

So I called our official guide for help after three failed attempts due to the low signal in the two squared meters dark chamber located in a corner of an impressive cathedral which had only a few visitors during the siesta time, but as soon as I heard it could take 10 minutes for him to reach me, the perspective of being stuck there for too long didn’t feel enlightening enough so I finally pushed an enormous door a little bit harder and got myself out. I never shouted for help but I hardly doubt anyone could have heard me. The curious thing is that the door I went through was one of no return. The other two seemed not to have been used at all so there was only one I could possibly use, which was ceiling high and faced the entrance of the cathedral. It was probably a centuries old original intricately carved massive wooden door. I was also extremely happy to have done so by myself, without panic, suffering an anxiety attack or needing extra help. I’ve noticed this aspect about myself – I have no problem to ask for help if I can’t do something on my own but I happen to do that just to know there’s a safe net in case I need it. I rarely get to use it though but the possibility gives me confidence to be in charge of the situation. That’s all I need. I guess everybody needs someone to count on, after all.

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Royal Endeavors – Oviedo

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Hello darlings,

I am extremely pleased we meet again for another memorable Royal Endeavors breathtaking episode, still dedicated to Basque Country – a wonderful occasion to be grateful for the opportunities this country offered to me to get in touch with myself and to discover the many distinguished aspects of a fulfilling life.

As I have previously mentioned so many times in other travel episodes, art and beauty not only raise vibrations to a higher level of (self) consciousness and confidence but also nurture our souls with the divine energy of creation, representing the very core of a luxurious simplicity accessible to the humankind. I know I get deep but let’s hope my example will pave the way of self-discovery and personal development for some, as I believe the academic foundation of having studied Psychology and Education definitely shines out.

I am having a wonderful time lately enjoying a book of Dominique Loreau on The Art of Refinement and Luxury, preaching the priceless experiences of spicing up life with memorable but little gestures or activities that feed the soul, such as traveling to see an art exhibition, sipping coffee or tea from beautiful cups or acquiring only top quality garments which will last a lifetime. Having the chance to admire the stunning masterpieces created by blessed minds and divine hands definitely resonates to the idea of affordable luxury, whose positive impact can bring joy to any heart.

I will start this precious storytelling journey with Oviedo, the capital of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain, an elegant and enchanting city known for its medieval old town and the site of the Gothic Oviedo Cathedral with its 9th-century Holy Chamber. When describing Oviedo the words “Charming” and “Historic” always come to mind. One can feel the sense of history in every step, while discovering the impressive Old District and strolling among Palaces, Churches, Convents and ancient buildings.

We only had a few hours to wonder around, visit the Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias (one of the best in Spain) or The Archeological Museum of Asturias, the 13th century Cathedral of San Saviour and eat if we still had time therefore I sacrificed the last to fully enjoy the art.

I only had a big slice tortilla in the last 5 minutes prior to the group meeting before our departure, that being, surprisingly, the cheapest food I ever tasted in Basque Country, which I compensated with my favorite sparkling water, San Pellegrino.

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Royal Endeavors – Rosslyn Chapel

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Esteemed Audience,

“If thoust can comprehend these things, thoust know enough.”

– William St Clair

We have gathered in the virtual space on this glorious All Saints’ Eve to cherish and honor the last outstanding episode of the Royal Endeavors – Scotland series, which is introducing the breathtaking Rosslyn Chapel, an oustanding architectural masterpiece which maintains its sacred allure despite being over-publicized as a tourist attraction, transcending all the expectations of those who come to visit it.

Having the chance to visit Rosslyn Chapel precisely on Saint Peter and Paul Feast, my name anniversary day, after visiting Edinburgh and experiencing the magical encounter with Hazel the Owl, is what I consider to be an exquisite gift from the Universe, one of the best I have ever received. It wasn’t only the name anniversary of my Father and I, but also of Peter St Clair-Erskine, the 7th Earl of Rosslyn, as the Rosslyn Chapel remains privately owned.

You can’t even imagine my enthusiasm to reach this fabulous 600 years old enigma, “a diminutive place of worship” invested with undisputed power, which incited the spirits for centuries and gave birth to a brilliantly conceived web of intrigue that spans three millennia to embroil the Catholic Church, Crusader Knights, Freemasonry, poets, painters and musicians, politicians and kings.

