203. Little Giulia wants to paint landscapes in Palma paintings

203. Little Giulia wants to paint landscapes in Palma paintings

And after that vision the Peony Gondola moved in time a little bit later and they saw a sweet little Peony Gondola Vision:

»Peep. peep, peep«, made little Pipsy and run nervous from the left and the right side on his wood-stick in the little bird cage.

»Sebastian, look, Pipsy has inspirations maybe the little yellow canary bird wants to tell you again something about the 16th and 17th century about the legend of Palma il Giovane in Venice.

»Oh, yes, Daddy, please tell us some evening stories about Palma il Giovane and Palmina and his family and so on…Oh, please Johann Sebastian, please…«

And Johann Sebastian told his daughters a nice story which the little canary bird told him in his dreams last night.

»Palma and Palmina met again in their Peony Gondola and saw this Peony Vision about their life in Venice: and they saw this:

* * *

Little Giulia looked out of the window down to the San Marco Palace.

Left she saw the San Marco Cathedral and left straight ahead she could see a little bit the water and a little bit of the church Giorgio Maggiore on the little island. The Church will be soon finished.

The Pigeons fly around and Giulia felt it: The Pigeons are waiting for Palma who had often a lot of good breads for them from Palmina.

»Hm, when Jacopo will come today? I will show him my new landscape paintings. I learned now much how to paint a landscape in a painting. Jacopo will be proud of me and maybe… he will allow me soon to paint in his biiiig paintings the landscapes like Crezia is doing since years…hmm…is he coming? There!…Jacopo is coming with Palmina look, Crezia!!!«

Giulia jumped like a little bird full of joy. Now the time of waiting has an end. Jacopo Palma il Giovane is now back from his painting lessons at the Titian School and the representative concert at the Dogans Palace where Palmina had today a little concert – of course Palma secretly arranged the invitation for Palmina because he loves to hear her lute playing.
Yes, all of Palma’s family are loving Palmina and her talented Lute playing.

Palma paints every day very long at his big paintings at different places in Venice.
Sometimes he started his day at church or at a famous palazzo. Sometimes he went to his little atelier at the »Fondamenta dei Furlani«.

Palmina daily brought him fresh food and fresh bread at the midday lunch time.

Only Palmina knew his actual working position in Venice
While Palma was working, Crezia coordinated all the business and all groups of artists around the Titian-Art-Gallery and the Titian School.

So much students Palma had to teach every day! It could happen that no one exactly knows where Palma il Giovane was in a certain moment working at Venice.
The colours of the oil painting had often to dry for days, weeks, months – till he could continue to paint on a painting.
So Palma has often to paint on 20 paintings at the same time.
Often he dreamed at night from the mixing of the colours.
Often he planed during the dreaming time which colours he had to buy at the markets for his paintings.
Sometimes he had to wait weeks if a certain colour or its pigments are ordered along the marketing networks all over Europe and the East.

So it was necessary to coordinate all these events at the same time.
Palma was an organizing-genius and Palmina and Crezia often helped him.

Of course Crezia, she was now a young women, is like a mother for little Giulia.
But also she had to organize a lot and often Palmina was there to help and to look after little Giulia.

Palma came, well dressed directly from the concert and Palmina was with him and was invited to Palma’s family in his big palazzo flat at the San Marco Place the most famous place in Venice.

Palma gave some bread to the Pigeons and they came all over and all sides on San Marco Place in Venice.
All the Pigeons from Venice know if Palma comes he has some good bread for them.

Crezia was also now at the window and saw Palma and Palmina feeding the pigeons.

Palma waved up to Giulia and Crezia.
Crezia smiled and Giulia jumped also waving back.

Today Crezia and Julia will show their new paintings and ask after Palma’s opinion about her painting quality.

Yes, Giulia wants now to come and help to paint on the big paintings of Palma – this saves time and Giulia and Crezia are very talented.

And if Palmina is playing on her lute in the background the work will be finished much faster and better than without her lute playing.

Palmina was also the music teacher of Crezia, Giulia and also the composing teacher for Palma il Giovane.

Palmina is always inspired by his Saint Cecilia…

* * *

And as Palma and Palmina saw this Peony Vision of their life in the 16th and the 17th century in Venice Palma said:

»Yes, our big family flat..We lived there 46 years… The flat is so beautiful. Enough place to give every day a little house concert for special guests of the Republic of Venice…«

»Yes, so beautiful. And you can see the church Giorgio Maggiore on the little island slowly growing, day by day. The flat in the 2nd floor at the San Marco Place…So wonderful. The harpsichord there… and the paintings…. the little stage…I often gave concerts at your big family rooms there…«

»Yes, Palmina we had good years…«
And Palmina laid her head on Palma’s side and Palma pointed up to the sky where Mars and Uranus are and he said:
»Look, Palmina, here , left from Mars is the star HIP 8888. Doesn’t this mean good luck if a star has 4 times the lucky 8?«

»Yes, in Asia the eights are bringers of luck, my Palma, my painter, my composer, my personal writer.«

And Palmina laid in her dreams today her head the whole night and day on Palma’s side and hold his arm and Palma could feel her thoughts and her deep heart-to-heart love and he smiled and Palmina felt his smile and smiled also short.

