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odditiesoflife:

feel-flows:
The Oldest Existing Cello; Andrea Amati - “The King”, circa 1538 AD

odditiesoflife:

feel-flows:

The Oldest Existing Cello; Andrea Amati - “The King”, circa 1538 AD

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fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Louise Brooks, 1920s

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Louise Brooks, 1920s

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leadingtone:

A piano carrying the imprint of J.B. (John Benjamin) Tolkien, grandfather of celebrated philologist and epic fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien’s grandfather was a piano maker, tuner, and teacher in Birmingham in the 1860s and 1870s. 

leadingtone:

A piano carrying the imprint of J.B. (John Benjamin) Tolkien, grandfather of celebrated philologist and epic fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien’s grandfather was a piano maker, tuner, and teacher in Birmingham in the 1860s and 1870s. 

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odditiesoflife:


Ophelia; Sir John Everett Millais, 1851-1852

The scene depicted is from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act IV, Scene vii, in which Ophelia, driven out of her mind when her father is murdered by her lover Hamlet, drowns herself in a stream:

There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke; When down her weedy trophies and herself Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide, And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up; Which time she chanted snatches of old tunes, As one incapable of her own distress, Or like a creature native and indued Unto that element; but long it could not be Till that her garments, heavy with their drink, Pull’d the poor wretch from her melodious lay To muddy death.

odditiesoflife:

Ophelia; Sir John Everett Millais, 1851-1852

The scene depicted is from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act IV, Scene vii, in which Ophelia, driven out of her mind when her father is murdered by her lover Hamlet, drowns herself in a stream:

There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds
Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke;
When down her weedy trophies and herself
Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide,
And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up;
Which time she chanted snatches of old tunes,
As one incapable of her own distress,
Or like a creature native and indued
Unto that element; but long it could not be
Till that her garments, heavy with their drink,
Pull’d the poor wretch from her melodious lay
To muddy death.

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historyofromanovs:

Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova of Russia look on as sailors march past, circa 1907.

historyofromanovs:

Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova of Russia look on as sailors march past, circa 1907.

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"He delighted in her company and found, in her, qualities as necessary to him as the air he breathed. I saw him when she’d gone away for a fortnight. He was miserable, haggard, dejected Then I saw him when she’d been back a day or two, and he was a different man - gay, debonair, self- confident. Make no mistake: he can’t live without her."

— Winston Churchill on Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (via vintage-royalty)

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Politics by William Butler Yeats

`In our time the destiny of man presents its meanings in
political terms’ - Thomas Mann

HOW can I, that girl standing there,
My attention fix
On Roman or on Russian
Or on Spanish politics?
Yet here’s a travelled man that knows
What he talks about,
And there’s a politician
That has read and thought,
And maybe what they say is true
Of war and war’s alarms,
But O that I were young again
And held her in my arms!

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m3zzaluna:

dr. paul wolff, frankfurt, 1928
posted by greeneyes55, via adanvc

m3zzaluna:

dr. paul wolff, frankfurt, 1928

posted by greeneyes55, via adanvc

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