Auld Lang Syne
Is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well known in many countries, especially in the English-speaking world; its traditional use being to celebrate the start of the New Year at the stroke of midnight. By extension, it is also sung at funerals, graduations and as a farewell or ending to other occasions. The international Boy Scout youth movement, in many countries, uses it as a close to jamborees and other functions. WIKI
Short music stories
Bésame mucho es el título de una canción escrita en 1940 por la compositora mexicana, Consuelito Velázquez (1916-2005), que la compuso muy joven y sin haber besado aún.
According to Velázquez herself, she wrote this song even though she had never been kissed yet at the time, and kissing as she heard was considered a sin.
She was inspired by the piano piece "Quejas, o la Maja y el Ruiseñor" from the 1911 suite Goyescas by Spanish composer Enrique Granados, which he later also included as Aria of the Nightingale in his 1916 opera of the same name.WIKI
The Arc de Triomf is an archway structure in Barcelona, Spain. It was built for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888), as its main access gate by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas.
The arch is built in reddish brickwork in the Neo-Mudéjar style. The front frieze contains the stone sculpture Barcelona rep les nacions (Catalan for "Barcelona welcomes the nations") by Josep Reynés. The opposite frieze contains a stone carving entitled Recompense, a work from Josep Llimona's the earliest period.
The arch is located between Passeig de Lluís Companys and Passeig de Sant Joan, at the end of a wide promenade connecting with the Park of the Ciutadella. Wiki
La plaza, llamada simplemente Alex por los berlineses, oficia también de centro de trasbordo de pasajeros. Está rodeada por varios edificios y estructuras de envergadura, como el Fernsehturm, la torre de televisión más alta de la Unión Europea. En Alexanderplatz misma se encuentran ubicados, entre otros, el Park Inn Hotel Berlín, el edificio propiamente dicho más alto de la ciudad, y el Reloj Mundial, una gran estructura de metal que rota permanentemente y muestra la hora de todo el mundo.
Alexanderplatz is a large public square and transport hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin, near the Fernsehturm. Berliners often call it simply Alex, referring to a larger neighbourhood stretching from Mollstraße in the northeast to Spandauer Straße and the City Hall in the southwest.