»Happy Valentin’s day, my inspiration, my pigeon, my yellow canary bird, my butterfly!«

picture - view of stars at the evening sky

picture – view of stars at the evening sky

And Palma tried to play the Violoncello as a surprise for his music teacher Palmina and it was like like this:

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGu5QcNSB7E



(to be continued…)

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202. The dangerous brother

202. The dangerous brother

And suddenly Palma and Palmina saw this vision:

   They saw a Le Zitelle Girl before she decided to live on Giudecca Island at the Jesuits to be protected from child prostitution because they are beautiful girls.
This girl had a brother who wanted to sell his beautiful sister for money.
He said „Why dont you go with rich man at night for money? You have not to do anything than to go out with a rich man nothing else?“
Sabina said „Why not“ and she went out with a rich man eating for money and her brother got a lot money for each night.
At one day a rich man came and asked if he can rent his sister for an evening. He said that he will pay double prize if he can see her nacked after the dinner in a room in a restaurant.
Sabina did not agree and as she realized that her brother wanted to sell her for prostitution she left his brother and went to the Le Zitelle to live a secure life.

    And after they saw this vision Palmina said:“Oh dear! Poor Sabina, thats her secret story…I did not know that.. Poor girl. But she is not the only one… All our Le Zitelle girls had this problems with the relatives becaouse they are poor people…“

Palmina put her head on Palmas side and Palma put his arm around her and was lucky that Palmina is now going to live a secure life…

    (to be continued…)

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201. Evening Walk at Giudecca Island Venice

201. Evening Walk at Giudecca Island Venice

picture 1 - Big Promenade at Giudecca Venice at night - view to Giudecca island - with Il Redemtore

picture 1 – Big Promenade at Giudecca Venice at night – view to Giudecca island – with Il Redemtore

And after that Peony-Music-Vision Palma gave Palmina a tender soft kiss on her cheek on her sweet mouth and her head.
Palmina felt so secure to be with her Palma il Giovane at their Peony hour of the day at 23 o’clock, 11 p.m.

»I remember these days very well, Palma. It was our secret to see each other there.«, Palmina said with a soft sigh in her voice.

»…at the evening we had a beautiful walk at the big promenade at Giudecca Iland.«, Palma added.
»Sooo beautiful it was. You and me….«, Palmina said smiling in a very happy tone.

And they continued to see their Peony Vision sitting, together in their Peony Gondola, side by side. Palmina touched Palma’s arm and hand and Palma could feel their tenderness and smiled lucky. Palmina could feel his smiling without looking in his direction and smiled also in this moment.

And they saw this:

* * *

At this beautiful day, at the early evening Palma and Palmina took a long walk along the long Promenade on Giudecca Island.

»Thank you for your music greetings, Palma. I could feel your love towards me in the music…«, Palmina said smiling and she took Palma’s left arm to go with him side by side along the Big Promenade.

They stood at the two lanterns which are a symbol of Palma and Palmina’s secret love.

Two lamp posts - Giudecca, Venice, Italy

picture 2 – two peony coloured lanterns at the big promenade on Giudecca Island at Venice

»Oh, it is ok, Palmina. I have to thank that you played on your lute with all your heart. I could feel it and the girls also.
…they are so lucky to have you as music teacher.«

»I think they like you also Palma. You are their painting teacher at the Venice-Titian-Art school and your mothers famous Venice-Titian-Art.Gallery at two pallazzi in Venice… Some of them you painted also as models, hm?«, Palmina said very funny.

picture 3 - Big Promenade and »Le Zitelle« on Giudecca - painting by Guardi Francesco

picture 3 – Big Promenade and »Le Zitelle« on Giudecca – painting by Guardi Francesco

They walked slowly and looked into the sunset.
Venice has such a beautiful heaven if the sun sets there. It is like in an other world.
No where else the sunset is that unique as here in Venice.

picture 4 - Big Promenade at Island Giudecca with church 'La Zitelle' (left)

picture 4 – Big Promenade at Island Giudecca with church ‚Le Zitelle‘ (left)

After a while Palmina turned around and looked directly into Palma’s eyes smiling and asking:
»Do we want to see us again, Palma? Even if it is only possible for a short moment?«

Palma stopped walking and turned also to Palmina and looked into her direction smiling.
He was lucky that she asked him for that.

Palmina smiled strong and stronger and she hugged him and Palma hugged her.
Both are now standing and hugging like hugging the whole world, the whole solar system, the whole Galaxy.

Palmina kissed his cheeks and he liked that and smiled.

»I arranged an invitation for next Monday at the church »Chiesa San Salvador«*) where I hold you in my arms as you where 2 years old and I was 12. You know at the painting lessons with master Titian. There was also a lute playing women during the lessons in the church….
I, I arranged an invitation during the religious ceremony on Monday evening there.
I will play the Organ and you will play the lute. Tomorrow an officer will bring you the invitation, Palmina…«

*) San Salvador, Venice – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Salvador,_Venice

»The Chiesa di San Salvatore (of the Holy Savior) is a church in Venice, northern Italy. Known in Venetian as San Salvador, is located on the Campo San Salvador, along the Merceria, the main shopping street of Venice. The church was first consecrated in 1177 by Pope Alexander III shortly after his reconciliation with Emperor Frederick Barbarossa at nearby San Marco.[…]«

Palmina was lucky about that and jumped like a little yellow canary bird, happy and friendly.

