Train in vain, Pierre Folk
Jones, Owen: Examples of Chinese ornament selected from objects in the South Kensington museum and other collections, 1867 (x)
Mirrored Hall of Diamonds (Talar Almas) of Golestan Royal Palace Tehran, Iran was built under Qajar patronage and rebuilt in the middle of the nineteenth century.
grocery store carnations i wish i could have
The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (Dutch: Koninklijke Serres van Laken, French: Serres Royales de Laeken), are a vast complex of monumental heated greenhouses in the park of the Royal Palace of Laeken in the north of Brussels. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the city.
The complex was commissioned by King Leopold II and designed by Alphonse Balat. Built between 1874 and 1895, the complex was finished with the completion of the so-called “Iron Church”, a domed greenhouse that would originally serve as the royal chapel. The total floor surface of this immense complex is 2.5 hectares (270,000 square feet). 800,000 liters (over 200,000 US gallons) of fuel oil are needed each year to heat the buildings.
The complex can only be visited during a two-week period in April–May each year, when most flowers are in full bloom.
Concert pianist Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt’s “El Contrabandista”, one of the most difficult piano pieces ever composed, on a rickety old piano in St Pancras Station while waiting for her train.
luray caverns is magic probably?
Beautiful Ethiopian Fire Opal!
I come across the most lovely flowers on walks here.
The Nine Gates of death.
-from Sabriel by Garth Nix
(c) Laura Tolton