1. jeannepompadour:

    "Das Ballsouper" by Adolph von Menzel, 1878

    I love the light and sense of atmosphere here. -M

     
  2. jeannepompadour:

    Costume designed by Adrian for Gladys George in Marie Antoinette (1938)

    Stunning. -M

     
  3. theatergesehen:

    Urteile, Residenztheater

    Director: Christine Umpfenbach

    Spectacular. -M

     
  4. 0ce4n-g0d:

    Ocean Arcadia | 

    The grey blue. -M

    (via zoomw0rld)

     
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  6. humansofnewyork:

    “The economy’s tough. They say that to stay relevant in the job market, you’re supposed to reinvent yourself every five years. What the hell is that supposed to mean? I haven’t invented myself once!”

    I feel that! -M

     

  7. girlwithalessonplan:

    King Lear

    Gave away crown. Storm. Everyone dies.

    Twelfth Night

    Shipwrecks and twins with identity problems.

    Othello

    No promotion means someone gets smothered.

    Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Three plots and fairies bungle everything.

    Titus Andronicus

    Clever some of them. - M

     
  8. wonderous-world:

    Santorini, Greece by O-Gosh

    The contrasts of color. -M

    (via atraversso)

     
  9. jeannepompadour:

    The Ball by Gaston la Touche (1854-1913)

    A pretty capture of light and movement. -M

     
  10. jeannepompadour:

    Admiral Eustache Bruix, Secretary of the Navy by Paulin Jean-Baptiste Guérin, 1837

    Lapels! -M

     
  11. lucienballard:

    The House in the Woods

    by Kai Fagerström

    Abandoned House in the Woods Taken Over by Wild Animals ~ Finnish photographer Kai Fagerström presents unique photo series, where he captures wild animals making themselves comfortable in abandoned houses in the woods of Finland.

    Titled The House in the Woods, the photo series is set in cottages near Kai’s summer house, which were abandoned by their tenants after the owner of the place died in a fire.

    source   Kafa.fi

    A great thought. -M

     
  12. erikkwakkel:

    Norwich pattern books

    These happy-looking books from the 18th century contain records. Not your regular historical records - who had died or was born, or how much was spent on bread and beer - but a record of cloth patterns available for purchase by customers. They survive from cloth producers in Norwich, England, and they are truly one of a kind: a showcase of cloth slips with handwritten numbers next to them for easy reference. The two lower images are from a pattern book of the Norwich cloth manufacturer John Kelly, who had such copies shipped to overseas customers in the 1760s. Hundreds of these beautiful objects must have circulated in 18th-century Europe, but they were almost all destroyed. The ones that do survive paint a colourful picture of a trade that made John and his colleagues very rich.

    Pics: the top two images are from an 18th-century Norwich pattern book shown here; the lower ones are from a copy kept in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (item 67-1885), more here.

    These would be great research to have by period. -M

    (via uispeccoll)

     
  13. johnnybravo20:

    Lights through Mist

    Haze. -M

    (Source: fabforgottennobility, via atraversso)

     
  14. plasmatics-life:

    Amazing beach | Zakynthos, Greece (by Dimitris Kotsifakis)

    The blue. -M

     
  15. thegetty:

    A Writer’s Tools

    A writer’s tools might include an inkwell and papyrus scrolls or less expensive wax tablets and stylus. The tablets could also be bound and they could be erased with the flat end of the stylus. Papyrus was made of the pith of a water plant; ink was a mixture of soot, resin, wine dregs and cuttlefish.

    Roman Terracotta Inkwell (1st or 2nd Century A.D.)

    Roman/Egyptian Papyrus Letter (early 3rd Century A.D.)

    Byzantine/Egyptian Wooden Tablet (500-700 A.D.)

    Roman Bronze Stylus (1st or 2nd Century A.D.)

      (x)(x)(x)(x) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

    So beautiful!

    Because I am avoiding writing right now. -M

    (Source: last-of-the-romans)