»Oh, fine. Thank you Palma!«

And they walked into the sunset and the first stars at the west heaven could be seen.

Of course Palma will explain her the names of the stars, also today…
The colours of the orange sunset had the colours like it was often at the horizon on Master Titian paintings

picture 4b - painting by Palma's Master Titian with orange coloured heaven at the horizon.


picture 4b – painting by Palma’s Master Titian with orange coloured heaven at the horizon.



»As I asked you if we want to see us again I wanted to ask you if..
..if we will be able to see us again in hundred or more years… «

Palma nodded »YES!« and understood her very well.

»Maybe we can see us, even we can see us for only a few minutes?…Will you want to see me again even for a few minutes?«

Palmina looked into Palmas eyes and said »Yes, I will…even it is only for 8 minutes…and even it is in 300 or 400 years…«

»Really? Even if we can see us only for 8 minutes and even we can only write us for 2 months… before all the intrigues by the dark sugar earth social network administrators will erase our communication. And we can not tell us a happy new year or even a short happy birthday?«

»Even if this… IT is worth to see us again, Palma. If the heaven wants, we can find a way to see us secretly in the Peony Gondola in 300 or 400 years. Isn’t it?«, Palmina said and then both smiled and smiled wordless and continued to walk in the early sunset.

Two pigeons sat beside very romantic and looked also at the beautiful sunset.

And after the sun has set a firework started over the horizon of this Giudecca Island.

»Oooh, look. A fire work… What is it for. What do they celebrate there?«

»Yes, Palmina you will understand this in 400 years for sure.«

And Palmina looked moving her head sideways like a little yellow canary bird wondering about Palma’s wise secret words.

picture 5 - View from the big Promenade to the »Le Zitelle« on Giudecca Island

picture 5 – View from the big Promenade to the »Le Zitelle« on Giudecca Island

And they looked at the fire work and Palmina held Palma’s arm and was lucky to be on Palma’s side, even if it is for this secret short moment…

The two pigeons where very afraid about the noise of the fire works and flew away into the direction to San marco place.

* * *

And as they saw these fire works in their Peony Gondola Vision Palmina said to Palma: »Today I know what this celebration is for! It is the celebration of the beginning of the…«

»Psst don’t say it. It is our secret Palmina…«

And Palmina smiled shy and wanted to kiss Palma hundred times.

(to be continued…)


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200. Music Greetings from Palma il Giovane

200. Music Greetings from Palma il Giovane

picture - Venezia chiesa delle zitelle

picture – Venezia chiesa delle zitelle

During the Light-Ceremony the Le Zitelle girls held a lot of candles and they looked like angels.

Palma played a music piece on the old Italian Organ.
Palma’s mother came to play an additional Violin part.

Palmina smiled and she was lucky to be the music teacher of these very beautiful and intelligent girls.
They have now the chance to learn music, to get painting lessons, to learn reading and write letters, to have eating, clothes and a new home.
And they are not touched by a violent man – They are protected by the republic of Venice.

And the music was maybe like that:

VIDEO »Playing Italian Organ – Palma il Giovane 200« https://youtu.be/X5U2Uo3mUBQ

(to be continued…)


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199. Palma plays Organ to see Palmina

199. Palma plays Organ to see Palmina


picture – Organ and Church „Santa Maria della  Presentatione“ (Le Zitelle) – Palma il Giovanne painted also for this church

  And they continued to dream their Peony Gondola Vision and they saw this:

* * *
As Palmina heard Palmas music dedication, expressing his feelings for her with the Marco Polo love Song, Palmina smiled and gave Palma il Giovane a tender soft kiss on his right cheek.

These moments are so beautiful and Palma wanted to see her the next day.
So Palma arranged it that he was asked to play the Organ at the chiesa „Santa Maria della  Presentatione“ (Le Zitelle) during the religios ceremony, where Palmina is playing every Sunday with her lute.
All the Le Zitelle girls are celebrating the religious ceremony there at Giudecca Island. Palma learned to play the Organ during the religious ceremony only to be in Palmina’s near. Palma is painter, composer and writer and plays the Viola, the Mandolin and so on…

After hours Palma brought her back with the Gondola.
The way back from Isola Giorgio Maggiore to Giudecca Island at Le Zitelle he took a longer way back to be with her longer in the Gondola.
Palmina played the Peony Gondola Song and Palma played with his Mandolin in addition to this little private concert.

The Gondola seemed to move in the rhythm of the music and it was a fine and romantic but secret Gondola travel.
Both did not feel the time, they felt to be in an eternal music dimension.
After a tender kiss she went back in the 3rd floor of her flat as music teacher at the „Le Zitelle.“
The Le Zitelle Institution was founded by the members of the mighty Loredan Dogan family at the year1500 to give beautiful girls shelter and education to protect them from prostitution. The Republic of Venice supported this Institution and was very proud of it.*)

    * * *
Early in the next morning Palmina was in the church „Chiesa Santa Maria de la Presentatione“ to tune her Lute after the little Organ of the Church.
Palma will come today to play the Organ and all the Le Zitelle girls will come to pray and to listen the music during the religious ceremony.
Palmina was excited and looked allways arround if Palma is coming.
And Palma did come. Yes it was his change to see his Pigeon, his saint Inspiration, his yellow canary bird, his secret love.
And also the girls came to pray in the church and had all beautiful cloth and some sung in a little choir. Palmina played with her Lute and Palma played the little Organ, both to support the girl’s choir singing.
Secretly Palma smiled to his Palmina  during they made music.
Also Palmina smiled friendly in Palma’s direction.
The girls could feel the deep inner-heart love between them but no one dared to say any word about it, so big was the sympathy of the Le Zitelle girls towards Palma and Palmina.

