Outrageous as a sea, dark, wasteful, wild
Gabrielle ▪ American ▪ Female ▪ 22
I'm fascinated with past centuries. I post many different things that interest me. I love art, architecture, interiors, travel, museums, nature, animals, cats, music, books, classic films/actors, period films (Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette is my favorite movie), antiques, fashion history, European aristocracy, things that are macabre, Catholicism, the Virgin Mary, the ancient world, Greek/Roman mythology, and the list goes on.
The high altar in the basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Recife, Brazil.
Holy Roman Empress Eleonore Magdalena Theresa von Pfalz-Neuburg by Franz de Hamilton, c. 1677
A young woman and youth placing young birds in a cage: “The bird nesters, Detail. by François Boucher (1703 – 1770)
Roman statue of a woman, 2nd century A.D.
Isabel Allende (via infinite-paradox) (via whispsofinvisibleme)
We are destined to sail forever, to live forever.
Portrait of Aglaé Angélique Gabrielle de Gramont, Wife of General Aleksandr Davydov, Detail. by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée le Brun (1755 - 1842)
Castletown House, Ireland.
The Connolly Folly- so large that there is actually an internal staircase allowing access to the central, pedimented area below the obelisk.
It was built around 1741 as part of a famine relief scheme.
ca. 1860s, [ambrotype portrait of a smiling woman with her book]
Beautiful finely engraved frontis from Le Keepsake Francias 1831
Laxmi Vilas Palace, India
External entrance to Darbar Hall (literally- King’s Audience Hall). The palace is remarkable for nearly perfect symmetry internally while being assymmetrical externally.