Unidentified Maker. The Mermaid and Mrs.
Hancock , by Imogen Hermes Gowar — interesting, and a great setting in s London, which I can never get enough of — Reminded me of The Essex Serpent — would like to discuss with someone…. Always a good idea to check your attic: any Caravaggios?
Design for GPO telephone kiosk number 2: plan, elevations and section. Just opened! The LadyLike Language of Letters and a lost art? Thomas Girtin. It was dispersed in a great sale in For the first time in over years, Strawberry Hill can be seen as Walpole conceived it, with the collection in the interiors as he designed it, shown in their original positions.
The Broom Brigade there were several in Vermont — who knew?? A rare Monet to be auctioned for the first time! Who knew? Edward Hicks, Peaceable Kingdon [image: Wikipedia].
A collection of the wacky and weird, long before P. The beginnings of Bibliotourism : put your Library on here! I had no idea this was there! Literary penguins! Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies It is not a large exhibition, but each gown or corset has its own story: the fabric and accessory details, the history of the wearer, and how it reflected the times in Victorian Vermont.
Wrapper, c printed floral cotton with silk taffeta trim and embroidered buttons; a loosely-fitted at-home dress usually worn at breakfast. Have you always wondered why the Victorians had such a penchant for plaid? See below for some further reading on the subject…. White Wedding Dress, off-white damasked silk taffeta with gold silk-fringe.
This is a prime example of how even the wealthiest of women would have adapted their clothes to reflect fashion crazes or bodily changes. Princess Cut Dress, cs: purple silk taffeta with silk organza trim. The cuirass bodice, named for the chest piece on medieval armor was the latest fashion craze. And by the late s, synthetic chemical dyes began to replace vegetable-based dyes, allowing for brighter, longer-lasting colors — and not entirely safe, as some of the dyes contained arsenic!
Blue dress worn at UVM graduation in silk taffeta with mother-of-pearl buttons. I think that it completely destroys the view. An artsy picture of the Eiffel Tower. This kind of gives you an idea of its incredible sky-scraping height. The Notre Dame cathedral.
There was about a mile long line to get in, but it was worth it. Another gargoyle. The outside of the Louvre museum. This museum houses the famous Mona Lisa which is disappointingly small in person , among other incredible things. The museum itself was once a royal palace, but the more recent addition of the glass pyramids blends modern and traditional architecture, which I find so interesting. It seems bizarre, but it works.
People sitting on the edge of the fountain in front of the Louvre, dipping their feet in the cool water.
In fact, it was important to get a perspective of an artist before I delved into the lives of professional graffiti artists and figured out what exactly motivates them to do something so unique and different! By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. It was so incredibly HOT that summer. We were not created to simply exist. Let the moon be your muse, For the many songs remaining to be sung. Unravelling the Essence.
It was so incredibly HOT that summer. I think this is just so romantic and such a sweet idea. All the colorful padlocks create a sort of collage of color, which makes for an interesting photo.
Luxembourg Palace. I took this photo strolling through the magnificent gardens of the Jardin du Luxembourg. I think the color in this picture is absolutely stunning. I just thought this was too funny, so I had to take a picture. But you can see here that the French have added their own twist. La Conciergerie, a former royal palace and prison.
Marie Antoinette stayed here briefly before her execution. This is a picture of the Paris Plage, or the Paris Beach. The Eiffel Tower illuminated at dusk. For the first five minutes of each hour, starting around PM, the Eiffel Tower twinkles. It is truly a magical sight. I hope you enjoyed these pictures. I was so thankful for the opportunity to visit such a beautiful city, filled with so much vibrant history and rich culture, and I hope I will be able to return someday.
Keep an eye out for the third and final installment of photos from my trip to France last summer, coming hopefully soon: Normandy! But this is the one I remember most vividly: I was standing in the front of a gym that was filled with monkeys. Yes, monkeys. The room was packed wall-to-wall -to-ceiling with monkeys. I was standing on a podium at the front of the gym and trying to raise my voice over the chattering and screeching of the hundreds of crazed monkeys. I was, for some strange reason or for no reason at all , teaching them how to do the chicken dance. Flap your wings and wiggle your behinds!
At all. Just as I was beginning to get desperate, Tarzan swung in on a vine out of nowhere , pounding his chest and hollering, and scooped me up and saved me. Then my dream ended perhaps before we slammed into a wall and died — ever notice how your dreams always seem to end right before something really bad happens?
Feel free to leave a comment below! I hope you enjoy this compilation of spring photos and quotes, and I hope they inspire you to get outside and take notice of the beauty of nature as the world awakens from its long, wintry sleep. I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come.
The Earth is like a child that knows poems. Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth your ancient gladness! He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. These are the words of Psalm 23, a psalm of David. Psalm 23 is perhaps one of the best-loved psalms and most beloved Bible passages, for it calls us to stop, to breathe, and to rest in the love of God. It calls us to take notice of the quiet beauty of the world around us, and to find comfort and strength in knowing that the Lord Himself is our protector.
Its gentle, soothing language almost reads like a lullaby. I think that Psalm 23 captures the essence of a God who cares for us with a love that is incomprehensible and unfathomable in its depth, a love that will follow us all the days of our lives, no matter where we may go or what we may do, whether we succeed or fail. I am a girl living in a busy, fast-paced society.
Lots of things are competing for priority in my life: school, outside activities, friends. I also struggle with OCD-like tendencies, which makes it especially difficult for me to slow down and relax and see things in proportion. As such, I am constantly trying to slow myself down and force myself to take breaks. We were not created to simply exist. We were created to LIVE, and there is an enormous difference between the two.
In order to really LIVE, we have to have balance. And we have to have God. I was reading Psalm 23 a few days ago, and something struck me that I wanted to share with you all.