Palma hoped that the religious ceremony would not end too fast so he can be in her near, to make music with her, to see her, to feel her hear-to-heart love.
But they were very careful so that no one else could figure out their secret love.

* * *

And after they saw this Peony Vision Palmina put her head on Palma’s side and Palma put his arm arround her with much love and they smiled and remembered this music projects at the Le Zitelle.

     (to be continued….)

*)“The Zitelle almshouse and the church of Santa Maria della Presentazione were founded with the noble purpose of offering refuge, assistance, and an honest trade (lace making) to poor girls who, for their good looks, were likely to be forced into prostitution.

The first forty zitelle (maidens) entered the institution on the Giudecca island in 1561, organised in a Jesuit-inspired community run by Venetian noblewomen. A first project for the construction of a new lay almshouse providing room, board, and an education to girls who had still not come of age was presented in 1574.“


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198. Beautiful Remembering at Giorgio Maggiore

198. Beautiful Remembering at Giorgio Maggiore

 picture 1 - View of the Gondola-Way from »Le Zitelle to the park at »Giorgio Maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky.png

picture 1 – View of the Gondola-Way from »Le Zitelle to the park at »Giorgio Maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky

»But we had a lot of beautiful remembering, Palma! We could meet us secretly in Venice and you picked me up with your Gondola nearly every evening from my 2nd flat at the »Le Zitelle«… Wasn’t that beautiful…?«

And they continued to see their Peony-Gondola-Visions in the 16th century like that:

* * *

As Palma ended his Mandolin solo standing on the bridge »Ponte de la Pieta« at the big Promenade, all Venetian people, poor and rich, old and young applauded saying »Bravi, bravi!!!«. A lot of women smiled to Palma il Giovane and he smiled friendly and decently back, but his heart was only with Palmina, his secret deep music-love.

And one Chinese Women asked Palma il Giovane:
»You played so beautiful on your Mandoline…. Was it a love song?« she asked innocently and shy. Her hairs where made in the traditional Chinese style and she wear very beautiful traditional Chinese / Asian cloths.

»Oh, thank you! Yes… you are a musician?«, Palma asked.
»Yes, I live on Giudecca Island with my family. You are Palma il Giovane…! I and my family have seen you there very often, giving our Chinese princess painting lessons…isn’t it… Shì bu shì?«

»Ahh, you are from the Chinese Delegation, living in the secret gardens on Giudecca Island…?«, Palma realized very fast and put his painting utensils slovly back into a case.
Palma often could try the Asian music instruments there to learn how they are played and he tried to compose for them…

»Can I have some painting lessons…?«, the beautiful lady said.
She looked very shy and was smiling like a little Chinese princess, beautiful and innocent, but also very clever.
»I can explain you my Pipa…«, she said enthusiastic and her eyes began to shine very friendly.

»Oh, you are a Pipa playing musician….like, like Palmina Albina… who is music teacher on Giudecca Island for the Le Zitelle Girls Orchestra…«

»Oh, yes, I play Pipa….Palmina, she is very talented and played the lutes very beautiful. We all know her…«, the Chinese Woman said.

»Yes, I will give you some painting lessons the next time when I am having my paintings lessons with my students there…I am looking forward also to paint you, if you like…?«

* * *

Later as Palma finished his painting lessons on Giudecca island at the secret gardens it was evening and he was always thinking on his Palmina.

»Hm, should I visit her today and pick her up for a secret walk on the island Giorgio Maggiore?«, Palma thought and in this moment he felt a warm energy around his heart.
The Golden light from heart-to-heart was back – Yes he felt it also in the moment as he played his Mandolin solo for her on the bridge.

»Yes, we can see us today at 23 o’clock for a little walk with our lanterns on Giudecca island«, Palma il Giovane heart her answering deep in his heart.
It was for him like Palmina answered to him, communication without words, from ‚heart-to-heart‘.

picture 2 - view of the gondola-way from »le zitelle to the park at »giorgio maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky
picture 2 – View of the Gondola-Way from »Le Zitelle to the park at »Giorgio Maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky

Palmina went again to her window in the 3rd floor, looking outside to the waters of Venice, looking to the direction of San Marco Place a little bit right, straight a head.
But in her heart she was with Palma il Giovane.
And Palma could feel it.
Always they had to think on each other, at night and at day.

Yes, she could feel: Palma will come today with his Gondola and pick her up. So strong is their heart-to-heart connection.

picture 3 - view of the gondola-way from »le zitelle to the park at »giorgio maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky
picture 3 – View of the Gondola-Way from »Le Zitelle to the park at »Giorgio Maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky

Palma took the short way to pick Palmina for a short walk on island Giorgio Maggiore (left side). And in this moment a Gondola with a lot on bright lanterns came.

It is her Palma il Giovane!

How lucky she was. Palma did not forget her!

Palmina took her music score, her lutes, the Venetian and the other one and ran very fast down to the little promenade on Giudecca island. Palma waited smiling in his Gondola for her.

