fleurdulys:

Young Sculptors on a Bridge in Paris, the old Trocadero in the Distance - Carl Ernst von Stetten
1888

fleurdulys:

Young Sculptors on a Bridge in Paris, the old Trocadero in the Distance - Carl Ernst von Stetten

1888

historicaltimes:


A room in Shakespeare’s Childhood home; c. 1880 Read More

historicaltimes:

A room in Shakespeare’s Childhood home; c. 1880

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fleurdulys:

The Family Group - Albert Herter
1898

fleurdulys:

The Family Group - Albert Herter

1898

rareaudreyhepburn:

 Audrey Hepburn photographed by John Engstead during the production of Roman Holiday, 1953.

Personal note: These are two of my favorite Audrey pictures.

teatimeatwinterpalace:

A u g u s t    21   1 7 4 5 –  Wedding of Grand Duke Peter and Sophia of Anhalt-Zerbst later Catherine the Great.

Toward the end of july we returned from Peterhof to the city, where all the preparations where being made for my wedding ceremony. Finally August 21 was fixed by the Empress as the date for the ceremony. As this day approached, I grew more deeply melancholic. My heart did not forsee great happiness, ambition alone sustained me. At the bottom of my soul I had something, I know not what, that never for a single moment let me doubt that sooner or later I would succeed in becoming the sovereign Empress of Russia in my own right. The wedding was celebrated with great pomp and magnificence. 
My dear spouse paid absolutely no attention to me, but was constantly playing soldier with his valets, drilling them in his room or changing uniforms twenty times a day. I yawned and I was bored, having no one to speak to, or else I appeared in public.
 Empress Catherine II

The two were absolutely incompatible with each other. Still, Catherine tried to keep up appearances in front of the court and was patient with her silly and eccentric husband, as long as such pretence served her ambitious purposes. These two people unfortunately brought together by circumstances were destined to break up.

teatimeatwinterpalace:

A u g u s t    21   1 7 4 5 – Wedding of Grand Duke Peter and Sophia of Anhalt-Zerbst later Catherine the Great.

Toward the end of july we returned from Peterhof to the city, where all the preparations where being made for my wedding ceremony. Finally August 21 was fixed by the Empress as the date for the ceremony. As this day approached, I grew more deeply melancholic. My heart did not forsee great happiness, ambition alone sustained me. At the bottom of my soul I had something, I know not what, that never for a single moment let me doubt that sooner or later I would succeed in becoming the sovereign Empress of Russia in my own right. The wedding was celebrated with great pomp and magnificence.

My dear spouse paid absolutely no attention to me, but was constantly playing soldier with his valets, drilling them in his room or changing uniforms twenty times a day. I yawned and I was bored, having no one to speak to, or else I appeared in public.

Empress Catherine II

The two were absolutely incompatible with each other. Still, Catherine tried to keep up appearances in front of the court and was patient with her silly and eccentric husband, as long as such pretence served her ambitious purposes. These two people unfortunately brought together by circumstances were destined to break up.


 olivicat:
A summer morning, Rupert Bunny
 olivicat:

A summer morning, Rupert Bunny

(Fuente: guinilde, vía lost-in-centuries-long-gone)

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with their nine children at Osborne House, 1857.

(Fuente: teatimeatwinterpalace)

bookpatrol:

Futurist poets in Moscow in 1911.
Clockwise from bottom left: Aleksei Kruchyonykh, David Burlyuk, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Nikolai Burlyuk, and Benedikt Livshits.

bookpatrol:

Futurist poets in Moscow in 1911.

Clockwise from bottom left: Aleksei Kruchyonykh, David Burlyuk, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Nikolai Burlyuk, and Benedikt Livshits.

(vía russkayaliteratura)