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Dracula’s Castle - Brân or Poenari?

Jonathan Harker, the character of Bram Stocker's Dracula, the famous novel about the vampire, first saw Dracula’s castle at night. He described in quite romantically: «We were in the yard of the vast and destroyed castle with gloomy high windows, and the broken toothed walls stretched in the zigzag line in the moonlight… And the yard seemed big in the darkness». And such places have to be full of vampires. When Mr. Harker examined the place more thoroughly, he proved his preliminary opinion that the castle is the vampire place to gather since: «… suites are located in the southern part of the castle, while the windows of that room look to the west and south. A vast abyss lies from both sides. The castle was built on the edge of the huge cliff and it is completely inaccessible from those sides. There is a big valley and behind it the toothed cliffs elevated located one byanother; all of them are covered with mountain flowers and blackthorn the roots of which catch on the splits and rock ruins».

Venetian Plasterwork

Venetian Plaster is the finishing technique when thin layers of plaster are applied with a spatula or trowel and then the smooth surface is created on the base of illusion of depth and texture. Venetian plaster is American-made term for the variety of different techniques and materials used to create the polished stucco finish. Venetian Plaster tells about its glamorous look of polished marble and natural stone to the design of your interior. The lavish and smooth finish is layered with the double-tone appearance of marble surfaces bringing the visual attention and charm. Natural marble is exceptional in Italy, however, it is the material for prosperous people to afford and, thus, the local craftsmen would aspire to create amazing less valuable of higher usability, and finally they came to the Venetian plasterwork.  

Sitting Room Furniture

A sitting-room is a place which is mainly decorated and designed to meet guests. This is the place where people sit and spend the time discussing over something. The dining room is for the loud parties and feasts. The meal is taken in the dining room and guests – in the sitting room, to be stated by one of classic writers. When you can boast with the apartments of eight rooms there, this is a perfect base to follow this principle providing you have a small family. The modern flats are rather smaller, unfortunately, and the place is used for many purposes then.

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Rose Petals is Aromatherapy

Saturday, 24 July 2010

rose petalsAromatherapy is nothing with rose, the Queen of flowers and yet, the perfumery industry has a lot with the rose as the component of scents. The rose note is neglected in too little fragrances and there are rare people in the world who can refuse from it rich, luscious and really royal scent. Rose is also used in culinary when cakes are decorated with sugaredrosepetals. From the times immemorial rose is the flower which fragrant petals bring joy, relaxation and languor to the body merely making happy and healing from particular ailments.

Aromatherapy is too extensive sphere which supposes application of the ready-to-use fragrant compositions which are to inhale, with the other various techniques to heal with aroma.  Unlike other elements used during aromatherapy sessions, the scope of usage for rose petals is too wide.

Aromatic bath

Some people consider a bath with rose petals as cliché while others believe that such enjoyable relaxation is a good aroma approach during dull and busy week days. A bath with rose petals is not to take every day and even not for every other day since the cost of petals is too high. On the other hand there is a risk that such a beautiful aromatic ritual risk to bore if not limited to the reasonable extent. Though, when it is gloomy outside and inside you  and when you suffer from a headache, and you see a vase with roses losing petals, you’d netter use the chance and enjoy the bath with rose petals.

Fresh petals and drooped slightly are suitable to take a bath but not dry petals. You will want to enjoy the aroma and have the wholesome effect to your body and add some non-aromatized sea salt to the bath. You may want to add a couple of drops of rose essence to increase the accentuate the scent. When the bath is ready for you, put the rose petals over the water, just to have them in the surface and enjoy the aroma. The bath isgoodto take within 20 minutes.

How to scent a room

Take two handfuls of dry rose petals and fill up with a tea spoon of sea salt and add several drops of ether. Stir the components and put the mass into the glass container. Close the lid tightly and hold for about four to six weeks. Then you make take some amount of the mixture into the special cup in the room regularly stirring the mass to keep the delicate, unobtrusive but quite perceptible, aroma.

Aromatic pillows

Aroma pillows are good to use in the room to keep the scent of aroma essences and they are appropriate to keep in cars either. Rose petals are taken as the basic components altogether with others which are not strong enough to suppress the scent of petals. To have your personal aroma pillow, take the amount of dry rose petals, dried sweet-Mary and lavender, pour a drop of lavender essence and 1 drop of Melissa onto the mixture and two to three drops of rose essence. The mixture is stored in a small pad, sewed inside. Sweet-Mary and lavender soothe and freshen the air in the room, and the rose petals will solo creating harmony in the atmosphere, raising the mood, relieving stress and headaches.

Take a sip of aroma

A cup of tea or a glass of wine taken alone or with friends will get more lovely and tastier if a couple of rose petals are added to it. While you enjoy the relaxation pause, the rose aroma will accompany you whatever you do.

Before you rush to purchase dry or fresh rose petals in huge batches or get the bunches of roses for further picking up aromatic petals to take a bath or drop onto the bed, make sure why you need the petals for. The rose petals bought in the store are treated with the special chemicals, thus avid taking tea with such petals unless you are sure the petals are safe for your health. The purchased dried petals are good to scent the room and wad the pillows.

Once you decide to make a mixture by yourself, spread the petals out onto the surface in thin layer and keep in the dark place. In the soonest time the petals shrivel but still they keep their unique aroma which will serve to your joy after the flowers droop.

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