She looked carefully if some one is watching them.
»No one here…«, she said and went fast like a shy little bird to enter Palma’s Gondola.
As she was inside they closed the curtains so that no one could see who is now in this Gondola.

Palma smiled and was lucky to see her at this Peony Gondola hour. His face and her face was surrounded by the golden light of the lanterns inside of the Gondola.

Palmina started to play soft on her Lute and Palma was lucky to hear her playing a little concert only for him.

picture 4 - view of the gondola-way from »le zitelle to the park at »giorgio maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky

picture 4 – View of the Gondola-Way from »Le Zitelle to the park at »Giorgio Maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky

The Gondola moved slowly direct to the island Giorgio Maggiore which was direct nearby the island Giudecca.

picture 5 - view of the gondola-way from »le zitelle to the park at »giorgio maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky

picture 5 – View of the Gondola-Way from »Le Zitelle to the park at »Giorgio Maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky

Normally Palma took the shortest way through the little door-bow (see picture 1) to reach the island but on evenings like this one, his heart was full of inspiration and he wanted to be with her a little bit longer in the Gondola, so he gave orders to move the Gondola around the south-end of the Island (see picture 5 ).

picture 6 - view of the gondola-way from »le zitelle to the park at »giorgio maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky

picture 6 – View of the Gondola-Way from »Le Zitelle to the park at »Giorgio Maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky

Palmina realized this and started to play a few other music pieces. She variates some melodies that Palma composed for her in the last months.

Palma smiled, he loved her variation style. No one is talented like her to do this.

And after they reached the south part of this little island they left the Gondola and took some lantern with them to see their way.

picture 7 - view of the gondola-way from »le zitelle to the park at »giorgio maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky

picture 7 – View of the Gondola-Way from »Le Zitelle to the park at »Giorgio Maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky

But today the moon was shining very bright and they see their way very good.

Now they walked very romantic along the several ways on Giorgio Maggiore at the gardens and the beautiful park, full of plants and flowers, trees with sleeping pigeons and birds.

Later they sat on a bank directly looking over the lagoon water in the south direction.

picture 8 - view of the gondola-way from »le zitelle to the park at »giorgio maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky
picture 8 – View of the Gondola-Way from »Le Zitelle to the park at »Giorgio Maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky

»Look the moon and the stars. How fine the view is to see them..,«, Palmina said and played on her Pipa-Lute also a Moon-light river variation.

picture 9 - view of the gondola-way from »le zitelle to the park at »giorgio maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky
picture 9 – View of the Gondola-Way from »Le Zitelle to the park at »Giorgio Maggiore« to see the planets and stars at the evening sky

Palma explained her a few stars, which are shining very bright on the evening sky. Palmina was very proud that Palma knows so much about the planets and the evening stars.

»Do you know that up there a crater-region on the moon is called »Marco Polo«¹…?«, Palma asked whispering tender and soft in her ear.«

»Wooo, Palmina… I did not know this… My painter, my astronomer, my composer…my secret love story writer…«, whispering soft into his ear.
After a while of silence Palma put his arm around her and she smiled in this soft moon-light.

»Can you play my ‚Marco Polo Love Song?’«, Palma asked shy.

»Yes, you composed it for me as the Delegation made a cultural exchange concert in the Dogan’s Palace. Hach, Palma…Marco Polo Love Song…describing the love between the famous Marco Polo from Venice and the Chinese Princess, which was a Buddhist nun…Hach and he brought her back to Venice to Giudecca Island with 600 people from the West-Lake…and,and maybe, they met secretly every evening like we both here on the island Giorgio Maggiore to speak and to make music…Our souls are like them…«, Palmina said whispering and friendly

And Palmina took her music instrument and started to play on her Pipa-Lute for him under this beautiful Romanic moon-shine, under the now suddenly brighter shining Stars of Venice, here in the south-end of the little island Giorgio Maggiore and all the sleeping Pigeons in the trees of the park are listening to them.

* * *

During they saw this beautiful remembering in their Peony Gondola, Palmina asked Palma: »Palma? Did the little Chinese Princess from the Secret Gardens on Giudecca Island inspire you to compose this song…? Did she awake the Marco Polo in you…? Maybe she opened the remembering on us 400 years ago…?«

Palmina looked shy and smiled and Palma smiled also very shy.

»Did you teach her European painting styles technique?.. Did you paint her? Is she beautiful?«

And Palmina’s eyes looked like an innocent deer and Palma kissed her cheeks tender and soft and smiled.

And now Palma spoke with his heart to her heart and in their Peony Gondola dream Palma started to play on his Mandolin and he played also on an instrument which was invented and developed by Johann Sebastian Bach and Gottfried Silbermann² in the 18th century.

Yes, in the Peony Gondola Palma could play the Mandolin AND the Piano in the same moment only with his thought and his love for his Pigeon.

