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Apr 19th 2014
7:47 PM
deiparous:

Saint Sebastian, 1671 by Giuseppe Giorgetti

deiparous:

Saint Sebastian, 1671 by Giuseppe Giorgetti

(via myendlessabsorptionandhunger)

7:33 PM

Botticelli, Pala di San Barnaba (detail), ca. 1488

Botticelli, Pala di San Barnaba (detail), ca. 1488

(Source: sforzinda, via lemaldusiecle)

7:20 PM
It grows dark, the sun has gone down, the peace of open fields and open sky and the scent of warm flowers come in to me through the windows. The restless rhythm of the sea is like an endless wind blowing through a wood. One by one the sounds of day are stilled, until the robin is left alone to sing in his high-pitched elegy.

I know no sadder little song. Nature’s Angelus bell. It has no beginning and no end. It ceases suddenly in the middle of a phrase as if waiting for an answer that never comes, or is perhaps inaudible to the ear of man. The light is drawn out of the sky minute by minute, and the little throatful of heartache goes on and on in the gathering darkness…
—  H. V. Morton, In Search of England
7:07 PM
6:54 PM
dichotomization:

The Hardy Tree In the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church in London, hundreds of old gravestones circle an ash tree. In the 1860’s an older part of the churchyard was designated to make way for a new railway line. Coffins were removed with care and reburied elsewhere. Some of the headstones were placed in a circular pattern around a young ash tree in the churchyard. Over the decades the tree has, inevitably grown and parts of the headstones nearest the tree have disappeared in to its growth.

dichotomization:

The Hardy Tree In the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church in London, hundreds of old gravestones circle an ash tree. In the 1860’s an older part of the churchyard was designated to make way for a new railway line. Coffins were removed with care and reburied elsewhere. Some of the headstones were placed in a circular pattern around a young ash tree in the churchyard. Over the decades the tree has, inevitably grown and parts of the headstones nearest the tree have disappeared in to its growth.

(via monkeyinshoes)

6:40 PM
The village that symbolizes England sleeps in the subconsciousness of many a townsman. A little London factory hand whom I met during the war confessed to me when pressed, and after great mental difficulty, that he visualized the England he was fighting for — the England of the ‘England wants YOU’ poster — as not London, not his own street, but as Epping Forest, the green place where he had spent his Bank Holidays. And I think most of us did. The village and the English country-side are the germs of all we are and all we have become: our manufacturing cities belong to the last century and a half; our villages stand with their roots in the Heptarchy.
—  H. V. Morton, In Search of England
6:27 PM

dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.

It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.

“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

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Apr 18th 2014
3:34 PM
12:41 PM
Apr 17th 2014
9:45 PM
inkfromtheoctopus:

Suit worn by the Swedish Axel von Fersen, 1785.

inkfromtheoctopus:

Suit worn by the Swedish Axel von Fersen, 1785.

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