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I love Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Downton Abbey and Doctor Who. I am going to study history abroad and then travel the stars with the Doctor. One day I will open my bathroom door and change life with Elizabeth Bennet.

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Artists’ Palettes, L-R: Delacroix, Van Gogh, Monet, Seurat, Renoir, Gauguin

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You must write immediately and do all you can to console me in it, make it rich as a draft of poppies to intoxicate me, write the softest words and kiss them that I may at least touch my lips where yours have been.


Vigilius Eriksen,The Queen Dowager Juliane Marie (detail) 1776.


The Course of Empire is a five-part series of paintings created by Thomas Cole in the years 1833-36. It is notable in part for reflecting popular American sentiments of the times, when many saw pastoralism as the ideal phase of human civilization, fearing that empire would lead to gluttony and inevitable decay.

The series of paintings depicts the growth and fall of an imaginary city, situated on the lower end of a river valley, near its meeting with a bay of the sea. The valley is distinctly identifiable in each of the paintings, in part because of an unusual landmark: a large boulder is precariously situated atop a crag overlooking the valley. Some critics believe this is meant to contrast the immutability of the earth with the transience of man.

I am so sorry that I only sporadically update this blog. At times I try to queue as much as possible, but life just gets in the way. I’ll try to queue a bit more often from now on! 


Portrait of the Hon. Mrs Ernest Guinness by Dicksee - 1912