And Palma and Palmina listened to this music:

VIDEO: [Marco Polo Love Song (Palmina il Giovane)] https://youtu.be/aPXhQVjYMsU

(to be continued…)

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¹ Marco Polo Crater on Moon – Wikipedia – https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Polo_(Mondkrater)

² Gottfried Silbermann – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottfried_Silbermann

»Gottfried Silbermann (January 14, 1683 – August 4, 1753) was a German builder of keyboard instruments. He built harpsichords, clavichords, organs, and fortepianos; his modern reputation rests mainly on the latter two.«

Silbermann and Bach

»The 18th-century musician Johann Friedrich Agricola tells a story about the relationship of Silbermann, Johann Sebastian Bach, and pianos. After Silbermann had completed two instruments, Agricola says, he showed them to Bach, who replied critically, saying that the tone was weak in the treble and the keys were hard to play even though the tone was pleasant. Silbermann was stung and angered by the criticism, but ultimately took it to heart and was able to improve his pianos (exactly how is not known, but it may have been the result of Silbermann’s encountering Cristofori’s most mature instruments). The improved Silbermann pianos met with Bach’s „complete approval“ („völlige Gutheißung“), and indeed a preserved sales voucher dated May 8, 1749 shows that Bach acted as an intermediary for Silbermann in the sale of one of his pianos. Bach also changed his mind about Silbermann’s organs as well, as borne out by the fact that he was asked by both the church and Silbermann to give the inaugural concert of his new instrument on 1 December 1736 for the Frauenkirche Dresden.«

197. Organ solo for Pipsy (2)

197. Organ solo for Pipsy (2)

And again they saw a Vision about Pipsy and Johann Sebastian Bach in the 18th Century and it was like that:

* * *

After Johann Sebastian Bach told the short story about Palma il Giovane to his Daughter Elisabeth and his wife Anna Magdalena Bach Pipsy the little bird said: »Peep – peep – peep – peep«.

»Wow, this all the little yellow canary bird told you…? You really understand her language?«

»Of course…« Bach said and twinkled to his two women.

»Father knows a lot, he had also a good contact to prominent persons…«, Anna Magdalena Bach said proud.
»Oh, yes he spoke also once with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz¹, who was born in our city here… «, Elisabeth remembered.

»Yes, he told us about the very old Chinese »I-Ging«, the Book of Change. Look here, this paper he got from China. He had a good correspondence to China. Yes, the contact to China was very good since Marco Polo’s time….till today…«

picture - A diagram of I Ching hexagrams sent to Leibniz from Joachim Bouvet. The Arabic numerals were added by Leibniz.jpg

picture – A diagram of I Ching hexagrams sent to Leibniz from Joachim Bouvet. The Arabic numerals were added by Leibniz.

»What?… father, he had letter contact to China…?…«

»Yes, maybe the communication will be faster in 200 years, but in 200 years you would not to have to wait weeks, months or even years for an answer of a letter. isn’t it..?«

»Yes, in the future the communication to China will be faster and more secure. Never a letter will be stolen…«, Elisabeth said.

Suddenly the little canary bird was sad and had tears in her eyes and made »Peeeeeep, peeeep, peeeeep« from her little cage.

»Hmmm, Pipsy is sad it remembers her that Palma il Giovane wrote so much letters to his Pigeon and the dark sugar earth administrators stole her communication and sold it to their enemy…«

»Poor Palma and Palmina….«

»Father, Pipsy is sad… Go again to the organ and play something for her…«

And Pipsy jumped in her cage happy as she heard that, being lucky know that her old Master is Playing for her on the Organ.

And again Bach went down in the street in the church and played for his Pipsy and the little bird Pipsy listened looking through the window and was silent and moved a little bit her head, looking if she could see her Johann Sebastian Bach a little bit.

* * *

After Palmina and Palma saw this vision both smiled and Palmina was a little bit red on her cheeks as she heard about that even in the 18th century there was an uncomplicated and secure way to communicate with China.Yes, Palmina was shy because she saw the reaction of the Yellow bird. It remembers her that Palma once wrote her a letter and she could read his letter only after one year because one year ago the criminal organisation of the »church of crime« which steal and sell children for prostitution did steal Palma’s letter to her.

»Hach, Palma…we had not an easy way of communication in our 16th century…«

»Hmm, Palma «said a little bit sad and he did as if he did not recognize her sentence.

After that the Peony Gondola showed them an Organ music like that:

VIDEO: [ 2019-01-22 Organ solo for Pipsy (2)«] https://youtu.be/bxNEMLhDIuQ


(to be continued…)

Read also the other CHAPTER of this story
»Palma il Giovane – The Peony Gondola« here:



¹ Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottfried_Wilhelm_Leibniz

»Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (sometimes spelled Leibnitz) (/ˈlaɪbnɪts/; German: [ˈɡɔtfʁiːt ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn ˈlaɪbnɪts] or [ˈlaɪpnɪts]; French: Godefroi Guillaume Leibnitz; 1 July 1646 [O.S. 21 June] – 14 November 1716) was a prominent German polymath and philosopher in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. His most notable accomplishment was conceiving the ideas of differential and integral calculus, independently of Isaac Newton’s contemporaneous developments.[…]«

Leibniz corresponding with China about the I-Ging:


»Leibniz was perhaps the first major European intellectual to take a close interest in Chinese civilization, which he knew by corresponding with, and reading other works by, European Christian missionaries posted in China. Having read Confucius Sinarum Philosophus on the first year of its publication, he concluded that Europeans could learn much from the Confucian ethical tradition. He mulled over the possibility that the Chinese characters were an unwitting form of his universal characteristic. He noted with fascination how the I Ching hexagrams correspond to the binary numbers from 000000 to 111111, and concluded that this mapping was evidence of major Chinese accomplishments in the sort of philosophical mathematics he admired. Leibniz communicated his ideas of the binary system representing Christianity to the Emperor of China hoping it would convert him. Leibniz may be the only major Western philosopher who attempted to accommodate Confucian ideas to prevailing European beliefs.

