"Free man, you will always cherish the sea." | Daniela, 18, Italy

The Living Sculptures of Pemberly || Pride & Prejudice (2005)


Alexander Ferrario by Hadar Pitchon - Backstage at Skingraft SS15

Yes, there is something uncanny, demonic and fascinating in her.

—  Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (via supermodelgif)

The Bride of Christ

Patti Smith in London, May 1976.

If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream.

— René Magritte (via saltwaterhours)

I don’t know what’s the matter with me, why I’m so adept at distance, why I feel so remote from things, why life feels like a rumor.

David Shields, How Literature Saved My Life (via waltzinginlimbo)

"To Walt Whitman…oh, you dirty bastard"


Art History Meme [6/9] Paintings
↳ The Rainbow portrait of Queen Elizabeth I by Isaac Oliver

Her headdress is an incredible design decorated lavishly
with pearls and rubies and supports her royal crown. The
pearls symbolize her virginity; the crown, of course, symbolizes
her royalty. Pearls also adorn the transparent veil which hangs
over her shoulders. Above her crown is a crescent-shaped jewel
which alludes to Cynthia, the goddess of the moon

The eyes and ears painted into the fabric of Elizabeth’s
dress in the Rainbow Portrait clearly imply a sense of
omniscience; as queen, she was able to hear and see all.

Elizabeth’s gown is embroidered with English wildflowers,
thus allowing the queen to pose in the guise of Astraea, the
virginal heroine of classical literature

A jeweled serpent is entwined along her left arm,
and holds from its mouth a heart-shaped ruby. Above
its head is a celestial sphere. The serpent symbolizes wisdom;
it has captured the ruby, which in turn symbolizes the
queen’s heart. In other words, the queen’s passions
are controlled by her wisdom


Shakespeare and Co.
Paris, France.