Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Who is in the market for a famous house 

nprbooks:

Images via Getty and WGBH

Fan of T.S. Eliot? Want to buy a possibly-haunted house? The writer’s former summer home in Gloucester, MA is on the market, according to WGBH in Boston — and it’s a place that figures strongly in his writing.

Eliot’s Gloucester years would prove a wellspring throughout his literary career. There’s “The Dry Salvages,” a poem that helped earn him the Nobel Prize in 1948, which is named for a rock formation off the Gloucester coast.

Eliot’s letters to his family, especially to his mother, are also peppered with memories of Gloucester, yearnings for the landscape, and inquiries about their house there.

Read the whole story here.

blabbernacle:

wiible:

Builder’s Number 34156. Builder Baldwin 1910. 1018 locomotive. Configuration 4-6-2. Firefly series. Steam engine. 3/4 view.
http://thelibrary.org/lochist/frisco/friscoline/steam05.cfm

Firefly!

blabbernacle:

wiible:

Builder’s Number 34156. Builder Baldwin 1910. 1018 locomotive. Configuration 4-6-2. Firefly series. Steam engine. 3/4 view.

http://thelibrary.org/lochist/frisco/friscoline/steam05.cfm

Firefly!

I do like this bedroom 

fashionsfromhistory:

Bedroom from the Sagredo Palace

c.1718

Italy

In design and workmanship, this bedroom, consisting of an antechamber with a bed alcove, is one of the finest of its period. The decoration is in stucco and carved wood. In the antechamber, fluted Corinthian pilasters support an entablature out of which fly amorini bearing garlands of flowers. Other amorini bear the gilded frame of a painting by Gasparo Diziani, depicting dawn triumphant over night. Above the entry to the alcove seven amorini frolic, holding a shield with the monogram of Zaccaria Sagredo. A paneled wood dado with a red-and-white marble base runs around the room. The unornamented portions of the walls are covered with seventeenth-century brocatelle. The bed alcove has its original marquetry floor. The stuccowork was probably done by Abondio Statio and Carpoforo Mazetti. The amorini are beautifully modeled and the arabesques of the doors are exquisitely executed. Everything in this bedroom forms a buoyant and joyful ensemble. (MET)

MET

postwarjapan:

Happy Birthday shinkansen / All of postwarjapan’s shinkansen here 

postwarjapan:

Happy Birthday shinkansen / All of postwarjapan’s shinkansen here 

cactus flowers 

cactus flowers 

thekimonogallery:

The festival started sometime between 1716 and 1735 and was celebration that coincided with Kurosuke Inari festival at the Yoshiwara Shrine. The courtesans as well as patrons would wear fox masks and play music, dance, put on skits and then proceed in a procession with paper lanterns as the day melted into night in the heat of the 8th month.
Photography and text by  Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr.  Image taken August 3, 2014

thekimonogallery:

The festival started sometime between 1716 and 1735 and was celebration that coincided with Kurosuke Inari festival at the Yoshiwara Shrine. The courtesans as well as patrons would wear fox masks and play music, dance, put on skits and then proceed in a procession with paper lanterns as the day melted into night in the heat of the 8th month.

Photography and text by  Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr.  Image taken August 3, 2014

indypendent-thinking:

1967 Danielle Sauvajeon in Yves Saint Laurent
(via http://www.pinterest.com/thelsd/)

indypendent-thinking:

1967 Danielle Sauvajeon in Yves Saint Laurent

(via http://www.pinterest.com/thelsd/)

historicaltimes:

Christian Mongolians, North of China with new weapons, later 1800s early 1900s.

historicaltimes:

Christian Mongolians, North of China with new weapons, later 1800s early 1900s.

Hong Kong 

tofuist:

IMG_3303 by Ng Matthew on Flickr.

Hong Kong 

tofuist:

IMG_3303 by Ng Matthew on Flickr.

A very cool historic airplane 

historicaltimes:

Worlds first airplane without a propeller. The Henry Coanda 1910.

A very cool historic airplane 

historicaltimes:

Worlds first airplane without a propeller. The Henry Coanda 1910.

Somewhere in Taipei

i-explore-taiwan:

台北::北投日勝生加賀屋

This is a cool canoe/kayak. I would like one of these 

itslatingirl:

fashion

This is a cool canoe/kayak. I would like one of these 

itslatingirl:

fashion

(Source: itslatingirl)

regardintemporel:

Maurizio Buscarino - Jusaburo Tsujimura, Bunraku Tokio teatro Kabuki di Kichijoji, 1983

regardintemporel:

Maurizio Buscarino - Jusaburo Tsujimura, Bunraku Tokio teatro Kabuki di Kichijoji, 1983

run-toward-the-roar:

One of the best old Fords I’ve seen in awhile.

run-toward-the-roar:

One of the best old Fords I’ve seen in awhile.

bfgoodrich:

Effie… 1956 Ford F-100 http://bit.ly/1fhd4Zn

bfgoodrich:

Effie… 1956 Ford F-100 http://bit.ly/1fhd4Zn