Leibniz’s attraction to Chinese philosophy originates from his perception that Chinese philosophy was similar to his own. The historian E.R. Hughes suggests that Leibniz’s ideas of „simple substance“ and „pre-established harmony“ were directly influenced by Confucianism, pointing to the fact that they were conceived during the period that he was reading Confucius Sinarum Philosophus.«

196. Palma plays a Mandolin solo over a big distance

196. Palma plays a Mandolin solo over a big distance

picture - view from the big promenade to the »le zitelle« on giudecca island

picture – View from the big Promenade to the »Le Zitelle« on Giudecca Island

And the continued to dream they Peony-Gondola-Dream at 23 o’clock at 11 p.m and they saw this visions:

* * *

And Johann Sebastian Bach explained the next day his daughter Elisabeth and his wife Anna Magdalena Bach what the yellow bird told him about Palma il Giovannes live 150 years ago.

Johann Sebastian started to re-tell the beautiful episode like that and said:

»….and Palma could not stop thinking on his Palmina Albina, his Pigeon, his Inspiration. So he took his Mandolin and went a long the big promenade till he was at the bridge »Ponte de la Pieta« (see picture).

He looked a little bit right to the Giudecca Island where Palmina has her 2nd flat at the »Le Zitelle« in the 3rd floor (two or three windows).

Palma lifted his Mandolin and started to play his music dedication to her.

Palmina was in her flat at Giudecca Island.
Suddenly she stopped playing her Lute and stood up to look our from her windows.

She looked into the direction of the La Pieta a little bit to the right side.

Deep in her heart she could feel that Palma is exactly now thinking on her and making a music dedication for her.

A lot of Venetian people saw Palma il Giovanne looking in the far – yes, Giudecca Island was far and was near – and playing for his deep old music love.

All women who went along the bridge, especially the fine women of Venice wanted to listen Palma’s music. The women understood Palma’s music: It is a deep love friendship dedication to a women standing far, far away on her window, standing on the other side of the water.

»Ach, if my husband would be so romantic and made this music for me…hach, hach, hach…« some beautiful women said.

Suddenly the Peony Gondola made it possible that Palmina could hear Palma playing like that and she listened smiling and innocently to that:

VIDEO: [Mandoline solo »Benedictus« (From „Prage Messe“)] https://youtu.be/TDkDjBZJLhQ

And after Palmina saw this vision she understood: Palma is expressing his feeling in music and she felt very honoured to get this dedication from him, Palma il Giovane. She smiled and put her head again on Palma’s side, she wished that their music friendship never would have an end and will stay even in hundreds of years…

Palma put his arm around her, sitting on her side in the Peony Gondola and could read in her thoughts and was happy.

(to be continued…)


195. Pipsy can’t sleep…

195. Pipsy can’t sleep…


And at their Peony Gondola they continued to dream these visions at 23 o’clock at 11 p.m.

Palmina hold his hand and Palma could feel her fingers around his right hand.

Palmina gave him tender kisses on his right cheek and Palma could feel it and he smiled.

He gave her also some tender kisses back.
Now they saw the Vision of Johann Sebastian Bach and the Bird Pipsy:

* * *

Pipsy didn’t want to sleep.

Bach tried to use a towel and to put it to cover the little cage.

»So now Pipsy will sleep..hmm?«

But Pipsy did not sleep, she always has to think on her Johann Sebastian Bach.

»Pipsy is not sleeping…«, Johann Sebastian said.
And Pipsy went to the other end of the cage to be near to his Master Johann Sebastian Bach.

»Should I play something on the organ in the church…now hmm?«

»Peep – peep – peep – peep«, Pipsy answered.

And Bach went down in the street and entered the Church.
After a while Pipsy could hear some music coming from the church where Bach was playing for his Pipsy.

And Pipsy looked from his little wooden cage through the window down to the street and listened Bach’s Organ music inspiration.

And here are some organ music impressions, inspired by this scene and it sounds like that:

VIDEO: [2019-01-18 »Organ solo for Pipsy«] https://youtu.be/OxL2CBaFVLo

(to be continued…)


194. A Mandolin and a nun

194. A Mandolin and a nun

So they continued their talk about art and music in their Peony Gondola and saw this vision:

* * *

»And look, here at the left side of the painting«, Palmina discovered a Mandolin player and pointed at a group of painted persons.

picture 1 - detail of Palma's painting »Trionfo di San Giulian«.png
picture 1 – detail of Palma’s painting

»Oh, I remember her also a member of our Venice-Titian-Art-Gallery… Yes, she played Mandolin or so… She played also with the »Le Zitelle Girls Orchester« which Antonio Vivaldi co-founded as »La Pieta Girls Orchestra« at the »Ospedale«¹ at the Pieta near your bakery shop…«

picture 2 - detail of Palma's painting »Trionfo di San Giulian«.png

»Oh, look there is also a nun…«, Palmina said innocent and smiling.

