Thousands of Bulgarians flock to the Black Sea coast and Vitosha Mountain, close to the capital Sofia, the night before July 2 - the halfway point in the year - to see the sunrise and celebrate a unique holiday. The "July Morning" event, dedicated to the famous eponymous song by Uriah Heep, tradition dates back to the hippie period in the 1970s and 1980s and originated as a protest against the restrictions of the communist regime. The holiday is still quite popular among Bulgarians, but traditionally takes place across the seaside. wiki
Click on the calendar to watch a video of 'July Morning' 2014
Click HERE for Uriah Heep's July Morning
July on Sky, Sea and Land
BamaBlog has 'decorated' a still photo of July Morning 2014 with imagination, history and recent news in a BamaBlog original composite.
In the sky:
Two Craft - Lighter Than Air
One UFO (World UFO Day - 2 July 2015)
Roswell UFO crash: what really happened on July 7, 1947
One Seabird - Yelkouan Shearater (see Wiki)
On SEA and LAND
One Deep Sea Oil Rig
Two Planet Huggers
“But sometimes illumination comes to our rescue at the very moment when all seems lost; we have knocked at every door and they open on nothing until, at last, we stumble unconsciously against the only one through which we can enter the kingdom we have sought in vain a hundred years - and it opens.”
― Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time
Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust ; 10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past), published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors of all time.
Proust was born in Auteuil (the south-western sector of Paris's then-rustic 16th arrondissement) at the home of his great-uncle on 10 July 1871, two months after the Treaty of Frankfurt formally ended the Franco-Prussian War. His birth took place during the violence that surrounded the suppression of the Paris Commune, and his childhood corresponded with the consolidation of the French Third Republic. Much of In Search of Lost Time concerns the vast changes, most particularly the decline of the aristocracy and the rise of the middle classes that occurred in France during the Third Republic and the fin de siècle. wiki
Sigmund Romberg (July 29, 1887 – November 9, 1951) was an Austro-Hungarian composer who spent most of his adult life in the United States. He is best known for his musicals and operettas, particularly The Student Prince (1924), The Desert Song (1926) and The New Moon (1928).
Romberg was born as Siegmund Rosenberg to a Jewish family, Adam and Clara Rosenberg, in Gross-Kanizsa (Hungarian: Nagykanizsa) during the Austro-Hungarian kaiserlich und königlich (Imperial and Royal) monarchy period. In 1889 Romberg and his family moved to Belišće, which was then in Hungary, where he attended a primary school. Influenced by his father, Romberg learned to play the violin at six, and piano at eight years of age. He enrolled at Osijek gymnasium in 1897, where he was a member of the high school orchestra. He went to Vienna to study engineering, but he also took composition lessons while living there. He moved to the United States in 1909 and, after a brief stint working in a pencil factory, was employed as a pianist in cafés.
He eventually founded his own orchestra and published a few songs, which, despite their limited success, brought him to the attention of the Shubert brothers, who in 1914 hired him to write music for their Broadway theatre shows. wiki
Click HERE for John Coltrane jazz version of 'Softly as in.....'
"That's a wrap!" Enghien - 3 July 2015