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Royal Endeavors – Edinburgh

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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Following the saying the most sacred promises are the ones we make to ourselves, I promised myself I would invest more time and attention in carefully completing the spiritual story-telling sessions about my adventures in Scotland in order to make room for the future to unfold itself gracefully.

This enlightening blog post is dedicated to the wonderful Edinburgh, Scotland’s brighting crown jewel and a fortunate series of marvelous events which happened on my name anniversary, on Saint Peter and Paul Feast, the 29th of July – one of the best days of my life!
Thanks to a profoundly divine synchronicity and an unexpected change of plans from our travel agency, we had reached this fascinating city instead, and I couldn’t be more grateful – it was a truly fabulous day – felt like I was God’s favorite!!! 

Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.

Edinburgh is an effortlessly cohesive reflection of Scotland’s breathtaking rural landscape, flaunting cultural vibrancy, historic charm, and scenic wonder. Even its New Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Royal Endeavors – Glasgow

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My esteemed audience,

For your kind information, my Scottish adventures are not yet completed – I have many more fascinating legends to share with you all. I find it hard to keep it simple because I enjoy writing so much.
The act of writing is a relaxing method to invest myself creatively in doing what I love, which is expanding my knowledge and perfecting my English skills. It is the most resourceful opportunity I have found to keep track of my progress in all areas of life through time.

It must be that introvert aspect of my Gemini personality that is outshined through this particular creative endeavor, but I find much confort in expressing myself by the power of the written word.

Writing is, nevertheless, one of the most effective tools of manifestation – just think about it – because even though I am reflecting on my memories, I am symbolically rewriting my past in the same time, which also conditions how I will present the memories in the future.
And that is by all means true – a solid proof the past, present and future exist in the same time, a fact scientifically proven by Quantum Physics, although my mind is not searching for evidence, but rather sensing information with my soul.

My fascination for the extraordinary is so deep that I avoid demystifying it – I just trust my intuition when I feel something is right.
As solemn as it might seem, I will invest my spiritual legacy further in the upcoming Grace posts, as soon as I complete my mission with proof of my vision towards the majestic value which visiting Scotland added to my life.

We will start this new journey with “just a few words” about Glasgow.
Glasgow is world renowned for its art, architecture and culture, with more than 20 museums, most of which offer free admission to the general public.
It hosts three world class universities within a three mile radius and over 90 green spaces throughout the city which explains the Gaelic meaning behind the city’s name: ‘dear green place’.

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Royal Endeavors – Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Just when you probably thought the Royal Endeavors – Scotland adventures got all of my creative juice flowing while enchanting your perception in my previous yet marvelous episodes, I dare to challenge you again with yet another fantastic masterpiece revolving around one of Glasgow’s most popular free visitor attraction – Kelvingrove Art Museum and Gallery. 

By now, you might be well aware of the awe, amazement and respect I proudly stand in for Scotland, a country which I solemnly appreciate for its magical, mythical and mystical relevance and absolutely praise for its healthy endeavors, such as doctors prescribing quality time to be spent in nature for a series of conditions raging from depression to diabetes and treating knife crime among young people as health issue, an inspired strategy which has led to a dramatic decrease in stabbings across the country. If these facts don’t impress you, I don’t know what will but I am giving it a try anyway.

By now, I have taken you higher on the wings of good fortune and wild imagination above two of Scotland’s most famous and impressive castles, Stirling and Inveraray. We have admired the world famous Unicorn Tapestries together and cat-walked elegantly through extravagant decors pertaining to the iconic Duke of Argyll Gothic Revival country mansion, we have deepened the symbolical meaning enriching the historical references and mystified every peculiar detail in order to set the tone high for the fabulous surprises forthcoming. 

Now it is time for another superb jewel embellishing Scotland’s crown of significance, the outstanding Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the country’s most visited free attraction. With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, the collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant, as you will have the pleasure to discover in my dedicated blog post.
They include natural history, arms and armour, art from many art movements and periods of history and much more. Welcome to Heaven, my Lords of the Isles!

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