»Hmmm, she was also singing in our Choir.«

»Also at the choir of Maestro Claudio Monteverdi at the San Marco Cathedral?You know the choir on the left side. She looks very similar to a nun we knew very good…?«

»Hmm….Ahh, I know which nun you mean…«

»Yes, she prayed also for our social projects intention for our »Le Zitelle girls«…to help the beautiful girls to prevent them from child-prostitution…yes,yes…«

picture 3 - detail of palma's painting »trionfo di san giulian«

»…and the Mandolin playing women was the mother of a very important clerical person, isn’t it?«, Palmina asked fast remembering.

»Yes, but she suffered very much that her son didn’t continue to play the Mandolin. She hoped he will play with us in the Gallery Orchestra, but the dark sugar earth criminal network tried to influence the clerical persons to forbid him the contact to the social projects…They have their very subtle way to destroy social relations and friendship.«

»You mean the criminal Organisation which call them selves Church of Syngenetic or Diabetics ? or ‚Church of Secure Crime‘ or so… I don’t know…«

»The name of that organisation is not clear in the public, but they are criminals and they sell children and women; they slave beautiful girls and sell them. Therefore the family of the mighty Dogan Loredan (see painting of Dogan Loredan by Titian) founded 1500 this »Le Zitelle« (»Santa Maria de la Presentatione«) in Venice to stop the growing influence of that criminal organisation… And yes, this criminal organisation is responsible for the loss of our Republic at the east Adriatic Island in the year 1572…«, Palma explained like an old master.

»..Yes, I know, I am afraid that my father once…oh let’s speak about something better…«, Palmina said sad.

A few moments Palma and Palmina did not speak and looked thinking a while,
Yes, the father of Palmina was a dark point and not good to talk about.

Once Palmina saved 30 women freeing them from a pirate ship from the dark sugar earth organisation and helping to arrest the members of this criminal Organisation of human traffic. She helped with her magic lute playing and supported Palma and the police to arrest the criminals and to free the 30 women.

In this moment they say this scene in the heart like a moving image.

Yes, Palmina remembered and Palma remembered also.

Later they had again a Vision of Johann Sebastian Bach 150 years later and they saw this:

* * *

Johann Sebastian Bach looked now up to his two women after he played the D-Magior part of the beautiful Chaconna for Lute.

»Thank you, Sebastian!«, Anna Magdalena said.

»Thanks, daddy..“, Elisabeth said and kissed her father.

»Peep – peep – peep – peep«, Pipsy the little yellow canary bird said.

»You see, you made all your 3 women lucky…«, Anna Magdalena said proud.

During she said she observed that Elisabeth started shy to smile more and more and they all started slowly the laugh more and more.
No one knows the secret about what they are laughing now so much.

After a while Bach looked to his beautiful and sweet daughter Elisabeth and said to her:
»Elisabeth, do you know why I really did not agree so fast that you marry Altnikol?«

»No, father, he is your best music student. He assist you at a lot of music projects like a real son… He helped you to write down the music score ‚Art of fugue’… I do not know the reason why…«

»…Elisabeth, It is the old story of fathers who love their daughters very, very much…maybe too much. They don’t want to give away their beloved sweet daughters. For a father it is hard to accept that an other important man is now in the middle of his daughters life than the father… A father who loves his daughter really lies about this if he says that THIS is not a problem for him…«, Johann Sebastian said.

Elisabeth looked shy and smiled.

»Also for me as mother it is not easy to loose a daughter, yes you are 4 daughters, but parents love their children and if they marry it is a new part of their live…also for the parents«.

»So let’s stop to be sad about the past. Let’s look in the future… I composed a little cantata: the ‚Coffee-Cantata’«
»The Coffee Cantata?«
»Father is writing his first opera like Claudio Monteverdi in Venice?«, Elisabeth asked fast her mother.

»Oh, not an opera only a cantata about a father who wants not to allow her daughter to marry a man if she didn’t stop to drink coffee.²«

»..oh she was not allowed to marry a man? Poor daughter, this is like…«

»..yes this is like me…so in this story I am the old »Zeidel-bear« but at the end his clever daughter Lieschen³ won the game. She wrote in the newspaper that she will marry only a man who allows her to cook coffee as much as she wants… And so she got her dream prince…«
Let’s hear the music. Mother will sing the Soprano, father you play the orchestra on the harpsichord and I will play the Violin.

And they started to play the „Coffee Cantate“ like this:

VIDEO: [ Aria of Joh.Seb.Bach »Coffee Cantate« (Kaffee Kantate)] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi1PY0N3iGs

8. Aria (Sopran): „Heute noch, Lieber Vater tut es doch!“

(to be continued…)



¹ Not to mix up with the »Ospedale« at the Crociferi in the North of Venice, where Palma painted 10 years on the 8 Paintings

² In the 18 century the women drunk much coffee and the government forbid it. They sent the so called „Schnüffler“, the „sniffers“ to sniff if it smells in the streets like coffee to find out if there is someone cooking illegally coffee. (The people drunk too much coffee at that time, especially the women)
So Bach makes fun about this actual government law.

³ »Lieschen« is the short form of the name ‚Elisabeth‘ in the German language

*) Coffee Cantata – Wikipedia

»Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Be still, stop chattering), BWV 211, also known as the Coffee Cantata, is a secular cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. Although classified as a cantata, it is essentially a miniature comic opera. In a satirical commentary, the cantata amusingly tells of an addiction to coffee. «